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Remove InternetSpeedPilot.com Redirect

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InternetSpeedPilot.com is the web address for a browser hijacker named Internet Speed Pilot. The developers of the hijacker work for the company known as SaferBrowser. The company is famous for its browser hijacker applications. The undesirable software changes the new tab window, homepage, and search engine of your browsers. A toolbar appears on top of the new default search page of your browsers. The hijacker might also install a related add-on. You could witness redirects. To see how to remove the hijacker, you should read the whole article.

Threat Summary

Name InternetSpeedPilot.com
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description The hijacker can change the homepage, search engine and new tab on every browser application you own.
Symptoms The homepage, search engine and new tab of your browsers will be changed to Search.InternetSpeedPilot.com. You will be redirected and might see advertising content.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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InternetSpeedPilot.com – Delivery

Internet Speed Pilot has various ways of delivery. Third-party installation setups are mainly responsible for that delivery. With no prior notification, freeware, and bundle packages could insert the hijacker on your computer system. Installer setups such as those can be set by default to add extra content. To prevent any unwanted content from being installed, is doable if you find Custom or Advanced options in the setup.

A popular delivery way is also from directly downloading an extension from the main site:

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Internet Speed Pilot can be delivered via a related browser extension. Plug-ins or add-ons connected to the hijacker can be found around the Internet and deliver the hijacker as well. Social media networks, including file-sharing sites might be used to deliver installer packages containing the unwanted program. The hijacker redirect might appear from redirect links and advertisements generated on suspicious websites. Browsers that can get affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.

InternetSpeedPilot.com – Details

InternetSpeedPilot.com is the main Web address for the browser hijacker of the same name – Internet Speed Pilot. The website promotes quick access to platforms for testing your Internet speed for free. If you install it, there will be a toolbar placed on top of the new homepage that redirects you to various places.

You can check your Internet speed for free without installing this software, as there are many such sites. This hijacker will just link you to some sites with tables about usage and speeds, promote services of Internet providers. In some cases, it can redirect you to unwanted places. The default search engine for all of your browser programs is going to be changed and load the Search.InternetSpeedPilot.com page if this hijacker affected them.

See how that page looks like:

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If the browser hijacker resides on your computer machine, you can get redirected to the search engine that is tied to it. Browser settings will be altered and replaced with ones by the platform. Your homepage, new tab, themes and other things will get changed. The developer of this hijacker is the SaferBrowser company. You can see view SaferBrowser’s redirect platforms with browser hijacking capabilities from our blog.

Browser extensions connected to this hijacker could be put inside your browsers and switch the new tab window, homepage, and default search settings. When you are surfing online, you might see the changes taking place or notice the changes afterward. Different data will be acquired from you. Plus, it will be sent to the servers of InternetSpeedPilot.com owned by the developers. Third parties and affiliates could get hold of the data, as well.

The extension could do the following:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes

The InternetSpeedPilot.com page is in actuality a filter for each search query that you make via its servers. Sponsored content and targeted advertisements can be showing when you do a search or while you are casually browsing online. The advertising content can be of various types, and be displayed as in-text links, pop-ups, pop-unders, or other adverts.

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The above picture shows the redirect filter loaded before seeing the search results of the InternetSpeedPilot.com hijacker. That redirect is a sub-domain for the hijacker and appears only for a couple of seconds. Each of the search queries that you make will get filtered, and the data you give out with them will get collected and sent to the sub-domain. Then, you will land on the page with search results of a reputable search engine. Below in the screenshot you can see an example of the search results page for Yahoo:

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Entering personal data as terms in search bars should be avoided. Particularly, if they contain details about credentials, banking data, accounts, etc. Continue to read to find out what exactly is being obtained from you as information.

InternetSpeedPilot.com – Privacy Policy

In the Privacy Policy of InternetSpeedPilot.com is stated that both personally and non-personally identifying information will be acquired by the hijacker. The SaferBrowser company has not changed the Privacy Policy of its products with browser hijacking capabilities since January of this year. Information that is collected from you and your browsing activity could be disclosed to third parties and partners of the owners of SaferBrowser.

The policy describes the information that is collected:

  • Search queries and all data you type in searches
  • Search data and specifics of searches
  • Country of residence, home address
  • URLs and clicks
  • IP address
  • Browser (version and type)
  • Name, education, interests
  • Communications preferences
  • Telephone number
  • Operating System (plus other related data)

You can view the policy from the below picture:

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If you go through the text of the full policy, you will see a certain statement about the usage of this platform. Specifically, if you use any service or application related to the InternetSpeedPilot.com website is considered as your automatic approval for data collection. SaferBrowser obtains information about you and your online habits. Its platform uses browser cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as Web beacons, to gather even more information.

Remove InternetSpeedPilot.com Fully

To remove InternetSpeedPilot.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker entirely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software helps keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove InternetSpeedPilot.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove InternetSpeedPilot.com

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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 InternetSpeedPilot.com 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com 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'.

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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 InternetSpeedPilot.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall InternetSpeedPilot.com and remove related files and objects

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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 InternetSpeedPilot.com:

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 InternetSpeedPilot.com. 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com. 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com. 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as InternetSpeedPilot.com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for InternetSpeedPilot.com:


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Remove InternetSpeedPilot.com 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com 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 InternetSpeedPilot.com 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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