Home.downloadspeedtester.com is a questionable search engine that is specific to its brand called Download Speed Tester. This hijacker targets Mac OS X users and mostly affects Safari browser. Both your Home page settings and default search engine will be replaced by Home.downloadspeedtester.com if computer gets infected. In many cases, users are not aware that harmful program is being installed because it is typically bundled to other installation files. Also, malicious tricks are being used by cyber criminal, like integrating the adware to software updates.
The spread of Home.downloadspeedtester.com is connected to online promotion in which adware authors intend to gain some profit. The hijacking and redirects may also produce a pile of pop-up ads or banners within the context of the search results page. The presence of Home.downloadspeedtester.com is also a magnet to other adware or potentially unwanted program to access your OS X system.
Home.downloadspeedtester.com changes certain settings on Safari and other known browser for Mac OS X system. It switches your home page from the default one to this unknown and probably unsafe search engine. This adware also installs other features on the browser without asking for your advice.
In general, the adware secretly sneaks into the computer unknown to user. It arrives as a package alongside with shareware, tools, file downloader programs, and bogus software update. Installation of the downloaded file and Home.downloadspeedtester.com files are simultaneous. The adware gets installed in the background without getting users attention. Only recognizable change after the adware has loaded is the new home page which appears to be Home.downloadspeedtester.com.
Unlike most programs, you will have difficulty in removing Home.downloadspeedtester.com from the computer. It was made to stick into the system and may require technical know-how to be able to eliminate it fully. Therefore, we have prepared a simple and easy to follow instruction to remove Home.downloadspeedtester.com from your Mac OS X system.
Home.downloadspeedtester.com web site is currently not listed as dangerous under Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page. Over the past 90 days, no dangerous content was found on this site.