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Remove Ads by NetSpeed App (Removal Guide) - updated Jun 2016

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Can I trust NetSpeed?

NetSpeed (also known as NetSpeed App) is a potentially unwanted program, which started using deceitful tactics to spread around for more than one year ago. Once it does that, this application starts working on its secondary task which is to employ various marketing strategies to generate income for its developers. How it does that? If you have already installed NetSpeed App virus on your computer, you must have noticed how annoying can it be. In fact, there are hundreds of computer users who have already informed us about constant interruptions and redirects to unknown websites that are seeking just to increase their page rank or sales. Please, do NOT fall for NetSpeed ads! No matter how attractive they look, they may lead you to the infiltration of malware. If these ads have started redirecting you to unknown websites out of nowhere, it means that you might have installed this PUP on your computer unconsciously. If that’s the case, we highly recommend you to remove NetSpeed from your computer without any delay. For this purpose, we recommend using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Users should never fully trust apps, including NetSpeed App, which claims to enhance web browsing experience in a dubious way. The program is supposed to increase users’ Internet speed and improve their experience on the net. However, security experts warn that, in reality, this app is a typical adware and potentially unwanted program (PUP) equal to PC Speed Up, SpeedCheckMe, PaceItApp, Web Zoom and many others. As soon as it infiltrates computer’s system, web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari) may start generating an increased amount of commercial advertisements marked with a slogan ‘NetSpeed App Ads’, ‘Ads by NetSpeed App’ or ‘Powered by NetSpeed App’. Be aware that it’s not safe to click on any content brought by this adware because it may be related to unsafe third-party domains. Consequently, NetSpeed App redirect may even end up with a virus, malware or PUP infiltration.

In addition to that, adware may cause privacy-related issues or even identity theft. As soon as it infiltrates target machine, it may install tracking software (‘cookies’) on every browser that is installed on the system. It is targeted at personally non-identifiable information (IP address, PC’s location, email address, websites visited, data entered, clicks, search queries, and so on. However, some pieces of personally identifiable data may be leaked and misused for suspicious purposes. To get rid of the cookies, NetSpeed removal is highly recommended.

NetSpeed App virus

How can I avoid adware-type programs?

Adware-type programs, such as NetSpeed App, are usually distributed using two methods – direct and indirect. To be more precise, they can be downloaded directly from official websites or may unconsciously agree to install them along with freeware, such as download managers, media players or PDF creators. The latter method is known as bundling, whereas freeware filled with additional components are referred to as software packages. Usually, potentially unwanted programs are promoted via free programs that can be downloaded from such popular download sources as,, and so on. Fortunately, software packages can easily be decomposed. For that, Advanced or Custom installation option should be selected, and the entire process should be carefully monitored. If you notice a check box claiming that you agree to let NetSpeed hijack your computer, make sure that you uncheck all ticks that are set by default.

How to remove NetSpeed App virus?

No matter that NetSpeed is not considered an extremely dangerous virus, we recommend avoiding. Otherwise, you should be prepared for the appearance of constant pop-up ads, redirects to unknown websites and similar inconveniences. Besides, we recommend thinking about NetSpeed removal because it may start tracking you and your browsing activity on the Internet. Typically, this app is interested in people’s search terms, mostly visited websites, downloads, computer’s location and similar non-personally identifiable information. If you don’t want to reveal it to strangers (we don’t recommend that too), you should use programs that are given below or follow this adware removal guide:

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To remove NetSpeed App ads, follow these steps:

Erase NetSpeed App from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall NetSpeed App and related programs
    Here, look for NetSpeed App or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove NetSpeed App from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for NetSpeed App or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of NetSpeed App from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for NetSpeed App and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete NetSpeed App removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete NetSpeed App ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, NetSpeed App should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate NetSpeed App from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select NetSpeed App and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete NetSpeed App removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall NetSpeed App from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select NetSpeed App and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete NetSpeed App removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase NetSpeed App from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for NetSpeed App or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete NetSpeed App removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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