I don’t know why my computer keeps receiving some pop-ups such as Speedtestbeta.com. If I open my browser and try to click something such as some links or some images, my browser will keep opening tons of pop-up web pages. I even can’t stop this happening. Someone told me that is because my computer got a browser hijack virus. How can I remove this redirect thing so that my browser will work as usual?
How Can Remove Speedtestbeta.com Pop-ups?
Speedtestbeta.com is a nauseating pop-up page that is redirected by some browser hijack virus. When PCs get such browser hijack virus infection, browser will keep receiving large amounts of pop-up pages or ads. Usually this kind of redirect was created to spread some web sites or for advertising purpose. However, this is improper means. That is to violate users will to give you those pop-up web sites. To completely remove those pop-up pages, only deleting history and bookmark or resetting settings of the browser can’t work, the redirect virus will still be there. If you want to remove the browser hijack virus completely, you need to completely remove all the files of Speedtestbeta.com browser hijack virus.
Speedtestbeta.com Browser Hijack Virus comes into PCs with some Trojan viruses. People usually have a bad habit that is when they try to download something, they don’t consider if they don’t know the files. What if the files are not safe to be download? Or when some people install something, they won’t look at the terms carefully. Some other bundled software will also be installed into your computer if you don’t uncheck the related terms during the installation panel. This is the main reason why people get Speedtestbeta.com browser hijack virus. So a good habit is a good manner to prevent those malware or viruses. Especially when you visit some websites, please be careful enough so that you won’t get infections from the websites.
You my ask a question that is if you don’t remove this Speedtestbeta.com Browser Hijack Virus, what will happen? Actually, the browser hijack virus can change the basic settings of your browser even your computer. That is why malicious web sites can easily pop up without your doing anything. So in this situation, many other viruses can also come into your computer. The worst thing is that no anti-virus can remove this redirect virus at this moment. In usual, anti-virus programs can detect nothing after you get this browser hijack virus infection. So the manual removal is the only way to remove this Speedtestbeta.com redirect virus completely and safely.
Key sentences to judge if your computer has been infected with Browser Hijack Virus
A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.
B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange progress which you never found before.
C. Every time you open your browser, you are redirected to some odd web pages such as Speedtestbeta.com.
D. Your browser runs more and more slowly.
E. It always pops up some irritating advertisements even if you don’t want.
Best Way to Remove Speedtestbeta.com Redirect Virus Step by Step
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager
Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe (related to Speedtestbeta.com browser hijack virus) . Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.
Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries related to Speedtestbeta.com Virus.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “5ATIUYW62OUOMNBX256” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RANDOM.exe’
Step 4: Remove malicious files of Speedtestbeta.com Browser Hijack Virus
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry to Remove Speedtestbeta.com:
As what you can see, Speedtestbeta.com Redirect is really a very horrible virus which can finally destroy your computer system. And please don’t consider auto delete method since there is no such anti-virus can really remove it completely. Don’t download free software to take a chance. This can only waste your time and bring in much more viruses. All the instructions above are prepared for those who have much computer knowledge and are familiar with this kind for virus. Before you start to do the removal work, please consider it seriously. On the other hand, all the instructions above aim at the common infection situation. As for Speedtestbeta.com Redirect, there are many variables according to different computers. What’s worse, as time goes by, it may start its variation. Just like what is mentioned above, this virus infection is a cascaded infection. The related files may be changed. Unless you have much knowledge about this virus, it’s very hard for you to do the removal work.
Note:If you failed to remove Speedtestbeta.com Browser Hijack Virus with the method above, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 5, 2013 6:27 am