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Should I remove Speed Analysis 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,004
United States Rank #18,198
Reach 0.0313%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.86 days
408.94 days >
Average installed length: 214.87 days


VersionDistribution 51.46% 48.21% 0.32%

Speed Analysis 3

What is Speed Analysis 3?

Speed Analysis 3 is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Provide automatic updates of the toolbar without the user's initiation.
- Adds an alternative error page and page not found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named BackgroundHost.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 3.03 MB (3,176,659 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Speed Analysis 3.
BackgroundHost.exe (9a21acb26103a4987967bc2704a3af44) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Malwarebytes v2014.01.26.01 PUP.Optional.BestToolbar
VIPRE Antivirus 24366 Besttoolbars (fs)
ScriptHost.dll (d10762d6665432e2fba1f8115a6cd2a4) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9255 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Besttoolbars.H
VIPRE Antivirus 25142 Besttoolbars (fs)
ScriptHost64.dll (e8ff260611d1af93aedd3647a161e1c0) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9323 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Besttoolbars.H
VIPRE Antivirus 25686 Besttoolbars (fs)
Speed Analysis 3 has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SpeedAnalysis.com
URL: www.speedanalysis.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\speed analysis 3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Speed Analysis 3\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Speed Analysis 3

Program executable:BackgroundHost.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Add-ons Framework
Signed by:PurpleTech Software Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\speed analysis 3\BackgroundHost.exe
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll (by SpeedAnalysis.com) - Add-ons Framework (ScriptHost)
  • (Malware detected) ScriptHost64.dll (by SpeedAnalysis.com)
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib64.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • (Malware detected) BackgroundHost.exe - BackgroundHost
  • BackgroundHost64.exe
  • ButtonSite.dll - ButtonSite
  • ButtonSite64.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ScriptHost64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Speed Analysis 3' with the class of {A66261FC-B82E-4EC7-9F6D-C2F36B871DF0}.
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Speed Analysis 3' with the class of {A66261FC-B82E-4EC7-9F6D-C2F36B871DF0}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013019692%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00070443%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00059754%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:66,875
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:325 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Speed Analysis 3?

You can uninstall Speed Analysis 3 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Speed Analysis 3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Speed Analysis 3.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Speed Analysis 3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.18%
Windows 10 16.07%
Windows XP 11.36%
Windows Vista 4.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.95%
Windows 7 Professional 8.17%
Windows 8 6.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.23%
  Brazil 11.26%
  Germany 8.97%
  United Kingdom 5.38%
  Canada 5.06%
  France 2.61%
  TN 2.45%
  India 2.28%
  Czech Republic 2.12%
  Iran 1.96%
  Mexico 1.79%
  MA 1.47%
  Indonesia 1.47%
  Italy 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.11%
Acer 21.67%
Dell 19.32%
ASUS 8.62%
Toshiba 8.36%
Samsung 6.01%
Lenovo 3.13%
Intel 1.57%
American Megatrends 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.81%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.19%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.66%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.62%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.62%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.09%

About PerformerSoft

PerformerSoft products bundle one or more of the following potentially unwanted software programs including Babylon Toolbar from Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, Searchcore Toolbar, DealFinder add-on, PriceGong, Findamo, and many others.
Publisher URL: www.performersoft.com


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