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StopBadware.org released a badware alert about PC SpeedScan Pro today:
We find that PC SpeedScan Pro is badware because it does not disclose the fact that it installs additional "Performance Center" software and fails to remove this software when PC SpeedScan Pro is uninstalled, and because it repeatedly displays notifications that exaggerate the performance impact of various ‘errors’ found on users’ computers, in order to induce users to purchase the full version of the software.
The software was distributed via a website called finallyfast.com.
We attempted to contact the software publisher, Ascentive, via e-mail, but we did not receive a response.
We currently recommend that users do not install PC SpeedScan Pro, unless users are comfortable with the behaviors we have identified or until the application is updated to be consistent with the recommendations made in this alert.
I had been hearing a lot of good things about the Ascentive Software release of PC SpeedScan Pro. It claims to get those gigabytes of data you have accumulated straightened out and get your computer running like new again. PC SpeedScan claims to fix registry errors that can make your computer slow while it sorts through the errors as you are accessing your programs and files. Apparently it does not work too well. See our recommended computer optimization programs here.
After hearing some of the complaints about the Ascentive software, you may want to stick with computer optimization programs that have stood the test of time. Here are some good reviews on SpeedUpMyPC 2009, TuneUp Utilities 2008, and Optimize 2.0 - definitely worth a look!
I would personally recommend ncleaner. It has been my hands-down champion for months now.
Trust me Albert, stay away from the ascentive con-artist program. ncleaner will clean up your machine, and I also recommend you scan with Spybot, as Ascentive might have dumped some cookies on yr machine.
Good Luck and Season's Greetings!
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
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Run Disk Cleanup
When PC is full of junk content or
trash files it start performing slowly. To speed up your computer you
need to delete all the trash data from your system. You can clean your
PC using Windows pre-installed tool Disk Cleanup. To run Disk Cleanup
follow the steps below:
NOTE: Follow above steps to clean all drives one by one
Run Disk Checkup
System full of errors also affects the
speed of computer. You can speed up your slow computer by running Disk
Checkup for detecting and removing errors. To do so follow the steps
Run Disk Defragmenter
Due to huge transfer of data
fragmentation occurs in Windows operating system. This also results in
slow PC performance. Running disk defragmentation remove fragmentation
and allow you to access data quickly. To run it follow the steps given
Clean System from Virus
Computer infected by any malicious
application also runs slow. In this case you have to download and
install reliable antivirus program with up to date virus database. Run a
complete PC scan and remove all the viruses detected by the program.
Repair Registry Errors
Windows registry keeps on storing
information about programs installed on PC in form of keys. Corrupt
registry keys cause a computer to run slow. In order to fix this issue
and speed up your computer you need to install a System Utilities
program which includes Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer feature. These
tools will allow you to boost your computer performance.
To download a reliable and professionals recommended System Utilities program click here.
Jul 17, 2011 | Operating Systems
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on keyboard to stop process associated to "Windows Scan". When Windows Task Manager opens, go to Processes Tab and find and end the following process:
2. You need to update your installed antivirus application to have the latest database.
3. Thoroughly scan the computer and any detected threats must be removed. If removal is prohibited, it is best to quarantine the infected item. Manually locating and deleting of malicious files should also be performed. Please see files below that are related to Windows Scan Virus.
4. Registry entries created by Windows Scan must also be remove from the Windows system. Please refer below for entries associated to the rogue program. [how to edit registry]
5. Exit registry editor.
6. Get rid of Windows Scan start-up entry by going to Start > Run, type msconfig on the "Open" dialog box. A windows containing System Configuration Utility will be launched. Go to Startup tab and uncheck the following Start-up item(s):
7. Click Apply and restart the computer.
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