Internet Speed Utility Browser Hijacker

Internet Speed Utility is a PUP (potentially unwanted program), which acts as a browser hijacker, this tool claims to surely speed up your Internet speed. It claims to offer to check your upload and download speed. However, practically it is a harmful cyber infection developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. It has ties with Myway.com search site to deliver “superior search results” to their users and you’ll see that your search box loads suggestions from Myway.com.

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How did this infection get into your computer?

The prime way this infection enters into your computer is through the ‘bundling’ technique of advertising. It also enters with spam email attachments or corrupted links. While you may be thinking, you’re installing the latest updates via freeware or shareware, but you’re wrong instead you are giving the way to the infection to get into your PC as, this is the most common method of infiltration.The same behavior can also be seen in (Search.searchtp.com) browser hijacker.

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How harmful is this infection?

This virus makes copies of registry entries and other essential system files. It shuffles the default system settings, and makes it difficult for a user to keep a control over the computer. Every time you open a new tab or try to surf the web, it redirects you to unreliable websites or its own search engine ‘Myway.com’.

Targeted browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox

How to Remove Internet Speed Utility?

You can remove it using the given methods:

  1. Automatic: Removing Internet Speed Utility using Internet Speed Utility RemovalToolManual:

  2. Manually:Removing Internet Speed Utility

 

Scan your PC with:

  1. Download InternetSpeedUtility RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
    InternetSpeedUtility RemovalTool.

  2. As soon as you will open the downloaded file a security warning pop-up will appear as shown below, click on ‘Run’ button.
    NOTE:
    You will not see this pop-up in Windows 10.

    Run Pop-Up
  3. Again a pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Yes’.

  4. A setup window will appear. Click on ‘Next’ button to start the process of installation.
    Setup
  5. Automatically it will detect and show the active threats present in your system.
    Detection
  6. To remove all the threats which are detected, click on ‘Clean Now’.
    NOTE: If any browser are still running, close all the open browsers before proceeding.Removed
  7. A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.

How to Remove Internet Speed Utility Browser Manually?

chrome Google Chrome

Steps to remove ‘Internet Speed Utility’ from Google Chrome:

  1. Press Windows key on your keyboard and tap the R key
  2. In the Run box which appears, type this path: ‘%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data‘.
  3. Search for Default folder and then Extensions
  4. Delete the folder that would be named somewhat like this: ‘fbdikgeafiinlgpjoamidepkdinafadn and abihoikmfaflfjphkfomnelmnlbgmhok’.
  5. Go back to Google Chrome.
  6. Now go to Menu > More Tools > Extensions.
  7. Delete the extension named ‘Internet Speed Utility.

mozilla Mozilla Firefox

Steps to remove ‘Internet Speed Utility’ from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Press Windows key on your keyboard and tap the R key
  2. In the Run box, type this path: ‘%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles‘.
  3. Click on the folder with ‘.default’ appended in the folder name. For e.g.: ‘e6x5wbsb.default‘.
  4. In this folder, delete ‘json.mozlz4‘.
  5. In the same folder, click on ‘Extensions’ folder and delete the file named _dsMembers_@free.internetspeedutility.net
  6. Set your favorite homepage.
  7. Now restart your browser.

IE Internet Explorer

Steps to remove ‘Internet Speed Utility’ from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer (IE).
  2. Go to Tools> Click on Internet Options.
  3. From the listed tabs, click on ‘Advanced’ tab.
  4. Under ‘Reset Internet Explorer settings’ option, click on ‘Reset…’.
  5. Set the homepage of your choice.

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Tips to Prevent Internet Speed Utility From Infecting Your System:

  1. Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like Internet Speed Utility. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
  2. Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
  3. Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
  4. Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
  5. Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Malware Crusher. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.

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