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Should I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,498
United States Rank #19,505
Reach 0.0292%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.58 days
518.75 days >
Average installed length: 272.56 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.1 100.00%

PC Speed Maximizer v3.1

What is PC Speed Maximizer?

Smart PC Solutions is marketed as a PC performance optimizer that utilizes several techniques to attempt to increase the speed of the user's PC include registry tuning (which is a practice that is often criticized by experts as producing no results) as well as hard drive scrubbing. The overall value of such PC performance optimization is questionable yet might offer some benefit depending on the overall usability of the PC.

About  (from Smart PC Solutions)

Simple, Easy and Fast. With just the click of a button PC Maximizer will optimize your PC, remove potentially privacy risks and free up disk space. Simple and easy to use, the free diagnostic scan will help you identify items which can be cleaned or optimized to improve your PC performance and remove potential privac...  Read more

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named SPMSmartScan.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 2.68 MB (2,813,773 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC Speed Maximizer.
SPMSmartScan.exe (5e44b6a0b810144f53511ea6bad2ae74) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3467 PCCleaner.B
Comodo Security 16274 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.06.13.05 Adware.Win32.SpeedingUpMyPC.AMN
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8346 a variant of Win32/Adware.SpeedingUpMyPC.C
SPMLauncher.exe (49754a7139d204e17ed44239f2956752) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 10.0.0.1190 PCCleaner.B
McAfee-GW-Edition 2012.1 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
The Hacker None Posible_Worm32
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0205
PCSpeedMaximizer.exe (062f7270057a6fdabee34133d2edc554) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 15634 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 8138 a variant of Win32/SpeedingUpMyPC
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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pcspeedmaximizer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Maximizer v3.1

Program executable:SPMSmartScan.exe (Malware detected)
Name:PC Speed Maximizer Smart Scan
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\SPMSmartScan.exe
MD5:5e44b6a0b810144f53511ea6bad2ae74
(From the publisher) “Smart PC provides you with all the tools to fix, clean and optimise the performance of your PC. Registry Problems: Regular use of computer makes the registry fragmented and cluttered with obsolete and invalid data. Smart...”
Additional files:
  • SPMGuard.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Performance Monitor (Performance Monitor)
  • SPMReminder.exe
  • SPMSmartScan.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Smart Scan
  • SPMSchedule.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Schedule
  • Startw3i.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Launcher
  • PCSpeedMaximizer.exe - PC Speed Maximizer
  • SPMLauncher.exe - Fix PC problems and optimize performance
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SPMSmartScan.exe
Memory:1.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003242898%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008481%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00023948%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:34,911
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:1
70 average
SPMReminder.exe
Memory:3.24 MB
Total CPU:0.0009370906%
Kernel CPU:0.00071482%
User CPU:0.00022227%
CPU cycles/sec:9,069
I/O reads/min:149 Bytes
PCSpeedMaximizer.exe
Memory:49.78 MB
Total CPU:0.0040318266%
Kernel CPU:0.00133658%
User CPU:0.00269525%
CPU cycles/sec:135,932,368
I/O reads/min:24.9 KB
I/O writes/min:136 Bytes

How do I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

Quickly and completely remove PC Speed Maximizer v3.1 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove PC Speed Maximizer v3.1 from your computer.
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 v3.1, 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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.22%
Windows 8 16.59%
Windows XP 6.59%
Windows Vista 5.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.08%
Windows 7 Professional 8.58%
Windows 8 7.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.79%
  Germany 8.17%
  France 6.49%
  Italy 6.49%
  Brazil 3.61%
  Spain 3.37%
  Israel 3.13%
  United Kingdom 2.88%
  Saudi Arabia 2.88%
  Malaysia 2.40%
  Netherlands 2.40%
  Croatia 1.92%
  Indonesia 1.92%
  India 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 18.57%
Dell 16.07%
ASUS 13.93%
Toshiba 5.36%
Samsung 5.00%
GIGABYTE 4.64%
Lenovo 4.64%
Intel 2.50%
American Megatrends 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.42%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.01%
ASUSTeK X55A 2.41%
ASUSTeK K54C 2.41%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.41%


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RemoveThisover a year ago
I made the payment for PCspeed Maximiser through my credit card but I am unable to use the services till date.