DrSpeedyPC is yet another potentially unwanted application that is promoted a PC optimizer. This particular application is of questionable reliability due to how it works, so you might want to remove it. Borderline legitimate applications such as this one perform a scan of a computer and ask users to purchase the application so that it could fix them. To be fair, DrSpeedyPC shows some results, but they are not very conclusive. For this reason, we think that this application needs to be taken a closer look at. In this article we will explain the most important aspects regarding this application. So if you are keen on knowing more about DrSpeedyPC, please continue reading.
Some security analysts suggest that DrSpeedyPC is distributed using malicious software bundles. However, we think that that is not the case, because we did not find any cases of this. We do know, however, that its download is featured on its promotional website at Drspeedypc.com. The company that made this application also calls itself DrSpeedyPC, which is typical for unreliable applications. Yet nothing else is known about its developer or whether this application has any clones. If you have got this application via a software bundle then please share you knowledge with the rest of the community (which page hosted the bundle and programs that were featured in it) in the comments section below.
We found this application to be confusing while testing it. Supposedly, you can scan a clean your computer on the “DashBoard” tab but it has two other tabs that feature more detailed but insufficient information about its findings called “Registry” and “File,” which also have a clean button. If you click the red scan button you will be asked for a license key that you have to purchase, but you can activate free trial version. The scan will complete within a matter of seconds. Note that clicking the “Scan” and “Clean” button repeatedly will always find problems that will be resolved and reappear again. Something is definitely not right with this program. If you decide to buy this application (which we do not recommend doing) and click the “Buy” button, you will be redirected to the application’s main website. However, the “Purchase” subpage contains no payment methods or any instructions on how to buy it (at least for the time being).
So the free trial version does not seem to work like a trial should. There is no way you can be certain that it cleans your computer. There are no history or log files to speak of. Yet the developers expect you to pay for it. Thankfully, the purchase system appears to be down, otherwise you might end up throwing away. Another thing to mention is that DrSpeedyPC’s installation wizard will also install browser extensions for Internet Explorer and Firefox. These extensions are used to display commercial advertisements of unreliable nature, so you should definitely remove DrSpeedyPC’s extensions.
All in all, DrSpeedyPC does not seem like a useful application. It is not malicious, although the ads displayed via its browser extension should not be trusted. If you want to uninstall this application, then take a peek at the instructions provided below. On the side note, you should be able to find an application that will do what DrSpeedyPC claims to do much better and free of charge.
Uninstall DrSpeedyPC from your PC
Windows 7/ Windows Vista
Windows 8/ Windows 8.1
Remove/Disable the DrSpeedyPC browser extension
Microsoft Internet Explorer