What is ImpaqSpeed?

ImpaqSpeed might seem like a useful tool for anyone who is interested in knowing his Internet speed, but our researchers at advice being cautious with it as the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It appears to be that there are a couple of reasons why the software is thought to be untrustworthy, and if you read the rest of this report, you will find out what undesirable features may have caused this. To be more accurate, later in the text, we will talk about where ImpaqSpeed comes from, how it works and may affect the system, etc. Moreover, since our researchers advise against the PUP’s usage, there will be instructions explaining how to eliminate the questionable application manually. Instead of these steps, users can also get rid of it by performing a full system scan with a legitimate antimalware tool. Also, if you have more questions about the deletion process or the tool itself, you can leave us a message below the text.test

Where does ImpaqSpeed come from?

The PUP has an official website with a working download button; it is known as However, our researchers think this might be not the only ImpaqSpeed distribution channel. For example, the application could be spread with bundled setup files of other PUPs, browser hijackers, adware, and other similar software. Usually, users download such installers from unreliable file-sharing web pages, which is why we would advise staying away from them if you do not want to install untrustworthy software accidentally. As you see, some bundled installers do not allow to deselect the additional suggestions or even warn about them. Not to mention, in some cases users can uncheck bundled programs only if they pick advanced or custom installation. Sadly, users who wish to rush the installation process often skip these settings. Thus, we believe it would be best to stay from web pages that could be distributing the unreliable software at all.

How does ImpaqSpeed work?

ImpaqSpeed was designed to test user’s Internet speed or to be more precise, tell what the computer’s upload or download speed and ping is. Our researchers examined the application’s features themselves and can confirm the tool can provide what it promises. In fact, it is possible it can do even more as the PUP’s End User License Agreement reveals it could display third-party advertising content. The bad news is there is not much information about it, and not much can be said about the mentioned advertising. Except it would be smart to take extra care when interacting with it because there is a possibility some part of the ads could originate from possibly malicious websites. If you think such behavior could be irritating, you might be disappointed to learn the software might start automatically every time you restart the computer. Our specialists say they have tried to look for a way to turn it off, but could not find anything in ImpaqSpeed’s settings that would allow disabling its automatic launch.

How to remove ImpaqSpeed?

If you find the application’s behavior as suspicions as we do, you should erase it with no hesitation. Our researchers say ImpaqSpeed can be erased manually if the user deletes all of its created data. The instructions available below are here to explain how to complete this task on your own. Needless to say, if you do not think you can handle the PUP’s removal, you could acquire a legitimate antimalware tool and use it automatic features instead.

Eliminate ImpaqSpeed

  1. Tap Windows key+E.
  2. Search for these specific locations:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
  3. Locate directories named ImpaqSpeed.
  4. Right-click these folders separately and click Delete.
  5. Look for these directories:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  6. Find folders called ImpaqSpeed.
  7. Right-click these directories one by one and choose Delete.
  8. Leave File Explorer.
  9. Tap Windows key+R.
  10. Insert Regedit and click Enter.
  11. Find this specific location: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  12. Locate a value name called ImpaqSpeed.
  13. Right-click the mentioned value name and press Delete.
  14. Go to these directories:
  15. Search for keys named {465CF17C-3AAB-4504-B500-1729DC44BE03}.
  16. Right-click these keys and choose Delete.
  17. Then go to the listed paths:
    HKCU\Software\Melasys LLC
    HKCU\Software\Wow6432Node\Melasys LLC
  18. Locate keys named Impaq Speed.
  19. Right-click them separately and click Delete.
  20. Exit Registry Editor.
  21. Empty your Recycle bin.
  22. Reboot the device. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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