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What is Get Speed Tracker?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Get Speed Tracker 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.
Get Speed Tracker 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 Get Speed Tracker?

You may see this Chrome extension:

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and these warnings during install:

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warning2.png

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You may see this icon in your Chrome menu-bar:

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and this newtab page in the affected browser(s):

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How did Get Speed Tracker get on my computer?

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

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but it was also available in the webstore:

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How do I remove Get Speed Tracker?

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 Get Speed Tracker?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes Get Speed Tracker completely.
  • 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 Get Speed Tracker hijacker. It would have blocked traffic to their domain.

Technical details for experts

Possible signs in a FRST log:

 

CHR Extension: (Get Speed Tracker) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp [2018-07-20]

Changes made by the installer:
 

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\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0
       Adds the file after.js"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 1276 bytes, A
       Adds the file background.js"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 13635 bytes, A
       Adds the file chromeRestore.js"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 2254 bytes, A
       Adds the file contentscript.js"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 1243 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon.png"="7/20/2018 10:58 AM, 2458 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="7/20/2018 10:58 AM, 1432 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\_locales\en
       Adds the file messages.json"="7/20/2018 10:58 AM, 280 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="7/20/2018 10:58 AM, 1390 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 2809 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\css
       Adds the file description.css"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 1008 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.css"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 95 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\html
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\html\popup
       Adds the file description.html"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 270 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.html"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 214 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\js
       Adds the file userNewTab.js"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 1687 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\js\popup
       Adds the file popup.js"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 803 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\newtab
       Adds the file quicktab.html"="4/13/2018 3:22 PM, 212 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp
       Adds the file 000003.log"="7/20/2018 10:59 AM, 316 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="7/20/2018 10:58 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="7/20/2018 10:58 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="7/20/2018 11:02 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG.old"="7/20/2018 10:59 AM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="7/20/2018 10:58 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp"="REG_SZ", "0621BAAE4CD49379939EB34CAF95F75483A1BC5675219C57B98B26239EBEDAE9"

Malwarebytes scan log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 7/20/18
Scan Time: 11:29 AM
Log File: 5f60d3a6-8bff-11e8-81c9-00ffdcc6fdfc.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.5.1.2522
Components Version: 1.0.374
Update Package Version: 1.0.5983
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 252026
Threats Detected: 36
Threats Quarantined: 36
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 37 sec

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

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

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 12
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\_locales\en, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\html\popup, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\js\popup, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\_locales, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\newtab, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\html, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\css, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\js, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\FHGOGJAPNCMIPCGNFMPOEDBMBKMDPHLP, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983

File: 24
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\000003.log, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\CURRENT, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\LOCK, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\LOG, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\LOG.old, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\FHGOGJAPNCMIPCGNFMPOEDBMBKMDPHLP\2.6_0\CHROMERESTORE.JS, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\css\description.css, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\css\popup.css, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\html\popup\description.html, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\html\popup\popup.html, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\js\popup\popup.js, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\js\userNewTab.js, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\newtab\quicktab.html, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\_locales\en\messages.json, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\after.js, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\background.js, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\contentscript.js, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\icon.png, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fhgogjapncmipcgnfmpoedbmbkmdphlp\2.6_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [225], [454579],1.0.5983

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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