This page aims to help you remove Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar. These removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as every version of Windows.
If Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar is on your PC then you have been infected and are probably currently looking for a way to get rid of this pop-up annoyance. You’ll find the uninstall instructions below, but before that please take your time to read through the overview concerning this Adware. You may find this information useful in preventing from installing or removing similar software in the future.
|Name||Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar|
|Type||Toolbar based Adware|
|Danger Level||Medium (Displays Ads and records your online activity)|
|Symptoms||Ads an annoying and invasive toolbar plus unwanted Ads.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles or through online Ads|
Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar greets you with advertisements in the form of pop-ups, banners and even whole pages every time you decide to open your web browser, click on a link, open a tab or just at random intervals while still browsing. You may have noticed that they are mostly advertising stuff that you have looked up one way or another at recent times. This is malware so it begs the question how it achieves that feat and what else it might be doing. Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar accesses you cache and cookies so it tracks your browsing data as well as search histories. This is especially frightening because any stored user names and passwords you might have, might very well be under immediate danger of being stolen.
What not to do with Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar
For starters do not click on the ads, simply speaking you are not going to get whatever you are looking for because the advertisements are in the majority of cases fake and will just redirect you to a fraudulent website. Once there you will either get your banking information stolen if you happen to fill it out for some reason or you will get some other nasty malware for your troubles. Ignoring it by switching to a different browser like Firefox, Chrome or IE will not solve the problem – the tracking toolbar will remain on your computer and continue to record your actions even though you may not see it in the toolbar window of the browser you use.
We should really emphasize on this – do not install any executables (.exe files) from unofficial sources or at the very least sources that you have previously used. Even then though, be very careful what you give permission to get installed onto your computer, very often files from unconfirmed sources might be tainted with a virus.
It should be perfectly clear by now that you really need to rid yourself of the danger that Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar represents. We are going to show you how to achieve that, but please keep in mind that due to the many different versions of this malware out there some steps might be redundant. If that is the case do not worry but proceed with the next steps. If you have questions don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
Remove Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar
The first thing to do is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.
For W8 and 8.1:
Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the pop-up.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
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Upon entering your system Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar has infected all browsers located on your hard drive at the time. Even if you primarily use one you will need to be thorough and apply Steps 2 through 3 to each and every affected web browser. If you don’t, you risk getting the virus right back after every reboot.
If you have installed any suspicious .exe files you will have to carefully watch out for anything suspicious popping out once you move on with the removal process, do you best to write down the suspicious files and processes so you can deal with them afterwards.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Remove Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Remove Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar from Chrome:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the malware and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove everything but the search engines you normally use.
Remove the malware from Safari:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
VERY IMPORTANT! DO NOT SKIP!
You are almost there! Unfortunately for you the next stages of the removal process are both very important and very tricky especially for inexperienced users. We should warn you that failure to execute them in the exact way as described by us might lead to very significant and often times critical damage to your system. If you don’t feel like risking your whole device then it is our very strong urging that you consider downloading and using a professional malware remover to deal with Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar instead. No risks involved and the whole process will take a lot less time and will be completely automated. Not only that – a scanner for future versions of known and unknown malware threats can never be a bad thing.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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