Ads by NetSpeed App is a typical example of a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware promising you useful features to improve your browsing experience when in fact it exhibits some malicious traits. That is why malware experts recommend its removal.
How Does NetSpeed App Work?
NetSpeed App is compatible with the most commonly used browsers – Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
The program claims to enhance your browsing experience by increasing your Internet speed, which appears to be useful for many users indeed. Once it infiltrates your system, however, NetSpeed App will start displaying various pop-up ads which you cannot close or remove as long as the PUP is in your PC.
These pop-up ads may be quite annoying but what’s worse is that clicking them will redirect you to unwanted and potentially infected websites. They, on the other hand, may further infect your system with various threats.
NetSpeed App is also capable of tracking your browsing activities and non-identifiable information (such as IP address, PC’s location, email address, websites visited, clicks, searches, etc.), which it may then share with third parties, without your permission.
In short, you may really have a better Internet speed with NetSpeed App but you may gain additional viruses thanks to it; your personal data and browsing habits are likely to be monitored and collected, and multiple pop-ups will disturb your surfing routine. That is why NetSpeed App is a potentially unwanted program.
How Does NetSpeed App Enter Your PC?
Via bundling. Most PUPs and adware programs are usually bundled with freeware you download from the Web. Since bundling is a legal marketing method of distributing programs to your computer, the only way you can protect your system when downloading freeware is to pay close attention to the installation process. Simply aim for custom installation, disable the bundling option, read the fine print carefully instead of bluntly clicking “next” to finish the installation faster. Also, make sure you disable settings and features you know nothing about.
How to Remove NetSpeed App
If NetSpeed App is already present in your system, worry not. Make sure, however, to download a legitimate anti-virus tool that will perform a full system scan, detect the infection and remove it successfully.