Speeder.biz POP-UP Scam

Also Known As: possible malware infections
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

"Speeder.biz" removal instructions

What is "speeder.biz"?

Speeder.biz is a deceptive website designed to trick people into believing that they can get a smartphone for free. It is a scam website that should not be trusted. Typically, people do not visit websites of this type intentionally, usually they are opened for them by installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Most PUAs are designed to gather various information and deliver advertisements as well.

speeder.biz scam

Once opened, speeder.biz displays a pop-up window saying that Google wants to thank visitors for their loyalty and to give them Galaxy S9, iPhone X or iPhone XS as a reward. Once that pop-up is closed, speeder.biz shows a pages saying that its visitors can claim this reward by completing a short and anonymous survey. People are encouraged to take this survey as soon as possible because the number of gifts is limited. It says that if a user is not going to claim its reward, then it will be given to another Google user. To take this survey people must to visit one more questionable website where they are asked to sign up by entering their email address and a password. It is very likely that any entered details will shared with other parties and misused to generate revenue. Note, Google company has nothing to do with this scam and all these statements about being selected as a winner of one or another smartphone are just attempts to trick people into providing their email addresses and various other credentials. If visited, this website should be closed immediately. If it cannot be closed normally, then we recommend to use Task Manager and end browser's process from there. However, previously closed session should not be restored the next time a browser is opened.

As a rule, most of the times it is installed potentially unwanted applications that are causing redirects to websites like speeder.biz. These apps often feed their users with pop-up ads, coupons, banners, surveys and other ads that usually conceal underlying contents of visited websites. Besides, when clicked they either open questionable pages or execute scripts that are designed to download and install various unwanted apps that could be malicious. Moreover, there are many PUAs that collect browsing-related data, such as Internet Protocol addresses, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, geolocations and so on. However, some of these apps might be recording personal data too. It is very common that their developers share all collected info with third parties who misuse it to generate revenue. These are the main reasons why apps of this type should be uninstalled as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Speeder.biz pop-up scam
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud
Fake Claim Fake survey. Website claims that user will receive a gift (Samsung Galaxy S9, iPhone X or iPhone XS) for his "loyalty" to Google company.
Serving IP Address 35.165.215.58
Symptoms Rogue pop-up ads, fake surveys, false claims about the reward for completing a survey, encouragements to enter various personal details and register in various websites.
Distribution methods Rogue online pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications.
Damage Loss of sensitive private information, identity theft, possible malware infections.
Removal

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There are other scam websites that are similar to speeder.biz as well, here are some examples: "You've Made The 5-billionth Search", "Dear Browser User" and "Comcast Cable Communications Congratulations". Typically, scammers use these websites to trick people into providing them various details that scammers could use to generate revenue. Unwanted apps that open such scam websites usually are presented as legitimate apps that supposed to provide their users with some handy tools, features and so on. Unfortunately, most of these apps are designed to generate revenue for their developers as well. Having them installed often results in privacy, browsing safety issues, sometimes even identity theft.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Most users install PUAs either through accidentally (or willingly) clicked intrusive ads, that are able to execute scripts, or when a "bundling" method is being used to trick them into it. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method that developers use to trick people into downloading and installing PUAs together with other software. Developers do not disclose information about apps being bundled properly and hide PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced", or other similar sections of software download or installation setups. When people leave such settings unchecked and unchanged, they usually allow for unwanted software to be downloaded and installed too.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download software only from official and trustworthy sources, avoid using third party software downloaders (or installers), eMule, torrents (other Peer-to-Peer networks) and various other sources of this kind. Always check the available "Advanced", "Custom" and other sections/settings of any download or installation setup. Make sure that there are no checkboxes ticked by default. Additionally, do not click advertisements that are displayed on questionable websites. They often open pages related to gambling, pornography, adult dating and so on. If you encounter such ads or redirects very often, then check if there are no new plug-ins, add-ons and extensions installed on a browser and remove all unknown/unwanted apps immediately. Same applies to unwanted programs installed on operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of speeder.biz website encouraging its visitors to claim a reward:

speederbiz website encouraging its visitors to claim a reward

Text presented in this page:

Dear Google user, congratulations!

We want to thank you for being a loyal Google user! Your IP address has been randomly selected to receive a FREE Samsung Galaxy S9, Iphone X or iPhone XS.

From time to time we select a handful of Google users to give them the opportunity to receive valuable gifts from our partners and sponsors. This is our way of thanking you for choosing Google as your preferred service.

Today is your lucky day! You are one of the 10 randomly selected users who will receive the gift.

To receive your gift, you simply have to complete our short and anonymous survey. But hurry! There are only a few gifts available today!

Please claim your gift:
Due to limited availability your gift will be reserved for the next 2:10 minutes.
If you do not claim the gift during this time it will be given to the next lucky Google user.

Website encouraging users to sign up:

website encouraging to sign up

The appearance of "speeder.biz" scam (GIF):

speederbiz scam gif

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

PUAs uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the possible malware infections, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the possible malware infections, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with possible malware infections removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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