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Should I remove SpeedMon?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,262
Reach 0.0147%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.70 days
50.16 days >
Average installed length: 26.35 days


0.5b 100.00%


What is SpeedMon?

Identified as a version of the CMI/ConvertAd family of malware ad-injectors, this adware which is typically bundled with third-party applications in unwanted software bundles will hijack the user's browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and display unwanted ads. When running, the process will monitor and capture internet traffic and insert advertisements over existing ads or by placing new ads in white space. In either case, these ads are low in quality and even dangerous in many cases as they might be infected with malware javascript (malvertising). In addition to displaying these unwanted ads, the software runs as startup in the local application data via a registry run key and sends commands to the controlling server to request new ads based on the context of what the user is doing. This action will also report back to the server what domains the user visits, what URLs they enter as well as in some cases might send back cookies. If the sites visited are not SSL encrypted passwords and usernames might be sent to the server compromising the privacy and security of the user.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named speedmon.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.58 MB (1,655,494 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SpeedMon.
speedmon.exe (ecc0cb6ed6cb58f6f2495d1522d014f1) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Astori.C
ESET-NOD32 9.12102 a variant of Win32/RiskWare.Astori.C
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/Astori
K7 AntiVirus 13.2016902 Riskware
K7GW 13.2016902 Riskware ( 004bf57d1 )
McAfee 5600.6671 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cxb
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cxb
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA BC (PUA)
VIPRE Antivirus 42940 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Trojan.Win32.A.PSW-Tepfer.840206[h]

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\speedmon
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\SpeedMon\speedmon.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpeedMon

Program executable:speedmon.exe (Malware detected)
Bandwidth monitor
Additional files:
  • iexplore.exe (by Microsoft) - Internet Explorer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • iexplore.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AE682E52-3FA8-4616-B0C6-9E2223B32B12}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • speedmon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'InetStat' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\InetStat\inetstat.exe.
Network connections
  • iexplore.exe connects to (port 80).
  • iexplore.exe connects to ( port 80).
  • iexplore.exe connects to (port 443).
  • iexplore.exe connects to kul06s06-in-f23.1e100.net ( port 443).
  • iexplore.exe connects to (port 80).
  • iexplore.exe connects to (port 80).
  • iexplore.exe connects to ( port 80).
  • iexplore.exe connects to channel-ecmp-13-prn1.facebook.com ( port 80).
  • iexplore.exe connects to ec2-46-51-216-25.ap-southeast-1.compute.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • iexplore.exe connects to ir1.fp.vip.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 80).
  • Plus 58 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:173.91 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0027823518%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00109893%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00168342%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove SpeedMon?

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Or, you can uninstall SpeedMon from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SpeedMon, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SpeedMon.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.69%
Windows 8 48.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.23%
Windows 8.1 31.88%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.31%
Windows 10 Home 4.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.90% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 91.90%
  United States 2.38%
  France 1.90%
  Austria 1.43%
  United Kingdom 0.95%
  Switzerland 0.48%
  Turkey 0.48%
  Italy 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 35.88%
Acer 21.37%
Hewlett-Packard 9.16%
ASUS 7.63%
Toshiba 7.63%
Dell 6.87%
Lenovo 5.34%
Intel 2.29%
Samsung 1.53%
Common models
Acer Aspire TC-605 3.25%
MEDION MS-7800 2.44%
Acer Aspire ES1-711 1.63%
Acer Aspire E5-771G 1.63%
Dell Inspiron One 19A 1.63%
LENOVO 20351 1.63%


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