InteractiveSpeed is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) belonging to the category of Adware. What is Adware? Adware is software responsible for unwanted adverts. Some adware software will bring up adverts when you is surfing the World Wide Web, while other will build up a profile of your surfing habits in order to target advertisements. In general, adware software have to be installed on your MAC OS, so it will tend to be bundled with other apps in much the same method as other PUPs.
Even worse, InteractiveSpeed adware can gather your surfing history and user info, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, privacy info can be transferred to third parties.
|Name||InteractiveSpeed, Interactive Speed 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop up virus, popups, pop up advertisements|
|Removal||InteractiveSpeed removal guide|
How does InteractiveSpeed adware get on your MAC
The most popular way to get adware is a freeware setup file. In most cases, a user have a chance to disable all third-party programs, but some setup packages are made to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing potentially unwanted software and adware. Anyway, easier to prevent adware rather than clean up your computer after one. So, keep your browser updated (turn on automatic updates), run good antivirus software, double check free applications before you open it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid dubious and unknown web-sites.
Computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the steps that help users remove InteractiveSpeed for free.
Remove InteractiveSpeed adware (removal guide)
In the step-by-step instructions below we will have a look at the adware and how to remove InteractiveSpeed ads from Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers for Mac OS, natively or by using a few free removal tools. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your MAC system or close this web page. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove InteractiveSpeed, execute the steps below:
- How to get rid of InteractiveSpeed adware without any software
- Automatic Removal of InteractiveSpeed adware software
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to get rid of InteractiveSpeed adware without any software
The step-by-step guide designed by our team will help you manually remove InteractiveSpeed ads from a web-browser. If you have little experience in using computers, we recommend that you use the free tools listed below.
Uninstall adware through the Finder
One of the first things to attempt for removal of adware is to check your computer installed programs screen and look for unwanted and dubious apps. If there are any programs you do not recognize or are no longer using, you should uninstall them. If that doesn’t work, then you may need to use adware removal tool such as MalwareBytes.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your Apple Mac. Most likely, one of them is the InteractiveSpeed adware. If you’ve 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 dubious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and select “Move to Trash”. Another method is drag the program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Don’t forget, select Finder -> “Empty Trash”.
Remove InteractiveSpeed adware software from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web browser, that installed by an malware.
Run Safari web browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” icon. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of pop-ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all suspicious plugins from Safari.
Once complete, check your homepage and search engine settings. Click “General” tab. Make sure that the “Homepage” field contains the website you want or is empty.
Make sure that the “Search engine” setting shows your preferred search engine. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Remove InteractiveSpeed adware from Google Chrome
The adware can change your Google Chrome settings without your knowledge. You may see an unknown web-page as your search provider or homepage, additional add-ons and toolbars. Reset Google Chrome web browser will allow you to remove InteractiveSpeed and reset the unwanted changes caused by adware. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is done, your browser’s default search provider, newtab page and home page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove InteractiveSpeed adware software from Mozilla Firefox
If Mozilla Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware, your browser shows undesired pop up advertisements, then ‘Reset Mozilla Firefox’ could solve these problems. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox web browser settings to their default values.
Automatic Removal of InteractiveSpeed adware software
There are not many good free anti-malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, adware, hijacker infections and other PUPs. We recommend to run several programs, not just one. These programs which listed below will help you get rid of all components of the adware software from your disk and system folders and thereby delete InteractiveSpeed adware software.
How to remove InteractiveSpeed with MalwareBytes Free
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Free which are completely clean your MAC system of the adware software. This free utility is an advanced malicious software removal application made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It is able to help you delete unwanted InteractiveSpeed ads from your web browsers, PUPs, malware, hijacker, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your MAC OS for free.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware on your MAC system from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
When downloading is complete, close all windows on your Apple Mac. Further, open the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will automatically run and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the InteractiveSpeed adware. This task can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
Once that process is complete, a list of all items detected is produced. You may delete threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will remove InteractiveSpeed adware and move the selected threats to the Quarantine.
How to stay safe online
It’s important to use ad blocking apps such as AdGuard to protect your MAC OS from malicious webpages. Most security experts says that it’s okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block misleading and other unwanted websites.
Download AdGuard on your machine from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted pop ups, block malicious or misleading web-sites.
To sum up
Once you’ve complete the few simple steps shown above, your MAC should be clean from InteractiveSpeed and other malicious software. The Firefox, Safari and Chrome will no longer display the unwanted InteractiveSpeed ads. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.