Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Speedy Media Converter?
Speedy Media Converter is a deceptive application claiming to allow conversion of various audio and video files. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem useful, however, this application is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Speedy Media Converter successfully infiltrates systems without users' permission, and then tracks Internet browsing activity and displays various intrusive online advertisements.
Speedy Media Converter employs a virtual layer to display various intrusive online advertisements, none of which originate from visited websites. They conceal underlying web content, thereby diminishing the Internet browsing experience.
Most redirect to various e-commerce sites (such as online stores), however, some may redirect to malicious websites and there is a high probability that clicking them will result in high-risk adware or malware infections.
Speedy Media Converter continually tracks users' Internet browsing activity and collects various user/system information, some of which might be personally identifiable. The developers of Speedy Media Converter share these details with third party companies who can misuse them to generate revenue.
For this reason, we strongly recommend that you uninstall this adware, since the presence of Speedy Media Converter on your system can lead to various privacy issues or even identity theft.
Speedy Media Converter is regular adware, however, it shares many similarities with other applications of the same type including SaveDeals, DynamicWPaper, ZiperFly, and YellowSend. These are just some examples from a long list of adware apps claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience.
Applications such as Speedy Media Converter deliver fake promises to give the impression of legitimacy, however, following infiltration, they provide none of the functionality promised. Their purpose is to generate revenue by displaying advertisements and collecting personally identifiable information.
How did Speedy Media Converter install on my computer?
Most adware-type applications (including Speedy Media Converter) are distributed as 'bundles' with other software. Research shows that many users are unaware that developers conceal rogue applications within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings.
By skipping this section and rushing these processes, they often inadvertently install Speedy Media Converter or other similar apps. The developers are concerned only with the amount of revenue generated, and thus, do not properly disclose installation of rogue apps.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
This situation can be prevented by paying close attention when downloading and installing software. Follow each step of these two processes and click 'Decline' if download or installation of third party software is offered.
In addition, these two processes should be performed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled software and allow you to opt-out.
Speedy Media Converter adware installer set-up:
Screenshot of Speedy Media Converter application:
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- What is Speedy Media Converter?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Speedy Media Converter application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Speedy Media Converter adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Speedy Media Converter ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Speedy Media Converter' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Speedy Media Converter ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Speedy Media Converter adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Speedy Media Converter v1.0", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Speedy Media Converter ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Speedy Media Converter adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Speedy Media Converter did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the speedymediaconverter adware, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the speedymediaconverter adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with speedymediaconverter adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the speedymediaconverter adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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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