Speedomizer Removal Guide

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Speedomizer might be not the best tool to test the Internet speed considering it is thought to be a potentially unwanted program or PUP in short. This category is for applications that might work undesirably or could introduce users to potentially dangerous content, but it does not mean the extension is malicious. Nevertheless, we would not recommend using it if your goal is to keep the computer clean and secure. What may persuade you to find a more trustworthy tool to check your Internet speed is the fact the software could track you or in other words gather information about your browsing habits whenever you surf the Internet. Also, our researchers say it is possible the add-on might be spreading through unreliable sources, and some could download it unknowingly. For more details about Speedomizer users should continue reading the text and if you decide to delete the PUP; it can be done manually with our recommended removal steps located below or with a reliable security tool.

Given the application’s homepage (speedomizer.com) shows a blank page, at least for now, it is safe to say chrome.google.com/webstore might be the main Speedomizer’s distribution channel. However, we do believe the extension could also be spread via bundled setup files of other PUPs or unreliable tools alike, e.g., adware, browser hijackers, etc. Such software can be found on websites distributing freeware or pirated programs, such as torrent or other file-sharing websites. For users who sometimes visit such sites, we would advise paying more attention to the tool's publisher, find an expert or a reliable user review, and be extra cautious during the installation process. If there is an option to pick advanced or custom installation settings it would be most advisable to do so because it may allow you to deselected unwanted suggestions or learn important details about the software that otherwise might be hidden from the user.

As the program’s description says, the user can access the provided Speedomizer’s tool if you “Simply type speed + {Space\Tab} + {Enter} at the chrome search bar.” Doing this should redirect the user to test.speedomizer.com where he could check how fast his Internet speed is. Thus, if you expected an extension that would show Internet speed just by clicking some button, you might feel rather disappointed after installing this PUP. What’s more, you may begin to wonder what was the point of placing the add-on on the computer if it provides an online tool. Surely, there are plenty of online applications that can show your Internet speed without needing to install them. As you see the reason Speedomizer might have been developed this way is so its creators could track users by recording their visited web pages, submitted keywords, clicked ads, IP address, and other non-personal data.

The PUP’s Privacy Policy document states the non-personal users' information can be shared with third-parties and might be used “for the purpose of developing or delivering content (whether via our Service, or websites, applications or services of third parties),” etc. Even though this does not mean the add-on could put your privacy at risk, you may not like the idea it might be tracking you just so Speedomizer or its partners could provide advertising content. In which case, we recommend not to waste any time with this PUP and get rid of it at once. As we mentioned at the beginning of the text, one can do so either manually by following the provided removal steps or with the help of a trustworthy antimalware software.

Get rid of Speedomizer

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Click ALT+F and pick Settings.
  3. Go to More tools and choose Extensions.
  4. Find Speedomizer.
  5. Press the trash bin button available next to it.
  6. Select Remove.
  7. Restart Google Chrome.
Download Remover for Speedomizer *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Speedomizer Screenshots:

Speedomizer

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