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Remove One Click Speedup (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide

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One Click Speedup is a system optimizer which claims that several issues with your device were detected after a supposed PC scan 

One Click Speedup 

One Click Speedup is the rogue tool that is advertised as your PC guardian. However, this is a potentially unwanted program that shows false positive results of a system scan to convince people that the machine is infected or has other problems that require fixing. Developers of this program claim to offer system optimization, cleaning services, and speed up the performance of your PC. Once the system check is performed on your machine and the tool detects possible errors, you need to purchase the activation key for 35,95 euro to get the full version of the software, that can fix all the issues and clean malware activated.

Nevertheless, the full version of One Click Speedup rogue software also does nothing positive for the machine. It only cleans the list and eliminates all those pre-determined scan results stating about particular intruders or system errors.[1] You shouldn't trust any of these claims and avoid even installing the tool from promotional advertisements or even the official sites belonging to PCVARK – developers of many other PUPs.

Name One Click Speedup
Type Rogue system optimizer
Category Potentially unwanted program
Developer PCVARK
Other similar tools
Symptoms Shows pre-determined scan results with various issues that require fixing, and malware detections
Price 39,95 euro
Distribution Deceptive promotions, websites, other malware, freeware bundling
Elimination Install reliable anti-malware tool and remove One Click Speedup

One Click Speedup virus gets this name because of the unwanted and suspicious activity when it appears on the machine out of nowhere and starts showing information about the possible danger or damage. Microsoft even has an opinion about such tools since programs like that often affect registry entries and can cause more damage than the pre-determined scans show.[2] 

The main goal of the tool is to convince users that their device has problems, malware, and other issues because the full OneClickSpeedup version can allegedly fix them all and improve the general performance of the PC. Unfortunately, even the pricy version of the optimizer cannot fix real issues with the machine.

One Click Speedup PUP not only comes to the machine without permission, but the tool also loads the shortcut icon on the desktop, start menu, and pins the program in your taskbar. These steps are needed to ensure the difficult elimination and uninstallation process. Users always complain that the tool is persistent and annoying because of these features alone.

OneClickSpeedup is promoted on the internet, via various promotional content like any other product from PCVARK, so people can even download this tool on purpose. During the installation, people should notice red flags and other PUPs included in the setup. This is the main feature that determines the questionable purposes of the tool.

One Click Speedup PUPOne Click Speedup is the program that claims to offer professional technical help and promotes a program that allegedly fixes all the errors and virus infections. However, this licensed tool does nothing as well.

Unfortunately, One Click Speedup tool tricks many people into installing the program and even purchasing the activation key for the licensed version. When the software has its own official download page, it seems to be legitimate and safe. Not in this case.

One Click Speedup is only one of many system optimizers that claim to offer all those features of system cleaning, registry entry organizing, and malware termination. All those issues are fake, and probably the only cyber infection your PC has is the main PUP causing all the unwanted commercial content.

Since this tool is nothing but a potentially unwanted application, One Click Speedup can access and track data regarding your online preferences or browsing history. This is a common feature of all these programs because the main sponsors and distributors are advertisers. 

When your device gets affected by such a tool, every click on the redirect or a pop-up generates views and revenue for the ad-supported page. One Click Speedup removal should be performed as soon as possible, so this data recording ends before any personal data gets accessed.

You can remove One Click Speedup by uninstalling the tool itself from the machine, but that doesn't ensure that all the intrusive behavior ends. So we as any other expert[3] recommend using automatic antivirus tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and scanning the machine thoroughly.

One Click Speedup virusOne Click Speedup PUP is the fake system optimizer that causes more damage to the machine, although it claims to fix various issues with your device.

Fake system tools come as an additional part of the freeware installation setup

Even when you download the program from the official and legitimate-looking website, you can risk getting the potentially unwanted program or a suspicious tool alongside the program you intended to get. You should always read the EULA or Privacy Policy section of the website to make sure that the distributor is reliable.

Also, opting for Advanced or Custom installations allows you to see all included and possibly bundled programs and remove unwanted ones from the list. You should do this every time you install anything on the machine, no matter the source or developer to ensure that the device remains virus-free.

You need to eliminate One Click Speedup virus and employ reliable tools for the process

Unfortunately, One Click Speedup removal is not that easy as it may seem, especially when you try to get rid of the potentially unwanted application manually. This method is not advisable because you cannot find all the associated programs, files, and browser extensions. However, you need to delete all the related material to end the malicious processes.

We offer to go for the automatic One Click Speedup removal method and use anti-malware tools. A full system scan that such a program can perform on the PC indicates various issues with the computer and detects malware. Once the malicious program is detected, you can easily delete that from the system. Keeping tools like that can also help to avoid cyber infections in the future because AV tools can block PUPs and malicious pages before visiting or installing them. 

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove One Click Speedup, follow these steps:

Uninstall One Click Speedup from Windows systems

Users should clean the system fully to remove One Click Speedup PUP

To remove One Click Speedup from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to One Click Speedup (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Remove One Click Speedup from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove One Click Speedup from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for One Click Speedup-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove One Click Speedup, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to One Click Speedup and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the One Click Speedup-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete One Click Speedup from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for One Click Speedup and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete One Click Speedup removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase One Click Speedup from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the One Click Speedup-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Get rid of One Click Speedup from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to One Click Speedup and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case One Click Speedup did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete One Click Speedup removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate One Click Speedup from Google Chrome

Make sure to clean the browser from additional content installed by the intruder

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to One Click Speedup by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the One Click Speedup-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete One Click Speedup removal.Reset Chrome 2

Uninstall One Click Speedup from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to One Click Speedup and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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