- Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Test iNet Speed Toolbar
Test iNet Speed Toolbar is supposed to be a toolbar that enables you to test your Internet speed for free, but, unfortunately, we have found that this is just another useless and potentially harmful bad toolbar from the Mindspark family. That simply means that this toolbar may be more of a threat source for your computer than beneficial to you. The worst thing about this browser extension is that it can come on-board along with other malware infections, which can easily multiply your system security issues. The kind of exposure these programs may present to you should be avoided if you intend to keep your PC secure. Therefore, we advise you to remove Test iNet Speed Toolbar from your computer. If you would like to know about this malware infection and how you can eliminate this threat source, please read on.
Just like any other Mindspark toolbars, including GameTrekkers Toolbar and DailyWellnessGuide Toolbar, this toolbar also has an official promotional website. However, the chance for you to find testinetspeed.com, is quite low. That is why we do not think that too many users get this toolbar from this website. If you install Test iNet Speed Toolbar from this site, you will be warned about the changes it can do on your machine. Ignoring these points may cause future problems for you, so you had better read them carefully to see what you say “yes” to when you click on the “Add Extension” button. For example, this toolbar can read and change your browsing history, read and change all your data on the websites you visit as well as manage your downloads. Are you sure you want to let an extension do all that?
But as we have already said, it is more likely that this toolbar enters your computer in an alternative way that is called software bundling. Test iNet Speed Toolbar can be found bundled together with malware infections, so, if you install such a bundle, chances are this toolbar is the least of your worries. You can download such infectious bundles from shady freeware sites, for instance. These websites promote all kinds of third-party products and have lots of third-party ads on their pages. Some of these ads are rather misleading and can disguise themselves, for example, as download buttons. If you click on one, it may easily result in downloading such a bundle onto your machine. Therefore, it is important for you to know that deleting Test iNet Speed Toolbar will not solve all your security issues. You will have to eliminate every other threat as well if you want to restore your system health.
Test iNet Speed Toolbar offers you a quick access link to check your Internet speed. However, it is not all it does. This toolbar also sets Ask.com as your home page, new tab page, and default search engine in your browsers. Not only is this annoying, it can also expose you to unsafe content. As a matter of fact, this toolbar can modify the search results and inject third-party ads and sponsored links among normal results. So, even if Ask.com is a reliable search engine as a standalone tool, as a third-party service it may not be trustworthy. In fact, you should never trust any third-party service offered by Mindspark products since this company does not take any responsibility for these third parties and does not even review them. That may result in criminals posing as third parties. Clicking on ads or links that come from such unreliable sources may cause you more malware infections or you might even end up on fake websites trying to scam you out of your money. In order to prevent such scenarios from happening, you should not hesitate to remove Test iNet Speed Toolbar from your system.
If you understand now the reasons why you should eliminate this threat, here is the cure for your infection. First, you need to uninstall the application via Control Panel. Second, you need to take care of your browsers by resetting them. Please follow our instructions below if you are not confident about the necessary steps. We also recommend that you use a reliable antimalware program to detect and remove all other potential threats from your PC. Otherwise, you cannot be sure that you are all safe to use it.
How to remove Test iNet Speed Toolbar from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
Windows Vista/Windows 7
How to reset your browsers