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How to Remove Ads by SpeedyCar

This article will help you to remove all ads generated by SpeedyCar and the adware program in full. Follow the detailed guide at the end to get rid of harmful files installed on your system and prevent the adware from invading browsing sessions.

SpeedyCar is an adware program that may sneak into your system with the help of other freeware programs. It is known to infect both computer and mobile systems so in the guide at the end you can find how to remove it from both. SpeedyCar is presented as a free racing game that allows you to test your skills on how well you race and how fast you move to reach the end of the line. At the same time, it includes an adware component that allows it to display lots of advertisements during browsing sessions. In order to prevent this nasty program from collecting sensitive data of yours and use them to display your ads related to your interests, you should remove all malicious files from the infected device.

Threat Summary

Name SpeedyCar
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description SpeedyCar adware is advertised as a free game application. Instead, it primarily aims to install an adware or another sort of malware on users devices and compromise them.
Symptoms SpeedyCar can generate lots of advertisements, cause browser redirects or even install malware on your device. It could enable hackers to steal sensitive information from the infected device.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Google Play Store
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SpeedyCar Adware – Spread Techniques

Since some legit games have the same name malicious intenders benefit from their popularity and trick users into installing their adware program by releasing it on various online forums, web stores and torrent websites.

The same channels may be used for distribution of another kind called software bundling. Many free third-party programs considered to be used often are used for the delivery of undesired programs like SpeedyCar. PUPs are usually incorporated into the installers of various freeware. As most of the times the installer is set to keep it hidden you may have unnoticeably installed the adware along with the desired program. A way to prevent such side effects is to find and choose the Advanced or Custom setup options during the installation process of new programs.

Some of the most preferred web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari may be affected by SpeedyCar adware. The program may also invade mobile systems with or without users’ consent.

SpeedyCar Adware – More About Its Impact

SpeedyCar is a potentially unwanted game as it could act like typical adware program. Thus, once it is running on your computer or mobile phone you could start to see lots of annoying advertisements to appear in the browser or even out of it. The ads may come in various shapes and types including pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, images, in-text links, redirecting videos and even fake system notifications.

The ads by SpeedyCar adware may have a different text displayed on their corners like:

  • Powered by Speedycar
  • Advertisements by Speedycar
  • Brought to you by Speedycar
  • Ads by Speedycar
  • Ads powered by Speedycar

Unfortunately, the ads pushed by the adware are more likely to harm your privacy and infected device rather than help you to find good online offers. And this is not such a surprise as it is a well-known fact that such freeware programs are mainly created to generate profits for its developers. Eventually, developers don’t care whether their program will push ads to reliable and trustworthy websites or corrupted ones till it is generating revenue for each realized ad click.

Other side effects that may be registered after infection with SpeedyCar adware are:

  • Browser redirects
  • Web pages that show fake “Virus alerts”
  • Fake system like notifications that urge you to download another rogue program due to an “existent” virus on the device
  • Browser and windows slowdowns or even crashes

Furthermore, to make you more prone to click on the presented ads SpeedyCar adware may utilize various tracking technologies. Such technologies can spy on your online activities and steal the information that will help the adware to deliver you ads based on your interests. Thus, all your online browsing activities mentioned below are likely to be obtained and stored on the servers of this nasty program:

  • Data about visited websites.
  • Information about your browsing history.
  • Your online clicks and online searches.

Remove SpeedyCar Adware Completely

In order to remove SpeedyCar adware from your PC make sure to complete all the steps listed in the removal that follows. The guide presents both computer and mobile removal instructions that will help you to remove this nasty program either manually or automatically. The automatic approach guarantees maximum efficiency as the scan with an advanced anti-malware tool will detect and locate all malicious objects associated with SpeedyCar. Then you can easily remove them from your infected PC or smartphone device. In case that you have further questions or need additional assistance, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

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How to Remove SpeedyCar from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SpeedyCar

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall SpeedyCar 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by SpeedyCar on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by SpeedyCar there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for SpeedyCar with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of SpeedyCar from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall SpeedyCar and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to SpeedyCar:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to SpeedyCar. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to SpeedyCar. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 SpeedyCar 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as SpeedyCar. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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.



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Remove SpeedyCar 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.


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Erase SpeedyCar 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.



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Uninstall SpeedyCar 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.



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Remove SpeedyCar 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the SpeedyCar will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate SpeedyCar 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.


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