If you come across a search engine named Search.heasyspeedtest.co, we would advise you to think carefully before using it. As you see, the search tool falls under the classification of browser hijackers. Such application might be spread through doubtful sources, and it may introduce the user to potentially malicious advertising content since it could be displaying results through a modified Yahoo search engine. Not to mention its presence can be annoying to any user who prefers using a different search tool or wants a particular web page for his start page. To learn more important details about Search.heasyspeedtest.co, you should keep reading the article as we will provide more information in the rest of the text. Users who choose to erase the threat should also have a look at our recommended deletion steps located below the report.
The unreliable distribution sources we mentioned in the first paragraph could be various P2P file-sharing networks, malicious pop-up ads, etc. If Search.heasyspeedtest.co comes bundled with another application; the user might install it unknowingly. Usually, users have to choose custom or advanced installation settings to notice bundled software, but unfortunately, some users pick automatic settings instead to rush the process. As a consequence, all the programs that could have been deselected on the configuration wizard might be installed automatically without letting you know. Thus, to avoid potentially dangerous tools, you should always properly review the provided terms, suggestions, and other relevant information on the setup wizard. Additionally, our researchers recommend acquiring a reliable antimalware tool. At times you may overlook some threats, and such tool could help you guard the system against them.
You should notice Search.heasyspeedtest.co right away when you open the affected browser as it may load the search engine instead of your homepage. In some cases browser hijackers replace user’s default search engine and new tab page too, but the threat does not do so at the moment of writing. We believe its primary goal could be to display the user with third-party advertisements that might be placed together with the search results. Since the application could gather information related to the user’s browsing habits, there is a chance the ads he would receive might be targeted. In other words, they may promote content related to your recently used search keywords to make the ads look more tempting.
However, we would advise you not to give in to curiosity and avoid any suspicious advertisements you may see while browsing with Search.heasyspeedtest.co. There is a risk that some of the ads could come from unknown sources and might redirect you to scam web pages. Also, some of them might lead to websites containing malware or threats like this browser hijacker, for example, adware, potentially unwanted programs, etc. Therefore, while your clicks could generate revenue to the threat’s creators, they could cause you trouble. Needless to say, it would be safer to find yourself a more trustworthy search engine (e.g. Google, Yahoo, and so on.) and erase Search.heasyspeedtest.co.
In order to eliminate the hijacker, users should reset the browser the way it is shown in the steps located below. If you do not want to reset your browser, you should install a reliable antimalware tool instead and remove the threat while using its scanning feature. During the scan, it could detect other doubtful applications or threats you could have received over time, so it might be a good opportunity to clean up the system.