- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If you need to track your Internet speed, you can refer to reliable websites that have been created for that one exact purpose. There is no need to use InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar for that because this browser extension is not as functional as it might seem at first glance. You should remove InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar from your system if you care about ensuring your computer’s security. While this application may not be a direct computer security threat, InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar could still be used by cyber criminals to promote and distribute corrupted content, so you need to prevent any potential harm beforehand.
Although it is possible to download InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar from free.internetspeedtracker.com, if you are reading this description, chances are you have no idea how InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar entered your system, so you most probably haven’t downloaded it directly from its homepage.
InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar is a browser extension from the MindSpark group, so it is very similar to DailyLocalGuide Toolbar, VerifiedVPN Toolbar, Video Scavenber Toolbar, and so on. That being said, these browser extensions can be downloaded in various ways, so even if you have never opened the official page for InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar, it doesn’t mean that this will help you avoid potential security issues because this browser extension can also enter your system in software packages.
This means that whenever you download a freeware or shareware app from an unfamiliar website there is a possibility to additionally install InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar or any other unwanted application. Although you usually would have a chance to opt out from installing the toolbar on your PC, users seldom pay attention to the installation wizard’s steps. The problem is that if you install the full version of InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar on your computer, this application will also affect your default browser settings.
During the installation, you are asked whenever you want to set Ask.com as your homepage and default search engine. If you don’t take notice of that, this third-party search engine will become your default search engine. Although it would seem that Ask.com is a reliable search provider, Ask says that it discontinued the search service back in 2011. Thus, it is very suspicious as to which search engine the Ask on InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar really makes use of.
Since there are many suspicious things about InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar, and there is no way to guarantee this toolbar provides you with completely safe third-party content, it would be for the best to remove InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar from your computer through and through. We provide manual removal instructions below this description, but if you encounter any problems removing this application, you should not hesitate to invest in a legitimate antispyware application.
How to Delete InternetSpeedTracker Toolbar
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Change Your Browser Settings