PC Speed Up
The real PC Speed Up is free software that is offered for those users who want to increase the speed of their computers. It is only obvious that one wants to have a fast computer when it comes to watching high definition videos and playing newest games. However, there is also a fake PC Speed Up going around, hoping to trick as many innocent users as possible. This fake PC Speed Up is actually a rogue antispyware application created in Korea, and it follows the footsteps of other Korean malware such as VIHunter, ViruseCure or KSecurity. In short, one must not trust PC Speed Up, because allowing this program to stay in your computer can cause detrimental damage to your system.
PC Speed Up spreads mostly through the Internet Explorer browser, because it needs an enabled ActiveX. Also, one of the promises laid out in the program’s website pcspeedup.co.kr says that the PC Speed Up fixes an Active X that went awry. It also says that PC Speed Up can take care of broken public DLLs, fix file extensions and basic icons. What is more, according to the program introduction, it also takes care of Windows temporary files and Internet cookies. All in all, it might seem that PC Speed Up is indeed a really good helper, not to mention that the website seems highly professional and there’s even a customer’s “help desk” phone number, which, of course, is of no use if you do not speak Korean.
However, despite the sophisticated appearance and a rather pleasing first impression, when PC Speed Up gets installed in your computer, you will notice that the program sends you various warning messages regarding your system performance and malware that is supposedly in your computer. That is, of course, if you can read these messages at all, because PC Speed Up is an entirely Korean program, and if you do not have the Asian languages pack installed, all the writings on the messages will look like indecipherable gibberish to you.
Besides the onslaught of fake security alert messages, PC Speed Up can also forcefully redirect you to the pcspeedup.co.kr website, where you will be urged to purchase the full version of the program. The thing is, if you do not speak Korean, there is not so much you can do, but simply allowing the rogue to remain in your computer, or opening the website, can expose you to other threats that are related to PC Speed Up. You might become a victim of a drive-by download, and the rogue can actually slow down your computer to the point you can no longer operate it properly.
Therefore, you are strongly recommended to remove PC Speed Up from your computer as soon as possible. Manual removal is possible, but if you are not sure how to do it on your own, you are advised to acquire a reliable antimalware tool that will take care of PC Speed Up for you automatically, and your computer will be safeguarded against similar infections.
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Block exe files from running
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Normal system programs crash immediatelly
- Slow Computer
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes