Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Internet Speed Pilot Extension

Internet Speed Pilot Extension is a suspicious add-on that was created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. This company is very well-known in the circles of malware analysts because it is linked to hundreds of browser hijackers, including Search.searchuts.com, Search.searchwatchytsn.com, and Search.searcheasysta.com. All of these hijackers have already been analyzed in our internal lab, and you can find guides showing how to delete them on our website. In most cases, the hijackers are represented using falsely attractive extensions that are meant to offer beneficial services. The extension we are discussing in this article is associated with a browser hijacker called Search.internetspeedpilot.com. When you install the add-on, your homepage, search provider, and even New Tab can be modified to represent the hijacker. The worst part is that the only function the extension has is to change your browser’s setting, and so it is completely useless. That is one of the reasons we advise removing Internet Speed Pilot Extension ASAP.

Have you downloaded Internet Speed Pilot Extension from internetspeedpilot.com/SpeedTest or the Chrome web store (if you are using Google Chrome)? If you have, this add-on might be the only suspicious piece of software on your operating system. On the other hand, if you have installed it via a third-party installer, the chances are that it came bundled with a bunch of other programs, some of which might be very dangerous threats. If you are not sure about this, please scan your operating system immediately. If you click the Download link below, you can acquire a reliable malware scanner that will inspect your operating system for free. Hopefully, extremely dangerous threats are not found, but if they are, attend to them first because Internet Speed Pilot Extension is not a critical threat. In fact, it is classified as a potentially unwanted program by our research team. According to the latest analysis, the Internet Speed Pilot Extension can change the default search provider on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers, and it can change the homepage on all browsers, including Google Chrome.

The main purpose of Internet Speed Pilot Extension is to introduce you to Search.internetspeedpilot.com. Why is that so? This hijacker serves its developer in several ways. First of all, it works as an advertising tool, and it is likely to generate money every time you click a sponsored link. The easy-access links represented via the toolbar are likely to be sponsored as well, and they represent fcc.gov and broadbandchoices.co.uk pages. Furthermore, you are likely to face sponsored content when you interact with search results. The search dialog box in the middle of Search.internetspeedpilot.com does not look suspicious until you find that it redirects to Yahoo Search. Be careful with the search results shown to you because the creator of Internet Speed Pilot Extension might be capable of modifying them. The second reason the hijacker was created was to record your activity, and, unfortunately, it might collect personal data as well. Considering that the creator and the affiliated parties are mysterious and extremely suspicious, trusting them with personally-identifiable information is not a good idea.

If you have installed Internet Speed Pilot Extension onto Internet Explorer, you now need to uninstall an app published by Cloud Installer. Chrome and Firefox users need to remove the extension directly from their browsers. If you know how to do this, you should have no trouble eliminating the undesirable add-on. If you are still not sure if you need to delete Internet Speed Pilot Extension, think about the benefits that it brings you. There are no benefits. Although this extension allows you to check Internet connection speeds, there are plenty of legitimate speed testers that are available online, and you do not need to install anything. The thing is that by installing the add-on, you might be sacrificing your virtual security, and that is not something you should do. If you are convinced that you need to get rid of this PUP, make sure you check your homepage and default search provider settings after you delete it. If they are still corrupted, use the steps attached to the instructions showing how to rectify that. And if you are having issues eliminating the PUP along with all other threats that might be active, consider using an anti-malware tool.

Internet Speed Pilot Extension Removal

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Access the Extensions menu and Remove the undesirable add-on.
  3. Now tap keys Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  4. Select Options, move to the General menu, and find the Home Page.
  5. Overwrite the URL and then move to the Search menu.
  6. Remove the unwanted provider, set the desired provider, and then restart Firefox.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools and then Extensions to find all active add-ons.
  3. Click the recycle bin next to the undesirable add-on and choose Remove.
  4. Move to the menu on the left and click Settings.
  5. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  6. Click Set pages and then overwrite the undesirable URL. Click OK.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Use the guide below to uninstall the app representing the extension.
  2. Afterward, launch the browser and tap keys Alt+T.
  3. Select Manage Add-ons and then move to Search Providers.
  4. Remove the unwanted provider, set the desired provider, and click Close.
  5. Tap Alt+T one more time and select Internet options.
  6. Click the General tab and overwrite the URL in the Home Page section. Click OK.

Uninstall apps via Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start button on the Taskbar.
  2. Open Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Remove the undesirable application.

Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows icon on the Taskbar.
  2. Open Control Panel and then Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click and Uninstall the unwanted application.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10:

  1. Launch RUN by simultaneously tapping the Win+R keys.
  2. Enter Control Panel and click OK to access the menu.
  3. Navigate to the Uninstall a program menu.
  4. Right-click and Uninstall the unwanted application.
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