Oh, god, it seems today is an evil day. Now I can see many threats reported by PC Speed Clean which I newly installed a few days ago for free. I am sure if it would work well because every time when I boot up my computer, it will quickly and automatically scan the whole computer for me but always tells me my computer is under a high risk. I guess this security tool cannot delete those threat reported by itself at all. And I am not sure if there are so many threats on my computer. I am very worried about the state of my computer and afraid if my personal data is safe or not. Could you please help me to fix it?

Brief Introduction to PC Speed Clean

PC Speed Clean is actually a fake optimizer or a rouge antispyware. However, many PC users may believe it is a legit security program, since it claims that it is the best tool to help you delete unnecessary files, registry entries and errors to safely and effectively improve performance and get your PC running fast and smooth again, but actually it does the bad or opposite effect to your computer. And also you should notice that this PC Speed Clean can be compatible with all Windows systems and also work well on tablets and smart phones. Once you install this program on your computer, it will simultaneously change the start-up items in system and insert its executable files in it. Thus it can automatically initiate a full scan for your computer when you boot up your computer. After fake PC Speed Clean finishes the scanning, it will tell you that your computer is under high risks by displaying bad threats, junk files and system errors. When seeing so many threats messing up on computer, many victims are worried about their PC and will quickly click “Remove” button to expect this so-call security tool to delete all those threats. Then it will tell you that you need to purchase the full version of PC Speed Clean in order to completely remove all threats. Now you can figure out that it is a rogue malware to defraud your money. In fact, it just scares you by showing fake security warning, and in many cases, those infected files don’t even exist in your system. Don’t trust this fake antivirus, it is actually a malware itself and does no good to your computer.

PC Speed Clean is a fake antivirus that has no capability to optimize, speed up and protect your computer but instead performs harmful tasks on your PC. It can block and disable legitimate Windows applications and other normal functions like Windows Task Manager and Registry editor. Furthermore it would even damage the .exe file association. Every time when fake PC Speed Clean automatically runs to scan, it actually disables system programs and destroys computer security shell, which will result in more and more loopholes and create opportunities to bring other viruses to mess up computer. It would bring browser hijacker, Trojan horse, worm, ransomware and so on. In this case, there will be more malicious processes or programs running in the system and occupying the rest capacity of CPU. What’s worse, some aggressive processes can alter, delete normally-running windows programs. Since these malicious processes or programs totally take up system resource and Internet resource, your computer’s performance will be severely degraded and slowed down. When you run a large program on your computer, you will find that it hard to open even crashes over and over again. Due to this fake antivirus, you cannot surf on the Internet smoothly and quickly as usual, or even you get browser crashing down. In summary, don’t trust this fake and malicious security tool and it just does more damages to your computer and put computer security into worse situation. You should uninstall PC Speed Clean as soon as possible.

Properties of the Fake Anti-virus Spyware

-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk

-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer

-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer

-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs

-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen

Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by PC Speed Clean. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

A Screenshot of PC Speed Clean Virus (Fake Antivirus Alert)


Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.

In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and tap F8 key constantly when computer is booting back up to get safe mode options on the screen, use arrow keys to highlight the option you want to enter then press E/Enter key. * Usually, this rogue program will be disabled from automatically starting in safe modes. Users will be able to fix the PC Speed Clean problem without constantly blocks from the fake AV. If you are a Windows 8 user, click here and learn how to boot up Windows 8 to safe mode.


For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.

safe mode system choose

After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.


Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to PC Speed Clean, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.


Then try to find PC Speed Clean, highlight it and choose Remove.


Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:

YouTube Video Removal Guide:


If PC Speed Clean is installed to your computer, it will be configured to run automatically along with the operating system, and each time when you start up your computer it will pretend to be computer internet security software to run and display fake security state of your computer to scare you. It aims at tricking you to purchase its fake full version. This fake antivirus also performs destructive activities on your computer. PC Speed Clean virus damages the main system files to make it be able to pop up even under troubleshooting mode such as safe mode and safe mode with networking. It damages some fatal system to slow down computer performance. What you should do promptly is to remove it and install a real reputable antivirus program to protect your computer instead of a fake one.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of PC Speed Clean virus? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 3, 2014 10:10 am

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