DrSpeedyPC gives you the suggestion that it can heal your PC and make it faster, but, unfortunately, we have found that this application is far from perfect, and, in fact, it might even cause some security risks for your computer. Therefore, we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Apart from showing some questionable traits, this PUP can also display third-party advertisements in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer through an extension it installs silently. We cannot say that DrSpeedyPC is a direct danger to your virtual security, but there are certain risks that you need to be aware of if this PUP is on your PC or you are planning to download it. We hope that from this report you will see clearly why we recommend that you delete DrSpeedyPC in order to keep your computer clean.
Once this software is installed on your system, it installs browser extensions in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer in order to be able to display commercials and pop-up advertisements in those browsers. So whenever you go surfing the net, you will be disrupted by annoying ads here and there. You might think that simply closing those can stop the flow. Unfortunately, only removing DrSpeedyPC and the extensions can effectively lower the exposure to unreliable third-party content these ads might hold.
DrSpeedyPC is supposed to be an optimizer program that cleans up your hard drive and your Windows registry in order to make your system run faster. We have seen similar attempts going down the drain as PUPs. The truth is that the free version is totally useless since if you run a scan, you will not have a detailed report, only the number of errors the PUP claims to have found. We have noticed that these errors are usually not even dangerous ones, but rather harmless ones. Of course, you can only see the proper report and fix the issues if you pay almost $40. We suggest that you do some more research and download a more reliable program. What sense does it make to have a 180-day trial version, if all it can do is show you how many errors it finds? Do you feel any safer or faster? If you remove DrSpeedyPC, you can save some space for sure and your computer will also be a bit safer.
You can find the official website at drspeedypc.com, although we do not think that too many users land on that site. You can download the software from there, but what are the chances of finding this site, really? It is more likely that you download a bundled version from some freeware website. However, what you should know is that if you choose a questionable file-sharing site as your source, chances are you download an infected bundle that contains malware programs beside the freeware or any legitimate software. Installing such a package could easily cause a lot of headaches for you and struggle for your operating system. The choice is in your hands.
If you decide to remove DrSpeedyPC, you can use our step-by-step instructions below. First, you have to uninstall the application itself via Control Panel and, then, take care of the browser extensions in the related browsers. In order to make sure that there is no more threat on your PC, we advise you to run a full system scan. For that you can use a free online malware scanner. But before using any, you should research it not to bump into one that tries to fool you with false results. Researching the software or tools you want to use can protect you and your operating system from unnecessary security issues.
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