Speedomizer is a potentially unwanted program that claims to be providing powerful and easy to use features. However, it seems to us it is much easier and faster to type “test internet speed” in your preferred search engine’s search box and use one of the online tools suggested on the search results. This way you could check your Internet speed without having to install any doubtful applications. One of the reasons why our specialists are against its usage is because this potentially unwanted program may gather information about the user’s browsing habits or other anonymous data that might be later shared with third-party partners. We do not say such behavior could necessarily endanger your privacy; it is just the software’s creators might receive more gain than you. There are other suspicious parts we will talk about in the article too, so if you came here to learn more, we encourage you to keep reading this report. Users who decide to erase this extension are welcome to use the deletion instructions available below as well.
The application works only on the Google Chrome browser, and currently it is available on the Chrome Web Store page (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/speedomizer/ackjcfnjkhbgcaieiabkcmbpaglfhifc?utm_source=inline-install-disabled). The potentially unwanted program also has an official web page, but at the moment of writing it does not work properly since entering the website’s address (speedomizer.com) only results in loading a blank page. Therefore, it looks like at least for now Chrome Web Store page is the only way to download the browser from the two mentioned sources.
Nonetheless, besides these described web pages, it is quite possible Speedomizer might be distributed through bundled installers too. We cannot confirm it, but if it is true, some users could download the application without even realizing it if they do not pay much attention to the information on the configuration wizard. As you see quite often bundled features can be deselected only if you pick advanced or custom installation settings. Unfortunately, some users choose automatic installation instead to speed up the process. Naturally, if you occasionally do so yourself, we advise you to be more cautious in the future, especially when the installer is downloaded from torrent or other unreliable file-sharing web pages.
Furthermore, users should know that by installing Speedomizer they allow it to update itself automatically. This information is displayed in the potentially unwanted program’s End User License Agreement available through speedomizer.com/terms.html. It is said the updates “may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions.” The part about new versions could mean the application might be able not just to update itself, but also download new versions of it. Allow it to upgrade itself without asking your permission is one thing, but downloading new versions seems quite a risk since there is not knowing if they will be trustworthy and given Speedomizer is a potentially unwanted program we rather doubt it.
Users can eliminate the application manually if they only access their Google Chrome’s Extensions menu. This task should not be complicated even for less experienced users, but if you need any guidance feel free to use our provided deletion instructions located a bit below. The other way to get rid of the potentially unwanted program is to acquire a trustworthy antimalware tool, perform a full system scan, and tap the removal button.
Erase Speedomizer from Google Chrome