|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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Speed Optimizer Guru from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Speed Optimizer Guru from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Speed Optimizer Guru from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Speed Optimizer Guru from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Speed Optimizer Guru from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Speed Optimizer Guru from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Speed Optimizer Guru from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Speed Optimizer Guru from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Speed Optimizer Guru
Step 2: Uninstall Speed Optimizer Guru 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 Speed Optimizer Guru 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 Speed Optimizer Guru there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Speed Optimizer Guru from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Speed Optimizer Guru 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 Speed Optimizer Guru 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 Speed Optimizer Guru files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Speed Optimizer Guru, 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 Speed Optimizer Guru 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 Speed Optimizer Guru 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 Speed Optimizer Guru 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 Speed Optimizer Guru 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 Speed Optimizer Guru will be removed.
Eliminate Speed Optimizer Guru 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.