What is SpeedswitchXP.exe?

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 SpeedswitchXP.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.

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SpeedswitchXP.exe file information

The process known as A CPU frequency applet for Windows XP belongs to software SpeedswitchXP by Christian Diefer (

Description: SpeedswitchXP.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SpeedswitchXP.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 626,688 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The SpeedswitchXP.exe file is not a Windows system file. SpeedswitchXP.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using SpeedswitchXP.exe, you may also do the following:
  • search the support area on the Diefer website
  • find out if there is a newer version available
  • uninstall SpeedswitchXP software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

Recommended: Identify SpeedswitchXP.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SpeedswitchXP.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SpeedswitchXP.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.


User Comments

A utility which manages the clock speed on laptops using Pentium M (Centrino) technology. Completely safe.
totally cool
  Robt Williams   (further information)
neviem, videl na PC SPACE na DVD. Chcem odstranit speedswitchxp.exe. Ja nepodarilo odstranit, tam je chyba na pc.
Does work for AMD too,but without Info about current speed and load. Saves energy if properly used and is cool as it spins down the fan and adjusts CPU speed for older games :-)

Summary: Average user rating of SpeedswitchXP.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think SpeedswitchXP.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SpeedswitchXP issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SpeedswitchXP. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SpeedswitchXP.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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