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Should I remove PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
92% remove it8% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #30,565
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.90 days
469.15 days >
Average installed length: 246.50 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline

What is PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline?

PC Fix Speed is a bundled PC 'optimization' product that is typically distributed as an adware offer. This 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 Crawler)

Increase your PC speed and repair computer errors. Get a free PC diagnosis and view results that locate registry errors, recommend files for removal and find areas to optimize. Purchasing a full license will allow you to fix registry errors, remove unnecessary or potentially harmful files and optimize your computer. Yo...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is PCFixSpeed.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.55 MB (1,624,211 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline.
PCFixSpeed.exe (136d22a6ff92a321f4f9893fbff4e127) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.45
McAfee 5600.7046 Artemis!136D22A6FF92
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Unwanted.cuwtlb
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.BHO!1.66E4
Sophos 4.98 PC Power Speed
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 TROJ_GEN.F47V0609
Vba32 AntiVirus BScope.Trojan-Dropper.Injector
PCFixTray.exe (5176d240aedc66992bd6756ccc250498) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Crawler.BB
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
K7 AntiVirus 9.185.13930 Riskware ( 0049c6851 )
K7GW 9.185.13930 Riskware ( 0049c6851 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.CrawBar.c
McAfee Artemis!5176D240AEDC
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.th
Sophos 4.98.0 PC Power Speed
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 PCFixSpeed
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0825
VIPRE Antivirus 34576 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Adware.CrawBar.Win32.4
       View all 21 all detections
PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline 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: www.PCFixSpeed.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCFixSpeed\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCFixSpeed\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline

Program executable:PCFixSpeed.exe (Malware detected)
Name:PC Fix Speed
Path:C:\Program Files\PCFixSpeed\PCFixSpeed.exe
Additional files:
  • PCFixSpeed.exe - PC Fix Speed
  • (Malware detected) PCFixTray.exe - PC Fix Speed Tray
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PCFixTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PCFixSpeed' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PCFixSpeed\PCFixTray.exe" /startup.

How do I remove PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline?

You can uninstall PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline 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 PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline, 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 PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win XP 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 92%
Keep it 8%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.43%
Windows 10 42.86%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Windows XP 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.71%
Windows 8.1 32.14%
Windows 8 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.73%
  PR 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.71%
Dell 14.29%
Lenovo 10.71%
Toshiba 3.57%
Samsung 3.57%
ASUS 3.57%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 14.81%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.70%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 3.70%
LENOVO 3484HPU 3.70%
LENOVO 20238 3.70%
LENOVO 10094 3.70%

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