How to remove Chrono SpeedUp

Chrono SpeedUp is deemed as rogue security and system optimizer that discreetly penetrates the computer along with other dubious software packages that you may have obtained from questionable internet servers. It is hard to identify the exact software bundle that attackers are utilizing to spread Chrono SpeedUp because there are just too many of them that are presently deployed all over the web. This software bundling technique has been very effective in deploying different kinds of threat including this rogue tool.

Other sources of Chrono SpeedUp infection

Aside from bundling the counterfeit system optimization tool to a number of freeware, user may also get hold of the executable file ChronoSpeedUp if they click on pop-up ads that are pretending to be online system scanners. This is another deceitful technique by Chrono SpeedUp makers to influence web users into downloading the installer file. Some example of websites that can produce such deceitful pop-up are,,, and the list goes on.

After successful installation on the computer, Chrono SpeedUp will initiate a local scan and abruptly displays a result exhibiting dozens of identified threats and errors. Bear in mind that this is just an act to mislead you into thinking that computer needs fixing.

Screenshot of Chrono SpeedUp

A must removed program

Rogue developer maintains that Chrono SpeedUp is a valuable tool to keep Windows system in top performance. According to the official website, it is a complete solution, which consists of security and system optimization tool that can speed up the computer by fixing issues and errors. However, this was long been contested by computer analysts who claims that Chrono SpeedUp or any tools claiming to enhance system performance are misleading computer users. As a matter of fact, system optimizer that modifies Windows registry can cause trouble if vital entries were mistakenly deleted.

While Chrono SpeedUp is promoted as a valuable tool, people who are experts in the computer security field discourage the use of it. For this reason, we made a guide to easily remove this unwanted program from the computer. Please see the procedures below.

Associated files

Please take note of the files and folders relevant to Chrono SpeedUp. You may need to delete them manually if left behind after the removal process. These files can be found under the Program Files folder.

  • ChronoSpeedUp.exe
  • ChronoSpeedrun.exe
  • ChronoSpeedUpUpdater.exe
  • ChronoSpeedUp (32 bit).exe
  • ditx.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Chrono SpeedUp Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of rogue program on compromised Windows computers. Aside from removing the unwanted application, this guide is also helpful for deleting associated adware and malware. In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Step 1 : Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted computer security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of rogue program like Chrono SpeedUp through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the database file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Chrono SpeedUp, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

Screenshot of Combo Cleaner PC

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Chrono SpeedUp, including all harmful objects from the computer.

To fully optimize the features of antivirus and privacy scanners, users may have to upgrade to the premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the rogue program and malicious items linked to it.

Step 2 : End the running process of Chrono SpeedUp

1. On your keyboard, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to open Task Manager. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Windows Taskbar and click on Task Manager from the list.

2. When Task Manager opens, be sure that you are viewing the Processes tab. Select Chrono SpeedUp or a suspicious item. If it is in disguise as a different program, please take note of the malware name, as we will have to uninstall it later.

Screenshot of Task Manager

3. Next, click on End Task button located on the upper part of the window.

4. You may now close Task Manager and proceed with the next step.

Step 3 : Uninstall Chrono SpeedUp from Windows

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R. Type the appwiz.cpl command and click OK.

Screenshot of Run Command

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Screenshot of Program and Featires

3. Select Chrono SpeedUp or a recently installed suspicious entry from the list.

Screenshot of uninstall process

4. Click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

Step 4 : Verify by Running Sophos Home

Ensure that the computer is already free from adware, malware, or viruses by running another scan using Sophos. This is an effective antivirus tool that can detect malicious items other security software failed to identify.

1. Please click on the link below to download the program.

2. After downloading, locate the file SophosInstall.exe in the Downloads folder.

3. Install by double-clicking on the file.

4. If it prompts "Do you want to allow this app to make changes on your device?" please click Yes.

5. Next, it will display the Terms and Conditions page. Click the Install button to begin.

Screenshot of Terms by Sophos Home

6. Run the installation with the default settings. Please note that an internet connection is required in order to download important updates.

7. After finishing the installation, you must login to the dashboard. If you already have a Sophos account, please login. Otherwise, please enter your details and click on the Create Account button.

8. Once you are in the Sophos Home console, click the Scan button to start checking the computer for Chrono SpeedUp components.

Screenshot of Sophos Home

9. Scanning may take a while; please wait for this process to finish.

10. After scanning the computer, Sophos Home will start cleaning or deleting files infected with Chrono SpeedUp.

11. You may now close Sophos Home. The computer is now free from Chrono SpeedUp, as well as associated malware and viruses.

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3 thoughts on “How to remove Chrono SpeedUp”

  1. Gage Daly Tevepaugh

    I’m on a school computer, and all the options aren’t available. The reason why is from my school’s blockage system. Is there any other way I could get rid of it? When I hit uninstall with the control panel, It says ”Would you like to uninstall Chrono Speedup? I clicked yes. But it said it needed administrator privilege’s with a file called Au._.exe. When I click no because I cannot click yes due to it being a school computer it load’s up the text saying ”You need administrative privilege’s to continue” So I have no further options as malewarebytes, or combocleaner is blocked. (so is task manager)

  2. Hi Gage,
    Unfortunately, you cannot do any of the procedures unless you have full Administrative privileges on your Windows system. If it is a school computer, there may be an IT personnel that can help you with this problem.

  3. Hello. I tried to do step 2 where I uninstalled ChronoSpeedup. Instead, it asked me to reboot my computer, and it’s still there. Some help?

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