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Remove SpeedUpMyPC 2014 (Virus Removal Guide) - Aug 2019 update

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC 2014, SpeedUpMyPC 2014 virus | Type: System tools

SpeedUpMyPC 2014 – a questionable system security tool that seeks to promote its licensed version for income


SpeedUpMyPC 2014, also known as Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC 2014, is a questionable program that is presented as a powerful PC optimization tool capable of making PCs run faster. The most important thing that you have to remember about this program is that it may show up on your machine without you even noticing that. According to various reports, it may be spread in a bundle with video recording or streaming software, download managers, PDF creators, and similar programs, so you should be very careful when downloading these programs on your computer. Once SpeedUpMyPC enters the system, it starts checking it for bad registry entries, junk files and other things that are closely related to PC's speed. Later on, these components are presented as crucial errors that can be fixed only by purchasing the license key for the advanced version of the security tool.

Name SpeedUpMyPC 2014
Known as Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC 2014, SpeedUpMyPC 
Aim To collect income from customers' purchases
Type Fake security software
Sub-type Potentially unwanted program
Appearance On third-party websites and in software bundles
Related files speedupmypc.exe, speedupmypc.tmp
Removal Use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to detect the rogue app

SpeedUpMyPC virus is a term used for describing this fake system tool although it is not malicious. However, this name is added due to the secrecy of its installation and misleading scan results. Additionally, this rogue software is capable of modifying the Windows Registry[1] and Task Manager and injecting suspicious entries/files.

If you have somehow installed SpeedUpMyPC on your computer, you will supposedly overcome components such as speedupmypc.exe and speedupmypc.tmp. These types of files allow the security software to boot up when the computer is launched. Furthermore, the PUP creates its own startup tasks in your Task Scheduler for automatical appearance.

You should never trust applications such as SpeedUpMyPC because they provide misleading scan results as dangerous threats that can be cured only with the advanced version of the program. Do not waste your money on completely useless software and use a reputable anti-malware tool for scanning your system properly.

SpeedUpMyPC toolSpeedUpMyPC is described as a suspicious system tool that aims to collect income from purchases on its advanced version

SpeedUpMyPC might claim to be able to optimize, clean, and repair your entire computer. However, this is just a trick to convince you to purchase the entire product. Besides, the program can truly eliminate some registry entries that it provided as hazardous but note that some of the keys might appear to be crucial objects that cannot be removed.

You can find SpeedUpMyPC promoted on different third-party pages or it can come injected into software bundles. It does not matter through what kind of way the PUP enters your system, you should not let it stay here for long as the only things it will do is annoy with its fake virus alerts and take space on your machine/device.

What you should do is remove SpeedUpMyPC from the system and get a reliable tool instead. You can find true errors with a different antivirus program such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. This way you will be able to measure the results and will supposedly find out that there are no similarities. Also, you can get rid of the app with manual guidelines.

Manual SpeedUpMyPC removal is described and simply showed at the end of this article. These elimination instructions work for both Mac and Windows OS. Even though this rogue security tool[2] shows up mostly on Windows computers we still cannot decline the possibility that developers might release a similar version suitable for Mac OS X.

SpeedUpMyPC security softwareSpeedUpMyPC is a suspicious security tool that enters the system via bundling techniques or downloaded from secondary sources

Rogue security software appearance techniques

Suspicious security programs may show up on your PC without downloading them because they are often distributed as a free component of various free programs. This method, that is commonly used between third-party developers is known as bundling and it has already initiated various discussions on the Internet because it relies on the fact that people fail to monitor installation of the software.

Fortunately, avoiding unwanted installations of third-party products is not as complicated as it may seem from the first sight. You just need to opt for the Custom or Advanced installation method and then carefully follow every installation step. Then, look for “optional downloads” and similar hidden components and prevent their installation by unchecking the checkmark that claims that you agree with their installation.

Experts from[3] claim that another popular downloading source of potentially unwanted products is third-party websites. There might be more than one source that promotes the same product as this type of method brings greater income. Do not get tricked by such websites and always use only official downloading sources for your software. Additionally, you should run antivirus protection that will alert if you aim to install anything suspicious.

Kill all processes related to SpeedUpMyPC 

Technically, this fake computer repair tool is not malware but the name SpeedUpMyPC 2014 virus is stilled used as we have seen lots of complaints about it. If you are bothered by its constant system scanners, exaggerated reports about system issues and similar annoying activities, you shouldn't waste the time and remove this system optimizer from your computer.

In order to succeed in SpeedUpMyPC 2014 removal process, you need to scan your entire machine and locate all suspicious entries and files that the potentially unwanted program might have brought to the system. For this purpose, you can run a full machine check-up with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner that will take only a few minutes of your time.

However, if you want to remove SpeedUpMyPC 2014 by yourself, you are welcome to. Just be sure that you have the skills for doing this. So, if you have enough self-confidence and no doubts are bothering you, you can continue with the following instructing steps that will show you how to clean both Windows and Mac operating systems.

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 SpeedUpMyPC 2014, follow these steps:

WindowsMac OS X

Remove SpeedUpMyPC 2014 from Windows systems

You can delete the fake system tool from Windows with the help of these guidelines:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall SpeedUpMyPC 2014 and related programs
    Here, look for SpeedUpMyPC 2014 or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
WindowsMac OS X

Erase SpeedUpMyPC 2014 from Mac OS X system

Terminate the annoying program from Mac OS X by completing the following steps:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for SpeedUpMyPC 2014 or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

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 various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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