PC Speed Care (Virus Removal Guide) - Tutorial

PC Speed Care Removal Guide

What is PC Speed Care?

PC Speed Care – a PUP that lurks for your money

The GUI of PC Speed Care virus

PC Speed Care is a fake utility tool which infiltrates users’ machines without their permission asked and then pretends to be a useful utility capable to clean and optimize their PCs. In fact, there are hundreds of similar fake system optimizers, including SlimCleaner, SlimCleaner Plus, Bytefence, Malware Protection Live and many others. All of them have been offering a supposed “cleaner, faster, better” computer performance. However, none of them are beneficial to a regular user.

As soon as one of these potentially unwanted programs infiltrates your machine, it offers to perform a “much needed” full system scan. It is not surprising that PC Speed Care PUP detects multiple issues on user's device and claims that the only way to fix them is to purchase its licensed version.

In reality, these issues, threats and similar problems are usually just outdated registry entries that cannot have any impact on your computer's speed. These entries are not harmful to you or your PC system and do not interfere with its normal performance. Therefore, the PC Speed Care removal with legitimate security software is advised to prevent these fake notifications while browsing the Internet.

After being informed out of nowhere, the user might get tricked into thinking that there is something wrong with his/hers machine, as the PC Speed Care warns them that multiple threats have been detected. However, as soon as you click the “Clean” button, the fake utility tool informs you that you are required to download a full version of the program and buy its license.

If you are an inexperienced user, you can get tricked into buying the full version of this useless program. However, this is the easiest way to lose your money and even reveal your personal information to hackers. Unfortunately, victims do not even know that they have been scammed. PC Speed Care virus stops alerting them about “threats,” making them believe that the machine is cleaned.

As it is typical of PUPs, PC Speed Care does not only seek your money. Beware that it can also undertake suspicious activities on your PC, such as:

  • Displaying various intrusive ads;
  • Redirecting you to sponsors’ websites;
  • Slowing down your PC and ruin your browsing experience;
  • Recording non-personally identifiable information;
  • Installing multiple browser helper objects;
  • Making modifications to your browser settings, etc.

As evident, this PUP[1] can not only steal your money and financial data, including your credit card number. It can also expose you to high-risk malware and compromise your virtual safety. If you want to prevent such risks, make sure you remove PC Speed Care and similar pests to optimize your machine. For that, you can use FortectIntego.

PC Speed Care adwarePC Speed Care claims to be capable of improving computer's performance. Unfortunately, its aim is to promote its useless service.

Preventing fake PC optimization tools

Developers of these potentially unwanted programs have been using several methods to spread their programs without users' approval. The most popular one is setting up the perfectly-looking website that presents the program as a professional tool to improve computer's speed. However, you should always read other users' reviews before downloading such programs to your computer.

Next, you can let this PUP to your system after becoming a victim of bundling. Beware that developers of free programs tend to fail to disclose the fact that you will get two programs instead of one. You should be especially careful when downloading download managers, PDF creators, and similar freeware.[2]

To avoid bundling, keep in mind that these additional components are hidden in Advanced or Custom installation settings. Therefore, do not be careless when it comes to the installation of free software and refrain yourself from using Recommended settings. After opting for Advanced settings, uncheck all pre-checked check marks that allow installation of optimizers, browser extensions, and search engines.

Delete PC Speed Care virus and enjoy ads-free browsing

It is not surprising that inexperienced PC users are convinced that PC Speed Care is a useful utility that is capable of improving their computers' performance. However, instead of being helpful, this tool seeks the only thing – swindle people's money by pushing them into purchasing its fake “full” version. However, PC Speed Care removal is vital for a carefree function of your PC because this program is useless. Please, do NOT pay for its useless services!

You can remove PC Speed Care by installing reputable security software and running a full computer scan. This elimination method does not require having the advanced computer-related knowledge and can be implemented with the help of a few easy steps. However, to find every malicious component on your computer, make sure you update the software before running a scan.

Additionally, you can also delete the intruder without employing additional software. We have written a full removal guide which you can find below. Please make sure to follow every step precisely as incorrect use of the given steps might lead you to the permanent computer damage. If you find this method too complicated, feel free to use one of the programs listed below.

You may remove virus damage with a help of FortectIntego. 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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Getting rid of PC Speed Care. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

To uninstall PC Speed Care from Windows permanently, we highly recommend finding all programs that you can't remember installing and eliminating them. You can do that with the help of the following guide:

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  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 the entry of the 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.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all 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 an unwanted app, 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 and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove 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 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

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the 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 Delete Advanced 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” -Verbose Advanced 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, search 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

Remove 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 unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  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

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, 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. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

If PC Speed Care ads are bothering you, get rid of commercial extensions on your web browser. Typically, you can remove them by resetting your web browser.

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 the unwanted program 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

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted 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. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension 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

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of PC Speed Care registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting adware

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.


Lost your files? Use data recovery software

While some files located on any computer are replaceable or useless, others can be extremely valuable. Family photos, work documents, school projects – these are types of files that we don't want to lose. Unfortunately, there are many ways how unexpected data loss can occur: power cuts, Blue Screen of Death errors, hardware failures, crypto-malware attack, or even accidental deletion.

To ensure that all the files remain intact, you should prepare regular data backups. You can choose cloud-based or physical copies you could restore from later in case of a disaster. If your backups were lost as well or you never bothered to prepare any, Data Recovery Pro can be your only hope to retrieve your invaluable files.

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