The genuine Speed.exe file is a software component of Need for Speed™ Most Wanted by SilverSoft.
Also known as Silversoft Speed, this is a software tool to automatically increase PC speed. It's freeware and will provide similar results of advanced hardware without the need to upgrade a system. Programs and games run faster, developers can compile large Exes quickly and internet connections become high-speed broadband connections. SilverSoft Speed also stabilises systems by reducing system hanging issues.
Speed stands for Silversoft Speed
The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Speed.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
Description: Speed.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Speed.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 442,397 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 13,179,660 bytes or 6,029,312 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The Speed.exe file is not a Windows core file. Speed.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify Speed.exe related errors
If Speed.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 6,098,944 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. It is not a Windows system file. Speed.exe is able to monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Speed.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example PE_SALITY.RL (detected by TrendMicro), and W32.Sality.AE (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Speed.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Speed. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the Speed.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.