Remove Lightning Speed Dial from browsers

Lightning Speed Dial is a special kind of malware classified as browser hijacker. It is distributed together with another browser hijacker called Awesomehp. When both of these programs get into your system you will start seeing awesomehp.com as the home page of your browser. However, opening each new tab may automatically reveal this Lightning Speed Dial as a place from which you will be offered to start your search with. Both Lightning Speed Dial and Awesomehp browser hijackers are dangerous, this is why they must be immediately removed from your system.

Lightning Speed Dial browser hijacker

This guide will help you remove Lightning Speed Dial and Awesomehp.com similar viruses from your browser. It is worth saying that browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the ones which are the most vulnerable ones to this browser hijacker.

In this particular guide we’ve decided to create another tutorial on removal of browser hijackers, which is absolutely free one. The previous articles were about automatic deletion of related files and registry entries with Plumbytes Anti-Malware and resetting the infected browsers with its help. Yet, this guide is 100% manual, this is why it is 100% free.

We’ve analyzed browser hijackers like Lightning Speed Dial and Awesomehp and came to the conclusion that they can be uninstalled manually by removing several programs associated with them through the Control Panel of your computer. These four applications are developed by Cherished Technology Limited, and their names are:

  • Desk 365 (could also be installed if you have Nation Zoom browser hijacker)
  • awesomehp Browser Protecter
  • IePluginService12.27.0.3326
  • SupTab
  • WPM17.8.0.3325

The guide below helps you understand how exactly to uninstall these four programs through the Control Panel of your PC. If anything from the information below isn’t clear to you then please watch the direct video at YouTube that demonstrates the removal process in more details.


Anti-malware tool necessary for Lightning Speed Dial removal

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Lightning Speed Dial and Awesomehp malware removal instructions

Step 1. Uninstalling Lightning Speed Dial and Awesomehp viruses from the Control Panel of your computer.

Instructions for Windows XP, Vista and 7 operating systems:

  1. Make sure that all your browsers infected with Lightning Speed Dial and Awesomehp viruses are shut down (closed).
  2. Click “Start” and go to the “Control Panel“:
  3. Start - Control Panel

  4. In Windows XP click “Add or remove programs“:
  5. Add or remove programs in Windows XP

  6. In Windows Vista and 7 click “Uninstall a program“:
  7. Uninstall a program in Windows Vista and 7

  8. Uninstall programs related to Lightning Speed Dial and Awesomehp. To do it, in Windows XP click “Remove” button related to it. In Windows Vista and 7 right-click the following programs with the PC mouse and click “Uninstall / Change“:
    • Desk 365 (could also be installed if you have Nation Zoom browser hijacker)
    • awesomehp Browser Protecter
    • IePluginService12.27.0.3326
    • SupTab
    • WPM17.8.0.3325

    Instructions for Windows 8 operating system:

    1. Move the PC mouse towards the top right hot corner of Windows 8 screen, click “Search“:
    2. Windows 8 search

    3. Type “Uninstall a program“, then click “Settings“:
    4. Uninstall a program in Windows 8

    5. In the left menu that has come up select “Uninstall a program“:
    6. Uninstall a program in Win 8

    7. Uninstall programs related to Lightning Speed Dial and Awesomehp (as explained above for Windows XP, Vista and 7 operating systems).

    Step 2. Removing Lightning Speed Dial and Awesomehp from the list of add-ons and extensions of your browser.

    In addition to removal of Lightning Speed Dial and Awesomehp from the Control Panel of your PC as explained above, you also need to remove this adware from the add-ons or extensions of your browser. Please follow this guide for managing browser add-ons and extensions for more detailed information. Remove any items related to this particular adware and other unwanted applications installed on your PC.

    Step 3. Scanning your computer with reliable and effective security software for removal of all adware remnants.

    1. Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware through the download button above.
    2. Install the program and scan your computer with it.
    3. At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections associated with this adware.
    4. Important! It is also necessary that you reset your browsers with Plumbytes Anti-Malware after this particular adware removal. Shut down all your available browsers now.
    5. In Plumbytes Anti-Malware click “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
    6. tk_tools_reset_browser_settings

    7. Select which particular browsers you want to be reset and choose the reset options:
    8. tk_tools_reset_browser_settings_specify_browsers

    9. Click “Reset browser settings” button.
    10. You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
    11. Reboot your PC now.

16 Replies to “Remove Lightning Speed Dial from browsers”

  1. I followed 3 different sets of instruction found on other sites but there steps all failed to remove the hijack.

    Trojan Killer worked perfect for me, thanks for the advice.

    1. Thank you for the comment! Actually the majority of all contemporary adware programs and browser hijackers can’t be easily removed (without any program). It is a regret that these viruses are getting more and more stubborn. Before it used to be much easier to get rid of them manually, without paying for any program. Right now it seems that Trojan Killer is really necessary for complete removal. If you need my help in free removal of this hijacker, please let me know via chat.

    2. Same here.
      Other sites promise removal with free software. But none of them work.
      MalwareBytes found the source but could not (did not) eliminate it.
      The Trojan Killer scan I just performed did NOT find a credible source but wants money to remove other software.
      How do I know that Trojan Killer will manage to do what it promises ?

      1. Here is not the same. If you are interested, I may give you a free trial code for Trojan Killer to remove all infections found. Even though you can remove this Lightning Speed Dial manually. Get to me via chat, please.

  2. I found this on my HP laptop. I didn’t install it. Where in s**tastic f**k did it come from? Better yet…why didn’t my Mcafee product detect this….

  3. in order words, you have to purchase this to get rid of lighting speed virus? is that what is going on here – you need to purchase yet another program?

      1. please let me know how to get rid of lightning speed dial ( I do not know how it got on computer. Thanks. I will owe you one.

      2. Scan with Trojan Killer. Remove all infections found. Then click “Tools” and “Reset browser settings” in Trojan Killer. This should help.

  4. I’m trying to reach you in order to do the free removal of this program. I uninstalled in control panel but it is still on my computer so how do I go to your chat room

      1. Hello. I downloaded Trojan Killer & it detected Malware. Now it’s asking me for an activation code. How do I get the free of this software to delete the Malware? Please advise. Thanks!

      2. Get in touch with Trojan Killer support through submitting a ticket. Ask for free trial, and you shall be given.

  5. Apparently, Speed Dial is rooted. After doing all that you suggest (independently), and after running CCleaner and Norton Power Eraser, and after shifting back to an earlier restore point, Speed Dial keeps running as the primary search engine. It disguises itself, but you can see it in the web address bar for a split second after hitting enter on a web search (doesn’t matter which one-Google, Bing, etc.). Any other Ideas (other than reformatting and reinstalling)?

    1. In Trojan Killer click “Tools” and “Reset browser settings”. This should fix the problem, because scanning is not enough.

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