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Remove InternetSpeedUtility (Free Guide) - Removal Instructions

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Browser hijacker

InternetSpeedUtility is a browser hijacker that replaces new tab and other browser preferences

InternetSpeedUtilityInternetSpeedUtility - the browser-based intruder that affects the speed of your device instead of improving it.

InternetSpeedUtility virus is a program that manipulates your web browser and interferes with time online significantly. The search engine gets changed to another provider once the new browser application is installed. It mainly happens behind your back because this is a PUP[1] is intrusive and manages to infect machines during simple browsing sessions. Affected browsers and devices start running slow and can even crash from time to time because procedures in the back affect the functions of the OS. Especially when the intruder alters the registry and similar parts of the device.

InternetSpeedUtility is the hijacker that runs its searches via MyWay search engine, so there are many versions like this tool in the wilds. You might encounter them at the same time. However, these PUAs all act the same and can affect the machine significantly since processes are not controllable and the program gets installed without your permission. Make sure to remove the intruder as soon as possible because it is not a valuable addition to your device. This hijacker is not malicious, but PUP detection rate[2] shows that it is considered possibly harmful.

Name InternetSpeedUtility
Type Browser hijacker, potentially unwanted program
IP address 23.66.69.101
Distribution Software bundle packages, deceptive ads, fake update prompts
Symptoms Unknown extension InternetSpeedUtility gets installed on the system; homepage and new tab address are set to MyWay; search results are filled with sponsored links and ads
Developer Mindspark
Risks Installation of other potentially unwanted programs, privacy risks due to information gathering practices, financial losses, malware infections due to malicious content exposure
Removal You can uninstall potentially unwanted programs by following the manual guide below or by scanning the computer with powerful anti-malware. This way you can easily remove InternetSpeedUtility
Optional steps Computer infections can cause significant damage to system files or disrupt normal settings. To revert these changes and remediate the OS, perform a full system scan with ReimageIntego repair software

InternetSpeedUtility is the program that triggers changes to the homepage, default search engine, new tab, and new page preferences on the browser. It affects Google Chrome. Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari. It can also trigger installations of the system programs besides triggering issues with the web browser directly.

DownloadManagerNowMindspark ToolbarMyChristianPortal; MyVedicTabRecipeSearchDaily Bible Guide are all versions of the same browser hijacker that promotes and pushes MyWay search engine from Mindspark. This particular InternetSpeedUtility should provide improvements to the system and help control the machine, make the time online more pleasant.

Promotional ads and pop-ups might encourage people to install InternetSpeedUtility willingly, but the additional activities and claims in those advertisements do not match. People get frustrated when the promised internet speed check starts acting as a cyber threat and affect every session online.

You should get rid of this PUP and eliminate any traces of the hijacker by running SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. These are the tools that act as anti-malware or security programs and can find possibly dangerous files, programs, remove InternetSpeedUtility, or any other PUPs, more significant viruses.

InternetSpeedUtility PUPInternetSpeedUtility - a program that can be installed from the official-looking sites and promotional ads.

InternetSpeedUtility removal might come to your mind right after the intrusive behavior starts interfering with your machine. However, the machine might be more affected than you think, so you should go for a proper method that can find all affected parts. Since the Windows registry gets affected too, run ReimageIntego to repair the damage there and find other possibly corrupted parts.

InternetSpeedUtility can go for common data tracking behavior that other PUP developers and commercial content creators rely on, so experts[3] recommend avoiding any interaction with commercial sites and pop-up ads, banners, or even links that appear on the screen out of nowhere.

Try to act as soon as you can and remove InternetSpeedUtility redirect from the machine properly. It might start collecting browsing data and other information about your habits, so go through settings on the web browsing programs and make sure to eliminate any suspicious programs.

InternetSpeedUtility hijackInternetSpeedUtility - a browser hijacker that can read data off of various sites while you browse them.

Avoid web stores and promotional ads that appear suspicious

There are many sites that show free download advertisements and offer freeware, system tools, other programs, various applications. Browser hijackers, adware, and other rogue apps tend to distribute themselves with the help of software bundling and deceptive advertisements.

There are many issues with these intruders, so PUPs are not the malware, but can lead to more problems. So avoid such installations of unwanted apps by choosing Advanced or Custom installation options every time you add anything new to the machine. This way you can control what gets installed and what does not.

Stay away from any suspicious ads, so you can avoid InternetSpeedUtility virus removal processes

There are various ways to catch this intruder on the machine. The best way to remove InternetSpeedUtility on the other hand – one. Of course, you can uninstall all the apps that concern you and clear the web browser yourself, but anti-malware tools and security programs provide more in these cases. 

InternetSpeedUtility removal is not the only procedure that can help you fight the potentially unwanted programs on the machine. Anti-malware tools give the opportunity to delete the intruder, but software designed for system optimization and repair helps with virus damage recovery and systems' general improvement.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove InternetSpeedUtility, follow these steps:

Remove InternetSpeedUtility from Windows systems

Remove InternetSpeedUtility via systems' control feature

To remove InternetSpeedUtility 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 InternetSpeedUtility (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.

Eliminate InternetSpeedUtility from Mac OS X system

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

Remove InternetSpeedUtility from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for InternetSpeedUtility-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 InternetSpeedUtility, 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 InternetSpeedUtility and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the InternetSpeedUtility-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete InternetSpeedUtility from Internet Explorer (IE)

Clear the browser properly

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 InternetSpeedUtility 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 InternetSpeedUtility removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase InternetSpeedUtility 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 InternetSpeedUtility-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

Uninstall InternetSpeedUtility 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 InternetSpeedUtility 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 InternetSpeedUtility 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 InternetSpeedUtility removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of InternetSpeedUtility from Google Chrome

Run the default recovery, so Chrome is repaired to a safe version

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 InternetSpeedUtility 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 InternetSpeedUtility-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 InternetSpeedUtility removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove InternetSpeedUtility 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 InternetSpeedUtility 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

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of InternetSpeedUtility registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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