If you have found that that a new shortcut called Speed Test is present on your desktop, it means that you have installed some potentially unwanted program whose installer promoted Speed Test. The Speed Test shortcut takes the user to speedanalysis.com, which a websites where you can gauge the speed of the Internet. The Speed Test is very often promoted by free browser toolbars and if you want to use this website, beware of various advertisements that are displayed because they do not belong to the website. In case the shortcut has been dropped accidentally and you have no intention of using the service promoted, remove it from the PC. If you have the shortcut, it means you also have a browser add-on on your browsers. In order to fix them, you have to uninstall the program and then alter the settings of the browsers.
Like a majority of browser add-ons, Speed Test can monitor your browsing activities, which means that it may read you browsing history, record your search terms and track other information related you browsing sessions.
Even though Speed Test is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, it has been found that a link to speedanalysis.com is inserted only on Mozilla Firefox. No other links to the website have been discovered on other browsers.
As has been already mentioned, Speed Test is distributed by various computer programs. They include PC Performer and MyPCBackup, which are categorized as potentially unwanted programs (PUP), and Conduit Toolbars, some of which can be removed from the system using a spyware removal tool. Neither PC Performer, MyPCBackup nor Speed Test can add functionality to the computer. If you have already installed a program which seek to persuade you to purchase its full version in order to fix Windows Registry and speed up the computer, ignore the recommendations and remove it from the computer; unless you are 100 percent sure that it can help you optimize the performance of the computer.
Speed Test, created by BestOffers, can be easily removed from the computer with a spyware removal tool. If you want have Speed Test removed and the system protected against similar programs and even more dangerous computer infections, then you should implement SpyHunter. Why this one? This anti-spyware removal tool can protect the system against various computer threats, including browser hijackers, adware programs, ransomware infections and the like.
In case you want to try removing the unwanted browser add-on manually, follow the instructions provided below. Having completed the removal, scan the system with a reliable scanner.
Windows Vista and Windows 7