TsapriSpeedUp is what it best known as a Trojan horse virus. TsapriSpeedUp can be programmed to accomplish a wide range of malicious tasks, so its timely removal is crucial for your safety.
Below we have included a set of instructions with the help of which you should be able to locate and remove TsapriSpeedUp and all of its components from your system. However, please be very careful to follow all the steps exactly as described in the removal guide so as to avoid by chance deleting some vital system file that may result in permanent damage to your OS. There is also a professional removal tool available that will help you take care of this process automatically, if you prefer.
But before you head over to either of those removal options, we’d like to give you a little more information regarding TsapriSpeedUp and exactly the kind of threat that it represents.
The TsapriSpeedUp Virus
A Trojan horse virus like TsapriSpeedUp will rarely (if ever) exhibit any symptoms whilst on the computer. At times an infection of this kind may cause system crashes, however, or even significant slowdowns of the compromised computer. But, unfortunately, these same symptoms can be signs of a whole array of other problems.
Trojan horses are particularly notorious for their stealth. This is one of the main reasons that they have become as popular as they are and also why roughly 80% of all malware attacks are attributed to exactly this category of malicious code.
The second invaluable quality of Trojans is their multifunctional nature. A variant like TsapriSpeedUp, The Great Discover can be set to accomplish all sorts of different malicious tasks, so there’s no way of pinpointing the exact purpose of this particular virus.
But we can give you a rough idea of the range of malicious capabilities this harmful software class has. For instance, a Trojan can steal information from your computer by proving the hackers with remote access to it. It can share your screen with them, copy your keystrokes, hack into your webcam and microphone, etc. If the criminals have more elaborate plans, they can use the Trojan to hijacker your entire traffic data have it go through their servers without you even suspecting it. And this in turn may result in crimes surrounding identity theft, use of your online bank accounts, and various other instances of data misuse.
Other types of usages include the distribution of other malware, most commonly ransomware. A Trojan horse like TsapriSpeedUp, PC Accelerate can also exploit your system’s resources to mine cryptocurrencies for the hackers or send out spam to others.
Now as for how you may have landed TsapriSpeedUp to begin with, there are several main distribution channels for Trojans. These tend to be malicious online ads (also known as malvertisements) and spam messages. Normally, the hackers will embed the virus in an attached file or a link that you are asked to open or download under whatever pretext. And another fairly common source of malware are torrents and various other illegal or shady download sources.
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Remove TsapriSpeedUp Virus
A quick method to remove TsapriSpeedUp from your computer is to locate it in the Programs and Features list and uninstall it from there. Here are the instructions in brief:
- Head to the bottom left of your desktop and click on the Start button.
- After that, go to Control Panel and open Programs and Features
- Click on Uninstall a Program and then carefully search for TsapriSpeedUp.
- When you find the threat, highlight it and uninstall it.
- In case you detect other suspicious programs, do a quick research and uninstall them if they turn out to be dangerous.
Unfortunately, trojans like TsapriSpeedUp may add some helper components in different system locations, not only in Programs and Features. Thus, completing the instructions above may not be enough to rid you of the threat completely. The guide below, however, offers a more detailed set of steps that will navigate you to those locations.
For the smooth completion of all the steps in this guide, please Bookmark this page so you can refer back to it as needed. Also, please reboot the infected computer in Safe Mode. This will increase your chances of detecting the threat in the various system locations.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Once the computer launches in Safe Mode, press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keyboard keys together. The Windows Task Manager will open. Click on the Processes Tab and look for processes that operate in an unusual way or look dangerous.
As soon as you detect a suspicious-looking process, right-click on it and then select Open File Location. Scan the files in that location with our free online virus scanner that is available here:
If the files related to the questionable process turn out to be malicious, delete them along with the folders that contain them and end their process from the Processes tab.
Next, open the Control Panel by tapping on the Windows Start button at the bottom left and typing “Control Panel” in the Windows search field. When you get inside, go to Programs and Features and search for entries that look suspicious or seem to be linked to TsapriSpeedUp. Uninstall these entries. If a notification like the one below pops up when you press “Uninstall”, choose NO:
Next, go back to the Windows search field but this time type msconfig and hit enter.
Once in System Configurations, tap on the Startup tab and take a careful look at the entries listed there. Trojans like TsapriSpeedUp may add some components that help them to launch as soon as the system launches. These entries sometimes may have “Unknown” Manufacturer or may use fake names of common app processes. In any case, research all the entries in the list and remove the checkmark before those that look suspicious. When you are done, click OK.
Bigger threats like ransomware and spyware may find their way into your PC if you have been infected with TsapriSpeedUp. That’s why it is worth checking if your computer is hacked by completing the steps that follow:
Open a Run window on your screen by pressing together the Start and R keys from the keyboard. Then copy the command below and paste it in the Run window:
Click OK to execute the command and in a second you should see a file named Hosts on the screen. Head to the section where it writes “Localhost” and check for questionable IPs under it. The image below explains what you should be looking for.
Basically, if you are hacked, you will see some strange IPs under Localhost. If this is your case, please leave us a commend below this post and we will advise you on your next actions.
Before you close this guide and greet yourself with the successful removal of TsapriSpeedUp, in the last step you need to find and remove the Trojan’s entries from the Registry. For that, launch the Registry Editor by typing Regedit in the windows search field and pressing the Enter.
When the Editor opens, use the Find function (CTRL and F key combination) to find the Trojan by typing its name in the text box and clicking on the Find Next button. Delete any entries that are found with that name by right-clicking on them.
Finally, go manually to the directories listed below and delete/uninstall them in order to ensure that there are no entries related to TsapriSpeedUp that are left behind:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If you find it difficult to decide what needs to be deleted, ask us in the comments or simply use a professional removal tool for scanning.