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Should I remove Speed Test 137?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #35,950
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.50 days
250.70 days >
Average installed length: 131.72 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Speed Test 137

What is Speed Test 137?

This is an ad-supported web browser toolbar.

About  (from PurpleTech Software Inc)

SpeedAnalysis is the best place to check your Internet connection and to find out. After running the test, you will get your internet speed result.


Speed Test 137 is a program developed by PurpleTech Software Inc. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is BackgroundHost.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 2.99 MB (3,139,807 bytes). updater.js is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 84% of users of Speed Test 137 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Speed Test 137.
BackgroundHost.exe (276bfa99e416e7f9c8c9bdd4d8dfeeb3) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9155 Win32/Toolbar.Besttoolbars.G
Malwarebytes v2014.01.10.01 PUP.Optional.BestToolbar
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V1209
VIPRE Antivirus 24216 Besttoolbars (fs)
Speed Test 137 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Speed Analysis
URL: www.speedanalysis.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\speed test 137
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Speed Test 137\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Speed Test 137

Program executable:BackgroundHost.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Add-ons Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\speed test 137\BackgroundHost.exe
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll (by Speed Analysis) - Add-ons Framework (ScriptHost)
  • ScriptHost64.dll (by Speed Analysis)
  • uninst.exe
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib64.dll (by Besttoolbars)
  • (Malware detected) BackgroundHost.exe - BackgroundHost
  • BackgroundHost64.exe
  • bg.js
  • ButtonSite.dll - ButtonSite
  • ButtonSite64.dll
  • content.js
  • jquery-1.9.1.min.js
  • json2.min.js
  • uninstall.exe
  • updater.js
  • updaterWrapper.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Speed Test 137' with the class of {D914C54F-2DB8-48CB-9479-9A2E5EA78F07}.

How do I remove Speed Test 137?

You can uninstall Speed Test 137 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 Test 137, 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 Test 137.
  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 Test 137 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows 10 29.17%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 8 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 7 Starter 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.78%
  Canada 8.11%
  Germany 5.41%
  Iran 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.81%
Hewlett-Packard 23.81%
ASUS 14.29%
Toshiba 14.29%
Acer 9.52%
Alienware 4.76%
Samsung 4.76%
Medion 4.76%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 8.70%
Toshiba PX35t-A 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355D 4.35%
Samsung N250P 4.35%
Parallels Software Intern... 4.35%


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