How to remove Speed Check

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What is Speed Check

Speed Check is a browser extension that provides users with “handy internet speed test tool and custom web search from your New Tab”. While Speed Check is available on the official Chrome Store, we don’t advise you to install it. Analysis has shown that the only task facing Speed Check is to show advertising content as much as possible. So, basically, we’re dealing with another potentially unwanted program that belongs to the group of browser hijackers. That’s why you should never trust all content that Speed Check delivers. This browser hijacker can leave files behind itself even after deletion so that the user continues to see Free.Checkmyspeednow.com pop-ups. To stop this, you may follow this guide to remove Speed Check New Tab from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE, Safari, or Edge.

How Speed Check hijacker gets on your PC?

In most cases, potentially unwanted programs, such as adware and malware, come without the user’s consent, complete with free programs and the Internet. This happens because users rarely pay attention to the installation package that they receive when they download a program. Scammers often hide malware as an additional component of the installation package. You need to closely monitor the installation process, and also pay attention to the list of components and elements of the program. Moreover, you need to use special software that is able to prevent the penetration of such threats. If Speed Check has already penetrated your computer, then you need to use our recommendations, which are listed below, to remove it.

How to remove Speed Check hijacker from your computer?

The easiest and modern way of removing pop-ups, trojans, ransomware or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

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Also, you can try to remove Speed Check hijacker manually. For uninstalling Speed Check hijacker remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and registry keys.

Step 1: Remove Speed Check hijacker from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Speed Check hijacker.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Speed Check and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Speed Check, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Speed Check and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Speed Check or Speed Check Uninstaller (or other suspicious apps that you’ve never installed), double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Speed Check from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

After that remove Speed Check from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Speed Check from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Speed Check.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Speed Check or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Speed Check.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Press Settings and more button
  2. Choose and Click on Extensions
  3. Find Olpair extension and click settings
  4. Press Uninstall button
  5. Start Edge again

Learn more about removing extensions from Edge.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Speed Check.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove Speed Check from Android Smartphones:

Alternative solution for Android phone/tablet:

Google Chrome:

  1. open the Chrome app.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More.
  3. Choose and open Settings
  4. Tap Site settings and then find Speed Check Pop-ups.
  5. Turn of Speed Check from Allowed to Block.
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