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Posted Today, 11:32 AM

What is LightSpeedPC?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that LightSpeedPC is a "system optimizer". These so-called "system optimizers" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.
More information can be found on our Malwarebytes Labs blog.

How do I know if I am infected with LightSpeedPC?

This is how the main screen of the system optimizer looks:

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You will find these icons in your taskbar, your startmenu, and on your desktop:

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and see these warnings during install:

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and these screens during "operations":

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You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did LightSpeedPC get on my computer?

These so-called system optimizers use different methods of getting installed. This particular one was downloaded from their website:

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How do I remove LightSpeedPC?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted application.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of LightSpeedPC?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes LightSpeedPC completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this system optimizer.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the LightSpeedPC installer. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

 

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and we block access to their domain:
 

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Technical details for experts

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

 
 (LightspeedPC™) C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\LightSpeedPC.exe
 HKCU\...\Run: [lsphelper] => C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\lsphelper.exe [249856 2010-10-20] (LightspeedPC™)
 C:\Users\Public\Desktop\LightSpeedPC.lnk
 C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\LightSpeedPC
 C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC
 (LightSpeedPC ) C:\Users\{username}\Downloads\lsp_setup.exe

LightSpeedPC v.8.13.1.0 (HKLM-x32\...\{2DA144C3-CFC4-4831-A1AA-3CECD1D1C6C3}_is1) (Version:  - LightSpeedPC™)
Alterations made by the installer:
 
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC
       Adds the file BackUpServices.exe"="6/3/2010 1:30 AM, 102400 bytes, A
       Adds the file BackUpServices.exe.manifest"="6/3/2010 1:30 AM, 3333 bytes, A
       Adds the file defrag.exe"="3/19/2010 5:45 PM, 896512 bytes, A
       Adds the file drdmo.dll"="7/2/2006 6:06 PM, 90112 bytes, A
       Adds the file FirstRun.exe"="10/1/2010 11:42 AM, 69632 bytes, A
       Adds the file Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll"="1/20/2009 10:25 PM, 49152 bytes, A
       Adds the file Ionic.Zip.dll"="2/11/2010 9:56 PM, 444416 bytes, A
       Adds the file JkDefragLib.dll"="2/1/2008 7:50 AM, 208896 bytes, A
       Adds the file JkDefragLib64.dll"="4/21/2010 8:01 AM, 166912 bytes, A
       Adds the file LightSpeedPC.exe"="1/7/2011 12:31 AM, 3588096 bytes, A
       Adds the file LightSpeedPC.exe.manifest"="1/7/2011 12:31 AM, 3700 bytes, A
       Adds the file lsp_mboss.exe"="8/11/2010 2:56 AM, 94208 bytes, A
       Adds the file lsp_mboss.exe.manifest"="8/11/2010 2:56 AM, 2756 bytes, A
       Adds the file LSP_Repair.exe"="8/11/2010 2:55 AM, 360448 bytes, A
       Adds the file LSP_Repair.exe.manifest"="8/11/2010 2:55 AM, 3414 bytes, A
       Adds the file lsp_updater.exe"="6/3/2010 12:36 AM, 69632 bytes, A
       Adds the file lspalert.ini"="4/23/2018 10:57 AM, 144 bytes, A
       Adds the file lspcleaner.exe"="6/3/2010 12:41 AM, 172032 bytes, A
       Adds the file lspdfr.exe"="6/3/2010 12:37 AM, 2072576 bytes, A
       Adds the file lsphelper.exe"="10/20/2010 12:52 AM, 249856 bytes, A
       Adds the file rmchart.dll"="1/20/2009 5:31 PM, 733184 bytes, A
       Adds the file Shredder.exe"="6/3/2010 1:32 AM, 45056 bytes, A
       Adds the file shredder_icon.ico"="5/13/2010 1:45 AM, 10862 bytes, A
       Adds the file ShredService.exe"="6/3/2010 1:07 AM, 32768 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="4/23/2018 10:57 AM, 5784 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="4/23/2018 10:55 AM, 998170 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\LightSpeedPC
       Adds the file LightSpeedPC.lnk"="4/23/2018 10:57 AM, 1001 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstall LightSpeedPC.lnk"="4/23/2018 10:57 AM, 981 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
       Adds the file Speed up your Computer with LightspeedPC - Free Scan.lnk"="4/23/2018 10:57 AM, 1007 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\Public\Desktop
       Adds the file LightSpeedPC.lnk"="4/23/2018 10:57 AM, 983 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2DA144C3-CFC4-4831-A1AA-3CECD1D1C6C3}_is1]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "LightSpeedPC™ v.8.13.1.0"
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://www.lightspeedpc.com/contactus.html"
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC"
       "Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "LightSpeedPC"
       "Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="REG_SZ", "desktopicon,quicklaunchicon"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.2.3"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20180423"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "LightSpeedPC"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\unins000.exe""
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "www.lightspeedpc.com"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "www.lightspeedpc.com"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "lsphelper"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\lsphelper.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\LightspeedPC™\LightspeedPC™]
Malwarebytes log:
 
Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 4/23/18
Scan Time: 11:08 AM
Log File: dd55e838-46d5-11e8-b906-080027235d76.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.3.1.2183
Components Version: 1.0.262
Update Package Version: 1.0.4844
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 246357
Threats Detected: 40
Threats Quarantined: 40
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 46 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\LightSpeedPC.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844

Module: 2
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\LightSpeedPC.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844

Registry Key: 2
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\VB AND VBA PROGRAM SETTINGS\LightspeedPC™, Quarantined, [3060], [503120],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{2DA144C3-CFC4-4831-A1AA-3CECD1D1C6C3}_is1, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844

Registry Value: 2
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|LSPHELPER, Quarantined, [3060], [503121],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{2DA144C3-CFC4-4831-A1AA-3CECD1D1C6C3}_IS1|DISPLAYNAME, Quarantined, [3060], [503119],1.0.4844

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\LIGHTSPEEDPC, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\LIGHTSPEEDPC, Quarantined, [3060], [503116],1.0.4844

File: 31
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\USERS\PUBLIC\DESKTOP\LIGHTSPEEDPC.LNK, Quarantined, [3060], [503117],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\QUICK LAUNCH\Speed up your Computer with LightspeedPC - Free Scan.lnk, Quarantined, [3060], [503118],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\LIGHTSPEEDPC\LSPHELPER.EXE, Quarantined, [3060], [503121],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\BackUpServices.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\BackUpServices.exe.manifest, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\defrag.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\drdmo.dll, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\FirstRun.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\Ionic.Zip.dll, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\JkDefragLib.dll, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\JkDefragLib64.dll, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\LightSpeedPC.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\LightSpeedPC.exe.manifest, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\lspalert.ini, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\lspcleaner.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\lspdfr.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\lsp_mboss.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\lsp_mboss.exe.manifest, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\LSP_Repair.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\LSP_Repair.exe.manifest, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\lsp_updater.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\rmchart.dll, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\Shredder.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\shredder_icon.ico, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\ShredService.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\Program Files (x86)\LightSpeedPC\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [3060], [503115],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\LightSpeedPC\LightSpeedPC.lnk, Quarantined, [3060], [503116],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\LightSpeedPC\Uninstall LightSpeedPC.lnk, Quarantined, [3060], [503116],1.0.4844
PUP.Optional.LightSpeedPC, C:\USERS\{username}\DOWNLOADS\LSP_SETUP.EXE, Quarantined, [3060], [503122],1.0.4844

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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