|Name||Speed Optimizer Guru|
|Type||PUP, System Optimizer Utility|
|Short Description||It promises to enhance the PC’s performance.|
|Symptoms||Alterations of the Windows Registry, PC slowdowns.|
|Distribution Method||In freeware packages or downloaded from freeware pages.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Speed Optimizer Guru|
Speed Optimizer Guru comes from the family of PUPs or potentially unwanted programs. It is advertised as a utility that enhances the PC’s performance but unfortunately it won’t do much good to the system. On the contrary, Speed Optimizer Guru messes up the Windows Registry so that it starts every time the PC is rebooted. The program is also reported to connect to the Internet and install a Windows Service. Also, it adds a Windows Firewall exception to make sure that nothing will intervene with its activities. Speed Optimizer Guru’s primary executable is the well-known updater.exe.
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More about Updater.exe read here: Updater.exe Description
Speed Optimizer Guru Distribution Technique
The program was most likely downloaded together with another freeware product under its advanced/custom installer option. We have talked about the bundling method enough, but it is always safe to remember how to avoid it. Just select the Custom installation and uncheck any software you don’t want downloaded to your PC.
The program may also be promoted on various freeware pages. Always make sure to research free software prior to installing it ‘blindly’. As a matter of fact, many tools of the sort such as Advanced System Optimizer, One SystemCare, Win PC Optimizer, etc, promise useful services to the user but end up only compromising his PC’s well-being.
Speed Optimizer Guru Description and Behavior
As we already cleared out, the program will add registry keys once it is installed. The software is a Windows Service, designed to run steadily in the background of the system. Moreover, a background controller service is also added. The user can try and delay the start of the service manually from the service manager.
Keep in mind, though that a scheduled task is added to the Windows Task Scheduler so that the program is launched at specific times depending on the program’s exact version. Here they are:
- Splash.exe – scheduled as the task ‘SpeedOptimizerGuru_Popup’ which runs on a daily basis at 3:45 PM.
- privoxy.exe – also added as a Firewall exception.
Here is a list of the additional .dll and .exe files the program may install on the PC, provided by ShouldIRemoveIt:
Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community)
To eliminate all traces of the program, the user should uninstall all files associated with Speed Optimizer Guru.
Speed Optimizer Guru Removal Options
The safest way to wipe out all traces of the PUP, running a capable AV program is recommended. However, there are several steps the user can try to remove it manually. In the end, scanning the system should be a prerogative since Speed Optimizer Guru may have brought more troublesome software.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter