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Manual Removal Guide for PU.Polarity.GetSpeedTester

August 16th, 2017
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "PU.Polarity.GetSpeedTester" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:

  • pups
  • bho

Description:

PU.Polarity.GetSpeedTester installs a Browser Helper Object (BHO) by Polarity Technologies LTD.

Removal Instructions:

Files:

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.

  • Delete the registry key "{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\".
  • Delete the registry key "{D873D6DB-D790-4019-AC42-D347BCD07E3F}" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\".

If PU.Polarity.GetSpeedTester uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Browser:

The following browser plugins or items can either be removed directly in your browser, or through the help of e.g. Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer.

  • Please check your bookmarks for links to "<regexpr>http\://search\.searchgst\.com/. ".

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,

  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.

There are more files or system entries belonging to this product that <$SPYBOTSD> can remove, but that cannot be easily described in text. Please use <$SPYBOTSD> to make sure <$PRODUCTNAME> gets completely removed.