- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
Surf Speed Monitor
Surf Speed Monitor is yet another deceptive adware program at first you maybe baffled by obscure statements, which say that the program will boost your browsing experience. But what will it boost exactly? The answer is – nothing. Unless you think that unreliable and annoying advertisements somehow benefit the browsing experience. But if you do not, then you will want to remove this application, and we encourage it very much. There is not much to know about Surf Speed Monitor, but we have prepared this short article which contains all the information you need to know.
Let us be clear about one thing, Surf Speed Monitor is not a useful application. It has been classified as adware, which is a malicious infection, but why is it malicious exactly? Well, the content promoted by the application is supplied by unknown entities, which are often regarded as scammers or cyber criminals, because their advertisements are misleading or are links to malicious content, namely ransomware, worms, keyloggers, backdoors, and so on. These are quite dangerous infections that are difficult to get rid of. Some users even resort to paying the criminals so that they revert the damage they have caused, such as in the case of file encryptions. But, oftentimes, the criminals do not send a decryption key back to their victims, so they are left with permanently damaged files and holes in their pockets.
These are the things that can happen to you if you allow Surf Speed Monitor to remain on your computer. However, there is one more thing we need to discuss, and that is the applications ability to collect information about the user. The developers of most adware applications claim that their software only collects non-personally identifiable information, such as browsing history, browser and computer settings, and so on. But they can obtain personal information if you register on website that their application promotes suing browser cookies. So, these entities can get a hold of your email address, your user name, and even your real name. You might start getting spam mail which might contain malicious links and even files. So you should not take the risk.
Surf Speed Monitor has a website at Surfspeedmonitor.com, but as will notice, the information provided on the website is difficult to understand. You cannot even tell that the website promotes an adware application. It does have a download button, but it does not work, and that is not some technical error – it is supposed to be that way. Because the application is intended to be bundled with other software and distributed on freeware sharing websites, such as Brothersoft.com
That is all the information that we have about this application at this moment. It is not much, but we hope that you got the idea that having this seemingly irrelevant application on your computer can have detrimental consequences. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Surf Speed Monitor as soon as possible using an antimalware scanner or manually.
How to remove Surf Speed Monitor
Windows 7 & Windows Vista
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1