Speedcheckme is an adware application that has a semi-working Internet speed checker. It is very similar to programs like SpeedChecker, TestSpeeder, and Ineedspeed. Despite appearing somewhat useful, the true purpose of this application is to show you commercial in-browser advertisements. It is best to remove all software that focuses on advertising, because it could potentially prove to be a threat to your system security.
Speedcheckme is distributed via freeware bundles, together with various programs of doubtful value. Bundles prey on computer user’s lack of attention paid while going through the steps of the installation. When you fail to uncheck boxes offering to install the components of a bundle, the setup interprets it as if you have agreed to install it. You could find your computer full of annoying or outright dangerous software if you tend to install a lot of free programs. To avoid this, it is best to always choose Advanced installation and to make sure that you’re not agreeing to install something you don’t want. Getting a professional antispyware tool to automatically remove any threats is also a great idea.
When Speedcheckme enters your system, it creates a speed checker in the bottom-right corner of your browser window. On the surface, it might look that this is all it does; however, the truth is that it also tracks your browsing, collecting information that will later be used to determine which commercial advertisements to show you. The better this program is at this task, the more likely you will actually click the ads. If and when you do click them, you will be redirected to a third-party web page and the developers of Speedcheckme will receive a small amount of money for increasing web traffic to said site. We do not find this business model very fair, leading us to advise you to remove Speedcheckme from your system.
Removing Speedcheckme does not involve overly difficult steps, anybody can do it. There are two ways to go about it, though. You can delete Speedcheckme manually or automatically. Automatic removal using a professional antispyware tool is vastly superior, as it involves only two mouse clicks when the program is already installed and running. It also provides you with real-time protection. If that’s not enough, it finds and destroys all threats on your system. Opposed to that, you will only delete Speedcheckme when trying to uninstall it manually. Nevertheless, the instructions are provided below.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista