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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

PC Speed Maximizer

Generally you would expect a program that promotes itself well perform its functions well too. Unfortunately, that cannot be said about PC Speed Maximizer. This application is a computer optimization program that cannot live up to its promises. Although it is hard to say whether PC Speed Maximizer causes security risks on its own, it is more than obvious that this program cannot optimize your computer the way it claims it can. Therefore, you should remove PC Speed Maximizer from your PC, and scan it with a reliable scanner to make sure that there are no suspicious files left in your system.

There are several ways to download PC Speed Maximizer onto your computer. First, it is possible to download from its official webpage at pcspeedmaximizer.com. This website is very eager to promote the program and it claims that PC Speed Maximizer can easily clean junk files and improve your overall system performance, by cleaning your registry and deleting unnecessary files that have been left on your PC due to constant installation/uninstalling process. Naturally, it would be great if that were true, however, another PC Speed Maximizer's distribution method sheds a shadow of doubt on the entire legitimacy of this program. That is so, because PC Speed Maximizer is also distributed by a fake alert called XP Micro Antivirus Online Scan.

This fake scan has flash elements, and it displays fake malware scan results online saying that your computer has multiple errors and then it offers you to download PC Speed Maximizer to fix those errors. Once you install the program it performs an extremely fast scan (a bit too fast), and says that you have multiple errors in your registry and system files that need to be fixed.

In reality, most of the errors displayed by PC Speed Maximizer are not real, because this program is a scareware, designed to scare users into believing that there is something wrong with their computers, so that they would spend money on a dysfunctional product. What is more, PC Speed Maximizer is known to "detect" and delete legitimate antispyware programs, so you definitely cannot allow this program to stay on your PC. Not only does it slow down your overall system performance, it also may remove your computer safeguard program.

How to remove PC Speed Maximizer

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove PC Speed Maximizer.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove PC Speed Maximizer.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall PC Speed Maximizer.

After manual removal you should run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner to make sure that there are no other unwanted programs on your PC.

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