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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


YourSpeedTestNow, also known as Your Speed Test Now by SaferBrowser, has many privileges. If you install this program onto your web browsers, it will record your browsing history, modify the data on the sites you visit, and even start managing your downloads. If you install this advertising-supported program on Google Chrome, you will be introduced to these privileges upon installation. However, if you use Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers, it is unlikely that you will be aware of all the things that this adware is capable of. Of course, you can analyze the Privacy Policy at yourspeedtestnow.com/SpeedTest to learn how this program works, but most users skip this step, and that is a mistake. The policy reveals that “personally identifiable information” can be collected, and this is one of the greatest reasons to remove YourSpeedTestNow. If you knew this beforehand, it is unlikely that you would have installed this extension in the first place. Fortunately, the removal of this adware is not too complicated.

Although an official website has been set up to promote YourSpeedTestNow, this program can also be downloaded from the Chrome web store, as well as various third-party sources. Unfortunately, this adware could be introduced by malicious third-party installers that might carry malware. Even if you do not think that malware has been installed onto your operating system, you need to install a trusted malware scanner to inspect your operating system. When it comes to the adwareitself, have you noticed third-party search tools installed along with this adware? You might have removed these search tools already if you did not recognize them. It appears that the suspicious search.yourspeedtestnow.com mainly affects Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers, where it is set as the default search engine and homepage. It is notable that you will have to remove “OneSearch” in Internet Explorer and “Search” in Mozilla Firefox. When it comes to Google Chrome, the adware only takes over the New Tab; however, if it modifies the startup option, you might think that this New Tab feature corrupts your homepage.

We have found that YourSpeedTestNow is very similar to YourMapsCenter, MyInterestXP, MyTelevisionXP, and similar ad-supported programs that are usually associated with specific browser hijackers. As you already know, search.yourspeedtestnow.com is the hijacker that you might have to remove from your operating system if you have downloaded the adware. This hijacker is unreliable because it shows modified Yahoo Search results after redirecting you via extsearch.maxwebsearch.com. On top of that, the links attached to this search tool – Speed Test, Tips to Increase Speed, and Speed Guide – are highly suspicious, and we do not recommend trusting them. Keep in mind that this adware and hijacker can use tracking cookies to ensure that the links and ads shown are attractive for you personally. Therefore, even if the services provided seem authentic, we suggest removing YourSpeedTestNow without further hesitation. If you have already interacted with these suspicious services, reinforce your virtual security, beware of potential scams, and scan your PC to see if you need to delete any unreliable programs.

If you want to remove YourSpeedTestNow manually, you first need to figure out which browsers were infected. Google Chrome users either need to delete the unwanted extension directly from the browser, or they need to go to C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions and delete the nfdodhdiajbeacdolcennplnkojpeehe folder. Firefox users can choose to remove the speedtest@jetpack.xpi file from C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[*]\extensions. If you have downloaded this adware onto Internet Explorer, you need to uninstall this program or modify the Start Page value data under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main and reset URL, TopResultsURL, FaviconURL, and FaviconURLFallback values found under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}. Fortunately, it is enough to delete unwanted extensions and reset the browsers.

The manual removal instructions below show how to delete YourSpeedTestNow. Unfortunately, as mentioned already, third-party malware could have entered your PC as well. If you are having issues deleting this software from your operating system, we strongly recommend using a strong, up-to-date antimalware tool to remove adware and the malicious programs associated with it automatically. Make sure you pick authentic, trustworthy software; otherwise, malware might remain active, and other infections could find their way in. Please leave a comment below if you have questions regarding the information we have provided or the removal of undesirable software.

How to remove YourSpeedTestNow

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Move the cursor to the left of the Taskbar and click the Start menu icon.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program you want to get rid of and click Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Move the cursor to the left of the Taskbar and click the Windows icon.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you want to delete and click the Uninstall button.

Remove from Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10:

  1. Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R) and enter Control Panel.
  2. Under Programs click Uninstall a program to find all uninstallers.
  3. Identify the program you want to delete, right-click it, and select Uninstall.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. First uninstall the unwanted program from Windows as shown above.
  2. Tap Alt+T and select Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset and select Delete personal settings.
  5. Click the Reset button.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox and tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu.
  2. Select Add-ons and then move to the Extensions menu.
  3. Click the Remove button next to the undesirable extension.
  4. Tap Alt+H to access the Help menu.
  5. Click Troubleshooting Information.
  6. Click the Refresh Firefox button and confirm your selection.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome and tap Alt+F.
  2. In the menu on the right click More tools and select Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin button and choose Remove.
  4. In the menu on the left click Settings.
  5. Move to the bottom and click Show advanced settings.
  6. Scroll down to the Reset settings section and click the Reset settings button.
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