We often find programs that are identical clones of other applications. InternetSpeedTester is one of them. This program is a carbon copy of UltimateSpeedTester, which can also be considered a potentially unwanted program. When do programs become unwanted? This usually happens when users install them accidentally, even though they did not want to have such apps on-board. The good news is that when we deal with potentially unwanted programs, it is usually very easy to get rid of them. The same applies to InternetSpeedTester as well. You can remove it via Control Panel, and then take care of the leftover files.
We believe that it is important to tell you more about the usual distribution methods employed by potentially unwanted software. Potentially unwanted software tends to have its own official homepages. This only proves that such programs are far from malicious infections. After all, you can choose whether you want to install them or not. But those official homepages are seldom the main distribution sources. In fact, the most common way for such programs like InternetSpeedTester to reach you is a software package. As you can probably tell from the name, a software package is a lump of applications that travel together.
Usually, users get their software packages via bundled downloads that they download from file-sharing websites. Third-party sources are full of freeware applications that users can download for free, and that is why users easily download applications without giving it a second thought. While downloading freeware seldom leads to malware infection, users end up installing a lot of unwanted applications that could slow down their systems or even expose them to corrupted content. It should be possible to avoid potential threats by reading all the steps in the installation wizard attentively. However, users seldom do that because the installation process looks default, and they just breeze through the steps. Consequently, they miss their chance to avoid installing InternetSpeedTester and other similar apps.
Judging from the information gathered by our researchers, this application is similar to WikiZ, WikiThemes, DailyWiki, DailyBee, and many others. However, instead of displaying “Wiki” in its interface, it shows “fast.com.” When you launch the program, you can run a test that shows you how fast your Internet connection is. The question is, however, whether you really need a third-party application to display your connection’s speed to you. There are multiple websites out there that can provide you with the same information. What’s more, even InternetSpeedTester says that you can “compare on speedtest.net,” which is probably one of the most popular websites for connection speed testing.
In general, your main security concern here would probably be other additional applications that may enter your computer together with InternetSpeedTester. Potentially unwanted programs can be associated with third-party advertisers, so there is always a chance that you would end up getting exposed to the potentially harmful content. Of course, the worst-case scenarios are highly unlikely, but if you care about your system’s security, you definitely would not want to keep such programs on-board.
If we were to go into detail, perhaps, the main problem we have with InternetSpeedTester is that this application does not offer a clean uninstall. That is to say, even if you were to remove it via Control Panel, there would still be some leftover files out there, and you would need to delete those files yourself. While it is not hard to do it on your own, some users may not find this perspective attractive.
Below this description, you will find the manual removal instructions for InternetSpeedTester. You can use them to get rid of the remaining files. If you do not want to do that on your own, you can use a powerful antispyware tool that will terminate all the leftover files automatically. Please note that a security tool of your choice will also help you get rid of other unwanted applications, should you have them on-board.
Finally, do not forget that your web browsing habits are just as important in ensuring your system’s safety as the security tool you use. Download programs only from their official websites, and be sure that read the installation steps because you might miss your chance to avoid installing some unnecessary software again.
How to Remove InternetSpeedTester
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7
Delete the Leftover Files