I wrote this article to help you remove Speed-open2.com. This Speed-open2.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you are constantly being redirected to the Speed-open2.com site, then the chances are that you have an adware infection on your machine. The adware has already managed to slither on board and it is currently working from the shadows. Do not rush into panicking. Yes, it is true that your situation is not pleasant but there is a silver lining. Adware pests are considered much less harmful than other infections and also relatively easy to tackle.
If you were infected with a nasty Trojan or a greedy ransomware, your predicament could have been much, much worse. So, consider yourself lucky. You know what you are dealing with and this gives you the advantage to take adequate measures. This is must, by the way. Don’t be misled by the fact this pest is not as hazardous as others. It is not innocuous either. Given enough time on board, it also can and will cause you damage. Some of which may even turn out to be irreversible. That’s why it is crucial that you take immediate measures. Once you spot the Speed-open2.com redirects, find where the nasty parasite is hiding and delete it on the spot. The sooner, the better.
This adware makes a complete mess of your browsing experience. From the moment it settles in, everything changes. Every time you so much as touch one of your previously reliable browsers, you get interrupted. Your entire screen is completely covered with all kinds of pop-ups and adverts. They are everywhere and they become more and more with each passing day. Do you know why? Because these commercials serve a purpose. They promote the installation of additional malicious content such as optimization apps, web browsers toolbars, etc., all so the adware`s creators can gain pay-per-click revenue.
Every page that you visit is covered with adverts. Also, random web page texts get turned into hyperlinks. You are shown many ads that recommend fake updates and other questionable software. You are forced to visit tons of shady-looking pages as well. Imagine what all of this does to your online activities. It ruins them. But what is worse, you risk downloading more malicious programs on your machine. If you happen to click on the wrong link or ad, you may automatically install other threats. Then, your situation will get from bad to worse.
Your computer is already suffering due to this single adware. It is sluggish and it crashes. Its speed slows down to a crawl. Surfing the web is neither safe nor fun anymore. So, do yourself a favor and remove the adware from your PC the first chance you get. Follow our removal guide at the end of this article and get rid of the intruder. Once you do, everything will get back to normal and you will be able to surf the web normally like you used to before the infection. Don’t waste any time. The adware has no place in your system.
How did the adware enter? Usually, these pests travel bundled to other programs. However, some of these programs do not disclose the facts that you are about to install some malicious app alongside with them and you end up infecting your own PC without realizing it. That’s why we recommend that you opt for the Advanced settings when installing a program. This way you will be able to see if there are any additional attached apps which are about to enter your system. You are also able to deselect them. Under the standard settings, these extras enter automatically. This is how a little extra time and attention from you save you many future issues.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Speed-open2.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.