RedSpeedup Virus

RedSpeedup

RedSpeedup is a very dangerous and stealthy cyber threat capable of entering your computer unnoticed and taking over critical system processes. Infections like RedSpeedup are known as Trojan Horses and they are among the worst possible type of malware you could encounter.

RedSpeedup

The RedSpeedup virus is generally really stealthy

There is definitely no shortage of malware threats on the Internet these days and one of the worst examples of that are viruses like RedSpeedup and TsapriSpeedup, or, in other words, Trojan Horse viruses. We are sure you have already heard about the Trojan Horse category of malware – after all, this is probably the most widespread form of malware and the hackers behind are known for using these threats in many different ways. It is essential that people learn how to protect their machines from such threats because once a Trojan enters the system there may be no signs of its presence and the damage it causes may oftentimes be irreversible. Even if you are a Mac user who thinks that their machine is immune to such infections, you ought to know that this isn’t quite right. In the recent years, and especially in the recent several months the numbers of Trojan Horses developed to attack Mac machines have gone up quite a lot. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if you use PC, Mac or if you predominantly use your smartphone to browse the Internet, protecting your devices from threats of this type is crucial and that is why we advise you to read the whole article, especially if you suspect that a Trojan named RedSpeedup has infected you.

The RedSpeedup Virus

The RedSpeedup virus is a very new Trojan Horse and there is still more research to be done on it in order to learn about all of its specifics. What we can tell you about it at the moment is that the RedSpeedup virus is a malicious piece of software that may be really difficult to notice while in the system.

The Trojan infections are generally really stealthy, and this one is no exception. Therefore, the fact that you are here is a step in the right direction – it means that, at the very, you have been able to notice something that alerted you to the presence of the virus. One problem with such newer infections is the potential inability of the antivirus programs to deal with the threat. The reason for that is because the antivirus may not yet have the malware added to its database – an especially common issue with zero-day infections. If you have RedSpeedup inside your machine and your antivirus cannot remove it (or if you don’t have an antivirus), then it is advisable that you follow the steps from the guide below. They will help you locate the malicious data related to RedSpeedup and remove it in order to get rid of the Trojan. However, if the manual steps aren’t quite enough, it would be a good idea to try out the professional removal software that you can find in the guide (especially if you have no other security software in your computer at the moment). Hopefully, with the help of our guide, you should be able to get rid of the insidious infection and make your computer safe again. In case you have any questions, feel free to share them within the comments section on this page.

SUMMARY:

Name RedSpeedup
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  The Trojans may not show any symptoms, but they may also slow-down your computer, trigger errors and cause BSOD crashes (among other similar disturbances).
Distribution Method The use of pirated software installers is a common technique for spreading such malicious threats.
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How to Uninstall the RedSpeedup Virus

If you are looking for a way to remove RedSpeedup you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for RedSpeedup and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall RedSpeedup as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of RedSpeedup completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

    Step3

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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    Step4

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Step5

    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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    About the author

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    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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