If you keep receiving the 5.speedlog.co pop-ups, when you surf the World Wide Web with the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, then it could mean your machine is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) from the big malware family. Once started, it may install a malicious web-browser’s extension that generates a lot of pop-up ads or alter the web-browser’s settings to show ads on all web sites that you are opening in the browser, even on those sites where before you did not see any ads. We recommend you to clean you PC system from adware and thereby get rid of 5.speedlog.co advertisements. You need to follow the step-by-step guide below as quickly as possible. It’ll remove the unwanted pop-ups and protect your PC system from more dangerous software and trojans.
Most often, the adware affects the most common web browsers such as the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the web browser, it’ll reroute to the unwanted 5.speedlog.co web site. Even if you setup a new startpage, an annoying web site will be the first thing you see when you run the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge.
The ‘ad supported’ software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies internet browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad supported software can install additional web browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ad supported software may install web-browser hijacker that once started, will modify the web-browser’s startpage and search engine. And finally, the ad supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web-pages you are opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We suggest you to delete ad-supported software and clean your machine from 5.speedlog.co popup ads ASAP, until the presence of the ad-supported software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the steps below that will allow you to completely remove the redirect to 5.speedlog.co annoying page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to 5.speedlog.co pop-up ads get installed onto machine
Probably, the adware get installed onto your machine when you have installed a freeware like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the adware is bundled within the installation packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar pages. Even removing the program that contains adware, does not help you remove the 5.speedlog.co ads. Therefore, you must follow the instructions below to remove all annoying advertisements.
How to manually remove 5.speedlog.co redirect
This useful removal guide for the 5.speedlog.co advertisements. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of 5.speedlog.co let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete 5.speedlog.co redirect
- Remove 5.speedlog.co from FF
- Remove 5.speedlog.co advertisements from Google Chrome
- Remove 5.speedlog.co advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted web pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to unwanted 5.speedlog.co pop-ups. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the screen below.
You will see a list of software installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted ads and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to uninstall, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete 5.speedlog.co redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also change the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web-browser, it will be rerouted to an annoying advertisements.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove 5.speedlog.co from FF
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto 5.speedlog.co web-site.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. Once it’s done, click the “Finish” button
Remove 5.speedlog.co advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been modified by ad supported software.
- Now launch the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage, new tab page and search engine by default.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove 5.speedlog.co advertisements from Internet Explorer
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings like homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby get rid of the redirect to 5.speedlog.co unwanted site.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying 5.speedlog.co web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by malicious software.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the unwanted applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete 5.speedlog.co advertisements automatically
You can remove 5.speedlog.co automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the download is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the setup is done successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the malware and adware that cause the 5.speedlog.co ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
When the system scan is complete, 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 malware and ad supported software that cause 5.speedlog.co ads. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove ad-supported software and other harmful applications.
How to stop 5.speedlog.co ads
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to harmful ads and pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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- When the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is complete, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, 5.speedlog.co redirects, as well as other harmful 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with 5.speedlog.co ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of 5.speedlog.co , then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is opened the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software which generates 5.speedlog.co advertisements.
- Once the scanning is finished, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to delete adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your machine should be clean of the 5.speedlog.co advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and annoying harmful web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware and ‘ad supported’ software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete 5.speedlog.co ads from your PC, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.