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What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,596
United States Rank #17,425
Reach 0.0054%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.94 days
499.86 days >
Average installed length: 262.64 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.7.5 1.32%
7.7.4 1.32%
7.7.3 3.95%
7.6.7 3.95%
7.6.4 1.32%
7.6.3 2.63%
7.6.1 3.95%
7.6.0 2.63%
7.5.4 6.58%
7.5.1 5.26%
7.5.0 2.63%
7.4.9 1.32%
7.4.8 1.32%
7.4.7 3.95%
7.4.6 1.32%
7.4.4 1.32%
7.4.3 5.26%
7.3.9 7.89%
7.3.6 2.63%
7.3.4 1.32%
7.2.3 1.32%
7.2.1 2.63%
7.1.9 1.32%
7.1.8 1.32%
7.1.6 5.26%
7.1.5 9.21%
7.1.3 2.63%
7.1.2 5.26%
7.1.0 1.32%
7.0.9 7.89%

ActiveSpeed

What is ActiveSpeed?

ActiveSpeed from Ascentive, the group that does the FinallyFastPC informercials, is a PC optimization program. ActiveSpeed has also been included with bundled installations as well as bundles the Ascentive Performance Center product which is not uninstalled when ActiveSpeed is uninstalled.

About  (from Ascentive)

It surprises people to find out that their computer may not be optimized to take full advantage of their Internet connection. By modifying system settings that operate behind-the-scenes of your PC, ActiveSpeed, a leading Internet optimizer and web accelerator, can speed up your Internet connection regardless of the typ...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 7.1.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is AS.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 4.34 MB (4,547,728 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ActiveSpeed.
AS.exe (713d8ed7e2f1ec6bd7050d316f63aec1) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.3.207 BDS/Agent.1957888
avast! 2014.9-130707 Win32:Adware-gen
Avast5 5.0.677.0 Win32:Adware-gen
Bitdefender 1.0.20.940 Application.Generic.318757
Comodo Security 7787 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0188 BACKDOOR.Trojan
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.07.07.05 Virus.Win32.AdWare!IK
F-Secure 11.2013-07-07_1 Application.Generic.318757
G Data 13.7.21 Application.Generic.318757
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.1.97.0 Virus.Win32.AdWare
ESET NOD32 5901 Win32/Adware.Ascentive
Norman 10.20130707 Suspicious_Gen2.CCVYV
Panda Antivirus 13.07.07.05 Suspicious file
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.14.3 Win32.Adware.Ascentive
VirusBuster 13.6.217.0 Adware.Ascentive!1BP8oLh+soY
       View all 15 all detections
ActiveSpeed has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove ActiveSpeed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ascentive.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.34 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ActiveSpeed

Program executable:AS.exe
Name:ActiveSpeed
Path:C:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed\AS.exe
MD5:bc1d9d9ae9c27d89c55d868bd8dbe854
Additional files:
  • ASRes.dll - ActiveSpeed Japanese
  • MailSupport.exe - Mail Support (Mail Support Application)
  • AS.exe - ActiveSpeed
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Launcher.exe - Launcher

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • AS.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {D34BF589-31D0-4881-8ECE-3D30723E1B4B}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AS.exe is scheduled as a task named [email protected] Barrow'.
  • Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0B3C8051-BFF1-458B-B656-F407C9344A1B}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AS.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named [email protected]
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AS.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ActiveSpeed' which loads as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed\AS.exe.
  • Launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ActiveSpeed' which loads as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed\Launcher.exe -b.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

AS.EXE
Memory:8.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019545308%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00168394%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00027059%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:591,186
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:88 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove ActiveSpeed?

Quickly and completely remove ActiveSpeed from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall ActiveSpeed from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ActiveSpeed, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ActiveSpeed.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ActiveSpeed you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP1) 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.33%
Windows Vista 32.00%
Windows XP 10.67%
Windows 8 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 29.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.11%
Windows 7 Professional 2.70%
Windows 8.1 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.03%
  Germany 5.17%
  Italy 2.59%
  Japan 2.59%
  United Kingdom 1.72%
  Belgium 1.72%
  DZ 0.86%
  Egypt 0.86%
  Canada 0.86%
  Australia 0.86%
  TN 0.86%
  Austria 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 23.33%
Acer 15.00%
ASUS 6.67%
Sony 5.00%
GIGABYTE 3.33%
Toshiba 3.33%
American Megatrends 3.33%
Samsung 1.67%
Gateway 1.67%
Lenovo 1.67%
Intel 1.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 570 3.03%
HP-Pavilion WE268AA-ABD p... 1.52%
Hewlett-Packard 19-2113w 1.52%
GATEWA GT5064 1.52%
Dell Inspiron 518 1.52%

About (from Ascentive)

Our mission is to provide our customers with easy-to-use products that work together to bring PCs back to life and improve their family's security.
Publisher URL: www.ascentive.com

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