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Speed Optimizer Guru


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named updater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 13.1 MB (13,738,861 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 67% of users of Speed Optimizer Guru come from the United States, it is also popular in France.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Speed Optimizer Guru\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5B1BCD57-1E58-4E0D-8EEA-253DC9E38873}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Speed Optimizer Guru

Program executable:updater.exe
Name:Speed Optimizer Guru
updater 2.5.6, 2013
Path:C:\Program Files\Speed Optimizer Guru\updater.exe
Additional files:
  • SpeedOptimizerGuru.exe - Speed Optimizer Guru
  • bo.dll - bo
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Helper.dll - Helper
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • Logging.dll - Logging
  • mgwz.dll
  • Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll (by Outercurve Foundation) - Windows Installer XML Toolset
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • privoxy.exe (by The Privoxy team - www.privoxy.org) - Privoxy
  • privoxy_uninstall.exe
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • Splash.exe - Splash
  • Uninst000.CA.dll - CustomAction
  • Uninst000.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Splash.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SpeedOptimizerGuru_Popup' (runs daily at 3:45 PM).
  • privoxy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7662B954-9897-4C55-9BC7-5FAD58CB2C93}' (runs on registration).
  • privoxy.exe runs as a service named 'Privoxy ([:Privoxy])' ([:Privoxy]).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SpeedOptimizerGuru.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SpeedOptimizerGuru' and executes as C:\Program Files\Speed Optimizer Guru\SpeedOptimizerGuru.exe true.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • privoxy.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Privoxy\privoxy.exe'.
Network connections
  • privoxy.exe connects to a23-9-167-61.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 443).
  • privoxy.exe connects to yh-in-f84.1e100.net ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0032696390%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00282326%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00044638%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,063,799
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1007 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Speed Optimizer Guru?

Quickly and completely remove Speed Optimizer Guru from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Speed Optimizer Guru 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Speed Optimizer Guru, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Speed Optimizer Guru.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  France 33.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard G5475frm 33.33%
Dell Computer Dell DE051 ... 33.33%
Acer Extensa 5635 33.33%


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