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Downspeedtest Toolbar – Removal Tutorial

Downspeedtest-toolbarDownspeedtest is a suspicious toolbar that is provided by the infamous Mindspark industries. It is considered by some experts to be a browser hijacker. The program is installed as an extension to most of the widely used web browsers nowadays (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Explorer).As soon as it is situated on the user`s machine, it begins to modify settings on the browser. It also provides the user with a custom ad-supported search engine, called ‘myway.’


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Downspeedtest Toolbar – How Does It Work?



The toolbar usually may be distributed via third party website installers of free software users install, but it can also be added as an extension via their official website ( Also, we have identified that it has some similarities with another Mindspark toolbar that we have reviewed previously – TrackAPackage(hotlink: which does not provide users with package tracking services and instead redirects them to third parties.

As soon as we added the toolbar, it displayed to us that it requests various permissions to provide the services properly. Some of those suspicious claims were to manage our downloads and our apps. Then we decided to take a look at the privacy policy, and we were redirected to Midspark`s website.


As visible, by agreeing, we provide permissions to the toolbar to collect personal and non-personal information about us while we browse. Also, we have reviewed the data distributions, and we noticed that they might share information with other parties and vendors, including advertisers, investors for business purposes. This is why it is advisable to be cautious, regarding the information you share over the Internet.

After this, we had decided to test out the services that the toolbar provides. When we made a speed test, the result was nothing like the real facts. More to that, it was the same result on every attempt (Result was 2 megabits download speed, and the actual download speed was around 25 times higher).

There we also some other app-like services the toolbar provided to us, like URL shortening, Facebook and a file sharing tab that links to several online file sharing providers. More so when we typed something in the search engine, we discovered that it the first results are ad supported and lead to third parties of unknown to us origin.

How to Uninstall Downspeedtest Toolbar?

There different actions which should be executed to eliminate fully Downspeedtest extension from your computer. You should follow the removal tutorial below or seek and install professional software that will actively detect, remove and protect you from future threats.

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1. Restore the settings in your browser

1. Remove Downspeedtest Toolbar from your browser

Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


Select Downspeedtest Toolbar and click “Remove


After Downspeedtest Toolbar is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Downspeedtest Toolbar and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Downspeedtest Toolbar is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Downspeedtest Toolbar to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Downspeedtest Toolbar has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Downspeedtest Toolbar
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Downspeedtest Toolbar. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Downspeedtest Toolbar will be removed.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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