There does not seem to be anything suspicious about InternetSpeedTester, but our research team labels it as a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application may have certain features that users may deem undesirable. Also, it could be possible that this program gets installed on target systems accidentally. It would not be surprising knowing how potentially unwanted programs travel around. So if you do not know why or how this application entered your system, perhaps you should really consider removing InternetSpeedTester for good. Please scroll to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions.
Since this potentially unwanted program is there on your computer, we have grounds to believe that you have more unwanted applications, too. That is because such programs usually travel in groups. This distribution method is often called “bundled downloads,” which means that a few programs are packed together in one third-party installer, and users set them up on their system at the same time. Sometimes, they set up those programs without even knowing that they install InternetSpeedTester or some other freeware app. This is why attentiveness is very important if you want to protect your computer and your personal information from potential exploitation.
Luckily, InternetSpeedTester is not much of a system security threat. This program an identical clone of UltimateSpeedTester, and these applications are known to be similar to DailyBee, WikiThemes, DailyWiki, WikiZ, and so on. The application is supposed to let you know your average Internet connection speed, and its interface can always be there on your screen, or you can minimize it into the system tray icon. Whichever it might be, the functionality of this program is obviously minimal, and it is very doubtful whether it can provide you with a useful service. What’s more, you probably know that there are a lot of websites out there that can help you calculate your connection speed, too.
Therefore, it would seem that there is no need to keep a third-party application with such limited functionality. On top of that, there is always a risk that this application could be associated with unfamiliar third parties. Since such programs are distributed for free, they need to make a living somehow, and so there is a possibility that they could engage in third-party content promotion. This would be sad news because freeware apps cannot control the content they promote, and almost anyone can embed their links in the advertising space.
Having such concerns in mind, it would be for the best to terminate InternetSpeedTester and delete it from your computer. Please note that you will have to remove leftover files yourself because removal via Control Panel does not delete this application through and through. If you are not confident about manual removal yourself, you can invest in a security application that will do the job for you automatically. This way, you would also ensure that your PC is protected against similar intruders in the future. Finally, if you have any questions regarding this program or your system’s security in general, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment.
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Remove the Leftover Files
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||InternetSpeedTester.exe||47807232 bytes||MD5: df18b273145f11bcfb4689b54d9c03c4|
|2||ffmpegsumo.dll||1652864 bytes||MD5: 2b0729ba430df80e195f0ab538c3b876|
|3||Uninstall.exe||472540 bytes||MD5: 705a87076f5bfc8be3ad2c92f1c5fc65|
|4||icudtl.dat||10457856 bytes||MD5: ac8b45f4478efb25e978fcca2507ea01|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|