How to uninstall PC Power Speed from your operating system?

Also Known As: PC Power Speed potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

PC Power Speed removal instructions

What is the PC Power Speed application?

PC Power Speed is a piece of software, classified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application). It is promoted as a top-rated operating system cleaner and optimizer. Amongst the promised functions are: system speed boosting, maximization of disk and memory space, system error repair and many others. However, most users download/install this application intentionally, due to its dubious proliferation methods - hence its classification as a PUA.

PC Power Speed unwanted application

Users should note that all products that are classified as PUAs - are untrustworthy and can even be harmful to system health and/or user safety. Usually, unwanted applications like PC Power Speed are fake. Illegitimate system cleaners/optimizers typically require activation to perform the advertised features; in other words, they need to be purchased to work. This in itself is nothing out of the ordinary, however even after activation (purchase) these apps tend to remain nonoperational. What is more, they can have heinous abilities, which can compromise device/user safety. PUAs can cause redirects to (i.e. force-open) sale-based, untrustworthy, rogue, deceptive, scam and malicious websites. Other types (adware) run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The delivered ads seriously diminish the browsing experience, as they limit browsing speed and overlay page content. And once clicked on, intrusive advertisements redirect to dangerous webpages and can execute scripts to stealthily download/install software (e.g. PUAs). Some PUAs (browser hijackers) can make modifications to browsers, restrict/deny access to their settings and promote fake search engines. It is common for all types of PUAs to also have data tracking abilities. These can monitor browsing activity (browsing and search engine histories) and collect personal/sensitive information (IP addresses, geolocations and users' personal details). The gathered data is highly likely to be shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), intent on misusing it for financial gain. To summarize, presence of unwanted apps on systems can lead to various infiltrations and infections, financial losses, severe privacy issues and even identity theft. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.

Threat Summary:
Name PC Power Speed potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality It can supposedly clean and optimize operating systems.
Detection Names Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), DrWeb (Program.Unwanted.304), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/UwS.PCRx.A), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Agent.aiq), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. A new application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about 'found issues'. Asks for payment to eliminate the supposedly found errors.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
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Max UtilitiesMax UninstallerDiskFixer and OneSafe PC Cleaner are just a few examples of apps similar to PC Power Speed. Unwanted applications typically appear legitimate and highly functional. The latter is what tricks users into downloading/installing them. However, the promised features do not work as advertised and in most cases - they do not work at all. Functionality is irrelevant, as the only purpose of this content is to generate profit for the developers - at user expense. Instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs cause redirects to untrustworthy and malicious sites, deliver intrusive advert campaigns, hijack browsers and collect private data.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Some PUAs (e.g. PC Power Speed) have "official" download pages, which are often pushed by deceptive/scam ones. These applications proliferate via download/install setups of other setups as well. "Bundling" is the term used to define this false marketing technique - of pre-packing regular programs with unwanted or malicious software. While opt-out options are frequently present, rushing through download/installation processes (e.g. skipping steps and sections, using presets, etc.) - ensures infiltration of undesirable additional content. Intrusive ads also spread PUAs; when clicked, they can execute scripts to download/install such apps without user permission.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

All products should be researched to verify their legitimacy, prior download/installation and/or purchase. It is important to only download software from official and trustworthy sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g. unofficial and free-file hosting websites, P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.) and other third party downloaders - can offer bundled content. When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, features and other additions. Intrusive adverts seldom appear suspicious, they look ordinary and innocuous. However, they generate redirects to unreliable and questionable webpages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and so on). In case of encounters with advertisements/redirects of this kind, users are to inspect the system and remove all suspect applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins from it. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of PC Power Speed application (GIF):

Appearance of PC Power Speed PUA (GIF)

Installation setup of PC Power Speed application:

PC Power Speed PUA installation setup

Website promoting PC Power Speed application:

Website used to promote PC Power Speed PUA

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

PC Power Speed adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "PC Power Speed" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

At time of research, PC Power Speed did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you experience unwanted ads or redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the pc power speed potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the pc power speed potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with pc power speed potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the pc power speed potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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