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Caring Speed Up
Caring Speed Up belongs to the infamous category of computer viruses – Trojans. This makes Caring Speed Up highly dangerous and it is crucial to have it removed as soon as possible.
Trojans are the most notorious type of malicious code out there, and with good reason. These are the most versatile viruses of them all, as they can be programmed to perform a wide range of different malicious tasks. And this, in turn, is what has made them extremely popular with hackers of all kinds. Hence, Trojans are accountable for some 80%-90% of all malware attacks.
Another very valuable quality that Trojans possess is their stealth. They are experts at quietly infiltrating your system and remaining there equally quietly without drawing any attention to themselves as they do their dirty work. Moreover, malware like Caring Speed Up, Wup.exe, TickTackSpeedUp are actually known to be able to hide deep in the victims’ systems for as long as several years at a time! So it’s already pretty great news that you’ve managed to detect this variant. All you need to do now is remove it from your computer. And that can be taken care of with the help of our manual removal guide that we’ve posted just below this article. Alternatively, as this is a rather tricky task, you can also make use of our professional removal tool, which will perform a full system scan and handle the infection automatically.
The CaringSpeedUp Virus
As the CaringSpeedUp virus is a relatively new Trojan horse variant, there’s not enough data available to determine its exact purpose at the moment. Furthermore, as we’ve already stated, there’s a whole plethora of different malicious tasks that the CaringSpeedUp virus may have been programmed for.
Please follow all the steps below in orderto remove Caring Speed Up !
How to remove Caring Speed Up
First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Caring Speed Up in the programs list that would show up.
Select Caring Speed Up from the list and click on Uninstall.
Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Caring Speed Up .
If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Caring Speed Up .
If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Caring Speed Up from Chrome
Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
Go to more tools
Now select extensions
Remove the Caring Speed Up extension
Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Caring Speed Up and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
Get rid of Caring Speed Up by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Caring Speed Up ” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Caring Speed Up
Open task manager
Look for the Caring Speed Up process
Select it and click on End task
Open the file location to delete Caring Speed Up
Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
If you don’t see a “Caring Speed Up ” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Caring Speed Up
Click on the home button
Search for Startup Apps
Look for Caring Speed Up in there
Uninstall Caring Speed Up from Startup Apps by turning it off
Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Caring Speed Up -related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Caring Speed Up in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
What we can do, though, is outline the main and most common usages of these malicious programs, so that you at least have some understanding of what you might be faced with. For one, this Trojan may be used to exploit your system’s resources and put your computer to work for the hackers behind the malware. For example, it can be turned into a bot and made to send out spam messages or infected other computers within the same network with this or other malicious software. Alternatively, your PC can be set to mine cryptocurrencies for the cybercriminals behind Caring Speed Up which is a phenomenon that we are seeing more and more of lately. Another possible and also very common usage involves data theft. There are numerous techniques in which Caring Speed Up can steal information from your PC, and many more ways in which the hackers may choose to misuse that information. For instance, the Trojan can tap into your mic and webcam and allow the hackers to gather compromising material to blackmail you with. Then there’s the more likely scenario of the virus logging your keystrokes and/or hijacking your traffic, so the hackers can gain access to banking details or other sensitive data. Needless to say, you may fall victim to fraud, identity theft and you may simply just be robbed of your money. And that’s only just a few of the things that this virus infection may lead to, which is why it’s vital that it be dealt with accordingly and without delay.
About the author
Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.