How to remove (uninstall) Speedtest-guide.com

This is an item that helps to stop the Speedtest-guide.com adware from bothering you. We know how to delete Speedtest-guide.com adware for good, and guard your device from re-infection. This article contains the essential info on Speedtest-guide.com adware to help you surf the Internet easily once more.

Speedtest-guide.com

You should know one thing: Speedtest-guide.com is the software that displays ads to you. This program is completely in reply for everything that happens to your PC. On this webpage, we will define to you, in which way Speedtest-guide.com infects the OS, how it functions and how to beat it. The removal information is just below the informational section, so if you've already heard the things we’re going to tell – just skip it and proceed to the removal.

What is Speedtest-guide.com

Speedtest-guide.com advertising tool is the latest version of adware, but the generality of the changes performed through latter time were simply cosmetic. There's no necessity to be in progress for adware, because it doesn’t count upon some intricate programming solutions in its work – it counts on its victim. Advertising programs are the least complex, yet the very gainful shady utilities, helping web-criminals to receive their money half-legally while being home and dry. Naturally, it doesn't look like that from your side: unknown program penetrates the laptop, turns it unstable, invites many other suchlike programs into it, and pushes an huge package of advertising down victims' throats. You have many things to say about Speedtest-guide.com, yet the fact is that Speedtest-guide.com did enter the computer with your permission. We’ll get to it later, and now we will explain what advertising utility does in the system.

As we’ve mentioned before, Speedtest-guide.com is not a virus, since it can’t copy itself and distribute itself through the Net. It needs you to download it, and when it happens – Speedtest-guide.com needs customer to install it. The installation process includes confirmation of EULA, where the functions of adware are completely explained. Of course, the direct download of adware is an uncommon thing. Bundled installation is much more usual, and we’ll explain what it is under this section. Sometimes customer isn't reliable for Speedtest-guide.com infecting the computer, as it was called by Trojan virus. But guess who helped it to infect the device? That’s right, it has made it through one of the given manners.

 

How Speedtest-guide.com gets into the system

Sponsored infection is the fastest, plainest and very effective way to distribute a program over the Web. Swindlers just take a reliable free utility, add a few useless programs to it, and wrap it all in one installation file. While you’re installing a reliable tool, you’ll receive an offer to install the malicious ones as well. On occasion you can't choose the needed installation method at all, but in most cases customers simply don’t cognize it as they are clicking through to install the package without bothering to look at the information in all those useless windows. That's why we've told you that you have called Speedtest-guide.com onto the device.

How to protect the system

Now we will teach you the manners to shield the device from Trojans, viruses, suspicious ads and the majority of other unwanted programs. It's a serious business, which requires some efforts. The way involves a few habits and patterns you should exercise, but it's not that hard and you’ll form a habit soon. Here’s what we wanted to tell you:

  • The advice #1 to defend your computer will be to stop using cracked software. If an utility is toll-free and you are sure that it’s reliable – just find it on the developer’s webpage, and there won't be any problems. In case of a pirated software – they can only be found on suspicious file-sharing portals. You won’t find decent protection there, and every file might be infected.
  • You have to realize that some sites are bad. Fraudsters are trying to argue you into that the workstation is infected, by locking an open tab and forcing you to confirm a download of the tool they wish you to install. If the site's seems to suffer a critical error – promptly close your browser via Process Manager, and launch it again without re-opening the tabs. No webpage can scan the machine for harmful utilities within ten seconds and find out whether it’s contaminated or not.
  • And, of course,, you should monitor all information that arises through the installation of any free software. Let’s rephrase it: you don’t have to the full EULA, but you have to avoid proposals of any installations except the desired program. If those proposals are shown – you’d better watch out.
  • You need to cease clicking. That is the practice we recommend you to create: you look for something – get it from Google. If an ad emerges on any webpage or on your computer, it doesn’t mean that you need to click it. If someone recommends you to download any utility and claims that it’s useful – use the search to understand what it is. To find it out faster - type the word "remove".

How to remove Speedtest-guide.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Speedtest-guide.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Speedtest-guide.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

We know a couple reliable methods to uninstall Speedtest-guide.com from your laptop. The number one is to dig into the browser settings, and all other places where malware could’ve left its footprints. You’ll need to return the settings of your browser to default,. After you do this – clean the registry of suspicious entries, and check the Scheduled Tasks list. It might also involve cleaning the hosts file. If you’re certain you can do it – simply follow our guide. If you aren't practised in all those tech things and just need Speedtest-guide.com to go away – there is another manner for you. It’s even better than the manual variant, since it gives you continuous defense against dangerous tools. The manner is also known as Spyhunter, and it’s the seriously effective antivirus. You might not believe us, but it’s on the market for eleven years by now, and it has twenty thousands of happy customers, whose computers act well and are not taken over with viruses. If you are interested – click the button under this section to download Spyhunter and feel its advantages.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Speedtest-guide.com" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Speedtest-guide.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Speedtest-guide.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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