Deceiving domain - internetspeedtracker.com

Type: Browser Hijackers

Internetspeedtracker.com is the domain of a browser hijacker who suggests downloading its extension to the browser. This app tries to convince users that it can provide useful functionality such as checking the upload and download speed. However, the main aim of this threat is to hijack your web browser settings such as the default search provider, homepage, new tab URL and set them as MyWay.com.

Be aware that Internet Speed Tracker can provide you misleading search results via the new engine. Additionally, the browser hijacker is likely to get you involved in various intrusive activities such as displaying advertising content during browsing sessions, redirecting you to affiliate sources some of which might be infected with malware. The PUP can also record information that is related to your browsing history and online experience.

The main way how this browser hijacker enters the computer system is known as software bundling. The PUP appears together with legitimate freeware or shareware from unreliable downloading sources. Also, you might receive the app after applying for a fake software update.

Name internetspeedtracker.com
Type  Browser hijacker/PUP
Changes This app performs dubious modifications on the browser's default search engine, new tab URL, and homepage by setting these areas to MyWay.com
Tasks The PUP can get you involved in intrusive advertising and redirecting activities. It also is capable of collecting information that is related to your browsing sessions and online activities
Spread by Software bundling is the main technique through which the browser hijacker is spread. Additionally, the app can appear after installing a fake software update
Detection This app has been flagged as malicious by CRDF antimalware software, according to VirusTotal information

internetspeedtracker.com violations

2CR-015: The browser hijacker has been detected as malicious by CRDF AV engine

The browser hijacker has been detected as malicious by CRDF AV engine

2CR-004: The PUP is able to hijack the web browser's default search provider, homepage, and new tab URL bar

The PUP is able to hijack the web browser's default search provider, homepage, and new tab URL bar

2CR-013: The app offers to check the Internet speed in exchange for hijacking browser settings

The app offers to check the Internet speed in exchange for hijacking browser settings