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What is ActiveSpeed?

By Ascentive

What is it?

ActiveSpeed from Ascentive, the group that does the FinallyFastPC informercials, is an Intenet speed optimization program. ActiveSpeed has also been included with bundled installations as well as bundles the Ascentive Performance Center product which is not uninstalled when PC ScanAndSweep is uninstalled. ActiveSpeed attempts to modify standard Windows settings, most in the registry with the intentions to optimize your TCP connection speed. However, you need to purchase the full product to make these adjustments.
Download Boost and enjoy your PC. Remove ActiveSpeed from your PC.

Why should I uninstall ActiveSpeed?

Unless you are actively using ActiveSpeed it should be disabled from running as it utilizes needed system resources even when your PC is idled. It is configured to auto start and run in the background when your PC boots. It is recommended if you want to continue running ActiveSpeed, you should only use it on demand and start it manually when needed.
Typical installation path: C:\Program Files\Ascentive\ActiveSpeed\
Description from Ascentive
It surprises people to find out that their computer may not be optimized to take full advantage of their Internet connection. By modifying system settings that operate behind-the-scenes of your PC, ActiveSpeed, a leading Internet optimizer and web accelerator, can speed up your Internet connection regardless of the type of Internet connection you have. ActiveSpeed is the only Internet speed accelerator that intelligently modifies your computer's unique settings. The patented 'Intelligent Optimization Engine' guides you step-by-step to make your Internet connection accelerate the way you want it to. ActiveSpeed optimizes the speed of your Internet connection and can increase the speed of everything you do online from browsing the web, to downloading video and music, to online gaming. Run our FREE Internet Optimization Scan to see if our Internet speed optimizer and web accelerator can optimize your Internet connection.
Publisher about URL: http://www.ascentive.com
Files installed by ActiveSpeed
  1. AS.exe
  2. ascIP95.DLL
  3. ascIPNT.DLL
  4. ASRes.dll
  5. Uninstall.exe
Other programs by Ascentive
  1. PC SpeedScan Pro
  2. Performance Center
  3. PC ScanAndSweep
  4. Spyware Striker
About Ascentive
Ascentive LLC, maker of Finallyfast software, is an U.S. company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . The company offers a variety of products and services intended to eliminate spyware, malware and other undesirable programs which may exist on a user's computer. In addition, Ascentive sells a host of optimizing software products , which are intended to maximize the performance of a personal computer . Ascentive offers free trials for almost all of its products. In addition, the company provides software updates and replacements. Ascentive offers customer support as well. The company has reportedly received various awards and accolades from several industry publications. More about Ascentive...
Ascentive web site: www.ascentive.com
Files installed by Ascentive
  1. contest.dll (ConnectionTester by Ascentive)
  2. apcmain.exe (Ascentive Performance Center by Ascentive LLC)
  3. asccontest.dll (Ascentive ConnectionTester by Ascentive)
  4. apcmain.exe (Ascentive Performance Center by Ascentive)
Ascentive policies
The following can be found in Ascentive's privacy policies and terms of service:
Our software may include links or recommendations for other Ascentive products that would complement your current purchase. If you decide to activate

How to Automatically Uninstall ActiveSpeed (with Boost)

  1. If you you do not have Boost installed yet, download Boost and enjoy your PC.

  2. Open Boost by either double-clicking the Boost icon in your notification area next to your PC's clock, or single-clicking the Boost icon and clicking the Open Boost button on the top left of the Boost notification window.

  3. If you are not currently on the My PC screen of the main Boost window, click the My PC tab.

  4. Click the Optimize programs button , this will launch the Program Optimization screen.

  5. Locate the program in the list called ActiveSpeed by Ascentive. (The program could be listed under any of the section such as Uninstall Recommended, Possible Uninstall, etc. based on how well ActiveSpeed performs on your PC.)

    ActiveSpeed by Ascentive

  6. To the right of the list item, click the Uninstall button and Boost will completely remove ActiveSpeed from your PC.

How to Manually Uninstall ActiveSpeed (with Windows)

Use Add/Remove Programs control panel in Windows makes to uninstall ActiveSpeed. Follow the appropriate instructions below to use this control panel.
Windows 7
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Large or Small icon view, click Programs and Features. If you're using Category view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select ActiveSpeed from the list of programs, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Classic View, double-click Programs and Features. In Control Panel Home view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select ActiveSpeed from the program list, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows XP
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.

  3. Select ActiveSpeed from the list of programs and click Remove.

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