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Should I remove Web Speed?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0001%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.96 days
119.94 days >
Average installed length: 63.02 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Web Speed

What is Web Speed?

Web Speed is an adware web browser application that displays banner ads as well as contextual link ads that are injected in the web page. The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and Chrome) and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. On web pages there may be up to 10 intext ads and/or 4 banner ad and/or a transitional ad. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software. In addition to ads, the program will also modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider (known as web browser hijacking). The extension will also report back to the controlling server analytics which may include the behavior of the user on the Internet and reports back URLs and domains visited as well as what advertisements are displayed and clicked on. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs.


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is webspeed.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.12 MB (1,170,279 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Web Speed.
webspeed.exe (7f52c1316b1b03b5d1f1cd7013c3bfa5) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Symantec 11/21/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0625

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: webspeed
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\webspeed
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\webspeed\Uninstaller.exe /ga=1503
Estimated size: 1.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Speed

Program executable:webspeed.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstaller.exe (by webspeed) - Installer (Main Installer)
  • webspeedutil.dll (by Web Speed Agent) - PrintTest

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • webspeed.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Tempo Runner'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • webspeed.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named webspeed Runner.
  • webspeed.exe runs as a service named 'webspeed' (webspeed).

How do I remove Web Speed?

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Or, you can uninstall Web Speed 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 Web Speed, 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 Web Speed.
  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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Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Acer 50.00%


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