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Jan 27, 2014

SpeedyPC.com Pop-up Ads Removal Guide

When I go to one certain website, a pop-up from SpeedyPC.com comes up wanting me to download something to speed up my computer. I didn’t click on that because I guess it may be a virus or adware that placed on my computer without my knowledge. I run my antivirus program immediately but no virus or spyware found. I also reset my browser but this popup keeps appearing again and again, it didn’t work at all. How do I get rid of SpeedyPC.com pop-up completely?

SpeedyPC.com Pop-Up Ads Description:

If you keep getting SpeedyPC.com pop-up ads while you are browsing online, then your computer must be infected with an adware or a browser hijacker. This unwanted thing acts aggressively because it can keep displaying annoying pop-up ads on a target machine and completely change user’s browsing experience. If you click any of these ads, it will immediately redirect you to some websites that need to be promoted. Generally speaking, SpeedyPC.com pop-up is designed to promote its product called Speedy PC Pro. It is hard to say if this program is reliable or not but many computer users complain that this program can be added on their machine without any consent. It acts as similar as other rogue programs. Once loaded, computer users will keep getting frequent uninvited screens from Speedy PC Pro which scan the computer and find hundreds of viruses all the time on startup even though they did not subscribe for this before. Although this program claims to help you speed up your PC but actually it just causes many unwanted actions and badly disturbs users’ work, so it is suggested users ignore SpeedyPC.com pop up and uninstall Speedy PC Pro immediately once found.

Acting as other adware/browser hijacker, SpeedyPC.com pop-up is designed for advertising only. It tricks users into believing that they can speed up the computer for free easily by simply clicking on the ads, however, once the users click on the pop-up, they will be prompted to download an unwanted program or redirected to some shady web sites immediately. SpeedyPC.com pop-up is not only disturbing but also poses risk to get infections. It can be typically installed to computers using Trojan viruses, through spam email attachments or comes bundled with other software. Once installed, it is added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, so no matter which browser you are using, you cannot get rid of such unwelcome pop-up since it can appear on all the browsers. To completely get rid of it, users may have better follow the manual removal guide below instead of running any other unless programs.

Manual removal becomes a technical process that you should only undertake if you have experience with the Windows registry and know how to view and delete system and program files in Windows. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

How Do You Know If Your Browser Is Hijacked?

If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, or you get many unwanted pop-up showing you various ads, then your browser may have been hijacked by a virus. For this type of hijack virus, it can generate pop up from SpeedyPC.com without your permission. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:

1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

SpeedyPC.com pop up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since this tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

clear browser data

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

delete browsing history

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button

Remove All Cookie

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once SpeedyPC.com redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.

(The name of the virus process can be random.)

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window:

task manager

3. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

show-hidden-files

4. Remove all the malicious files related to SpeedyPC.com Pop-Up manually.

%AppData%Local[random].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

SpeedyPC.com Pop-up is linked to a malicious program called Speedy PC Pro which can display tons of pop ups on the infected computer. It is really annoying that a barrage of pop-up windows flood your screen or your browser suddenly send you to a slew of unsavory site, isn’t it? This popup is merely a means to trick the user into thinking his computer is with a poor performance and in need of the Speedy PC Pro. It is not the truth. Such pop up usually comes from unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Although it is not very harmful if you do not click on it, it may be caused by Trojan and can help to install other types of malware. Therefore, it should be better to remove SpeedyPC.com pop up manually as soon as noticed.

Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on January 27, 2014 1:40 am

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