What Is SpeedGuard?
SpeedGuard is presented as a program that is supposed to test the speed of your Internet connection. This can make it seem as though it is a really useful application. However, we do not recommend that users have it on their computers. This is because it has actually been classified as adware. After the program has been installed, it is doubtful that it will measure your Internet connection. One thing, however, is for certain: it will start displaying advertisements when you are browsing the web. It is easy to spot these advertisements as they will be labeled as “Ads by SpeedGuard.” So if you spot these, then you know that the program is on your computer. The best thing to do is to remove it as soon as possible. If you do not, your system may be exposed to virtual threats.
How Did SpeedGuard Enter My System?
It is very likely that SpeedGuard has entered your system without your consent. Adware program such as this often use bundled downloads. This means that they are attached to free programs. If you have downloaded freeware from third-party dispensers, then it is likely that it has additional applications attached to the installers. If you are not careful while installing freeware, then it is very likely that you will unintentionally install other programs. It is very important to be on the lookout while you are installing programs, especially freeware, if you do not want to have potentially unwanted applications on your computer.
What Does SpeedGuard Do?
SpeedGuard definitely will not help you determine your Internet connection’s speed. Once it has been installed, however, it will be attached to your browser. SpeedGuard’s browser extension can be attached to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Then, it will start presenting advertisements whenever you are surfing the web. The ads can show all sorts of things. Most likely, they will show discounts and deals for various items. It is also likely that the items that you will receive advertisements that are related to your browsing habits. This is because SpeedGuard can access information related to your browsing activities.
The worst part is that the ads it shows may actually lead to harmful websites instead of ones that are offering you deals and discounts. This can turn out to be a major security issue, and it is the reason why having SpeedGuard is not recommended. If any malware manages to enter your PC, all data you have on it may be in danger of being stolen. Not to mention, that you may also experience problems with operating your computer.
How to Remove SpeedGuard?
Getting rid of SpeedGuard is fairly easy. The program itself is not harmful or malicious. You simply need to uninstall it from your computer. This can be done by accessing Control Panel, and going to icon relate to the programs on it. A list with all of the applications on your PC should appear. Find SpeedGuard and uninstall it. This way you will prevent the ads from appearing. Keep in mind, however, that this does not mean that the danger for your PC has been eliminated. Some malware may have already infiltrated it. Due to this risk, it is highly recommended that users install a powerful security tool on their systems. This way they will ensure that it is safe at all times.