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Should I remove PC Speed Up Extension?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,927
Reach 0.0042%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.88 days
409.45 days >
Average installed length: 215.13 days


VersionDistribution 96.34% 3.66%

PC Speed Up Extension

What is PC Speed Up Extension?

PC Speed Up Extension is an advertising supported web browser toolbar and extension that is typically bundled with the companies PC Speed Up. This version of the toolbar is a Conduit branded OurToolbar product that is installed during the main products installation.

About  (from Speedchecker Limited)

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 your network settings, hard disc, memory and CPU optimised and will improve the overall performance...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named PC Speed Up Extension-bg.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 4.97 MB (5,213,023 bytes).

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
PC Speed Up Extension 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

Displayed publisher: Speedchecker
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pc speed up extension
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Up Extension\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Up Extension

Program executable:PC Speed Up Extension-bg.exe
Name:PC Speed Up Extension
PC Speed Up Extension exe
Signed by:Safe Download Limited
Path:C:\Program Files\pc speed up extension\PC Speed Up Extension-bg.exe
PC Speed Up is a Windows registry repair software utility designed to fix potentially damaged registry entries by scanning for entries that point to various files that are no longer active on the PC.
Additional files:
  • PC Speed Up Extension.dll - PC Speed Up Extension (PC Speed Up Extension BHO)
  • PC Speed Up Extension-bg.exe - PC Speed Up Extension exe
  • PC Speed Up ExtensionGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - PC Speed Up Extension Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PC Speed Up Extension.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PC Speed Up Extension' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111491187} (CrossriderApp0014987).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PC Speed Up Extension-bg.exe
Memory:7.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0932647771%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.06093299%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03233179%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove PC Speed Up Extension?

You can uninstall PC Speed Up Extension 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 Extension, 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 Extension.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PC Speed Up Extension you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista 2%
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.95%
Windows Vista 13.41%
Windows XP 10.98%
Windows 10 3.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 4.94%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.22% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 20.22%
  United Kingdom 15.73%
  United States 14.61%
  Italy 6.74%
  Czech Republic 4.49%
  Hungary 4.49%
  Brazil 3.37%
  Austria 3.37%
  Canada 3.37%
  Poland 3.37%
  Russia 2.25%
  Portugal 2.25%
  Iran 2.25%
  Slovakia 2.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.49%
Dell 16.33%
Acer 12.24%
Medion 12.24%
Toshiba 10.20%
ASUS 10.20%
Lenovo 2.04%
Packard Bell 2.04%
Intel 2.04%
Sony 2.04%
American Megatrends 2.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.48%
Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 2.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.99%
VOBIS 775Twins-HDTV 1.49%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C670-10... 1.49%

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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