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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

InternetSpeedRadar Toolbar

InternetSpeedRadar Toolbar is the name of a new questionable browser extension created by the notorious Mindspark team. We have seen dozens of emerging bad toolbars coming from this family in the past years, including OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar and Converters Now Toolbar. We have found all these tools questionable and potentially unreliable. Of course, we do not claim that such a featured search website with a toolbar is the biggest danger your can face today. In fact, this extension cannot really directly cause any serious harm to you or your system. This is why we call it a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Still, keeping this PUP in your browsers could expose you to unreliable third-party content and thus pose a potential threat indirectly. Even worse, this extension can slither onto your system along with malware infections. If you do not delete InternetSpeedRadar Toolbar and all other related and unrelated threats you may detect on your system, your PC could become more and more vulnerable to malicious web content and cyber attacks.

You can visit the official webpage of this PUP at internetspeedradar.com; well, unless you have a security tool installed on your PC, which may block this page as a potential threat right away. This is surely not good news when it comes to rating the reliability of this tool. However, if you are not protected, you may easily load this page and even install this PUP without any problem. Of course, we do not advise you to do so because this extension may cause you potential security-related issues. Yet another official channel to install this useless tool is the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/internetspeedradar/gnpfgkmogeglaogaahfpmphbcniepmia. According to the statistics on this page, over 2,000 computer users have installed this PUP so far. This does not make it popular but we do not even believe that this questionable extension is spread only through these sources.

In fact, we know for a fact that you can also find this PUP in freeware bundles. When you install a bundle, it is quite likely that you will not even realize that you are also adding this extension to your browsers unless you are a cautious and experienced computer user who actually reads license agreements and every window in an installation wizard. This is the only way to make sure that you do not let unwanted and malicious programs sneak onto your system without your knowledge. It is possible to download such a bundle when you click on corrupt third-party ads or when you download free software or updates from shady sources (torrent and freeware pages). Apart from trying to avoid suspicious and malicious webpages and clicking on third-party ads, you also need to make sure that your computer is not already infected with other malware programs that may also display corrupt ads and content while you are surfing the net. Thus, we advise you to delete InternetSpeedRadar Toolbar and scan your system with a trustworthy malware scanner.

This useless toolbar from Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. offers you a fake toolbar on a search website (home.tb.ask.com/index.jhtml) with quick links to Internet speed related pages. Apart from the main search box that is powered by Ask.com, you can also find quick-link thumbnails below the search box. These thumbnails lead to "your favorite" sites, including Facebook, Gmail, Amazon, and Twitter. Unfortunately, some of these links may take you to promoted pages that could contain questionable third-party ads. Similarly, the search results you may find on int.search.tb.ask.com, where you are redirected, could contain questionable third-party advertisements and links promoted by this PUP. Since this extension may collect information about your online activities, it is possible that before long you will see customized search results that would be even more misleading for you. Cyber criminals can exploit this and show you ads and links that you may be interested in to check out and thus take you to their malicious pages. Therefore, we recommend that you remove InternetSpeedRadar Toolbar from your system.

This PUP can affect the major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Depending on which browsers have this extension, you need to apply different methods to remove it. You can use the uninstaller via Control Panel to eliminate this PUP from Internet Explorer. In the case of the other two browsers we recommend that you reset them. If you need help with these steps, you can follow our guide below. As we have already mentioned, there could be more serious threats hiding on your computer that need your immediate attention if you want to clean your PC. It is possible that you cannot identify all threat sources even if you are an experienced user. Therefore, we suggest that you use a reliable malware removal program, such as SpyHunter that will also protect your computer from future malicious attacks.

Remove InternetSpeedRadar Toolbar from Internet Explorer

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R and enter Control Panel. Press OK.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel. Click OK.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and press Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Access the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and click Remove.

How to reset your browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down again and press Reset settings.
  4. Press Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox at the top.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window.
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