What Is VixSpeedup?
VixSpeedup is one of those unwanted programs that are known as rogue software. These are a family of apps with different names that all belong to the same family of programs related to PC Accelerate Pro. VixSpeedup aims to enter your Mac and begin to run several different scans on it, which may almost always detect many different errors. This program’s main goal is to get you to purchase the full version of the software, which may pretend to remove errors that may not even exist in the first place.
Read this guide to learn more about VixSpeedup and how to remove it from your computer effectively.
|Name||VixSpeedup, also known as PcAcceleratePro, SilverSpeedup, PerecSpeedup, NobleCap, YixSpeedUp, EsphenacyASP, OnrymSpeedup, NoblePCAP|
|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 PC Accelerate Pro 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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VixSpeedup – Activity Report
VixSpeedup is an app that belongs to the PC Accelerate Pro family of rogue applications. Once it enters your computer it may begin to run automatically and perform scans that almost always detect something is wrong with your computer, even though this may not be true at all:
VixSpeedup can be spread onto computers by being downloaded from a website that may pose as a fake error page on your browser. Usually, such websites often end up being on your browser due to an adware or a browser hijacker of some sort. These apps often spread ads on your computer with the idea of downloading such dubious programs.
Another way VixSpeedup could have entered your PC is very likely if this software has been added to it as a result of bundling. This means that VixSpeedup could have been included and advertised as an “optional offer” in the setup of another free app you could have recently installed on your Mac. Such programs often end up being various freeware, like converters, video players, and other useful apps.
When VixSpeedup is installed on your computer, it may situate its files in the following directories of your local disk:
Then, VixSpeedup could begin to run automated scans of your computer and will detect errors. These errors may not even be actual errors, but the way it looks, it may fool even experienced users that they must fix their computer. And to fix it, VixSpeedup wants you to upgrade to the full version, which costs a lot of money and may enroll you into a subscription scheme. Such schemes often drain money from your account on a regular basis (annually, monthly). And to top that out, this software may also ask you to call “tech support” if you have any questions, which could lead you to people that may only be after your money.
These are the reasons to consider removing VixSpeedup from your computer.
How to Remove VixSpeedup from Your Computer
VixSpeedup is not an app that is particularly easy to uninstall. It may add a registry object that makes it run automatically on startup. It may also leave one of its program files running as a Windows Task Manager’s hidden process to prevent you from uninstalling it. Be advised that VixSpeedup should be removed if you follow the guide below, but it is also recommended to have some experience with removing such software. In case you haven’t done this before, we strongly recommend to follow the experts’ advice and run a scan of your computer using anti-malware software. Such a program will automatically detect any adware or unwanted software, like VixSpeedup, and get rid of it.
- Guide 1: How to Remove VixSpeedup from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of VixSpeedup from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove VixSpeedup from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase VixSpeedup from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall VixSpeedup from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove VixSpeedup from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate VixSpeedup from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove VixSpeedup from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove VixSpeedup
Step 2: Uninstall VixSpeedup 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 VixSpeedup 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 VixSpeedup there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of VixSpeedup from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall VixSpeedup 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 VixSpeedup 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 VixSpeedup files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as VixSpeedup, 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 VixSpeedup 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 VixSpeedup 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 VixSpeedup 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 VixSpeedup 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 VixSpeedup will be removed.
Eliminate VixSpeedup 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.