What is YourSpeedTestNow?

If you are interested in testing your Internet connection speed, you have to be careful about the tools you choose to use. YourSpeedTestNow is one of the many suspicious, potentially unreliable tools that might offer a seemingly attractive service just to trick you into acting in a way that would benefit someone else. In this case, we are talking about third-party service providers and advertisers that can use this suspicious extension to learn more about you, your browsing habits, and possibly expose you to sponsored links. If you do not want to be tracked by unknown parties, and you are not interested in being exposed to potentially misleading ads, you need to eliminate software that is associated with this kind of activity. Unfortunately, most users who are dealing with the removal of YourSpeedTestNow also find that they need to get rid of a browser hijacker. Continue reading to learn how to recognize these suspicious programs and how to deal with them.testtesttest

How does YourSpeedTestNow work?

YourSpeedTestNow is not an original program. analysts indicate that this program is identical to MyInterestXP, MyTelevisionXP, and a few other extensions that we usually classify as advertising-supported software. These extensions always bundle browser hijackers along with them, and they are usually specifically designed according to the theme of that particular extension. The one we are discussing right now introduces users to All of these hijackers use the server to redirect users to Make no mistake, the results shown via this popular search provider can be modified to bring benefit to the hijacker itself. If you click the links that are sponsored, the creator of the hijacker is likely to earn money. Unfortunately, since the parties that can show ads are not revealed, we cannot assure you that all links, deals, offers, and other types of advertising will be reliable.

If you download YourSpeedTestNow using the Firefox browser, you can install it directly from Internet Explorer users will be provided with a setup, and Chrome users will be routed to the Chrome web store page at The “nfdodhdiajbeacdolcennplnkojpeehe” part of the link also reveals the Chrome ID for this extension. If you decide to remove the files found under C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\nfdodhdiajbeacdolcennplnkojpeehe, also do not forget to reset your browser. Luckily, you can easily delete the unwanted extension directly from the chrome://extensions/ menu. Check the guide below to learn more about the elimination of this suspicious application, as well as the hijacker that it is likely to come bundled with.

Although our researchers have no doubt that this suspicious browser add-on is useless and potentially dangerous because of the ads that it can show, some users continue trusting it. Considering that this add-on only shows a weather forecast and provides links to third-party articles regarding Internet speed, this is quite strange. What is more, the information in the EULA shows that YourSpeedTestNow can record “personally identifiable information.” If you are aware of this, and you care about your virtual security, you will delete this program from your operating system and browsers immediately.

How to remove YourSpeedTestNow

What is your experience with suspicious, undesirable programs? Have you ever eliminated them yourself? If you have not, the removal of YourSpeedTestNow might intimidate you. The good news is that this unreliable, advertising-supported program can be erased using a few simple steps. First, identify which browsers were infected, and then use the guide below to get rid of this adware. Note that you will need to uninstall this program via Control Panel if it was installed onto IE. We also have added steps that will help you eliminate the hijacker. If you do not get rid of this hijacker, you will continue getting yourself exposed to potentially unreliable ads, and cookies will keep tracking every move you make. Unfortunately, this could be dangerous. Another thing to consider before jumping to the operation is third-party malware. If malicious programs were downloaded along with this adware, use an anti-malware tool to clean your operating system.


Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Move to the Add or Remove Programs menu.
  3. Select the unwanted program and click the Remove button.

Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Move to the Taskbar and click the Windows logo.
  2. Open Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you want to get rid of and select Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10:

  1. Launch RUN (tap Win+R) and type Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and find the undesirable application.
  3. Right-click the app and select Uninstall.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+T keys.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. In the menu on the left click Search Providers.
  4. Apply the preferred provider, Remove the hijacker, and click Close.
  5. Tap Alt+T again and click Internet options.
  6. Click the General tab.
  7. Overwrite the unwanted Home Page URL and click OK.
  8. Restart the browser.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+T keys.
  2. Select Add-ons and then move to the Extensions menu.
  3. Click the Remove button next to the undesirable extension.
  4. Tap Alt+T again and click Options.
  5. In the menu on the left click General.
  6. Overwrite the URL of the undesirable Home Page.
  7. Go back to the menu on the left and click Search.
  8. Remove the unwanted provider and apply the desired one.
  9. Restart the browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+F keys.
  2. Move to More tools, click Extensions, and identify the unwanted add-on.
  3. Click the recycle bin icon on the right and select Remove.
  4. In the menu on the left click Settings.
  5. Under On Startup choose Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Click Set pages and overwrite the unwanted URL. Click OK.
  7. Under Appearance choose Show Home button.
  8. Click Change and overwrite the unwanted URL. Click OK.
  9. Under Search click Manage search engines…
  10. Apply the preferred provider, remove the unwanted one, and click Done.
  11. Restart the browser.

N.B. If you choose to tackle the removal operation the hard way, do not skip a single registry key and file; otherwise, you will not be successful. If you are struggling with this operation, list your problems in the comments box below, and we will solve them for you.

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