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Should I remove Computer Speed Optimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,807
Reach 0.0039%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.52 days
310.28 days >
Average installed length: 163.03 days


2.5.8 2.60%
2.5.7 11.69%
2.5.6 31.17%
2.5.5 14.29%
2.5.4 5.19%
2.5.2 5.19%
2.5.1 3.90%
2.4.8 10.39%
2.4.2 5.19%
2.4.1 1.30%
2.3.4 2.60%
2.3.0 1.30%
2.1.6 5.19%

Computer Speed Optimizer


Computer Speed Optimizer is a program developed by ShieldApps. The most used version is 2.5.6, 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. 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 ComputerSpeedOptimizer.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 13.43 MB (14,081,714 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 11% of users of Computer Speed Optimizer come from the United States, it is also popular in DZ and India.
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Computer Speed Optimizer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6F541E89-F683-43BE-9CD7-D0588946EB38}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.43 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Computer Speed Optimizer

Program executable:ComputerSpeedOptimizer.exe
Computer Speed Optimizer
Path:C:\Program Files\Computer Speed Optimizer\ComputerSpeedOptimizer.exe
Additional files:
  • updater.exe - Computer Speed Optimizer (updater 2.5.6, 2013)
  • ComputerSpeedOptimizer.exe - ComputerSpeedOptimizer (Computer Speed Optimizer)
  • 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
  • Splash.exe - Splash
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • bo.dll - bo
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ComputerSpeedOptimizer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ComputerSpeedOptimizer' (Next runs on 1/1/0001 at 12:00 AM).
  • Splash.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ComputerSpeedOptimizer_Popup' (runs daily at 15:15).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ComputerSpeedOptimizer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ComputerSpeedOptimizer_Start.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ComputerSpeedOptimizer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ComputerSpeedOptimizer' and executes as C:\Program Files\Computer Speed Optimizer\ComputerSpeedOptimizer.exe true.

How do I remove Computer Speed Optimizer?

You can uninstall Computer Speed Optimizer 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Computer Speed Optimizer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Computer Speed Optimizer.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.83%
Windows 10 19.48%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows Vista 2.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.58%
Windows 7 Professional 14.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.21%
Windows 8.1 6.58%
Windows 8 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 11.39%
  DZ 8.86%
  India 5.06%
  Saudi Arabia 5.06%
  Iran 5.06%
  MA 3.80%
  Philippines 2.53%
  Slovenia 2.53%
  Lithuania 2.53%
  Jordan 2.53%
  Canada 2.53%
  Thailand 2.53%
  UA 2.53%
  AZ 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.51%
Hewlett-Packard 27.87%
Dell 9.84%
ASUS 9.84%
Lenovo 8.20%
Toshiba 4.92%
Sony 1.64%
Samsung 1.64%
MSI 1.64%
American Megatrends 1.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.69%
Acer Aspire 5742G 3.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 1.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-C0... 1.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 1.54%


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