PC Speed Maximizer Removal
What is PC Speed Maximizer:
Threat Classification: Rogue Software/PUP
PC Speed Maximizer is presented as legitimate software that will clean your registry and optimize your system. Although, it is considered as a Rogue Software/PUP (potentially unwanted program).
When you install PC Speed Maximizer on your system, it will display fake warnings stating that there are multiple issues detected. In order to fix the problems, you will need to buy the full version of the software. PC Speed Maximizer might also warn you about corrupted Windows system files. The removal of such files might produce unwanted error messages or to crash your system. All alerts, scan results or pop-up messages are fake.
PC Speed Maximizer is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation of that software. The possible distribution of PC Speed Maximizer varies but is not limited to – installing third-party programs, free software products, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..
PC Speed Maximizer may block other legitimate software on your computer such as anti-virus or anti-malware programs. This rogue software may modify your browser settings, and will run hidden in the background. The removal process might be quite a challenge for a novice. If you do not feel confident enough, we suggest you to remove this virus automatically.
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for regular or novice users) using a Professional Malware Removal Software.
2. Free Manual Removal (recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Automatic PC Speed Maximizer Removal:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect PC Speed Maximizer and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can find Install Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help with any malware related queries by their technical support department.
Manual PC Speed Maximizer Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove PC Speed Maximizer manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render you system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. Remove PC Speed Maximizer by restoring your system to a previous state.
1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. To do this, turn your computer off and then back on and immediately when you see anything on the screen, start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
***For Windows 8:
If you are using Windows 8, you need to hold the Shift button and tap the F8 key repeatedly, this should boot you into the new advanced “recovery mode”, where you can choose the advanced repair options to show up. On the next screen, you will need to click on the Troubleshoot option, then select Advanced Options and select Windows Startup Settings. Click on the Restart button, and you should now be able to see the Advanced Boot Options screen.
2. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, select the option “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and press Enter on your keyboard.
3. When the command prompt loads up, type:
Windows XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
Windows Vista/7/8: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter
4. System Restore should initialize, and you will be displayed a list of restore points. Try using a restore point created just before the date and time before the Your-computer-has-been-locked virus has infected your computer.
When System Restore has completed its task, start your computer in Windows normal mode, you would need to perform a scan with anti-spyware software as the infection might still be on the system.
2. Delete any registry keys, folders or files related to PC Speed Maximizer by checking the following locations:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to PC Speed Maximizer. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove it. Although, bear in mind that you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs).
1. Delete those registry values, if found:
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Speed Maximizer\PCSpeedMaximizer.exe
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\PC Speed Maximizer\Log
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PC Speed Maximizer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC Speed Maximizer_is1
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2635123476-153970720-303829369-1000\Software\PC Speed Maximizer
2. Search and delete files or folder named “PC Speed Maximizer”: