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Remove Ads by Internet Speed Check

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as Internet Speed Check adware, Internet Speed Check virus | Type: Adware

What is Internet Speed Check?

There are a lot of free programs on the Internet that offer to check users download and uploads speed, compare results to other types of connections and other similar-type services that later allow improving user's Internet speed. Internet Speed Check also belongs to this group of programs. However, it also belongs to other categories, such as adwares and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and that's why you should think twice before installing it. It was found that it mainly spreads with popular download managers and usually gets inside unnoticed. No matter how it gets inside, we do not recomend keeping it on your computer because it may track you, increase vulnerability of your computer's security, slow down the system, cause redirects to questionable websites, and so on. In the worst case scenario, this application may cause virus infection or even identity theft. Once inside, it modifies various settings, drops it's extension on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers and starts to deliver advertisements on each of them. We believe that it's difficult to browser normally with this adware inside computer because it may display up to 20 ads in one web page. Remember that it's not recommended clicking on them because they may include links no only to affiliate websites, but also to the ones that are not associated with the publisher in any way and are filled with doubtful content. By the way, it can also slow down your computer and increase security vulnerabilities on your PC, so if Internet Speed Check redirects would make you visit unsafe websites, the chances that you install another adware or even malicious programs are high. Therefore, you have to prevent such happening in advance by removing this intruder with a reputable anti-spyware, for example, Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

How can Internet Speed Check hijack my computer?

Internet Speed Check is sometimes confused with SpeedChecker because both programs are very similar. Be aware that these are two different programs no matter that they have a lot of common features. Therefore, you can be tricked into installing both of them as 'optional tools' alongside other free software. In most of the cases, not only Internet Speed Check, but also other adwares travel as a constituent parts of bundled installers. Therefore, if you are not attentive enough when installing freewares, such as download managers, then you can easily end up installing your preferred download manager with Internet Speed Check, Auto Cinema, ClickForSale and many other adwares alongside. In order to avoid this, you have to deselect all aforementioned programs during installation of free software. Avoid Quick or Basic installation option because it may not disclose additional components and install them automatically. Instead of it, select Advanced or Custom installation and look for various toolbars, extensions, add-ons, plug-ins that seem not familiar to you and, usually, are promoted in a vague way. Check every notification that it set by default before clicking the 'I agree' button because you may accidentally accept to install potentially unwanted programs. In case it has already happened to you, don't worry. Such and similar programs are NOT viruses, so can be quite easily removed.

How to remove Internet Speed Check virus?

Internet Speed Check pose harm your computer's security and, in reality, it's absolutely useless app. Thus, follow the guidelines that are below and make sure that you remove it as soon as possible.

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To remove Internet Speed Check ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Internet Speed Check from Windows systems

To remove Internet Speed Check from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Internet Speed Check (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall Internet Speed Check from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Internet Speed Check from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Internet Speed Check-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Internet Speed Check, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Internet Speed Check and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Internet Speed Check-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase Internet Speed Check from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Internet Speed Check and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Internet Speed Check removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Eliminate Internet Speed Check ads from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Internet Speed Check-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Remove Internet Speed Check from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Internet Speed Check and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Internet Speed Check did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Internet Speed Check removal.Reset Firefox 2

Delete Internet Speed Check from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Internet Speed Check by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Internet Speed Check-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Internet Speed Check removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of Internet Speed Check from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Internet Speed Check and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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