What is SpeedTray?

SpeedTray this browser extension, which is a potentially unwanted program. SpeedTray hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and comes without the user’s consent. This program displays a ton of ads, banners and coupons. According to the developers, SpeedTray needed to help users find the cheapest deals on the Internet. In fact, developers are trying to make money. Most of the offers are not valid. In addition, SpeedTray can significantly reduce the performance of your computer. SpeedTray changes your browser settings and homepage. It can redirect the user to other sites, and leads other dangerous programs. SpeedTray analyzes your browsing and collects personal information. This information may be disclosed to third parties. If you find SpeedTray, then delete it immediately.

SpeedTray ads

How SpeedTray gets on your PC?

Malicious programs such as SpeedTray, come to the computer as an extension to the browser. Scheme of penetration of potentially unwanted software can change constantly. Most often, these programs (extension) come into your PC without the user’s consent, but it is worth noting that this is due to the negligence of the user. Many ad sites create their own download managers. Each time when you download some free software, try to pay attention to what you are offered to install. Sometimes, simply uncheck the element that seems suspicious to you. Always try to read the user agreement, don’t hurry to click “Next”. Carefully follow the installation process. Resort to using third-party programs that can help you to protect your computer. If your PC is already infected by SpeedTray, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove SpeedTray from your computer?

To uninstall SpeedTray remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have SpeedTray in their database. You can try to use them for removing SpeedTray.

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove SpeedTray

Or uninstall SpeedTray manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find SpeedTray.
  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 SpeedTray 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 SpeedTray, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove SpeedTray from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

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

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable SpeedTray.
  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.

Remove following registry entries:


Key: HKCUSoftwareSpeedTray
Key: HKCUSoftwareClassesApplicationsspeedtray.exe
Key: HKCUApplicationsspeedtray.exe

Then remove following files:


speedtray.exe
SpeedTray.lnk

And following folders


%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsSpeedTray
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsSpeedTray
%APPDATA%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsSpeedTray
%APPDATA%SpeedTray
%PROFILE%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsSpeedTray

Written by Rami Douafi

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