Speedly Bandwidth Monitor is a potentially unwanted application that claims to enhance your Internet browsing speed and offers a way to monitor your bandwidth. For all we know, it might even deliver on its promises; however, the fact is that Speedly Bandwidth Monitor could present some danger to your computer by showing commercial adverts. While it’s hard to decide if its usefulness outweighs the danger, we think that you should remove Speedly Bandwidth Monitor just to be safe.
The official website of Speedly Bandwidth Monitor claims that, “using the latest in modern server innovations, Speedly can significantly improve your web browsing speed.” For all we know, this might actually be true for some computer users. Also, it’s said that Speedy Bandwith Monitor allows you to use a modern DNS server. It’s also supposed to stop your browser from loading websites that contain malware, as well as, allowing you to reach blocked Internet pages.
While we’re willing to agree, that Speedly Bandwidth Monitor could actually improve your Internet speed, there’s one feature we find worrying. When you enter a non-existent URL, like ebay.net, for example, Speedly redirects you to a third-party website that has nothing to do with eBay. These websites usually contain commercial adverts. Speedly Bandwidth Monitor shows you those ads to cover the costs of running the service. Every time you click an ad, Speedly WebApps LTD gets paid a small sum of money for increasing web traffic to that particular website. This scheme is called pay-per-click and is an extremely popular way to increase the revenue of adware developers.
Keeping in mind that Speedly WebApps LTD claims not to be responsible for third-party content on their website, you could be in danger. Browser ads are sometimes known to work as a delivery device for adware applications or, in worst cases, malware. We aren’t accusing Speedly of anything, however, some caution is always recommended when dealing in such matters.
While Speedly Bandwidth Monitor could be a somewhat useful way to speed up your Internet, some claims on its website could be interpreted as an attempt to mislead the user. Together with the ads shown when trying to access a page that doesn’t exist, it leads us to recommend removing Speedly Bandwidth Monitor. You can do it automatically, with a professional antispyware tool, or manually. While we recommend automatic removal, instructions for manual removal are included below.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista