By GoldSparrow in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 7,929
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 4,909
First Seen: October 7, 2013
Last Seen: January 6, 2024
OS(es) Affected: Windows

SpeedUpMyComputer is a PUP developed by SmartTweak Software. PC security analysts have classified SpeedUpMyComputer as a Potentially Unwanted Program. Despite the fact that SpeedUpMyComputer is advertised as a program that can increase your computer's performance, in most cases SpeedUpMyComputer does the opposite, creating various performance issues on the affected computers. SpeedUpMyComputer is quite inconsistent and may present false positives for different types of infections on the affected computer. PC security researchers strongly advise against installing SpeedUpMyComputer on your PC. Doing this may expose your computer to more unwanted components and cause problems on the affected PC.

Since SpeedUpMyComputer is a Fake Optimizer, It Should be Deleted

Programs that claim to fix Registry errors and boost computer systems' performance are among the most common types of PUPs. They will detect numerous standard issues and greatly exaggerate them in an effort to trick inexperienced computer users into paying for 'full versions' of the PUPs or in order to expose the affected computer to advertising material. In the worst cases, these types of programs may cause problems on the affected computer deliberately in order to carry out a known tactic. SpeedUpMyComputer is installed automatically by bundling SpeedUpMyComputer with freeware obtained from low quality online sources. Although it is possible to opt out of installing these kinds of bundled programs, many computer users may skip this option due to carelessness or because of a misunderstanding of SpeedUpMyComputer's true capabilities.

SpeedUpMyComputer may cause the affected Web browser to display various, irritating pop-up messages claiming to have found many different issues on the affected computer. SpeedUpMyComputer may also make changes to your Web browser, often replacing your homepage or default search engine with its own sponsored websites. In many cases, SpeedUpMyComputer may cause performance issues, causing affected computers to run slower than normal or to crash or freeze. Because of this, a reliable security application that is fully up-to-date should be used to deal with SpeedUpMyComputer and similar PUPs installed automatically.

SpyHunter Detects & Remove SpeedUpMyComputer

File System Details

SpeedUpMyComputer may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. speedupmycomputer.exe d96d740020f51fd1cd5605784dc2d15b 515
2. SpeedUpMyComputer.exe 3ad8cfaeb443f04ac112184f096cd154 113
3. SpeedUpMyComputer.exe 93d9d1bbe701f2b138474afd818d3f3a 0

Registry Details

SpeedUpMyComputer may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\SpeedUpMyComputer.exe
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\SpeedUpMyComputer.exe


SpeedUpMyComputer may create the following directory or directories:

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SmartTweak Software\SpeedUpMyComputer
%ProgramFiles%\SmartTweak Software\SpeedUpMyComputer
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SmartTweak Software\SpeedUpMyComputer


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