Search.superspeedtester.com Removal Guide

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After clicking on unreliable ads and links it is possible that a questionable search engine page like Search.superspeedtester.com may show up in your browsers as your new home page. This is possible because this malware infection can modify your home page settings to hijack your browsers and redirect them to this risky search website. However, you may not even see it coming if you are not cautious enough. Our tests and research shows that this is not even a new browser hijacker in the sense that it is an exact clone of an earlier search website called Search2.searchgst.com. This hijacker can introduce you to questionable web content, which may indirectly cause additional infections or you could also become a victim of online frauds if you land on malicious websites as a result of clicking on harmful content. All in all, we advise you to remove Search.superspeedtester.com from your computer if you would like to use a safe system in the future.

When you want to download a new free application, it is possible that you run a web search to find a website where you can download it. What you may not know is that the search results may easily contain links leading to malicious file-sharing websites created and operated by cyber criminals to infect unsuspecting computer users with bundles of threats. In other words, if you download files and software from such shady sources, chances are that you will not only install a single standalone file but a package of malware infections along with your targeted legitimate free program, which may or may not function at all. You can also download such bundles when you click on corrupt third-party ads displayed by suspicious websites or adware programs hiding on your PC.

It is obvious that you should keep away from such websites (gaming, gambling, porn, dating, shareware, and torrent) and clicking on random ads and questionable contents because you can download a bundle of malware threats that could cause more serious virtual security issues for you. Keep in mind that not all ads may appear to be commercials; some of them can show up as something totally different and downright misleading, such as system notifications about alleged errors or malware attacks and fake download buttons. But it is also possible that you simply click with your mouse into a search field to enter a keyword but by engaging with the page, you trigger a malicious script that can open new tabs or new windows with malicious pages or drop a bundle. You can also not exclude the possibility that your PC is infected with adware that can generate unsafe ads wherever you may be browsing on the web. Since it is quite possible that there are more than one threat sources active right now on your system, we recommend that you delete Search.superspeedtester.com and run a trustworthy malware scanner to find all other infections before it is too late.

We have found that this browser hijacker belongs to a large and growing family that also includes Search.searchisemail.com and Search.renewitnow.co, just to mention two of the most recent infections that hit the web. This hijacker is indeed a featured search page that offers you Internet speed testing websites with easy access from a fake toolbar and a direct test at the bottom of the page, which you can either hide or show. There are also several thumbnail links to all kinds of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo as well as to Internet speed-related pages. While these third-party sites can be legitimate, this infection might inject its affiliates’ ads into these pages wherever possible. For example, the news and local weather pages are typically ones that you should never check because these can display several questionable third-party ads. You can only eliminate the potential threat these may cause if you remove Search.superspeedtester.com right now.

This search page forwards all your web searches to a possible manipulated search.yahoo.com search results page. Unfortunately, this misleads most users and they think that it is safe to click anywhere on this page. However, we must warn you that this hijacker may promote its own affiliates through ads and sponsored links. But since not all of the third parties affiliated with this search engine can be called reliable, it is possible that crooks simply use it as a gateway to their victims. If you happen to click on corrupt ads or links, you could end up on malicious websites and be scammed or you may also download malware infections in the background. We do not believe that this is what you want to experience while browsing the web; thus, we advise you to remove Search.superspeedtester.comASAP.

This hijacker modifies your home page settings, so if you restore those, you should be clean of this threat. You can either use the built-in menu of your browsers or use our guide below to manually eliminate this browser hijacker. You may see now how easy it is to let potential threats onto your system. You can become a more cautious web surfer but even that may not prevent the next malicious attack. We advise you to use a professional malware removal application like SpyHunter if you want to effectively protect your PC.

How to remove Search.superspeedtester.com from Browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and enter regedit. Click OK.
  2. Overwrite the value data of “http://search.superspeedtester.com” in the following registry keys:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page (64-bit!)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page
  3. Overwrite the value data in the following value names in “HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}” registry key:
    FaviconURL (value data: “http://search.superspeedtester.com/favicon.ico”)
    FaviconURLFallback (value data: “http://search.superspeedtester.com/favicon.ico”)
    TopResultURL (value data: “http://search.superspeedtester.com”)
    URL (value data: “http://search.superspeedtester.com”)
  4. Close your editor.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E to open File Explorer.
  2. Locate the “%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{Unique Mozilla user ID}” directory.
  3. Open prefs.js in a text editor (Notepad).
  4. Overwrite the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://search.superspeedtester.com/") string with a home page address you would prefer.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+E to open File Explorer.
  2. Locate the “%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” directory.
  3. Delete Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.
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