Solved speeditup free virus

July 8, 2011 at 18:47:58
Specs: Windows Vista
I loaded Speeditup Free on my computer and am not able to uninstall the program, I receive a message saying that there is an invalid Uninstall control file. How do I get rid of Speeditp?

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#1
July 8, 2011 at 19:29:29
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use revo uninstaller and delete all registry leftovers

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#2
July 8, 2011 at 19:48:44
how much experience have you had with the deep-guts of a computer? If you know enough to not go deleting critical system files, here's what to do:

According to your system specs, it says you have Windows Vista. When you downloaded Speeditup, did you download a specific version? Some software downloads have different downloads for different op sys's. If you have a 64 bit system, and you didn't download a specific version, then it gets tricky. If you have 64 bit, there will be 2 "Program Files" directories on the C:\ drive. one will say just plain "Program Files" and the other will have a "x86" on the end of it. Just a guess, but it will probally be under the "x86" directory. Open it, and look for a subdirectory that has the name of the Company or website that you downloaded the "speed" program from. (A common trail tosser, to throw novices off the path because the bad program is there) and right-click it, the delete it. It may not let you delete it, saying a file in the directory is currently being used, and it cannot be accesed. If it's a background program (means it runs as an icon it the taskbar) right click it's icon in the taskbar and click "Exit", if it has one. If it doesn't have a "Exit" or "Close" button, or it comes right back after closing you will need to delete it from the registry. Click the start button, and go to the Run command. Type "regedit" and it will open the regsriy editor. On the left, it will have a tree of some weird names. Open the subtree that's says "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE", then the next subtree that's labled "SOFTWARE", and in that, open the next subtree with the label of the company or website thayou downloaded it from. Right-click that subtree, and delete it. Then go through the previous steps of deleting the directory from the HDD.

That should do it. if not, give us a reply and i'll delve deeper into it. Suprizingly, i haven't got my Remote Desktop connection to run on anything yet. Otherwise i could do that and fix it....Don't worry, i don't care about anything personal on your computer, just fixing it for you. let us know if it works!

Further edit: If you don't have 64 bit, it'll just be in the plain "Program Files" directory. Also, look for a directory that has the name of the program too, although that's too obvious. Not to mention, double check that you have the right directory before you delete it, as i have screwed up my computer a few times doing that. If the step's above sound too tedious, i'd go with XPuser4real's suggestion, although it would help if he would supplied a link to it......


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#3
July 9, 2011 at 09:37:19
'i'd go with XPuser4real's suggestion, although it would help if he would supplied a link to it......'

There are times when people have to find out how google or a search engine works:
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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