- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.testmyspeeds.co sudden appearance on your browsing application might mean it could have been hijacked. According to our researchers, users might easily receive this browser hijacker without even realizing it since the software could travel with bundled software installers or be advertised on suspicious pop-up ads. Search.testmyspeeds.co is not a malicious threat, so there is no need to panic, but you should be aware that it is not considered as reliable either. On the contrary, our specialists advise not to waste any time with it and pick a more trustworthy search engine for surfing the Internet. Apparently, besides search results, the application might show irritating advertising content that may come from unknown sources. To find out more about the browser hijacker, we invite you to read the rest of the text and should you choose to eliminate the threat you could follow the deletion instructions located at the end of the article.
As we said at the beginning of our article Search.testmyspeeds.co might be distributed with bundled setup files spread through unreliable file-sharing web pages or with untrustworthy third-party ads, which could appear while visiting doubtful web pages or might be displayed by another suspicious application already installed on the system. One way or another the browser hijacker's appearance signals you should pay more attention to the software you choose to install or even take extra precautions to protect the computer from potential threats, for example, we would recommend using a legitimate antimalware tool. With such a tool you could check installers or other untrustworthy data you download from the Internet before opening it and putting the system at risk.
Another thing worth to be mention is the application’s publisher. It seems the browser hijacker was developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd, the same company we mentioned many times in our previous articles about such browser hijackers like Search.hemailloginnow.com, Search.easyrecipesnow.com, Search.heasyspeedtest.co, Search.searchquickm.com, and so on. It means Search.testmyspeeds.co is not their first released browser hijacker and the fact this company continues to release such unreliable applications or to be more precise new copies of them does not make it look trustworthy. Naturally, this new variant works in a very similar manner if you compare it with other similar search tools developed by the mentioned company.
The search engine should hijack user’s browser right after it enters the system. It may affect browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. For instance, the Internet Explorer browser might be hijacked by modifying a particular value name called Start Page and located in the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main path. The value data of Start Page determines the homepage for the mentioned browser, so all the application has to do is switch current link with Search.testmyspeeds.co, and your browser should start loading the new search engine. To see how it modified files for other browsers, you could have a look at the deletion instructions as they will both mention and show how to restore such data.
Search.testmyspeeds.co does not seem like a good choice for a search tool if you prefer using only trustworthy applications. In which case, we advise not to keep this browser hijacker any longer and erase it before anything goes wrong. Just as it was promised earlier, the instructions located below this text will explain to you how to remove the search tool manually. We could suggest a possibly easier variant for less experienced users too or for anyone who wishes to clean the system fully. Users could do a full system scan after installing a reliable antimalware tool. It should detect the browser hijacker and other possible threats as well. Then you could click the provided removal button and delete all detections at the same time.