PC Speed Up
Posted: October 24, 2011
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||October 25, 2011|
PC Speed Up is a Korean scamware program that imitates the features of an anti-spyware program and general Windows maintenance application, but has no real security or diagnostic features that would benefit your PC. A real anti-spyware program only detects genuine spyware infections, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found that PC Speed Up will only create pop-up alerts and scanner results that threaten your computer with nonexistent infections that aren't on your PC at all. The foremost danger with any PC Speed Up infection is the potential for allowing PC Cleaner to trick you into spending your money on the pcspeedup.co.kr website, but other dangers, such as browser redirect attacks and blocked security software, may also be present. If you've come into contact with PC Speed Up or its website, you should remove PC Speed Up right away with a competent anti-malware program to insure security for both your finances and your PC.
'PCSpeedUP', a program completely different from 'PC Speed Up' mentioned in this article, is associated with the company TweakBit. Neither Tweak Bit nor their application PCSpeedUP has any association with malware or the PC Speed Up program described in this post.
PC Speed Up – the Worst Type of System Booster You Could Find
Although PC Speed Up's full lineage hasn't yet been delineated, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that all significant aspects of PC Speed Up's attacks are similar to those of other forms of Korean scamware applications, such as VIHunter, KSecurity, VirusCure and Ddosclean. Like these programs, PC Speed Up offers to clean your PC of spyware and other types of debilitating infections and system problems, but PC Speed Up doesn't have a drop of real anti-spyware functionality to back up its claims. Because PC Speed Up is Korean, only fragments of its text are in English, and the majority of its interface can appear to be gibberish, if your system doesn't have a Korean language package installed.
If you do have Korean language support for your computer, you'll notice that PC Speed Up has a tendency to create alerts about spyware, viruses, keyloggers and other PC threats on a regular basis. These alerts exist solely to allow PC Speed Up to excuse any other attacks that PC Cleaner makes on your PC and to encourage you to visit PC Speed Up's pcspeedup.co.kr site. SpywareRemove.com malware analysts particularly discourage the latter, since PC Cleaner may expose your PC to drive-by-download attacks that install other PC threats besides just pcspeedup.co.kr. Purchasing PC Speed Up will only harm your PC and should never be considered a viable solution to a PC Speed Up infection.
Kicking PC Speed Up in the Keister for Some Real PC Optimization
PC Speed Up, like most forms of rogue anti-spyware programs, may launch itself without your consent whenever Windows starts. While PC Speed Up is active, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers caution that you should be watchful for attacks like the following:
- Web browser redirect attacks. These may redirect you to PC Speed Up's aforementioned website or block you from visiting sites that could help you remove PC Speed Up (such as anti-malware and PC security websites).
- Security program malfunctions, including crashes or programs refusing to start. In addition, system scans that take place while PC Speed Up is still active, may be unable to detect PC Speed Up or related PC threats.
- Loss of system stability due to PC Speed Up's usage of RAM and other system resources on a constant basis.
Selecting Safe Mode from the advanced boot options menu will allow you to start Windows while not launching PC Speed Up, as well. Afterwards, deleting PC Speed Up shouldn't be difficult, even for non-experts, as long as you have an anti-malware program that's up to the task.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to PC Speed Up may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.
Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.The following files were created in the system:
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PC Speed Up\PCSULauncher.exeFile name: PCSULauncher.exe
Size: 80.68 KB (80688 bytes)
Detection count: 375
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PC Speed Up\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 10, 2014
C:\Program Files\pcspeedup\pcs.exeFile name: C:\Program Files\pcspeedup\pcs.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file