Not all programs that enter your computer behind your back are malicious, but it also does not mean that you have to tolerate them. ImpaqSpeed is a potentially unwanted program that does not pose big security threats, but if you are not sure why this application is on-board, perhaps it would be for the best to remove it. Luckily, it is not complicated to uninstall ImpaqSpeed from your system, so you should do it ASAP. After that, be sure to check whether your computer is absolutely safe and clean because it is always better to be safe than sorry.
ImpaqSpeed comes from impaqspeed.melasys.com. That is the official homepage for this application, and after the first glance, we can already tell that the application is a tool to measure the Internet speed. Going through the website, we can also see that ImpaqSpeed tries to teach users more about the “big three of Internet activities experience.” It says that the most important aspects of the Internet activity are ping, download speed, and uploading speed. According to the website, ping “shows the sonar-like bounce-back time of a message sent to a destination, where sender listens for the echo of the sent message.” Usually, the value should be as close to 0 as possible.
Likewise, ImpaqSpeed also tells you about download speed and uploading speeds, although the importance of those is self-explanatory. Perhaps, the most important question in this is whether you really need this application to check your Internet speed. We have found that ImpaqSpeed indeed measures the Internet speed, although the function might not be as accurate as you would want it to be. It would make a lot more sense to use popular online tools that can easily measure your ping, download and upload speeds. In other words, the functionality of this application is rather doubtful.
Another thing that we would like to point out is the distribution method. We have already mentioned the official website, but that is obviously not the only one source that distributes the application. ImpaqSpeed might also come in a software package with some freeware application that you download from a file-sharing website. If that happens, it is often possible to avoid installing the unwanted application if users go through the installation process step by step. However, if you breeze through the installation wizard without paying attention to what it has to say, you can be sure that ImpaqSpeed will definitely be added to your system.
And we are not talking just about this one potentially unwanted program here. That’s how multiple applications (from adware to browser hijackers) manage to slither into target systems. Users should exercise caution whenever they download programs from third-party sources. When a program does not come from the official source, its setup file might carry additional apps or features you neither need nor want. So to protect yourself and your computer from unwanted intruders, you need to remain attentive during program installation, and you should also download apps only from their official sources.
While ImpaqSpeed is not dangerous, it could still collect information on your web browsing habits. It is very likely that the program is involved in various advertising schemes, so it could monitor your online behavior to display custom commercial ads. There is nothing illegal about it, but there is a chance that a malevolent third party could make use of ImpaqSpeed’s advertising network, consequently exposing you to dangerous content. Hence, it is necessary that you remove this application from your computer, especially if you never wanted to have it in the first place.
Removing ImpaqSpeed is not hard because you can uninstall it via Control Panel. It is a lot more important that after manual removal you scan your computer with a security tool. As mentioned, ImpaqSpeed might have arrived at your system in a software package, so there could be more unwanted applications installed and running. You need to locate them all and get rid of them immediately.
Finally, by investing in a licensed antispyware tool, you would protect your system from similar threats in the future. You can never know when you will get exposed to various intruders, so it is better to be prepared than to fall into the trap with no back-up plan.
How to Delete ImpaqSpeed
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7