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File: PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator

Location of PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator and Associated Malware

Check whether PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator is present in the following locations:

PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator

If you find PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
2722A5C73E765FBA0EA6778BB2A18D60FFDCJul 7, 2015
28045632E9B23D04F33D04BD88261B954475Jul 11, 2015
27262603D9C76DF65C404884C2553CE48EC1Aug 3, 2015
272084A7EC5F688B5C6FC10530DB3B7B941CAug 19, 2015
26984C58EE4D9DDD627EB9EA13C5AE9B9202Aug 23, 2015
2698DF3DEFC1CC1A9C2A568E6A2340D59B99Sep 2, 2015
271405193ACDDE4F5D1CDA917174D1FD8AA9Nov 1, 2015
2736F715F27E01CD410EB8B8FF929B4D1A2EJan 23, 2016
27187CAE4322346C2F35727968FB7FC9EBA9Feb 16, 2016
270661544A3D529CBD39FA542DE43D382528May 4, 2016
22205683CC1C7FC594E7D400DD1831D8071FMay 10, 2016
2694907A00A9878A7CDE06AC4DE31FFD7BB4May 21, 2016
2696D0393A299476576842AA468B3C10B63FJun 1, 2016
2820F5B5303DB252B010B3084BE0B169D9B0Jul 20, 2016
2842184F5A86E398DCF0322B45242726FE8DAug 22, 2016
2696F942BEB686E430744E90CF77D49A6BA9Aug 29, 2016
2698D6412EAAB5ABE9C1D74B460FD51012A8Nov 19, 2016
2698038E90B158ADD152814518CCA54698F6Dec 2, 2016

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator^

  1. To enable deleting the PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator. The name of the first found registry value referencing PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of PC SpeedUp Service Deactivator and Associated Malware.