How to get rid of “Ads by Speedguard” (Removal guide)

Ads by Speedguard are usually the consequences of installing the program called SpeedGuard. It is an adware program that will be showing you endless advertisements on every page that you visit. Advertisements will be provided in various formats, as banners, pop-ups, discount coupons or in-text links. Clicking on those is very dangerous, because you don’t have any guarantee that you will be redirected to some legitimate website. In most cases you will be redirected to some third party websites which may contain adult content and various malware and spyware programs that will get into your computer.

So, probably you got infected by this adware by installing the software called SpeedGuard. It is promoted over the Internet as a program that can help users to measure their internet connection speed by performing various tests. Looks like useful program isn’t it? In reality, SpeedGuard is just another adware program that can be intrusive and will spam you with advertisements whether you want it or not.

Speedguard

Once installed, the SpeedGuard will change your system registry, network settings and browser configurations. Your default homepage might be changed to some sponsored one and you will see numerous ads provided by SpeedGuard. Those ads will try to drag your attention by blinking or with attractive texts like “You’ve received a premium offer from SpeedGuard” or “You won an iPad”. Do not click on those ads and banners, you will be redirected to some fraudulent websites and you may lose your personal information.

The main objective by SpeedGuard is to promote sponsored websites and software including malicious add-ons, plug-ins and toolbars for your browsers and various optimization and tweaking utilities. Every time the infected user clicks on those links or installs the promoted software, the developers of SpeedGuard are earning revenues.

So if your default homepage was changed without your permission and if you see text on the webpage turned into hyperlinks or some blinking ads saying that you need to scan your computer – you are definitely infected by adware. If you didn’t install it by yourself you might installed it together with some freeware program. It is a well-known technique used by adware developers to bundle together with some freeware programs such as pc optimizers, video players, download managers and others. You should always pay attention when installing those on your computer. Read the end users license agreement carefully and always opt for custom installation to be able to unselect additional unwanted programs from being installed.

To remove the SpeedGuard adware from your computer you can follow the comprehensive guide written below. With this step by step removal instruction you will be able to clean your computer within a few minutes and it doesn’t require any computer knowledge. Simply, perform the steps below in the correct order and you will be able to remove the SpeedGuard adware from your computer.

Ads by Speedguard Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for Ads by Speedguard

Step 1
UNINSTALL ADS BY SPEEDGUARD AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Ads by Speedguard remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Ads by Speedguard remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Ads by Speedguard and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Ads by Speedguard or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Ads by Speedguard remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE ADS BY SPEEDGUARD FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Ads by Speedguard from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Ads by Speedguard and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Ads by Speedguard from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Ads by Speedguard from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Ads by Speedguard completely.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Ads by Speedguard and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Ads by Speedguard completely.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Ads by Speedguard and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Ads by Speedguard completely.
  • Remove Ads by Speedguard from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL ADS BY SPEEDGUARD REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the ADS BY SPEEDGUARD and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 07/18/2015 08:05 AM;