Fandom

Malware Wiki

PC Speed Maximizer

1,335pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share
Pc-speed-maximizer-virus

PC Speed Maximizer is a paid fake system optimizer program and rouge antivirus that is typically added when you install another free software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this program. Very often users have no idea where did it come from, so it’s not surprising at all that most of them assume that PC Speed Maximizer is a virus. This program is also bundled within the custom installer on many reputable download sites, so if you have downloaded a software from these websites, chances are that PC Speed Maximizer was installed during the software setup process.

PC Speed Maximizer is technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. Industries generally refer to it as a PUP.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.