RunSpeedCheck seems to be quite a useful application at first glance. It promises to test the Internet connection, improve web browsing experience, and enable users to perform web searches more effectively. Additionally, it claims to be an easy-to-use tool. As a consequence, it is not a surprise that hundreds of users have already installed it on their computers. To be more specific, there are already 2,602 users who have already consciously installed it from the Chrome Web Store, but it is very likely that the total number of users using it is higher since RunSpeedCheck can be directly downloaded from its official website (https://install.runspeedcheck.com/?pid=11111) as well, and, on top of that, it seems that alternative distribution methods might be used to spread it too. Even though RunSpeedCheck is presented as a beneficial program, we are sure there are tools for checking the speed of the Internet connection that are more reliable and beneficial than RunSpeedCheck. In fact, numerous tests run by our specialists have clearly shown that the main feature of RunSpeedCheck does not work at the moment. In other words, it could not test the Internet speed. It will probably be fixed one day, but even if it gets fixed, we would recommend installing a 100% reliable application rather than a potentially unwanted program, i.e. RunSpeedCheck.
RunSpeedCheck is one of those programs that alter settings once installed. If you install it, you will see this for yourself – your default search provider will be changed. As a consequence, whenever you enter a search query, it will be redirected through feed.runspeedcheck.com. Even though it is powered by Yahoo, which is known to be a reputable search provider, the chances are high that you will see some modified search results as well. A modified search result may take you to a random website when you click on it. Their main goal is to drive traffic to certain websites. This is not the only fact that raises concern for specialists. It has turned out that RunSpeedCheck might also automatically collect various details about users, including those that can identify them personally, i.e. personally-identifiable information. Speaking about non-personal details, it consists of technical information transmitted from the user’s computer, including type of browser, clicks and visited pages, OS type, etc. As for the personal information collected through the service, only two pieces of information should be recorded by RunSpeedCheck: 1) identifiers (e.g. IP address) and 2) contact information. Never keep undesirable browser extensions active on your computer! If you do not trust RunSpeedCheck and/or do not like how it acts, we encourage you to erase it from your system today.
Finally, RunSpeedCheck has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program because it may be spread bundled. Bundling is a distribution method that is often employed to promote potentially unwanted applications, adware progrfaams, and a bunch of other untrustworthy applications, so the next time you install new software downloaded from the web, you should carefully check whether or not you are presented with additional offers. It would be best to cancel them all if you discover them because there are no guarantees that additional software is reliable. In fact, if you always download reliable applications from their official websites, we are sure you will be safe. An automated antimalware tool installed on the system and updated regularly will protect you against unreliable software too. Finally, it is advisable not to click on any random advertisements because a single click might initiate an untrustworthy software download too.
Have you installed RunSpeedCheck by mistake? Have you found it useless? Has it been installed on your PC without your knowledge? If YES is the answer to, at least, one of these questions, we would recommend getting rid of RunSpeedCheck today. To make the removal process easier, we have asked our specialists to prepare the manual removal guide – feel free to find it below this article. If you do not have time to delete RunSpeedCheck in a manual way, or feel that you do not have enough knowledge about your PC to erase it all alone, use an antimalware scanner. One scan with a powerful antimalware tool and all your troubles will be gone.