The Internet Speed Tracker page appeared on your personal computer without any notice? After that, you’re faced with the fact that your browser is now re-directed to this unwanted sites every time when you press browser’s home button, create a new tab or perform an Internet search. The cause of all your problems with your personal computer is PC infection that has been installed on many PCs around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you don’t even know how and where this hijacker has got into your computer. In the step-by-step guide below, we will explain all the general features of the browser hijacker and it’s typical behavior on the machine, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your computer.
Most often, the Internet Speed Tracker hijacker affects most common internet browsers like Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge. But such PC infections as well can infect other web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the internet browser, it will show Internet Speed Tracker web-site. Even if you setup your startpage again, it’s still the first thing you see when you start the web-browser will be the unwanted Internet Speed Tracker page.
Table of contents
- What is Internet Speed Tracker
- Internet Speed Tracker removal instructions
- How to remove Internet Speed Tracker redirect without any software
- Uninstall Internet Speed Tracker associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Internet Speed Tracker search
- Remove Internet Speed Tracker from Firefox by resetting browser settings
- Remove Internet Speed Tracker search from Google Chrome
- Delete Internet Speed Tracker from Internet Explorer
- Internet Speed Tracker search automatic removal
- How to remove Internet Speed Tracker redirect without any software
- How to block Internet Speed Tracker redirect
- How can you prevent your PC system from the attack of Internet Speed Tracker browser hijacker
- Finish words
Besides the fact that Internet Speed Tracker browser hijacker replaces your startpage, this annoying page may set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a large amount of ads, links to unwanted and ad web sites and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search engines. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Internet, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Internet Speed Tracker browser hijacker can collect information about you, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Also, adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) can be installed on the machine together with Internet Speed Tracker browser hijacker. It will insert a lot of ads directly to the web-sites that you view, creating a sense that advertisements has been added by the creators of the web-page. Moreover, legal advertisements may be replaced on fake advertisements which will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful applications. Moreover, the Internet Speed Tracker hijacker infection has the ability to collect a lot of personal information about you, which may be later transferred to third parties.
So, it is very important to free your computer as soon as possible. The step-by-step instructions, which is shown below, will help you to remove Internet Speed Tracker homepage from the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and MS Edge and other web-browsers.
Internet Speed Tracker removal instructions
In the step-by-step steps below we will have a look at the hijacker and how to remove Internet Speed Tracker from FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers for Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal utilities and applications.
How to get rid of Internet Speed Tracker without any software
The useful removal tutorial for the Internet Speed Tracker . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete Internet Speed Tracker let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall Internet Speed Tracker associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First method for manual hijacker removal is to go into the MS Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of programs on your PC system and see if there are any suspicious and unknown programs. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an World Wide Web search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, ad supported software or malicious software, you will likely find information that says so.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel like below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Internet Speed Tracker search
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web-browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The hijacker infection can rewrite it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown on the image below.
Once is finished, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove Internet Speed Tracker search from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s home page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been changed by hijacker infection.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Internet Speed Tracker from Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser program, including the redirect to Internet Speed Tracker web site.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the Internet Speed Tracker hijacker infection. When, it’s finished, press the “Finish” button.
Delete Internet Speed Tracker from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings such as homepage, new tab and default search engine having been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, start the IE, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will remove Internet Speed Tracker browser hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state.
Internet Speed Tracker search automatic removal
If your personal computer is still infected with the Internet Speed Tracker hijacker, then the best method of detection and removal is to run an antimalware scan on the PC system. Download free malicious software removal utilities below and launch a full system scan. It will help you delete all components of the browser hijacker infection from hardisk and Windows registry.
How to automatically delete Internet Speed Tracker with Malwarebytes
Delete Internet Speed Tracker browser hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free program will allow you to delete malware, toolbars and adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that your personal computer may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your personal computer for the hijacker that cause a redirect to Internet Speed Tracker. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing Internet Speed Tracker browser hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to delete browser hijacker, ad supported software and other harmful programs.
Remove Internet Speed Tracker from internet browsers with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes anti malware cannot remove this browser hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, ad supported software, PUPs and toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
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- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- When the download is finished, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the Internet Speed Tracker hijacker.
- When it completes the scan, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your machine, click “OK”.
The step-by-step guide shown in detail in the following video.
How to block Internet Speed Tracker redirect
Enabling an ad blocking program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocker applications will also protect you from dangerous ads and web-sites, and, of course, block redirection chain to Internet Speed Tracker and simular web pages.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocker application is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link.
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After downloading is done, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as shown on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the indows and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop ads, pages such Internet Speed Tracker, as well as other dangerous or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your PC system from the attack of Internet Speed Tracker browser hijacker
Browser hijacker is usually come bundled with free software and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your PC system. This happens especially when you’re installing a free programs. The application install package tricks you into accepting the installation of third party software, that you do not really want. Moreover, some paid software can also install third-party software which you don’t want! Therefore, always download free software and paid software from reputable download web pages. Use ONLY custom or manual installation mode and never blindly click Next button.
After completing the tutorial above, your computer should be clean from browser hijacker, adware and malware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer will no longer show Internet Speed Tracker annoying home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.