Internet Speed Utility Toolbar is described as a potentially unwanted program and browser hijacker that is usually downloaded alongside another free program. Internet Speed Utility Toolbar may also be available for download on legitimate software pages. The toolbar is developed by Mindspark Interactive Network and may be similar to Internet Speed Tracker Toolbar. Once it is installed, Internet Speed Utility Toolbar may hijack the web browser and replace the homepage with search.tb.ask.com.
Internet Speed Utility Toolbar Distribution Method
Internet Speed Utility Toolbar may have been included in the package of a free software product, for instance, a media player or a file converter. The process is known as bundling and is often used by developers for financial reasons. Developers ‘bundle’ their products with third party software to monetize various platforms or to cover economic losses.
Internet Speed Utility Toolbar may also be available for download on various freeware/ shareware pages. Keep in mind that despite the fact it’s a legitimate program, Internet Speed Utility Toolbar may compromise the PC’s state. In addition, Mindspark Interactive Network is a legit company but it has developed numerous ad-supported applications known to affect the computer’s system.
Internet Speed Utility Toolbar Description
As already mentioned, Internet Speed Utility Toolbar may alter the browser’s settings and replace the home page and search provider to search.tb.ask.com. The user’s Internet habits may be monitored, and personally identifiable information may be collected for third-party marketers’ sake.
Potentially unwanted programs are known to influence the computer’s performance, as well as the Internet speed. Browser crashes and freezes are very likely to occur until Internet Speed Utility Toolbar is fully uninstalled.
Internet Speed Utility Toolbar Removal
To avoid being exposed to third-party intrusion, the user may want to run a full system scan with the assistance of a trustworthy AV tool. Such a solution will detect and delete all threats and will keep the user safe from malware infiltration.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Internet Speed Utility Toolbar
Step 2: Uninstall Internet Speed Utility Toolbar and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Internet Speed Utility Toolbar on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Internet Speed Utility Toolbar there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Internet Speed Utility Toolbar and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Internet Speed Utility Toolbar via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Internet Speed Utility Toolbar will be removed.
Eliminate Internet Speed Utility Toolbar from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.