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Can't make speedupmypc go away. How do I?

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    Can't make speedupmypc go away. How do I?

    It doesn't show in Programs and Features as speedupmypc nor uniblue. No idea where it came from. Startup menu shows nothing either, but when I boot up, it automatically starts running and I have to stop it. How do I make it go away?
    Thanks, Bill

    This is on my wife's Windows 8.1 laptop.

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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Here is a page from the Software company itself.

    remove software
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    Thank you for the link, but it is of no help. SpeedUpMyPC nor Uniblue show in in Programs and Features, Start menu, nor Apps on the Start Menu, therefore there is no way to get to the app that I can find. Ideas????
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Can you find the install folder in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86)
    if you can identify the instal folder you may be able to manually execute "uninstall.exe" Go to the bottom right corner and exit the program first

    The only way I would be able to direct you would be to instal the program and I don't have a sandbox to test it sorry.

    Searching for "Uninstall SpeedUpMyPC" in google suggests many issues with this program. I am at a loss how a company can get away with this behavior
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    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64

    Sounds like you may have a problem with PUP's (Potentially Unwanted Programs)

    Likely others with more experience than I will provide a more direct path for removal but in the meantime:

    You might try scanning with the newer version of Malwarebytes Malware Scanner/Remover. It is quite good at removing things such as this.

    Selecting all PUPs | Malwarebytes Unpacked
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise

    check Start , look for its icon ,not there then hit the arrow down on the lower left of start screen and check in all apps ,it has to be there somewhere.

    even go to start and do a search for it
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    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64

    Use a startup manager like Find the specific app in menus, right click on it to open containing folder and once you stop it, delete the whole folder and restart to verify, if it is gone.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Does it appear on the Taskbar at any point ?

    If so you can view its' Properties & locate it:

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    I hope this helps.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 29 Mar 2014 at 12:20.
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    That program is usually downloaded by a user, in response to an ad on TV. It does not slither in by itself.

    I've cautioned all my customers to NOT fall for that stuff, advertised on TV. (there are several permutations of the same program)
    As a result, I've never seen it on any of my customer's PC's.

    Good Luck!
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    "Can you find the install folder in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86)"

    Yes I did.

    antspants, you solved my problem. Thanks so much.
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