Download Speed Tester (Removal Guide)

What is Download Speed Tester?

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Download Speed Tester is a browser extension and website we have been getting many inquires about lately. Download Speed Tester is recognized as adware by reputable sources. Once Download Speed Tester has been contracted it will display advertisements in the web browser and make modifications to existing browser settings. The Download Speed Tester extension changes the homepage, new tab, and default search engine of infected web browsers to home.downloadspeedtester.com and other webpages. This will cause affected browsers to startup and redirect to http://home.downloadspeedtester.com/#/ and other webpages.

Download Speed Tester

Download Speed Tester extension claims to be a tool that allows you to test your internet speed. However, by doing so it will only redirect you to the native search engine. The native search engine does contain links to test your internet speed. Even though this tool may do what it claims to do it is still an intrusive browser extension that can perform many undesirable tasks.

Download Speed Tester extension

The Download Speed Tester extension for Google Chrome has permission to read and change all your data on the websites you visit. This information is provided publicly. This is also irrelevant to your internet speed and highly unnecessary.

Download Speed Tester is often advertised alongside third-party potentially unwanted programs and malware. If you find the Download Speed Tester extension attached to your browser without consent it is a concern. It could be an initial detection that other various threats have been contracted. It is common for browser extensions like this to bundle with and install alongside threats that can put your computer and personal information at risk.

Threat Details

Names Download Speed Tester, Download Speed Tester virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description Super fast downloads or a sluggish (censored)? Get the insight you need with Download Speed Tester in your browser’s window.
Symptoms Advertisements and sponsored search results in the web browser
Browser redirects to musix.searchalgo.com and sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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Manual Removal Guide

This Download Speed Tester removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove Download Speed Tester extensions and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

Download Speed Tester Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove Download Speed Tester is to uninstall unwanted programs that may have installed onto your computer. To uninstall unwanted programs go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found a suspicious program, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

Download Speed Tester removal guide

2. The second step to remove Download Speed Tester is to remove the native browser add-on and extension from each web browser installed on your computer. If you find add-ons and extension that you do not recognize remove them too.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove Download Speed Tester is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove Download Speed Tester is to scan your computer and eradicate left-over traces using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove Download Speed Tester is to clean-up junk files on your machine, fix registry issues, and repair system and browser settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.