Do you know what My Net Speed is?
Do not install My Net Speed even if it does seem to be very beneficial at first glance because you will not find it useful, we can assure you. Yes, it claims that you could test and measure your download/upload speed and access tips on how to improve the speed of your Internet connection if you install it, but, in reality, it will only set a new page containing such buttons as Tips to Increase Speed and Speed Guide at the top. They open third-party websites that can be easily accessed without its help. If you have found it useless, or you do not like the page set as your new homepage, you will need to delete My Net Speed from your system. Even though My Net Speed is classified as a browser hijacker by our experienced specialists, this piece of software is just an ordinary browser extension that affects Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, so its removal should not be very complicated and time-consuming. Of course, if you have never deleted anything yourself, you should first read this article before taking any further action.
We will talk about the My Net Speed removal in the last paragraph, but, first, we should analyze how this piece of software works and why it is not considered trustworthy. The first symptom showing that it is untrustworthy is the fact that it can change browsers’ settings without permission. Speaking specifically, you might find a page it promotes set as your new homepage without your knowledge. It will be changed to http://search.searchpcst.com/?uc=20180220&i_id=speedtest_4.3&cid=jlphcocdojobhelacpoilamipacbdgmg&page=newtab&. It does look like an ordinary search tool, but it is not what it seems to be, we can assure you. That is, it is not a legitimate search provider. Because of this, you should not use it to perform web searches. If you ignore our piece of advice and continue using it, you need to know that you might be exposed to potential threats. This might happen if you click on the so-called modified search results displayed to you. Yes, this search tool might present you with them, and, unfortunately, it will be, basically, impossible to recognize and avoid them, meaning that you will eventually click on these search results. Last but not least, you should know that certain details will be recorded about you automatically if you keep My Net Speed active. The search tool it promotes will gather some information about you too if you perform web searches with it. Do not enter any personal details in the search box because they will be recorded too! Since all these details might be disclosed to third parties, privacy-related problems might arise if you provide any personal information.
Most likely, you have not installed My Net Speed yourself from the Chrome Web Store or its official website (my-speed-test.com) if you are reading this article. It is more likely that it has been installed on your computer without your knowledge. Such suspicious browser extensions are usually distributed bundled with various other applications and thus manage to slither onto users’ computers unnoticed, but you could have installed it on your PC by clicking once on a commercial advertisement promoting it as well. In any event, you should remove My Net Speed, especially if you do not like the page set as your homepage. Do not let similar suspicious software enter your system again – enable security software on your PC.
You will remove the page set on your Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers by removing the extension named My Net Speed. To do this, you need to open the add-ons manager. If this tells you nothing, use instructions provided below this article. Alternatively, you can use an antimalware scanner to remove it from affected browsers quicker.
How to remove My Net Speed
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Tap Alt+T and click Add-ons.
- Select My Net Speed from the list.
- Click Remove.
- Launch Google Chrome.
- Press Alt+F.
- Click More tools and open Extensions.
- Select My Net Speed.
- Click the trash button.
In non-techie terms:
My Net Speed is not a piece of software you should install because it is not something very beneficial – it only sets a new homepage on users’ Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. It tends to apply changes to users’ browsers without their knowledge, which is why it is usually considered a browser hijacker by specialists. If you have already installed this browser extension consciously, or you have found it installed on your PC and your browsers’ hijacked without your permission, you should delete My Net Speed mercilessly as soon as possible.