What is SilverSpeedup?
SilverSpeedup is the name of a rogue application. It aims to mislead people that they need it due to its capability of optimizing and protecting different versions of the Windows operating system. However, once it obtains access to the system, it will perform a scan that generates false positives and unexisting issue. Even though some of the detected issues may be real, they may not be harmful to the system at all. The end goal of rogue applications like SilverSpeedup is to make as many people as possible buy the license for its full version. To be more persuasive, it states that a purchase will enable the automatic removal of all detected issues.
A program of this kind is very likely to land on PCs with various software bundles. Or it can be launched for download on different suspicious sites. Either way, it is still a program that exposes your system to the risk of malware intrusions instead of keeping it protected against them. Furthermore, you may fall victim to data theft and financial losses.
Here is why we recommend a thorough removal process of SilverSpeedup from the Windows system. If you want to find reliable removal steps for this rogue application, go check the last paragraph of this article.
|Name||SilverSpeedup / Silver Speedup|
|Type||PUP / Hoax System Optimizer|
|Short Description||May pretend to find a lot of errors on your PC to get you to purchase it’s full version.|
|Symptoms||You may start seeing SilverSpeedup popping up automatically on your PC and running automatic scans that catch errors every time.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss SilverSpeedup.|
SilverSpeedup – Distribution Methods and Dangers of Having It
The program SilverSpeedup can be categorized as a potentially unwanted program as it definitely does more harm than good to PCs it accesses. It is sometimes referred to a virus due to the fact that quite often users don’t install it by their will. The good news is that it won’t necessarily corrupt the system as a typical malware will do.
The bad news is that once installed SilverSpeedup, is able to steal sensitive credentials, cause financial losses, and enable fraudsters to install malicious software. Here we should note that the same app has been detected to be operating under a different name which is PC Accelerate Pro. So keep in mind that anti-malware tools may detect this nasty app with this name too.
How this program is typically being spread is via software bundles available for free on the Internet. It may be promoted as a free extra that will keep the device safe and optimized. Yet another method of its distribution is its direct upload to various dubious sites that claim it to be reliable and trustworthy. As a way to prevent your PC from being affected by such apps in the future, it is good to review carefully the details listed in software setups. In addition, you should better visit and download apps from their official websites only.
As regards the behavior of SilverSpeedup, once it obtains access to a computer system, it runs a scan that presumably checks all existing folders for unnecessary/harmful files. As a matter of fact, this app will always report issues that somehow prevent the system from running smoothly. The goal is to convince you that you should resolve all these issues as soon as possible. If you initiate a cleaning process, however, you will be asked to pay for a license key that will unlock all app’s features.
Beware that all system status reports generated by SilverSpeedup are fake. Even if some of the issues do exist, they won’t be that critical for the system for sure. Apps like SilverSpeedup are not to be trusted. They are created by fraudsters who want to obtain sensitive credentials and steal money. Therefore, registration for the full version of this app won’t improve system performance neither it will make the system more secure against malware intrusions.
Rogue apps like SilverSpeedup are fraudulent versions of credible apps. They are made to look just like the original versions of some well-known apps. Cybercriminals who develop rogue apps aim to trick people into sharing sensitive information while believing that they’re inputting data into reliable software released by a trustworthy brand. To prevent SilverSpeedup from allowing hackers to infect your PC with additional malware and keep your sensitive data safe, we advise you to remove it fully from your machine.
How to Remove SilverSpeedup from Windows
Removing SilverSpeedup should be performed methodologically and properly. One way to effectively remove SilverSpeedup virus is to follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. They have been created with the main idea to help you remove this app either manually or automatically. The many files created by the app could be hard to find manually. That’s why it is recommendable to combine the steps while removing SilverSpeedup.
- Guide 1: How to Remove SilverSpeedup from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of SilverSpeedup from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove SilverSpeedup from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase SilverSpeedup from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall SilverSpeedup from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove SilverSpeedup from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate SilverSpeedup from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove SilverSpeedup from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SilverSpeedup
Step 2: Uninstall SilverSpeedup 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 SilverSpeedup 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 SilverSpeedup there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of SilverSpeedup from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall SilverSpeedup 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 SilverSpeedup 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 SilverSpeedup files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as SilverSpeedup, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove SilverSpeedup 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 SilverSpeedup 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 SilverSpeedup 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 SilverSpeedup 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 SilverSpeedup will be removed.
Eliminate SilverSpeedup 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.