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Win Speedup 2018. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware

Win Speedup 2018 is a bogus program that urges users to purchase its licensed version

Win Speedup 2018 virus
Win Speed up 2018 is a PUP that tricks people into purchasing dubious programs.

Win Speedup 2018 is a potentially unwanted program[1] that typically enters systems via software bundling or fake advertisements. The program is presented as a legitimate piece of software, capable of fixing various computer issues, detecting and preventing malware threats, as well as enhancing system performance. However, security experts agree that PC optimization tools can often show bogus scan results in order to gain monetary benefit from users who are forced to purchase a licensed version of the app. What is more, certain functions of Win Speedup 2018 may actually harm the system by tampering with Window Registry files.

Name Win Speedup 2018
Type Optimization tool
Symptoms Displays error messages that suggest purchasing other tools
Danger level Low. Cannot access system settings
Distribution Software bundles
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The main reason to stay away from Win Speedup 2018 is the bogus scan results. Because the primary goal of this software is to make users purchase the full version (which is based on a subscription), it may display various harmless files as dangerous. This is especially effective when less computer-savvy individuals are handling the application. Therefore, we believe that it is an incredibly deceptive way of tricking customers. Sadly, legal actions cannot be raised against these developers.

Win Speedup 2018 buy
If you decide to proceed with the payment, you see multiple fake discounts and bogus reviews.

Windows registry is a database for various preferences of the software installed on your PC. In some cases, these entries can get corrupt or outdated – it happens when applications are removed and/or added. These tiny files only take a few kilobytes of space and usually will not affect your computer's performance in any way. Nevertheless, Win Speedup 2018 detects many of these and marks them for deletion, which can actually harm a normal operation of the system in some cases.

There are several tools that work in a similar way like Win Speedup 2018, such as Clean PC Pro 2018OneSafe PC CleanerAdvanced Mac Cleaner, and numerous others. All these apps have similar functionality – they display bogus scan results in order to gain monetary benefit. Additionally, many of these system optimizers are often rebranded and sold under a different name, without disclosing the real developer. 

There are more tricks that the potentially unwanted program is using. After getting into the computer without users' consent, it initiates system scan without warning. This guarantees that all the flashing “danger” signs reach the target. Please, to not fall for this cheap trick – it is a deceptive way to earn money. Instead, make sure you take care of Win Speedup 2018 removal.

Win Speedup 2018 PUP
The dubious program can be obtained from the official site, although it typically infiltrates users' machines via software bundling.

Additionally, if you enter your credit card details to purchase Win Speedup 2018, you might disclose it to third-parties. Companies that sell products online often use third-parties to handle payment information. Here is what we found on the official website:

If you purchase one of our products, the payment will be handled by a 3rd party payment gateway. <…>
The payment gateways will collect information about you, such as your name, address, phone number, email and credit card details. A very limited amount of information acquired from this is shared with us, which enables us to setup your account as a customer with us. Financial details such as credit card information, etc. are not shared with us.

As you can see, a lot of data is collected. Unfortunately, not all third-party websites can secure this information, as is proved by recent Ticketmaster[2] incident, among many others. What is more, as it is typical of adware programs, it can gather a variety of non-personally identifiable information, including, but is not limited to:

  • IP address;
  • Geo-location;
  • Sites visited;
  • Links clicked;
  • Search queries, etc.

This data is valuable to any marketing company, as it gives the opportunity to generate targeted advertisements.

Finally, we would like to make you aware that several AV engines mark this app as malicious, as stated by Virus Total.[3] When it comes to scareware[4] tools, anti-virus software will often flag it as adware or a potentially unwanted program. Thus, it is not surprising that users refer to this program as Win Speedup 2018 virus.

As we have mentioned, Win Speedup 2018 gives no improvements to your PC and creates more issues than fixes. The fact that this program displays fake messages and scanners might affect PC performance even more. Therefore, you should remove Win Speedup 2018 without any doubts. To perform a full system check, use anti-malware tools like Reimage

Intrusive advertisements and bundling help unwanted programs spread around

Most often, such intrusive programs are displayed via bundling and social engineering. They can come to your computer after clicking on questionable advertisement offering you to improve your computer's speed with only one click. However, this click can lead you to serious consequences. No matter how active the developer of Win Speedup 2018 promotes it as safe and useful, Bedynet.ru[5] team reminds that if you purchase anything from the ad you can get scammed.

Bundling technique is also commonly used. Developers hide these intrusive programs with freeware that you are downloading on purpose. But if you choose to skip through some steps you might be getting additional threats. The only way is to choose Advanced or Custom options during those installation processes. By doing this you unpack those bundles and can de-select any unwanted pieces from the list. 

Terminate Win Speedup 2018 tool if you have this program on your computer

To remove Win Speedup 2018 and get back to safe PC system, you need to employ specific steps that are provided below. If you really think that you need to improve your PC's functionality, you need to select only professional programs instead of deceptive ones. Since PUPs can come with other similar threats, you need to make sure that all of them are deleted after uninstalling Win Speedup 2018. It is also important to scan your PC for keeping general protection of your system.

Win Speedup 2018 is detected by AV engines
Win Speedup 2018 is detected by multiple AV engines as malicious.

An intrusive program that can make several harmful changes should not be on your computer for too long. This is why this case requires Win Speedup 2018 removal. We have a few suggestions for the proper tools below, but feel free to use any other trustful programs. Just be aware of possible threats and infections.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Win Speedup 2018, follow these steps:

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Delete Win Speedup 2018 from Windows systems

Uninstall Win Speedup 2018 from Windows OS with the help of this guide:

  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 Win Speedup 2018 and related programs
    Here, look for Win Speedup 2018 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'
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Uninstall Win Speedup 2018 from Mac OS X system

  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 Win Speedup 2018 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'
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Eliminate Win Speedup 2018 from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Win Speedup 2018 and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Win Speedup 2018 removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Erase Win Speedup 2018 from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Win Speedup 2018 should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of Win Speedup 2018 from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Win Speedup 2018 and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Win Speedup 2018 removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove Win Speedup 2018 from Google Chrome

Get rid of Win Speedup 2018 ads from Google Chrome by resetting it:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Win Speedup 2018 and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Win Speedup 2018 removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Delete Win Speedup 2018 from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Win Speedup 2018 or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Win Speedup 2018 removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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