The b5.speedzap.co is a web page that can be loaded into your web-browser with the help of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware may modify the settings of internet browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge or install a malicious browser extension, which created to generate a huge number of annoying pop-up ads. It’ll lead to the fact that when you launch the internet browser or surfing the Net, it’ll always be forced to show b5.speedzap.co ads, even when your web-browser is configured to stop advertisements or your computer has a program that stops pop-up ads. On current date, the adware continues to increase the number of machines that have been infected.
The adware usually affects only the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge by changing the browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the PC for web browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web-browser, you will see an unwanted b5.speedzap.co web-page.
While your computer is infected with the adware, the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE may be rerouted to b5.speedzap.co unwanted page. Of course, the ad-supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a huge number of unwanted ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web-sites that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all web-pages, including web-pages where previously you have never seen any advertisements. In this case, when you open any web-site, you may see in your web browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for b5.speedzap.co’, ‘Transferring data from b5.speedzap.co’, ‘Looking up b5.speedzap.co’, ‘Read b5.speedzap.co’, ‘Connected to b5.speedzap.co’.
We recommend to get rid of the adware, which redirects your browser on the b5.speedzap.co unwanted web site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your machine.
How can you prevent your machine from the attack of b5.speedzap.co ads
Probably, the ad supported software get installed onto your personal computer when you have installed a free programs like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the adware is bundled within the setup packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar web-sites. Even removing the program that contains adware, does not help you get rid of the b5.speedzap.co ads. Therefore, you must follow the step-by-step guide below to get rid of all annoying ads.
How to manually remove b5.speedzap.co pop-ups
This useful removal guide for the b5.speedzap.co . 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 b5.speedzap.co redirect 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 get rid of b5.speedzap.co redirect
- Delete b5.speedzap.co from Chrome
- Remove b5.speedzap.co from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove b5.speedzap.co redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software. Scroll through the all list and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of b5.speedzap.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 start the internet browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted ads.
To clear the web 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 which begins 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 web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete b5.speedzap.co from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been changed by ad-supported software.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove b5.speedzap.co from Mozilla Firefox
If the FF settings have been replaced by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto b5.speedzap.co page.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown in the figure 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 open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove b5.speedzap.co redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as on the image below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your machine, it will display b5.speedzap.co unwanted web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a prompt which 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 on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of b5.speedzap.co redirect automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of b5.speedzap.co ads from the infected computer. This is because the ‘ad supported’ software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your PC and it will start to open annoying b5.speedzap.co advertisements. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to delete adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the PC system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC system. It’s an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you delete browser hijackers, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your computer. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the download is finished, close all software on your computer. Next, open the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t 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 screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out ad supported software that cause a redirect to b5.speedzap.co. When the ad supported software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete. Please be patient.
Once the 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 adware that cause b5.speedzap.co . Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes application to get rid of ad supported software and other malware.
Block b5.speedzap.co pop-ups and other annoying web pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web sites, you need to use application that stops access to dangerous ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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When the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is finished, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop-up ads, web pages such as b5.speedzap.co, as well as other dangerous or misleading web sites. 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 Windows desktop.
If the problem with b5.speedzap.co pop-up ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete b5.speedzap.co advertisements, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button to begin scanning your PC system for the ad supported software which generates b5.speedzap.co ads.
- When the system scan is complete, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to delete ad supported software with AdwCleaner.
Now your system should be clean of the b5.speedzap.co pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and unwanted malicious web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new dangerous applications and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of b5.speedzap.co from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.