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69% remove it31% keep it
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2.6.1 100.00%

PC Speed Plus

What is PC Speed Plus?

This is a PC optimization and registry cleaner that is typically sold as a white-labeled product.

About  (from ShieldApps)

PC Speed Plus detects and removes or repairs the operating system’s registry files errors as well as fixes system wrong configuration and more. PC Speed Plu speeds up your PC's Windows performance. It fixes errors, wipes unused files, and reorders your Windows® registry to an optimal performance point.


PC Speed Plus is a program developed by ShieldApps. 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 main program executable is PCSpeedPlus.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 11.75 MB (12,322,779 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
  • Starts automatically
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PC Speed Plus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Plus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0C3B7FF1-ACD0-4A58-8012-65D02509CA43}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Plus

Program executable:PCSpeedPlus.exe
Name:PC Speed Plus
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Speed Plus\PCSpeedPlus.exe
Additional files:
  • PCSpeedPlus.exe - PC Speed Plus
  • updater.exe - updater 2.6.1, 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
  • Splash.exe - Splash
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • bo.dll - bo
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Splash.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCSpeedPlus_Popup20' (runs daily at 8:21 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCSpeedPlus.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PCSpeedPlus_Start.

How do I remove PC Speed Plus?

You can uninstall PC Speed Plus 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 Speed Plus, 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 Speed Plus.
  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.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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