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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Installs itself without permissions

SpeedItUp

If you are looking for an application that might improve your computer’s speed, stay away from SpeedItUp. Even though its name suggests that this application has been created to help you speed up and clean your PC, our security researchers suggest that SpeedItUp is not as reliable as it might seem. In fact, if you are concerned about your computer’s safety and security, you will remove SpeedItUp from the system at once. It may be promoted as a useful application, but in fact, SpeedItUp is a potentially unwanted program you should avoid.

One reason we cannot label SpeedItUp as a computer infection is that the application is available for direct download at the official website. If you visit speeditupfree.com, you will be able to download the program and even read more on it. However, it is very unlikely that computer users download such system optimization programs directly. Usually SpeedItUp comes bundled with other freeware applications, so in some cases users may not even know that they installed potentially unwanted program. It requires for extreme caution when you install apps from third-party websites – read the setup wizard carefully, so that you could avoid installing unnecessary programs.

SpeedItUp says that it has “new technology that allows any slow computer to run up to 3x faster. We call it NEURO Technology. It works by changing how your PC reads data.” The application makes an impression that it can seriously improve your PC’s performance, and you are even urged to upgrade to SpeedItup Checkup Pro 2015 only for $1. SpeedItUp says that the upgrade is that cheap because their goal “is to have 5,000 new customers per-week.” It looks like a superb deal, but the question is whether SpeedItUp can deliver it.

Based on our research, SpeedItUp uses system resources to run, and rather than improving your PC’s performance, it slows the computer down. What is more, when SpeedItUp updates itself, it installs a number of other potentially unwanted programs on your computer, such as PC Optimizer Pro or MyPC Backup. It may also redirect you to regserve.com for another questionable program that should “eliminate registry errors” on your PC.

Our recommendation is to remove SpeedItUp, especially if it were not your intention to have this application on board. However, take note that manual removal may not delete all the files related to this application. Hence, you should scan the system with a licensed antispyware scanner to find any remaining files, and terminate them automatically. Finally, invest in a computer security application to safeguard your PC from harm, and avoid installing similar programs in the future.

How to remove SpeedItUp

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove SpeedItUp.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove SpeedItUp.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu and navigate to Control panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall SpeedItUp.

In case you have any further questions, you can always leave us a comment below.

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How to manually remove SpeedItUp

Files associated with SpeedItUp infection:

spdfrmon.exe
speeditupfree.exe
y1SpeeditUpp63.exe
SpeedItUpEx.exe
179_x64.dll
PCCheckUp.exe
SpeedItUp.exe

SpeedItUp DLL's to remove:

179_x64.dll

SpeedItUp processes to kill:

SpeedItUpEx.exe
PCCheckUp.exe
spdfrmon.exe
SpeedItUp.exe
y1SpeeditUpp63.exe
speeditupfree.exe
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