Win Speedup 2018 Fake Optimizer — How to Remove It Fully

This blog post has been made to explain what is Win Speedup 2018 and how to remove it permanently from your computer system.

Win Speedup 2018 is a potentially unwanted software that is being advertised as an useful and legitimate tool. It attempts to coerce the users into paying for a full license for the application. At the same time it hijacks sensitive personal information.

Threat Summary

NameWin Speedup 2018
TypePotentially Unwanted Program / Fake Registry Cleaning App
Short DescriptionMay pretend to clean up your registry errors and speed up your computer, but in fact it’s goal may just be to get you to pay a lot for it’s full version.
SymptomsSlow performance of your computer plus different types of advertisements to begin appearing.
Distribution MethodVia bundled installers, fake setups or via other PUP that has already been installed on your PC.
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Win Speedup 2018– How Did I Get It

The Win Speedup 2018 applications is distributed using several different methods. The reported campaign seems to focus on a main site that is customized using a popular design template. It is a copy of other similar software and attempts to coerce the users into downloading and installing it.

The site reveals that there is a difference between the free and premium versions of the Win Speedup 2018 utility. Using various marketing tricks the target users are shown the difference between the two editions using a comparison table. The site attempts to influence the victims even before the app is started into buying the paid version.

Other distribution tactics include the use of phishing emails that use social engineering (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com authored by Martin Beltov. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/win-speedup-2018-fake-optimizer-remove-fully/