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Should I remove PC Fix Speed with PC Tech Hotline?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #36,540
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.84 days
231.18 days >
Average installed length: 121.47 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.


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. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.43 MB (2,545,291 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 (08b4b07bc6466e829226fc12fe3383d8) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
Sophos 4.98 PC Power Speed
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 15 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.PCFixSpeed.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCFixSpeed\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCFixSpeed\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.43 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:
  • (Malware detected) 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 Vista (SP2) 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.83%
Windows 10 45.83%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 8.1 33.33%
Windows 8 8.33%
Windows 10 Home 4.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.17%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.29%
  United Kingdom 11.76%
  Belgium 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.78%
Dell 26.09%
ASUS 13.04%
Lenovo 8.70%
Sony 8.70%
Toshiba 4.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 4.17%
Sony VGN-FW21M 4.17%
Sony SVF1521A1EW 4.17%
LENOVO 80E3 4.17%
LENOVO 20182 4.17%

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