OptiSpeed is a program that claims it can improve your PC by optiizing it’s system. However, many reputable researchers, like Malwarebytes, have determined that OptiSpeed may in some cases use false positives (fake detections) to convince you that your computer has issues and needs to e fixed. But for you to use OptiSpeed and fix those non-existent threats, then you are obliged to buy OptiSpeed for it to remove these threats. This is what makes OptiSpeed one of those potentially unwanted programs, also known as PUP. Read this article to learn more about OptiSpeed and how you can remove it effectively.
|Short Description||May display false positives into scaring you off to purchase its full version.|
|Symptoms||The program OptiSpeed will show automatic scans and a lot of pop-ups asking your “Repair All” errors.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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OptiSpeed – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The main way via which OptiSpeed could have landed on your machine is likely software bundling. This means that the program may be included in the installation wizards of other programs. There it may be advertised as an “Optional offer” or a “Free extra” to your installation. It is not usually easy to opt out of OptiSpeed either, because the software could be hidden in one of the install steps of the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation modes of another free app you may have downloaded from a third-party site.
Once Opti-Speed is installed on your computer, it may begin to appear like the following:
The software could detect a lot of different types of errors that may trick you that there are severe risks on your computer which should be removed right away. To remove them, OptiSpeed wants you to get its full version. If you are offered the full version, it is reccomended not to upgrade to it. The main reason for that is the possibility of you being enrolled in an automated payment scheme that may take money from your account each year to automatically renew your OptiSpeed license even if you have deleted the program.
Not only this, but also OptiSpeed could cause more harm than good to your computer. This is because the automated scans and pop-ups of this program could slow your PC down and could take up unnecessary CPU or RAM from your PC. This could be done to create an atmosphere of your PC being slower than usual – only one more reason why they want you to get the full version of OptiSpeed.
Remove OptiSpeed Effectively from Your PC
If you want OptiSpeed to be removed from your computer, then we strongly recommend that you read the instructions underneath. They have been made so that you can delete this program from your computer step by step. However, since OptiSpeed also creates scheduled tasks and other operations that can make it harder to delete, it is reccomended that you remove it automatically. According to security professionals the best way of doing this is to run automatic scan with a professional malware removal program, that will hunt for and eliminate all OptiSpeed objects from your computer and make sure that such apps are not installed in it in the future too.
- Guide 1: How to Remove OptiSpeed from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of OptiSpeed from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove OptiSpeed from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase OptiSpeed from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall OptiSpeed from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove OptiSpeed from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate OptiSpeed from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove OptiSpeed from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove OptiSpeed
Step 2: Uninstall OptiSpeed and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by OptiSpeed on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by OptiSpeed there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of OptiSpeed from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall OptiSpeed and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove OptiSpeed via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove OptiSpeed from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase OptiSpeed from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall OptiSpeed from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove OptiSpeed from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the OptiSpeed will be removed.
Eliminate OptiSpeed from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.