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Should I remove SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,617
United States Rank #12,339
Reach 0.0543%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.39 days
277.02 days >
Average installed length: 145.55 days

SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v.8.0

What is SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v.?  (from CBS Interactive)

SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator is a powerful Windows application designed to optimize your network connection and speed up all your internet activities. This translates into a faster internet connection, faster browsing and email, faster downloads, faster online gaming, improved Skype connection. Depending on the ty...  Read more


SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v.8.0 is a program developed by CBS Interactive. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 programs's main executable is SpeedConnectStartUp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 34.47 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 3.93 MB (4,125,420 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 23% of users of SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v. come from the United States, it is also popular in DZ and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: CBS Software
URL: www.cbs-soft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CBS Software\SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CBS Software\SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v.8.0

Program executable:SpeedConnectStartUp.exe
Name:SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator
Signed by:Impact Software
Path:C:\Program Files\CBS Software\SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator\SpeedConnectStartUp.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • SpeedConnect80Setup.exe (by CBS Software) - SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v.8.0 (SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v.8.0 Setup)
  • ShowNetworkActivity.exe (by CBS Software) - SpeedConnect Network Activity Monitor
  • SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator.exe - SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator
  • SpeedConnectStartUp.exe
  • sclib.dll - sclib
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ShowNetworkActivity.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F3AD7677-0D01-4D40-A283-0DCD518C5514}' (runs on registration).
  • SpeedConnectStartUp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C72BCD54-C6DD-4349-8E5F-2F9C94B08A9B}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SpeedConnectStartUp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SpeedConnectStartUp.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\CBS Software\SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator\SpeedConnectStartUp.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SpeedConnectStartUp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpeedConnectStartUp' which loads as C:\Program Files\CBS Software\SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator\SpeedConnectStartUp.exe -run.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:34.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0107857717%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00406875%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00671703%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:34,431
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.83 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9.75 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:18.39 MB
Total CPU:0.6809331485%
Kernel CPU:0.36766532%
User CPU:0.31326783%

How do I remove SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v.?

You can uninstall SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v. 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 SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v.8.0, 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 SpeedConnect Internet Accelerator v..

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.44%
Windows 10 32.24%
Windows XP 6.54%
Windows Vista 1.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.58%
Windows 10 Pro 5.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.11%
  DZ 5.08%
  France 4.71%
  Indonesia 3.97%
  Egypt 3.33%
  India 3.23%
  United Kingdom 2.87%
  Brazil 2.77%
  IQ 2.68%
  Italy 2.68%
  Iran 2.59%
  TN 2.31%
  Saudi Arabia 2.31%
  Philippines 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.78%
Acer 20.21%
Dell 17.95%
ASUS 9.50%
Lenovo 5.58%
Toshiba 5.13%
Samsung 3.32%
Intel 1.96%
Sony 1.06%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Medion 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.57%
MSI MS-7592 3.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.95%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.95%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.62%

About CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive is an online content network for information and entertainment and its websites cover news, sports, entertainment, technology and business.
Publisher URL: www.cbsinteractive.com


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