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What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,549
United States Rank #38,395
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.46 days
114.93 days >
Average installed length: 60.39 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
0.5b 100.00%

SpeedTray

What is SpeedTray?

This adware is a 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.

Overview

Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is speedtray.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 709.51 KB (726,542 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SpeedTray.
speedtray.exe (54855f25f2a726486a7a0ad84cc49d3a) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15817 PUA.Win32.SpeedTray.77
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6979 W32.Clode7a.Trojan
ByteHero BDV 8.17.2015.10 Trojan.Malware.KillAV.Gen.001
ESET-NOD32 9.12011 a variant of Win32/RiskWare.Astori.C
K7 AntiVirus 13.207.16717 Riskware
K7GW 13.207.16719 Riskware ( 004bf57d1 )
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!54855F25F2A7
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.bh
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
VIPRE Antivirus 42428 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Trojan.Win32.A.Autoit.726542[h]

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\speedtray
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\SpeedTray\speedtray.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 709.51 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SpeedTray

Program executable:speedtray.exe
Name:BandwidthMon
Bandwidth monitor
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\speedtray\speedtray.exe
MD5:96a4fa4a959ef30d6078c4d20e808354

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • speedtray.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.

How do I remove SpeedTray?

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Or, you can uninstall SpeedTray 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 SpeedTray, 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 SpeedTray.
  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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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 4%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.57%
Windows 8 42.86%
Windows Vista 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 17.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.57%
Windows 8 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.71%
  Canada 8.57%
  Sweden 8.57%
  Norway 5.71%
  South Africa 5.71%
  Australia 2.86%
  Brazil 2.86%
  Chile 2.86%
  Estonia 2.86%
  Mexico 2.86%
  Netherlands 2.86%
  New Zealand 2.86%
  Slovenia 2.86%
  TN 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 26.92%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Acer 19.23%
Toshiba 11.54%
Dell 7.69%
Sony 3.85%
Lenovo 3.85%
Intel 3.85%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L830 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 3.85%
Sony VPCEH1S1E 3.85%
Samsung 500T 3.85%
LENOVO 20266 3.85%

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