|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
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.
- 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:
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
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"
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"
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 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.