What is

If you are not familiar with Polarity Technologies LTD, you might not know that is a browser hijacker that has hundreds of clones. While some of them have unique traits (e.g., they promote unique links), this one is identical to,, and many other hijackers that are offered as Internet speed testers. While the interfaces of these hijackers are completely identical, the extensions representing them are unique. These extensions are created by the same company, and they are meant to introduce users to the hijackers. Some of these extensions include Internet Speed Pilot, Speed Tester BRS, and Easy Speed Test Access. Surprisingly, in most cases, every add-on developed by Polarity Technologies LTD has its own web page. The extension representing the hijacker that is discussed in this report is called “Super Speed Tester,” and you can download it from for free. Maybe that is the main reason this hijacker is spreading. All in all, regardless of how it has entered your PC, you must delete, and we can show you how.test

How does work?

You might have gotten your browser infected by when downloading the Super Speed Tester from a reliable source (e.g., its download page or the Chrome app store), but you might also have used an unfamiliar and malicious installer. If that is the case, you might have downloaded the threat along with dangerous infections, such as silent malware-downloading Trojans or PUPs that are not as harmless as they might appear to be. In some cases, you can identify a malicious program just by glancing at it – especially if you have experience – and in other cases, you might have to use a malware scanner. Even if you think that your PC is completely clean, it cannot hurt to run a full system scan. After all, if malware is present, you do not want to be oblivious, do you? Once the scan is completed, check if you need to focus on the removal of other infections, or if you can attend to first. Obviously, if you need the help of our malware analysts, you can post a comment below.

Although it does not take long for malware analysts to classify as a potential threat, most users are likely to have issues with that, especially if the hijacker was installed with their consent. That is mainly because the hijacker does not look malicious. First of all, the links it displays at the top, as well as the center of its interface, are completely harmless. Furthermore, the “Speed Test” tool at the bottom does not look suspicious either. If that was not enough, to showcase search results, the hijacker redirects to Yahoo Search, which is one of the most popular and recognizable search engines in the world. Despite all this, there is no doubt that it is best for you to remove Why? Well, first of all, the hijacker redirects to the popular search engine so that you would trust the results shown, and, unfortunately, they could include links curated by the hijacker itself. Needless to say, they could be very misleading and malicious. Moreover, if you check the Privacy Policy, you can learn that the cookies used by the hijacker can spy on you and even record and leak private information.

How to delete

This is a no brainer. You need to remove, and the quicker you get rid of this infection, the better. Since it is likely to be installed with the Super Speed Tester extension – or application for Internet Explorer users – we suggest deleting it first. If the hijacker stays active, you can modify the homepage URL. Afterward, scan your operating system to check if the hijacker was eliminated fully. Also, if you had not scanned your PC before, this will show if other threats are active. Hopefully, they are not, and you do not need to waste your time eliminating them. And what should you do to keep malicious threats away from your operating system and browsers? You have to take this very seriously because there are thousands of threats that are much more dangerous than To prevent them from slithering in, you should employ authentic and reliable anti-malware software ASAP.

Removal Instructions

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and choose Add-ons.
  2. In the menu on your left click Extensions.
  3. Click the Remove button linked to the unwanted add-on.
  4. Tap Alt+T again and choose Options.
  5. Move to the General menu and change the Home Page URL.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+F, click More tools, and then Extensions.
  2. Identify the unwanted add-on, click the recycle bin, and choose Remove.
  3. In the menu on the left click Settings and move to On Startup.
  4. Check Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  5. Change the unwanted startup URL and click OK.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Follow the instructions below to uninstall the unwanted app.
  2. Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and choose Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab and change the Home Page URL. Click OK.

How to uninstall unwanted applications

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start and then open the Control Panel menu.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted application and then click Remove.

Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10:

  1. Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R keys).
  2. Enter Control Panel to open the menu and then go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the unwanted application and then click Uninstall. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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