search.testmyspeeds.co redirect removal instructions

search.testmyspeeds.co redirect removal instructions

What is search.testmyspeeds.co?

According to developers, the Test My SPEEDS app allows users to test Internet performance. Judging on appearance alone, Test My SPEEDS may appear legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) installation without consent; 2) stealth modification of web browser settings, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.
search.testmyspeeds.co browser hijacker
Following successful infiltration, Test My SPEEDS hijacks Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, stealthily assigning the new tab URL, default search engine, and homepage options to search.testmyperformances.co. These changes may seem insignificant, however, users are unable to revert them - Test My SPEEDS automatically reassigns browser settings when attempts are made to change them. Therefore, users are unable to return browsers to their previous states and are forced to visit search.testmyperformances.co when they open a new browser tab and/or search via the URL bar. These redirects significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience. Furthermore, web browsing activity is monitored, since Test My SPEEDS continually records IP addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other similar information that might contain personal details. The data is shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who generate revenue by misusing private information. Thus, the presence of an information-tracking app can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall the Test My SPEEDS browser hijacker immediately.
There are dozens of browser-hijacking applications identical to Test My SPEEDS including, for example, Easy Television AccessiCoupon Clipper, and Download Converter Now. Note that all of these applications offer different functionality, however, they have identical behavior. Claims to provide so-called 'useful features' are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. The only purpose of Test My SPEEDS, and these other apps, is to generate revenue for the developers - they provide no value for regular users. Fake search engines cause unwanted browser redirects and continually record various user-system information.
How did search.testmyspeeds.co install on my computer?
Developers proliferate Test My SPEEDS by employing a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - stealth installation of third party applications with regular software/apps. Developers know that users often rush the download/installation processes and skip steps. Therefore, bundled programs are hidden within the "Custom/Advanced" settings. Skipping this section often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue apps such as Test My SPEEDS.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
There are two simple steps you should take to prevent this situation. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software. Select the "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each step. Secondly, decline offers to download/install additional applications and cancel those already included. The key to computer safety is caution.

Test My SPEEDS browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:
Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
search.testmyspeeds.co browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently-installed suspicious applications (for example, "Test My SPEEDS"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs that cause browser redirects to the search.testmyspeeds.co website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
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Test My SPEEDS browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing search.testmyspeeds.co related Internet Explorer extensions
Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Removing search.testmyspeeds.co from Internet Explorer homepage
Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.testmyspeeds.co and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Removing search.testmyspeeds.co from Internet Explorer default search engine
Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Search".
Optional method:
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.testmyspeeds.co , reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab
Click the Reset button.
Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing search.testmyspeeds.co related Google Chrome extensions
Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Test My SPEEDS", and other recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
Change your homepage:
Removing search.testmyspeeds.co from Google Chrome homepage
Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over hxxp://search.testmyspeeds.co and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
Change your default search engine:
Removing search.testmyspeeds.co from Google Chrome default search engine
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search" section, click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "testmyspeeds" and add or select your preferred domain.
Optional method:
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.testmyspeeds.co , reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.
Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing search.testmyspeeds.co related Mozilla Firefox extensions
Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions" and remove "Test My SPEEDS", and all other recently-installed browser plug-ins.
Change your homepage:
Removing search.testmyspeeds.co from Mozilla Firefox homepage
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.testmyspeeds.co and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
Removing search.testmyspeeds.co from Mozilla Firefox default search engine
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "testmyspeeds.co"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Optional method:
Computer users who have problems with search.testmyspeeds.co removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menufirefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu
Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window
Select Troubleshooting Information.
Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Optional method:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
resetting safari step 1
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
resetting safari step 2
Summary:declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sample 1A browser hijacker is a type of adware that alters user's Internet browser settings by changing one's homepage and default Internet search engine to some unwanted website. Most commonly this type of adware infiltrates user's operating system through free software downloads. While browser redirects might seem as a low risk security infection, computer users should know that the websites to which they are being redirected to commonly contain deceptive online advertisements and the Internet search engine that is presented in such websites might return shady Internet search results. Using such websites for one's daily Internet searches might easily end up in privacy issues, identity theft or malware infections.
A computer that is affected by a browser hijacker is exposed to high risk security infections. To prevent further privacydeclining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sample 2 and security issues it's recommended removing any Internet browser settings altering adware as soon as possible. To avoid installation of test my speeds be very attentive when downloading and installing free software.
If your download is managed by a download client be sure to opt out of installing advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine. Some of the mentioned free software download clients don't allow downloading the chosen free program if user decides to decline installation of it's offered toolbars, in such cases it's recommended to cancel the installation and look for an alternative download source.
Symptoms indicating that your Internet browsers are affected by a browser hijacker: your homepage and/or default Internet search engine is changed, appearance of new toolbars, slow performance of Internet browsers, new Bookmarks or Favorites added, you can't change your homepage or default search engine, you see online ads on your screen that are not served by the website, you get redirected to pages you never intended to visit.

Removal assistance:
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