PC SpeedLane Fake Speed Up Program – How to Remove It

PC SpeedLane Fake Speed Up Program – How to Remove It

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This article has been created in order to help explain what is PC SpeedLane hoax software and how you can remove it from your computer effectively.

A new hoax system optimizer software going by the name of PC SpeedLane has been going around the web and running fake system scans to display system errors that do not exist on the victims computer. These errors’ primary goal is to get users to remove those errors but to do so, they have to purchase the full version of the software which is not cheap. According to researchers it is likely that this program is trying to scam you that your computer has performance issues and aims to get you to register it to pay the full version, which may basically do nothing. If you want to remove PC SpeedLane completely from your computer, we advise that you read this article carefully.

Threat Summary

NamePC SpeedLane
TypeHoax Antivirus (System Optimizer)
Short DescriptionPretends that your computer has performance issues to get you to purchase it’s full version.
SymptomsThe PC SpeedLane software may run automatically on your computer and run scans that display flashing images of performance issues on your computer..
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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PC SpeedLane – Propagation

The main method via which the PC SpeedLane software may propagate are web page that also aim to decieve you that your system is at risk. We have encoutnered a lot of such web pages to appear in a lot of different types, including the recently found “Your Windows Computer is Infected With (4) Viruses!” scam messages, that exist in different forms and come on your computer as a result of adware that is installed and is causing ads and redirects to such pages:

In addition to this, the program itself may be directly advertised on your computer via bundled installers. These type of installers are often of the free programs you download on a regular basis such as your free media player that you use or any other helper software. The installers of those programs are often modified by software-providing sites to include programs, like PC SpeedLane added “as a free extra” to your current installation. The setup prompt may appear in proximity to what the image below shows:

PCSpeedLane – More Information

The PC SpeedLane software may run automatically after it has been installed on your computer. This may result in the program finding various different errors or so it claims, accoridng to latest Symantec reports:

Image Credit – Symantec Threat Response

In addition to this, the PC SpeedLane software also modifies the following Windows registry entries on your computer:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”Language” = “1033”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”Version” = “2.1.1”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”ProdType” = “pcat”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”InstallPath” = “%ProgramFiles%\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”ExitPop” = “1”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”LOAD_LINK” = “http://www.pcspeedlane.com/run/click/speedlaneweb/go/regc”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”ConFilesURL” = “http://www.pcspeedlane.com/setupit/products/pcat/stubimages/pcspeedlane0504/”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”ConfName” = “downfilelist.txt”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”SendAnonInfo” = “1”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”UNIQUEID” = “72c9ea8f8266b506″
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”STUBDOWNLOADTIME” = “2018-05-15 13:43:39.754287″
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”SpeedLane-loadlink” = “http://www.pcspeedlane.com/[URL PARAMETERS]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”OptionalAddOnInstalled” = “”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”ExternalAppInstalled” = “”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”RemoveExternalApp” = “0”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”lang_id” = “0”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”c2″ = “VersionA”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”defaultpostfix” = “DE,DA”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”Inno Setup: Setup Version” = “5.5.5 (u)”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”Inno Setup: App Path” = “%ProgramFiles%\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”InstallLocation” = “%ProgramFiles%\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”Inno Setup: Icon Group” = “SpeedLane\PC SpeedLane”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”Inno Setup: User” = “Administrator”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”Inno Setup: Language” = “en”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”DisplayName” = “PC SpeedLane”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”UninstallString” = “”%ProgramFiles%\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\gouninst.exe” /keyprog=PCSpeedLane_is1″
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”QuietUninstallString” = “”%ProgramFiles%\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\unins000.exe” /SILENT”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”DisplayVersion” = “2.1.1”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”NoModify” = “0”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”NoRepair” = “0”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”InstallDate” = “20180521”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”MajorVersion” = “2”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”MinorVersion” = “1”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”EstimatedSize” = “6853”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”DisplayIcon” = “%ProgramFiles%\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\PCSpeedLane.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”Publisher” = “SpeedLane”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”URLInfoAbout” = “http://www.pcspeedlane.com/support.html?lang=en”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”HelpLink” = “http://www.pcspeedlane.com/support.html?lang=en”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”InstallSource” = “C:\ProgramData\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”VERSION_SFX” = “EN”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”USER_INST” = “Administrator”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”Un_SetupName” = “payloadSetup-Lane.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”RegCompany” = “SpeedLane”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”RegOwner” = “SpeedLane”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”SEPrefix” = “SPLANE_”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”registryHive” = “HKLM”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”extLaunch” = “Runapp.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”_QuietUninstallString” = “”%ProgramFiles%\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\unins000.exe” /SILENT”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PCSpeedLane_is1\”_UninstallString” = “”%ProgramFiles%\SpeedLane\PCSpeedLane\unins000.exe””

This happens right before the software creates it’s files on your PC, the locations of which and names are as follows:

%AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SpeedLane\PC SpeedLane

The program’s main purpose is to perform such automatic scans and find errors that are not usually there. In return, the cyber-security analysts at Symantec have established that it wants users to pay hefty registration fees which may automatically drain money as soon as the subscription period expires. The program asks you to register when you click on the “Continue” button, while believing it will start fixing the performance issues on your PC:

Image Credit – Symantec Threat Response

These types of hoax antivirus or system optimizer programs are quite a lot out there and they are not easy to remove. This is why we advise that you keep reading this article to learn how to get rid of this program without having to reinstall Windows.

Remove PC Speed Lane from Your Computer

To make sure that this program is gone from your PC, you can try removing it manually or automatically, by using the information we have provided in the removal steps that are below this article. Be advised to perform manual removal only if you have extensive experience in malware deletion and know how to eradicate this software. Otherwise, the best method to automatically remove PC SpeedLane according to security experts is by running a scan with the aid of an advanced anti-malware software. Such program will help you to remove PC SpeedLane automatically by detecting and deleting all of it’s objects on your PC while in the same time providing future protection for your PC as well.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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