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MultiSpeedUp is a harmful Trojan horse virus that is distributed throughout the internet via spam messages and clickbait ads. MultiSpeedUp typically enters the system without being spotted by the user and then it starts launching different malicious processes in the system without permission.
The viruses of the Trojan horse category like TickTackSpeedup, Caring Speed Up are the most widespread form of malware mainly due to their stealthiness and their versatility. Each week, dozens of new Trojan horse threats get created and, since most antivirus programs rely on their databases to detect malware attacks, newer Trojans that are yet to be added to those databases tend to remain undetected once they invade the computers of their victims.
MultiSpeedUp is one such new virus of the Trojan horse family and if you think that it may currently be in your computer, be sure to read carefully the next lines and then complete all the steps from the guide down below. Hopefully, after you complete the guide, any malware that may have potentially been hiding in your system will be gone.
The Multi Speed Up Virus
Even though Trojan viruses like the Multi Speed Up virus in general, are known as stealthy forms of malware that are quite difficult to detect manually due to their typical lack of visible symptoms, there may still be certain red flags users may notice if the Multi Speed Up virus attacks their system.
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove MultiSpeedUp!
How to remove MultiSpeedUp
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find MultiSpeedUp in the programs list that would show up.
- Select MultiSpeedUp 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 MultiSpeedUp.
- If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to MultiSpeedUp.
- 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 MultiSpeedUp from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the MultiSpeedUp 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 MultiSpeedUp 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.
- Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.
How to get rid of MultiSpeedUp on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the MultiSpeedUp extension
- Get rid of MultiSpeedUp by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
- Open 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:
- Start Edge
- 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 “MultiSpeedUp” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete MultiSpeedUp
- Open task manager
- Look for the MultiSpeedUp process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete MultiSpeedUp
- 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 “MultiSpeedUp” 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.
- 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 MultiSpeedUp
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for MultiSpeedUp in there
- Uninstall MultiSpeedUp from Startup Apps by turning it off
- Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any MultiSpeedUp-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 MultiSpeedUp in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
Is MultiSpeedUp dangerous?
One common red flag is the sudden crash of the computer and the appearance of a blue error screen that notifies the user about a serious error which is preventing the computer from starting normally. This is also known as a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crash and it is an indication of a significant software or hardware problem. Even though BSOD crashes can be caused by a wide variety of issues, a Trojan horse infection is certainly a possible candidate for the potential cause of the crash. Therefore, you should definitely check your computer for hiding viruses if your machine experiences a BSOD crash.
Other, less extreme software errors, as well as screen freezes and an overall slowness of the computer, may also indicate a potential malware infection. Again, those are symptoms that could be caused by other issues in the systems (or even by regular processes that are resource-intensive), yet you should still not rule out the possibility of a Trojan horse infection.
Some Trojans may make changes in different system settings or alter programs such as the browser without your permission so if you notice that anything’s been changed without you having permitted it, you should definitely investigate.
Is MultiSpeedUp a virus?
Most Trojans are either used to take over their victim’s machines and to then use them for spam email distribution, DDoS attacks, and cryptocurrency mining, or they are utilized as backdoor tools for Ransomware infections. However, some Trojans are also potent espionage and data-theft tools. There are also other things that Trojans can do so it’s difficult to determine the exact goal of a newly released virus such as MultiSpeedUp. The one certain thing here, however, is that you should remove MultiSpeedUp ASAP, or else the consequences of its presence in your computer may be irreversible.
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