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Should I remove PC Speed Up?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,635
United States Rank #7,193
Reach 0.0848%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.26 days
302.61 days >
Average installed length: 159.00 days


VersionDistribution 2.81% 0.78% 0.78% 1.38% 5.02% 0.66% 0.06% 0.12% 11.24% 1.26% 2.81% 0.12% 2.15% 2.33% 1.44% 2.51% 0.42% 9.87% 0.48% 0.30% 2.15% 2.33% 0.06% 0.12% 2.09% 2.03% 0.66% 5.56% 0.12% 0.66% 0.18% 0.54% 3.11% 5.68% 2.21% 0.06% 3.77% 0.48% 4.90% 0.36% 1.02% 6.46% 0.18% 0.48%
3.2.9 0.06%
3.2.7 1.50%
3.2.6 6.70%

PC Speed Up

What is PC Speed Up?  (from Speedchecker Limited)

Do you feel that your PC does not work as it used to? The reason may be one or more problems acting together. The problem nowadays is that it is very difficult and time consuming to monitor and take care of your PC. Even experienced users find it hard to perform such tasks on regular basis. C Speed Up will scan your PC...  Read more


PC Speed Up is a software program developed by Speedchecker Limited. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 PCSUService.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 4.7 MB (4,928,021 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 33% of users of PC Speed Up come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC Speed Up.
PCSUSD.exe (a592033f91d543b2cc405bac42a1b636) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.12
ESET-NOD32 9.11255 a variant of Win32/Speedchecker.B potentially unwanted
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!A592033F91D5
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Unwanted.deqwxg
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0123
PCSUService.exe (799087fe9d7b9388b15c168bcb30821f) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.3005
McAfee Artemis!799087FE9D7B
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 Artemis
Panda Antivirus PUP/SpeedUpMyPC
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PCSpeedUp
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0518
PCSUNotifier.exe (694cf00e5c484d4d8e34dce55caa4770) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic.280
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.3005
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PCSpeedUp
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.5
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0320
PCSUUCC.exe (c4234518bc158cb385fd5b4fdc389ebf) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic.280
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.3005
       View all 19 all detections
PC Speed Up 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.pcspeedup.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Up\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Speed Up\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Up

Program executable:PCSUService.exe
Signed by:Safe Download Limited
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Speed Up\PCSUService.exe
(From the publisher) “PC Speed Up will scan your PC and search for settings, processes and files that are slowing down your performance before it uses number of effective tools to optimise your computer. Using one-click, PC Speed Up will make...”
Additional files:
  • PCSpeedUp.sys - PC Speed Up Usb Cache (PC Speed Up Usb Cache Filter Driver)
  • (Malware detected) PCSUUCC.exe - PC Speed Up Usb Cache Control
  • Uninstall_PCSpeedUp.exe - {cm:Title} Offer
  • PCSUHelper.dll - PC Speed Up (PC Speed Up Helper)
  • qs64.dll (by Bitdefender SRL) - Bitdefender QuickScan
  • PopupNotification.dll - PC Speed Up Popup Notification Library
  • FileUploader.exe
  • PCSULauncher.exe
  • (Malware detected) PCSUNotifier.exe
  • PCSUQuickScan.exe
  • (Malware detected) PCSUSD.exe
  • (Malware detected) PCSUService.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • PCSUUCC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PC Speed Up Update Cache' (runs when idle).
  • PCSUSD.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator' (runs when idle).
  • PCSULauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{151CFFF6-8C53-4D6B-B6F8-2D5EE61F22DB}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8AE71B09-9586-495F-ACFF-B9992E9D6468}' (runs on registration).
  • PCSUService.exe runs as a service named 'PC Speed Up Service' (PCSUService) "PC Speed Up service.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCSUNotifier.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PCSpeedUp' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Up\PCSUNotifier.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002363338%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016368%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007265%
0.015104% average
Memory:10.22 MB
Total CPU:0.0001573955%
Kernel CPU:0.00010172%
User CPU:0.00005568%
CPU cycles/sec:34,913
I/O reads/min:1.07 KB
I/O writes/min:1.21 KB

How do I remove PC Speed Up?

You can uninstall PC Speed Up 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 Up, 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 Up.
  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) 51%
Win 10 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.45%
Windows 10 34.73%
Windows Vista 6.75%
Windows XP 4.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.81%
Windows 8.1 19.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.89%
Windows 8 6.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.30%
  Germany 17.65%
  United Kingdom 7.50%
  Italy 5.45%
  Canada 5.23%
  Netherlands 4.05%
  Belgium 2.81%
  Sweden 2.54%
  Hungary 2.27%
  DK 2.27%
  Australia 2.21%
  Turkey 1.83%
  Finland 1.57%
  Russia 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.23%
Acer 21.45%
Dell 14.38%
ASUS 8.53%
Toshiba 8.01%
Lenovo 4.82%
Samsung 4.22%
Medion 3.79%
American Megatrends 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.86%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.73%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.60%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.93%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.70%

About (from Speedchecker Limited)

Speedchecker Limited is a Sheffield based company that specializes in internet speed testing , network monitoring and PC optimalization.
Publisher URL: www.pcspeedup.com


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