Threat Database Adware YourSpeedTestNow


By CagedTech in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 16,872
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 212
First Seen: November 24, 2015
Last Seen: July 2, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Your Speed Test Now program from h[tt]p://yourspeedtestnow[.]com/SpeedTest? is an ad-supported product by Polarity Technologies Ltd. that is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). The Your Speed Test Now program is packed as a browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. However, you will not find Your Speed Test Now on the official Mozilla Add-Ons platform and the IE Gallery. You can download Your Speed Test Now from the Chrome Web Store via Installing Your Speed Test Now in Chrome requires you to provide the following privileges:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit.
  • Replace the page you see when opening a new tab.
  • Manage your apps, extensions and themes.

Installing the Your Speed Test Now app in Mozilla Firefox requires you to grant the following rights:

  • Access your data for all websites.
  • Access browser tabs.
  • Monitor extension usage and manage themes.
  • Access browser activity during navigation.

The same access is obtained in Internet Explorer as well, but you will need to read the EULA and Privacy Policy on and beforehand. The functionality of Your Speed Test Now is presented through a new tab page replacement. The Your Speed Test Now New Tab is powered by h[tt]p://search.yourspeedtestnow[.]com/?uc=20180118 and you do not need to install the associated extension to access the page. The speed test instrument on h[tt]p://search.yourspeedtestnow[.]com/?uc=20180118 is a widget taken from h[tt]p://openspeedtest[.]com/?=inAppLogo that is a stand-alone service that is not owned and managed by Polarity Technologies Ltd.

The new tab provided by Your Speed Test Now may include links to resources on, and PC users that launch search queries from the Your Speed Test Now New Tab are redirected to[search terms] and their browsing history, installed extensions; themes; Web apps, as well as browsing activity, may be collected by Polarity Technologies Ltd. for marketing purposes. AV scanners are known to flag the objects and settings created by Your Speed Test Now as:

  • Adware ( 005185e21 )
  • Adware.Downware.18374
  • Application.Win32.WinWrapper.T
  • BehavesLike.Win32.PUPXDE.dc
  • Downloader.AdLoad
  • RiskWare[Downloader]/Win32.AdLoad
  • Riskware.Agent!
  • Win32.Trojan.WisdomEyes.16070401.9500.9998
  • a variant of Win32/WinWrapper.T potentially unwanted

SpyHunter Detects & Remove YourSpeedTestNow

Registry Details

YourSpeedTestNow may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
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YourSpeedTestNow may call the following URLs:


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