- Shows commercial adverts
EasySpeedCheck is a potentially unwanted program. It is supposed to measure your internet speed. As we can see from our tests, EasySpeedCheck can measure the internet speed quite fine. However, this program comes with particular side effects. It supports ads, so if you keep on using it you will be assaulted by multiple pop-up ads. It would be for the best to remove EasySpeedCheck from your computer, especially if you have no idea where this application came from. Although it is not a computer virus it still is an intrusive application that should not be tolerated.
Unlike most of the adware applications that do not have direct download link, you can download EasySpeedCheck at the main website. The official website at easypeedcheck.com also informs users about various benefits of using EasySpeedCheck. It shows that the application enters target computers with users’ permission. However, in some cases users may not be aware of the fact that they install EasySpeedCheck on their computers. It happens when this application arrives bundled with freeware.
Freeware bundles are widely available on third-party file hosting websites. For example, you may think that you are download one program, but in reality there might be two or even more applications bundled with it. Usually the installation wizard informs users that they are also offered to install additional applications, but users tend to go through the installation process too fast, skipping important steps. Hence, if users do not uncheck particular installation options, (in the case of a bundled download) EasySpeedCheck enters their computers as well.
Do not be surprised to see that this programs pops up into action once your system loads. EasySpeedCheck configures Windows Registry in a way that allows the program to start together with Windows. Based on our observations, EasySpeedCheck performs the Internet speed checkup rather well. However, that is probably due to Ookla – the owner of Speedtest.net that provides free internet access parameters analysis. Considering there is Ookla’s logo on EasySpeedCheck’s interface, we can assume that the application does not provide users with the original service and simply uses Speedtest.net.
On top of that, the longer you make use of EasySpeedCheck, the more commercial advertisements you will see. It does not display any ads at first, but since the app is ad-supported, it needs to survive somehow, so it ends up displaying annoying ads. Their content is usually based on your web browsing history, and it raises particular cyber security concerns – EasySpeedCheck might as well be collecting data on what websites you visit, and if this data is not handled carefully, it could be leaked to dangerous third parties.
Remove EasySpeedCheck as soon as possible if you do not find the application useful. Afterwards, you should also scan the PC with a computer security tool of choice because if this program arrived bundled with freeware, you will need to terminate other unwanted apps as well.
Manual EasySpeedCheck Removal
Windows Vista & Windows 7