Hello, I get many pop ups from my web browser and cannot get rid of them.  They are all Speed-update.com pop up. I have tried to reset the settings of browser, but it seems no help. I still see pop ups flooding on screen. I just wonder how my antivirus cannot find it out and kill it. Do you have any other effective way to help me get rid of it? I don’t want to be bothered by this pop up.

Description of Speed-update.com Hijacker

If you see pop up about Speed-update.com from your web browser, your computer should be infected with some malicious adware or extension. That is a kind of browser hijacker or redirect infection. This Speed-update.com pop up can display endless ads to interrupt you to do any other activities online. It can change the web browser setting and has the ability to modify the Internet configuration to block you access to the Internet. And the homepage or search tool may be changed to be another unknown one and you will get more troubles online. For example, you cannot get the right answer to what you search but instead get to those strange links or sites where there are also pop ups. Sometime, when you enter your favourite URL, you cannot get to the sites but to another one. What’s worse, those Speed-update.com pop up will take up more Internet resource and lead to slow internet speed, and then you will not smoothly surf on the Internet. The web browser will get stuck or be sluggish. Some system functions will be damaged.

You will be curious about how this Speed-update.com pop up get on your device as you seem even don’t do anything wrong. This pop up infection can get on your machine without your notice. This redirect infection can access your computer by bundling into those free software that you install into your computer. Hackers put this pop-up infection into unsafe software and once you install the software you need, it will soon get into computer. In this case, if you want to avoid this infection getting on your device, you had better select customized installation to get rid of unnecessary extension. Beside, this Speed-update.com infection is also distributed on those malicious sites by hackers. If you accidentally visit those sites, please close the sites as soon as possible, as some aggressive threat can install into your machine immediately you open the site without your notice. And please also note that don’t click on anything popping up from those sites. Pop ups from malicious sites may also be infected with virus, malware or other infection. Once you click on it, it will soon activate and install into system. Anyway, please keep cautious with what you do online and don’t click on anything suspicious, or the dangerous threat will sneak into your computer and mess up system. If more threats get on the computer, the computer performance will be worsened.

Main Traits of Speed-update.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Speed-update.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Speed-update.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Speed-update.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to Speed-update.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Speed-update.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this Speed-update.com redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Speed-update.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on August 1, 2015 4:44 am

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