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Manual Removal Guide for PU.SpeedItUp

August 23rd, 2017
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "PU.SpeedItUp" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:

  • pups

Description:

PU.SpeedItUp scans the computer for errors and invalid registry entries in order to improve system stability.

Removal Instructions:

Autorun:

Please use Spybot-S&D, RunAlyzer or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries.

  • Entries named "SpeedItupFree" and pointing to "?<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpeedItup Free\speeditupfree.exe?".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.

  • The file at "<$COMMONDESKTOP>\SpeedItup Free.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\SpeedItup Free.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\SpeedItup Free\SpeedItup Free.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\SpeedItup Free\Uninstall SpeedItup Free.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONSTARTMENU>\SpeedItup Free.lnk".
  • The file at "<$LOCALSETTINGS>\Temp\spuad0.exe".
  • The file at "<$LOCALSETTINGS>\Temp\spuad1.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Display Offer\delayexec.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Display Offer\wait.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpeedItup Free\delayexec.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpeedItup Free\spdfrmon.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpeedItup Free\speeditupfree.exe".
  • The file at "<$SYSDRIVE>\Program Files (x86)\SpeedItup Free\upgradepath.ini".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\SpeedItup Free\uninstall.exe".

Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If PU.SpeedItUp uses rootkit technologies, use the rootkit scanner integrated into Spybot-S&D 2.x or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.

  • The directory at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\SpeedItup Free".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Display Offer".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpeedItup Free".
  • The directory at "<$SYSDRIVE>\Program Files (x86)\SpeedItup Free".
  • The directory at "<$WINDIR>\SpeedItup Free".

Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If PU.SpeedItUp uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.

  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "spdfrmon.Gate.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "spdfrmon.Gate", plus associated values.
  • Delete the registry key "{0142D788-C4FC-4ED8-2222-D654E27AF7F8}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{A1011E88-B997-11CF-2222-0080C7B2D6BB}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{A1843388-EFC2-49C9-2222-FC0C403B0EBB}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{A19F8F88-F91E-4E49-2222-BD21AB39D1BB}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{A19F8F88-F91E-4E49-2222-BD21AB39D1BB}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{A1D87888-DEAA-4971-2222-5D5046F2B3BB}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{A245B088-41FA-478E-8DEA-86177F1394BB}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\".
  • Delete the registry key "spdfrmon.exe" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\".
  • Delete the registry key "spdfrmon" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\".
  • Delete the registry key "spdfrmon" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\".
  • Delete the registry key "spdfrmon" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\".
  • Delete the registry key "SpeeditupFree" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\".

If PU.SpeedItUp uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,

  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.