ImpaqSpeed is an application that can measure user’s Internet upload or download speed and ping. However, besides this, it seems the tool could also gather information about the user and show him third-party advertising content from unknown third parties. Plus, our researchers say the application is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. Given the software may show unreliable advertising content and it is not the only of its undesirable qualities, we do not find it surprising. If you want to know more about ImpaqSpeed you should keep reading our article as further in it, we will explain how the potentially unwanted program works and why it might be dangerous to keep it. What’s more, users who want to get rid of this suspicious tool should also slide a bit below the text and check out our recommended manual deletion instructions.
The potentially unwanted program is promoted on a site called impaqspeed.melasys.com. According to it, users can test their ping and download or upload speed with no trouble with ImpaqSpeed. Nonetheless, while it is true, the tool allows to check the Internet’s speed quickly and easily, in our researchers, who tested it, opinion the application does not show very accurate results compared to other well-known and reputable software. Indeed if this is the first time you came across such a program, you should know there are plenty of online and accurate Internet speed testing applications you can use without even having to install anything.
Furthermore, while researching ImpaqSpeed, we learned the program might gather information about the user and show him third-party advertising content. The suspicious part is the software’s End User License Agreement document mentions this rather briefly and does not fully explain where such material could come from or what it may advertise. Unfortunately, without knowing anything, there is a possibility the application’s ads could come from anywhere, including potentially dangerous websites, such as sites showing fake lottery winnings, inviting to download other potentially unwanted programs or threats alike, etc. Moreover, users should know ImpaqSpeed may create a Registry entry that would allow it to launch itself automatically with the operating system. No doubt, this quality might seem annoying to some users, and the worst part is the software does not have settings that would allow stopping the tool from doing so.
All in all, ImpaqSpeed does not look like a trustworthy application and considering there are even easier solutions to test Internet speed without installation, it does not seem particularly useful either. Thus, our specialists advise not to waste any time with this potentially unwanted program, especially if you find it annoying. In which case, you could check the deletion instructions located a bit below and erase the undesirable application manually. Users who find the task to be a bit too difficult can employ a reliable security tool as well. To remove the potentially unwanted program you would simply need to scan the system with the chosen tool and wait till it locates all potential threats. Then you should be able to eliminate them all by just clicking the given removal button.