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What is InternetSpeedPilot?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that InternetSpeedPilot is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.
InternetSpeedPilot is a member of the Spigot family as described in the blogpost Spigot browser hijackers.

How do I know if my computer is affected by InternetSpeedPilot?

You may see these browser extensions/add-ons:

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You may see this entry in your list of installed software:

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these warnings during install:

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this new default search provider:

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and this new startpage in the affected browser(s):

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How did InternetSpeedPilot get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their site.

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How do I remove InternetSpeedPilot?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of InternetSpeedPilot?
  • If you are using Chrome, you may have to remove the Extension manually under Tools > Settings > Extensions. Remove the checkmark and click on the bin behind the InternetSpeedPilot entry.
  • If your browsers have been hijacked, you should read our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the InternetSpeedPilot hijacker. It would have warned you before the hijacker could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

 

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and it blocks traffic to their domains:
 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in a FRST log:

 
 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxp://search.internetspeedpilot.com/?source=-bb8&uid={uid1}&uc=20170317&ap=&i_id=speedtest__1.30
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> DefaultScope {3F5A5BA6-E379-41ED-9F33-B612ADC0F5D1} URL = hxxp://search.internetspeedpilot.com/s?source=-bb8&uid={uid1}&uc=20170317&ap=&i_id=speedtest__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> {3F5A5BA6-E379-41ED-9F33-B612ADC0F5D1} URL = hxxp://search.internetspeedpilot.com/s?source=-bb8&uid={uid1}&uc=20170317&ap=&i_id=speedtest__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 FF NewTab: hxxp://search.internetspeedpilot.com?uid=3f47c94a-162d-4706-9adb-f2c13e47d883&uc=20170317&ap=&source=tt&page=newtab&implementation_id=speedtest_0.2.0
 FF Homepage: hxxp://search.internetspeedpilot.com?uid=3f47c94a-162d-4706-9adb-f2c13e47d883&uc=20170317&ap=&source=tt&page=homepage&implementation_id=speedtest_0.2.0
 FF Extension: Speedtest - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\@Speedtest.xpi [2017-03-17]
 CHR Extension: (Internet Speed Pilot) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh [2017-03-17]
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}

Internet Speed Pilot (HKCU\...\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}) (Version: 2.6.0.2 - Cloud Installer)
Most significant changes made by the installers:
 
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0
       Adds the file background.js"="11/11/2016 3:32 PM, 15408 bytes, A
       Adds the file contentscript.js"="11/11/2016 3:32 PM, 1238 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon.png"="3/17/2017 11:32 AM, 2458 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="3/17/2017 11:32 AM, 1404 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh
       Adds the file 000003.log"="3/17/2017 11:32 AM, 248 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="3/17/2017 11:32 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="3/17/2017 11:32 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="3/17/2017 11:32 AM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="3/17/2017 11:32 AM, 41 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="3/17/2017 11:25 AM, 263168 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions
       Adds the file @Speedtest.xpi"="3/17/2017 11:29 AM, 20651 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Speedtest\simple-storage
       Adds the file store.json"="3/17/2017 11:30 AM, 319 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
       "Start Page" = REG_SZ, "http://search.internetspeedpilot.com/?source=-bb8&uid={uid1}&uc=20170317&ap=&i_id=speedtest__1.30"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
       "DefaultScope" = REG_SZ, "{3F5A5BA6-E379-41ED-9F33-B612ADC0F5D1}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{3F5A5BA6-E379-41ED-9F33-B612ADC0F5D1}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Search"
       "SuggestionsURL"="REG_SZ", "https://ie.search.yahoo.com/os?appid=ie8&command={searchTerms}"
       "URL"="REG_SZ", "http://search.internetspeedpilot.com/s?source=-bb8&uid={uid1}&uc=20170317&ap=&i_id=speedtest__1.30&query={searchTerms}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Internet Speed Pilot"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.6.0.2"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Cloud Installer"
       "UninstallHomepage"="REG_SZ", "http://search.internetspeedpilot.com/?source=-bb8&uid={uid1}&uc=20170317&ap=&i_id=speedtest__1.30"
       "UninstallImpression"="REG_SZ", "http://imp.internetspeedpilot.com/impression.do?source=-bb8&sub_id=20170317&useragent=Mozilla%2F5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1%3B+WOW64%3B+Trident%2F7.0%3B+rv%3A11.0)+like+Gecko&traffic_source=&user_id={uid1}&implementation_id=speedtest__1.30&event={exEvent}"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\Uninstall.exe" /uninstall"
Malwarebytes scan log:
 
Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 3/17/17
Scan Time: 11:42 AM
Logfile: mbamInternetSpeedPilot.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.0.5.1299
Components Version: 1.0.43
Update Package Version: 1.0.1522
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 365272
Time Elapsed: 7 min, 28 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, Delete-on-Reboot, [813], [373878],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{3F5A5BA6-E379-41ED-9F33-B612ADC0F5D1}, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [368913],1.0.1522

Registry Value: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN|START PAGE, Replace-on-Reboot, [2369], [373048],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{3F5A5BA6-E379-41ED-9F33-B612ADC0F5D1}|URL, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [368913],1.0.1522

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 14
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, Quarantined, [813], [373878],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.YourSpeedTestCenter, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Speedtest\simple-storage, Quarantined, [11557], [182698],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.YourSpeedTestCenter, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\JETPACK\@SPEEDTEST, Quarantined, [11557], [182698],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\_locales\en, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\html\popup, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\js\popup, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\_locales, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\newtab, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\html, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\css, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\js, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\DADNFMOEIPNLMDLFOIOABGOPKAJNELDH, Quarantined, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522

File: 19
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\PREFS.JS, Removal Failed, [2369], [361537],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\PREFS.JS, Removal Failed, [2369], [361538],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\Uninstall.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [813], [373878],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.YourSpeedTestCenter, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\@SPEEDTEST.XPI, Delete-on-Reboot, [11557], [182771],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.YourSpeedTestCenter, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Speedtest\simple-storage\store.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [11557], [182698],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\DADNFMOEIPNLMDLFOIOABGOPKAJNELDH\3.0_0\BACKGROUND.JS, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\css\description.css, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\css\popup.css, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\html\popup\description.html, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\html\popup\popup.html, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\js\popup\popup.js, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\js\userNewTab.js, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\newtab\newtab.html, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\_locales\en\messages.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\contentscript.js, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\icon.png, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dadnfmoeipnlmdlfoioabgopkajneldh\3.0_0\manifest.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2369], [362981],1.0.1522

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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