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PC Speed Maximizer

What is PC Speed Maximizer?

Some versions are installed as an optional offer by the OpenCandy recommendation engine which may bundle adware or other potentially unwanted software programs.

About  (from SoftCity.com)

A free PC scanning utility which helps users find registry errors, junk files, incorrect system & security settings, plus much more. Removing unnecessary programs from your start up menu can dramatically improve the start up time of your PC. An all-new Manage Start-up menu is now available through the Clean-up tab and ...  Read more


The most used version is 3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 PC Speed Maximizer.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 3.1 MB (3,251,528 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC Speed Maximizer.
SPMLauncher.exe (6671897bfa3a82d0b5fcf45237650d41) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Rising Antivirus Trojan.PSW.Win32.GameOL.oyz
The Hacker Posible_Worm32
Trend Micro 10.465.03 PAK_Generic.001
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.184 PAK_Generic.001
SPMUninstaller.exe (3f496ff7a4e11498715124813be7cddc) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
eSafe Win32.Trojan
Trend Micro 9.500.0.1008 PAK_Generic.001
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.500.0.1008 PAK_Generic.001
PC Speed Maximizer 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 PC Speed Maximizer.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PC Speed Maximizer
URL: www.pcspeedmaximizer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\0.1
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\0.1\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 3.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Maximizer

Program module:PC Speed Maximizer.dll
Name:PC Speed Maximizer
The simple and practical way to keep your PC running like new.
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\0.1\PC Speed Maximizer.dll
Additional files:
  • Worker.dll
  • PC Speed Maximizer.dll (by PC Speed) - PC Speed Maximizer (The simple and practical way to keep your PC running like new.)
  • Casper.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • atl110.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (ATL Module for Windows)
  • install.exe (by Avanquest Software) - Fix PC problems and optimize performance
  • lua5.1.dll
  • msvcp110.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcr110.dll
  • SPMGuard.exe (by Avanquest Software) - Speed Guard
  • (Malware detected) SPMLauncher.exe
  • SPMSchedule.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Schedule
  • SPMSmartScan.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Smart Scan
  • (Malware detected) SPMUninstaller.exe
  • sqlite3.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PC Speed Maximizer.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Maximizer Helper' with the class of {6FE76E1D-5E50-4FCF-8498-4C61E869EAA7} (PC Speed Maximizer).
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D421D11A-6221-4BF6-8F93-2187C1DFFE7D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SPMLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC Speed Maximizer' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\SPMLauncher.exe.

How do I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

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Or, you can uninstall PC Speed Maximizer 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 PC Speed Maximizer, 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 PC Speed Maximizer.
  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 PC Speed Maximizer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Windows 10 Home 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Italy 20.00%


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