How to remove (uninstall) Speed Check

This is an item that helps to deprive the irritating ads from bothering you. We know the methods to delete Speed Check adware for ever, and shield the PC from re-infection. This item provides you with the crucial info on aggravating ads so that you could use the Net without problems once more.

Speed Check

We're sure that you have puzzled it out by now, but we will say that once more: Speed Check is adware. This actually means nothing, as ads from Speed Check have nothing to do with the real advertising, and the utility itself is more a script, able to carry out some procedures, mandatory for advertising to be shown to you. On our webpage, we will explain to you, how Speed Check gets into the workstation, how it acts and how to eliminate it. The elimination information is just under the informational part. If you do not want us to tell you anything – simply skip it and proceed to the instructions.

What is Speed Check

Speed Check advertising software is the newest version of adware, but the vast majority of the modifications performed through its lifetime were simply esthetic. It has no need to be in progress, because it doesn’t count upon any sophisticated code in its job – it counts on you. Adware belongs to the least intricate, but the very beneficial unwanted programs, which let fraudsters to gain their profit illegally while staying out of danger. We understand that it doesn't look like that for you: some utility penetrates the computer, makes it unstable, invites many other similar programs on board, and shoves an huge bunch of banners down customers' throats. Usually, victims have many things to complain about, but the fact is that Speed Check had infected the OS with your permission. We’ll get to it later, and now – let’s inspect what adware does inside of your device.

As we’ve mentioned earlier, Speed Check's not a virus, since it cannot duplicate itself and automatically spread over the Internet and through the local networks. It has you to download it, and after that – Speed Check needs customer to install it. The process of installation includes confirmation of EULA, where all manners of adware's work are completely explained. Naturally, customers not often search for Speed Check specifically. Affiliate infection is the most preferred technique, and we will define it in the next section. Sometimes user has nothing to do with adware infecting the device, as Trojan virus is the one to blame. But to carry that out, Trojan had to be invited onto the machine too.


How Speed Check gets into the system

Bundled download is the plainest, most productive and swiftest method to distribute any tool through the Web. Fraudsters simply choose a few tool, one of which is helpful and the other ones are not, and adjoin them in a single installation file. While you’re installing a popular tool, you will receive a suggestion to install everything else. Occasionally the process cannot be declined, but in most cases users simply do not notice it as they’re okaying through to installation without looking at what’s written in all those irritating menus. That's why we've told you that you have invited adware onto the device.

How to protect the system

We know how customer may shield the system from Trojans, adware, viruses and the majority of other undesired programs. It's a pretty serious business, which requires a lot of efforts. The technique involves a few behavioral patterns and habits you need to abide, but it's not too hard and you will form a habit soon. Here’s what we wanted to tell you:

  • You shouldn't click on every banner you see. This is the groove you need to build: you're searching for some tool – get it from Google. If advertising pops up on any webpage or on your machine, it doesn’t mean that you should click it. If you get the proposal to install some program and says that it’s good – use Google to figure out what it is. The better results come when you add "eliminate".
  • You'd better recall that some webpages are not reliable. Hackers might assure you that the device is infested, by locking an open tab and making you accept a download of the tool they want you to install. If the website's not responding – simply abort the browser with the help of Process Manager, and you’ll be alright. No site is capable of scanning the machine for viruses within a moment and find out if it is infected or not.
  • The advice #1 to protect the PC is to not to use cracked utilities. When an utility is toll-free and you are sure that it’s good – just get it from the vendor’s website, and you won’t get any problems. For cracked tool – you can only see it on torrent trackers. You won’t find decent security on those sites, and each file might be infected.
  • Another important thing is that, you have to monitor all info that is displayed through the installation of any toll-free tool. We'd explain it another way: it's not necessary to inspect all 20 pages of EULA, but you need to avoid suggestions to install any software except the needed program. If those proposals are shown – you should watch out.

How to remove Speed Check

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Speed Check manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Speed Check 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


If you're going to defeat adware – we have two methods to carry it out. The first one is to check the scheduled tasks menu, and all other places where you may find the traces of Speed Check. You’ll need to recover the browser settings to default, including the starting page and a default search engine. After that – sweep the registry of viral entries, and repeat the operation with the Scheduled Tasks list. Sometimes it may require clearing the hosts file. For those who want to eliminate Speed Check by hand – just follow the directions. If you are not seasoned in all that computer stuff and simply wish advertising to disappear – there is another solution for you. It’s much better than the hand variant, because it gives you strong protection against dangerous programs. The way we're talking about is Spyhunter, and it’s the seriously powerful antivirus. You might not believe us, but it’s serving us for eleven years already, and it has lots of happy customers, whose PC's act alright and don’t show advertising. If you need to get your device protected – click the link under this section to try Spyhunter and learn about 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 "Speed Check" 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 Speed Check from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Speed Check

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.



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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