What is PC Speed UP?
The PC Speed Up application claims to improve computer performance. On initial inspection, this functionality might seem legitimate and useful, however, the developers proliferate this app with other software. Therefore, PC Speed Up is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Potentially unwanted programs often generate intrusive online advertisements, track Internet browsing activity, and cause unwanted browser redirects. Displayed ads never originate from users' visited websites and, by concealing underlying web content, significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience.
Furthermore, these ads, and the application itself might redirect to malicious sites containing infectious content, leading to further adware or malware infections. Furthermore, potentially unwanted programs gather information that is likely to be personally identifiable.
Recorded information is later shared with third party companies who misuse private details to generate revenue. This behavior may cause serious privacy issues or even identity theft. PC Speed continually interrupts and inconveniences computer users and, therefore, if you feel that this PUP has been installed without your consent, uninstall it immediately.
Each PUP is developed to generate revenue for the developers, and most provide no real value for users - they cause unwanted browser redirects (thereby increasing the traffic of certain sites), deliver intrusive ads (via the 'Pay Per Click' [PPC] advertising model), and collect personal data (which is later sold to third party companies).
How did PC Speed UP install on my computer?
Applications such as PC Speed Up are often distributed as 'bundles' and, thus, usually infiltrate systems without users’ permission. Bundling is essentially stealth installation of potentially unwanted programs with other software. Many users do not express enough caution during the download and installation procedures.
For this reason, bundled apps are usually concealed within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. By rushing the download and installation processes, and skipping most/all steps, users expose their systems to risk of infection and put their privacy at risk.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent installation of potentially unwanted programs, be attentive during the download and installation processes. Bear in mind that most PUPs are hidden and, therefore, it is important to closely analyze these processes using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. In addition, decline all offers to download or install additional apps and opt-out of those already included.
Deceptive free software installers promoting the PC Speed UP PUP:
Screenshot of the PC Speed UP application:
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- What is PC Speed UP?
- STEP 1. Uninstall PC Speed UP application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove unwanted add-ons from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove malicious plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove rogue add-ons from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove unwanted extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
PC Speed UP PUP removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "PC Speed Up", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove PC Speed UP PUP from Internet browsers:
At time of research, PC Speed UP did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pc speed up potentially unwanted program, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pc speed up potentially unwanted program, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with pc speed up potentially unwanted program removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pc speed up potentially unwanted program, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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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