Interactive Speed is a Mac browser add-on that researchers label as a browser hijacker due to its aggressive behavior. Interactive Speed seeks to fill the browser it is attached to with banners, popups and other ads and to redirect the user to different sites that pay to be promoted.
Many programs (especially free or cheap ones) contain components that have similar effects on the browser. However, those other programs at least try to provide the user with some form of functionality that could maybe make up for the irritation caused by the ads and the page redirects. However, in the case of the browser hijacker that we will be focusing on in this post, there are barely any redeeming qualities that could at least partially compensate for the aggressive advertising campaign of this app.
Interactive Speed for Mac
Interactive Speed for Mac is a hijacker extension for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox that takes over the search engine, the homepage, and the toolbar of the browser. Interactive Speed for Mac seeks to use these browser elements for its advertising activities.
If you are familiar with this undesirable app because it has entered your browser and would not go away no matter how hard you try to uninstall it, you may find a solution to your problem in the removal guide posted down this page. However, we advise you to first go through the remainder of this article to learn more about the potential dangers related to this undesirable app.
One important thing many users ignore is the fact that a lot of the sites that use the services of such hijackers in order to gain more views are unreliable and with a bad reputation. In fact, even hackers who try to spread Trojans, Worms, Ransomware, and other viruses may sometimes create a site where they upload their malware and then pay to get their site promoted by a hijacker like Interactive Speed. With this in mind, there really should be no question of whether to uninstall the hijacker or to keep it on your Mac.
What is Interactive Speed?
Interactive Speed is a representative of the browser-hijacking software category – a type of apps known for their aggressive ads and site redirects. Interactive Speed can potentially make your Mac less safe by exposing your browser to sites with questionable content without your permission.
In order to prevent this app from bothering you with its adverts and to prevent it from further redirecting you to sites you don’t wish to visit, your best option is to uninstall it. If this is the first time you come across a browser hijacker, you may need some extra help to remove it and you can find that help in our guide at the bottom of this post.
The InteractiveSpeed app
The InteractiveSpeed app is a rogue app that hijacks different elements of the browser such as the homepage or the Omnibox search engine. The InteractiveSpeed app typically spreads through installation bundles by being attached to the installer of another program (usually one that’s free/cheap).
It is strongly recommended to avoid downloading software from unverified sources because this is how most users who have hijackers on their computers have landed the unwanted app.
Remove Interactive Speed from Mac
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone