Fast Browser Search Removal
Fast Browser Search virus which is also known by the name of fastbrowsersearch.com redirect is a browser hijacker. This malicious program was created by Blucora (Infospace). Like most of the other browser hijackers, Fast Browser Search will change the default search engine and homepage, once it is installed on the computer. Furthermore, due to the activities of the hijacker, users will be constantly redirected to fastbrowsersearch.com. All major internet browsers such as IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are vulnerable to this malware. Moreover, the Fast Browser Search might attract other malicious programs which might be capable of gathering personal data such as credit card info, email addresses, log in information.
Blucora is a suspicious company which owns several dubious search engines. Most of them present sponsored links and commercial content instead of real search results, and fastbrowsersearch.com is no exception. Unfortunately, this engine promotes domains which might be corrupted; as a result, the websites might contain malicious programs such as scareware. The latter type of malware is used for frightening the users, and make them buy useless security software. As a result, security experts recommend not using the fastbrowsersearch.com search engine.
In addition to other malware, which might end up on the computer due to the activities of Fast Browser Search virus, an unwanted toolbar might be added to internet browsers. As mentioned before, the homepage will be changed to fastbrowsersearch.com. Users will be often redirected to latter website while browsing the internet. Finally, once the browser hijacker infects the PC, the browser shortcuts will be changed. This is like a defense mechanism for the malware which makes it harder to remove Fast Browser Search virus.
Automatic Fast Browser Search Removal
Download and install SpyHunter http://fixbrowsers.com/sh.php to detect Fast Browser Search and remove it.
- Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
- SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Manual Fast Browser Search Removal
Important Note: Fast Browser Search can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. To remove Fast Browser Search, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Fast Browser Search and then choose ‘Uninstall’.
2. Delete any browser plugin related to “Fast Browser Search”:
Firefox -> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Google Chrome -> Settings -> Extensions.
Internet Explorer -> Manage add-ons ->Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Also remove Fast Browser Search from your browsers:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
4. Delete any folder related to “Fast Browser Search” from the following folders: