Auto PC Speedup is a system cleanup tool promising to detect and remove malware and PUP Threats, enhance system performance, remove unwanted items impacting system performance, improve system startup time and increase available space on the hard drive. However, a lot of the promises made by Auto PC Speedup are not well-kept. The tool is absolutely unable to identify any real malware. Instead, it presents many false positives with the intention to scare you into buying its full registered version.
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- What issues does Auto PC Speedup fix
- Auto PC Speedup installation methods
- How to delete Auto PC Speedup
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- How to remove Auto PC Speedup using Windows Control Panel
Considering the design, Auto PC Speedup looks identical to Qbit Clean Pro, mBytes Clean Pro, and Incognito Private Shield. These applications are also similar in their deceptive statements they produce to make you subscribe to their licensed versions. Furthermore, Auto PC Speedup is installed by means of bundling with other free applications, whereas the information about additional offers is not fully disclosed. People do not realize that by actually installing specific free utility they additionally allow other third-party software to be injected. Considering these facts, the utility is correctly detected as yet another PUP (potentially unwanted program) that must be removed without delay.
What issues does Auto PC Speedup fix
We have performed a thorough research of Auto PC Speedup and its functionality. In brief, there is absolutely no valuable function that the program can provide you with. Once the software is installed, it immediately begins its work of imitating the checkup of your PC. It modifies certain parameters to be automatically launched when you start your computer. As soon as Windows is loaded, Auto PC Speedup immediately pops up and starts “scanning” your PC. Note that this fake scan lasts within only a couple of seconds. For a decent system optimization software, it is impossible to perform the proper analysis during such a short period of time. Nevertheless, within a twinkle of an eye Auto PC Speedup claims to find 977 potentially unwanted items or even more.
Auto PC Speedup mentions that to fix the reported problems its full version needs to be bought. When you click on its “Start Repair” button the program immediately leads you to its associated payment processing page. Let us put it this way: it is not a problem when some decent software requires the license to remove the malware it identifies. Auto PC Speedup reports invented threats, errors, and malware simply to make you scared about the condition of your computer and force you into obtaining its license.
Auto PC Speedup installation methods
Browser redirections to onepctool.club, i.e. the landing page of Auto PC Speedup, may occur as a result of your PC to be already infected with specific adware that generates random unsolicited pop-ups and forwards you to third-party resources. We are not trying to scare you, however, if you notice that your browser does not function as it should and instead brings you to random suspicious pages, there is a high probability that it got hijacked and is under the control of a specific unwanted program that aims to promote third-party content. You may as well experience other unexpected pop-ups, such as:
- fake alerts in browser demanding to update Adobe Flash Player or Java;
- websites that attempt to force you to enable intrusive web push notifications;
- fake online surveys, questionnaire, reward pages, lotteries, money-winning schemes, etc.
The faulty notifications instructing to perform suspicious software updates may also result in the installation of Auto PC Speedup. Some people may come to the idea that this is some really important system update, so they agree with the proposal and perform the update. Instead, the installer injects Auto PC Speedup and some other malicious programs that negatively impact the system performance instead of optimizing it.
How to delete Auto PC Speedup
The good news is that Auto PC Speedup can be uninstalled manually just as you get rid of other unwanted programs. Access the Control Panel, check the available software, look for Auto PC Speedup and delete it. The program may be still in use, so you might need to first end its task by first going to the Task Manager. Unfortunately, after the PUP is removed this way, there is no guarantee that your computer is free of other adware. It may not be mentioned in the list of programs at all, nevertheless, the adware will secretly perform its malicious activity through one or several processes running in the background. We recommend scanning your PC with either Spyhunter to detect and remove all other infections in your PC and thus make it completely clean.
Automatic Malware removal tools
How to remove Auto PC Speedup using Windows Control PanelMany hijackers and adware like Auto PC Speedup install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
- Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10).
- Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category).
- Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Auto PC Speedup . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Auto PC Speedup easier to find.
- Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes.
- In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.