SpeedGuard is a newly released malicious application that our researchers classify as an adware program. Some users might give in to the deceptive advertising practices and install it. However, we are here to debunk the myth that this program will help you save money. It will not. The program has been created to bombard your computer screen with unnecessary and irritating commercial content. We highly recommend that you remove it, because the ads come from unreliable sources, and that only spells trouble for whoever is subjected to them. So, without further ado, let us start analyzing this adware application.
SpeedGuard’s promotional website says that it is a one-tap Internet speed test tool that will determine you Internet speed in under 30 seconds. An application such as this is undoubtedly beneficial, but we suggest looking for an alternative, because this particular tool does not perform the functions it is advertised to perform. No, it is just a program dedicated to sponsoring commercial content, such as software, video, services, music, text, and so on. The ads come in various shapes and sizes. Testing has shown that it might display coupons, pop-ups, and in-line texts. However, it is stated in the program's Terms and Conditions that “in no case and for no reason will we be liable or responsible for such Third Party Content and your engagement with such Third Party Content is at your sole risk and responsibility.” So, the developers try to shed all responsibility, and there is a good reason for that.
It is likely that the company willingly or unwillingly does not check whether the content promoted by SpeedGuard is legitimate. So, it is reasonable to assume that at least some of the ads may provide you with unreliable content, such as software that can turn out to be an infection or simply a PUP that will scan your registry, supposedly finding issues that must be resolved. Of course, fixing the issues does not come cheap. So, to say it in simple terms, you might download unreliable software that does not do anything, but asks money for unnecessary functions. In any case, the advertisements are annoying as well, so, if you installed this application by accident, but do not know how to remove it, please feel free to use our removal guide.
This adware program is advertised on a website called Speedguard.net. The website has a download button, but nothing will happen if you click it. We think that SpeedGuard is disseminated using freeware bundles. At present we do not know which specific programs have been bundled with SpeedGuard. However, we ask our readers to share their knowledge about its distribution methods in the comments section below.
After taking a closer look at SpeedGuard, it is clear that it is not a useful tool. Certain people just make money off the application, since it displays third-party ads. There is a slight chance that unreliable and even dangerous software will enter your computer if you click one of SpeedGuard’s ads. Therefore, the only solution to this potential threat is to remove this application. If you want to be on the safe side, you should also scan your PC with a dedicated program for any malicious software.
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