If you find yourself facing unwanted advertisements signed with SpeedTest3 ads on your screen, then it is a sign that an adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) get installed on your system.
Adware is an unwanted program or web-browser extension that made to show intrusive ads on the affected system. It changes the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge settings to display lots of intrusive pop ups on all web sites, including web pages where previously you ads have never seen. These ads can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on.
Ad supported software can install a component that enables its creator to track which web-pages you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to select the type of ads they display you. So, if you had adware on your computer, there is a good chance you have another that is collecting and sharing your personal information with third parties, without your knowledge.
In this post we will discuss what ad supported software is and how can you delete SpeedTest3 ads from the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge manually or with free adware removal utilities compatible with Windows 10 (8, 7 and XP).
Remove SpeedTest3 ads (Virus removal guide)
There are a simple manual steps below which will assist you to remove SpeedTest3 redirect from your MS Windows machine. The most effective method to delete this ad supported software is to follow the manual removal guide and then use Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes Anti Malware or Hitman Pro automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will help to weaken this adware and these malicious software removal utilities will completely remove SpeedTest3 pop-up advertisements and restore the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer settings to default.
To remove SpeedTest3, follow the steps below:
- Uninstall suspicious programs using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Remove SpeedTest3 ads from Chrome
- Remove SpeedTest3 from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
- Remove SpeedTest3 ads from IE
- Remove SpeedTest3 ads with free tools
- How to block unwanted ads
Get rid of SpeedTest3 advertisements without any utilities
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to get rid of the SpeedTest3 pop-ups from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge web browsers.
Uninstall suspicious programs using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
We suggest that you start the PC system cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and remove all unknown or suspicious apps. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ad-supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Delete the unwanted apps can delete the undesired advertisements or web-browser redirect.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of programs installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the adware that responsible for web-browser redirect to the intrusive SpeedTest3 web site. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of apps installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most probably, it’s the ad-supported software responsible for redirecting your browser to SpeedTest3 web site. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Remove SpeedTest3 ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings can help you solve some problems caused by adware and remove SpeedTest3 pop-up advertisements from web browser. This will also disable malicious extensions as well as clear cookies and site data. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The internet browser will show the settings screen. Another solution to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box as displayed on the screen below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The internet browser will start the task of cleaning. When it’s done, the internet browser’s settings including default search provider, newtab page and homepage back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove SpeedTest3 from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
Resetting Firefox browser will reset all the settings to their original state and will remove SpeedTest3 ads, malicious add-ons and extensions. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox web browser settings to their default state.
Remove SpeedTest3 ads from IE
By resetting Internet Explorer browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad-supported software which redirects your browser to unwanted SpeedTest3 webpage.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove SpeedTest3 ads with free tools
If you are an unskilled computer user, then we advise to run free removal utilities listed below to delete SpeedTest3 redirect for good. The automatic way is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual way. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic SpeedTest3 removal is a better option.
Remove SpeedTest3 pop ups with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM)
We recommend you run the Zemana which are completely clean your personal computer of adware that causes multiple unwanted pop ups. Moreover, the utility will allow you remove PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and browser hijackers that your PC system can be infected too.
Now you can install and run Zemana Free to remove SpeedTest3 pop up ads from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Visit the page linked below to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) installer called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Run the install package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this utility on your machine.
During installation you can change some settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When setup is done, this malicious software removal tool will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware which causes annoying SpeedTest3 pop-up ads. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) utility is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
When that process is complete, Zemana Anti Malware will show you the results. All found threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove adware responsible for redirecting your web-browser to SpeedTest3 site and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC to make the change take effect.
How to block unwanted ads
In order to increase your security and protect your system against new intrusive advertisements and harmful sites, you need to use ad blocker application that stops an access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the application may block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of websites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is finished, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block unwanted ads, 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 can be found on your desktop.
Method of SpeedTest3 ads intrusion into your PC system
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the adware that causes multiple intrusive popup ads. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and intrusive malicious web pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker infections, malicious apps and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete SpeedTest3 popups from your web browser, then ask for help here.