YourSpeedTestNow is a new browser extension that seems to be questionable and potentially risky regarding your system security. Since this extension has the capability to change your home page and new tab page, we have categorized it as a browser hijacker. We have found that this hijacker is completely identical to a number of other ones, including Yourmapsnow.com, MySocialHubXp.com, Search.myrecipesxp.com, and Search.myshoppingxp.com. Finding any of these browser hijackers in your browsers may mean exposure to unreliable third-party web content. This simply means that if you leave such a browser hijacker on board, sooner or later you may click on unreliable content that may result in you landing on malicious web pages or infecting your computer with more malware threats. That is why we suggest that you remove YourSpeedTestNow right now, without any hesitation. Before we tell you how you can clean this infection from your PC, let us tell in more detail how this browser hijacker may pose a threat to your computer.
You can directly install this extension from its official web page, yourspeedtestnow.com, or from the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/your-speed-test-now/nfdodhdiajbeacdolcennplnkojpeehe?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog. Based on the web store counter this tool does not seem to be too popular since only 1000 users have installed it so far. But before you install even a legitimate-looking tool, you should make sure you know what you say “yes” to, i.e., what you allow onto your precious computer. In this case, for example, it is worth running a web search on the unique Chrome ID (nfdodhdiajbeacdolcennplnkojpeehe) and see what you will find. Well, it seems that some articles on the first page link to pages suggesting that you should remove YourSpeedTestNow because it is malware. But it is also worth checking the reviews in the web store. If it is not filled with fake promotional reviews, you may find useful information that may stop you from installing useless or potentially harmful extensions such as this one.
Speaking of bundles, the bad news is that this browser hijacker may also appear on your computer in a software bundle containing a number of other infections. It is possible to download such a malicious package by clicking on unreliable third-party ads, such us pop-up ads. These can pop-up any time while you are browsing the web, even on reputable websites, if your computer is infected with adware. Otherwise, you need to land on suspicious websites to encounter such ads. Therefore, it is not advisable to click on any ads because you can never be sure where you end up. Instead, we advise you to delete YourSpeedTestNow as soon as possible.
This browser hijacker changes your home page and new tab settings to search.yourspeedtestnow.com. We have found that this search engine does not even display its own results. As a matter of fact, first, it redirects you to a server (extsearch.maxwebsearch.com) and from there to a possibly modified Yahoo search results page. This means that it is not safe for you to click on anything this tool offers. Since this hijacker may inject potentially unreliable third-party ads and links among the results, you may find yourself on malicious websites by clicking on them. Although this extension claims to provide you with quick links to third-party services that can test your internet speed, we have found that this is a totally useless and annoying tool. If you want to prevent more infections from hitting your computer, we suggest that you delete YourSpeedTestNow.
It is probably time to say goodbye to this useless tool and restore order on your computer. Although this browser hijacker does have an uninstaller, it will only clean the extension from Internet Explorer. This means that you will have to manually take care of the browser extensions in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. But do not worry for a moment; we have included step-by-step instructions for you, just in case you are not familiar with the process. Please remember that getting rid of this browser hijacker is only one step towards a secure computer. Unfortunately, there may be several more malware programs hiding on your system. You have a few options if you want to detect them manually. You can try to identify them through the installed programs list in Control Panel and the extension/add-on lists in your browsers. However, keep in mind that this way you may only be able to find potentially unwanted programs, adware applications, and browser hijackers. Once you identify the threats, you can try to use our search box at the top to find descriptions and removal instructions for them.
If you want to make sure that no rootkits, Trojans, ransomware, and other dangerous malware infections are hiding on your computer, we recommend that you download and install a powerful up-to-date antimalware application. You can, of course, help protect your computer, if you are more careful about the choice of websites you visit or download software from, or if you do not click on third-party advertisements. Also, you should regularly update all your software and drivers to decrease the vulnerability of your operating system.
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