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Should I remove Speed Optimizer Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,206
United States Rank #30,457
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.37 days
246.91 days >
Average installed length: 129.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.6.0 4.35%
2.5.7.15 4.35%
2.5.7 60.87%
2.5.6 8.70%
2.5.5 4.35%
2.4.7 4.35%
2.4.4 8.70%
2.3.0 4.35%

Speed Optimizer Pro

What is Speed Optimizer Pro?

Speed Optimizer Pro is a PC optimization program that is supposed to increase the speed of computer by removing invalid entries the computer's registry. The trial version will perform a scan and identify issues while the user will need to unlock the software for a yearly auto-renewing subscription charge.

About  (from ShieldApps)

Speed Optimizer Pro speeds up your PC's Windows performance. Speed Optimizer Pro fixes errors, wipes unused files, and reorders your Windows® registry to an optimal performance point. Speed Optimizer Pro's initial scan and reports are free of charge!

Overview

The most common release is 2.5.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 primary executable is named SpeedOptimizerPro.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 11.39 MB (11,944,439 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Speed Optimizer Pro.
Splash.exe (02842348805bcc0b24d7182fc89ca402) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Symantec 11/21/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0918

Program detailsProgram details

URL: shieldapps.com/products/computer-speed-optimizer
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Speed Optimizer Pro\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BFD0F834-6206-4B2A-94B9-DE545C05BC59}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Speed Optimizer Pro

Program executable:SpeedOptimizerPro.exe
Name:Speed Optimizer Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\Speed Optimizer Pro\SpeedOptimizerPro.exe
MD5:dcad26716aa3193684a8c6fad9d11aad
Additional files:
  • SpeedOptimizerPro.exe - Speed Optimizer Pro
  • updater.exe - updater 2.5.7, 2013
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll (by Outercurve Foundation) - Windows Installer XML Toolset
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Uninst000.CA.dll - CustomAction
  • Uninst000.dll
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • Logging.dll - Logging
  • Helper.dll - Helper
  • (Malware detected) Splash.exe - Splash
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • bo.dll - bo
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Splash.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SpeedOptimizerPro_Popup' (runs daily at 3:05 PM).
  • SpeedOptimizerPro.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SpeedOptimizerPro' (runs daily at 15:58).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SpeedOptimizerPro.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SpeedOptimizerPro_Start.

How do I remove Speed Optimizer Pro?

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Or, you can uninstall Speed Optimizer Pro 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 Speed Optimizer Pro, 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 Speed Optimizer Pro.
  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) 78%
Win Vista (SP2) 9%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.26%
Windows 8 13.04%
Windows Vista 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.52%
Windows 7 Professional 21.74%
Windows 8.1 8.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.70%
Windows 8 Pro 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.41%
  Austria 5.88%
  MA 2.94%
  Australia 2.94%
  DK 2.94%
  KE 2.94%
  Taiwan 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 15.00%
Alienware 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Samsung 5.00%
Sahara 5.00%
GIGABYTE 5.00%
Common models
Alienware Alienware 14 9.52%
Gateway NE56R 4.76%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.76%
LENOVO 80E3 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.76%
Acer Aspire Z5771 4.76%

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