The Getresultsfast.net instead of your startpage is a sign of appearance of malware from the browser hijacker family on your machine. It can bring a security risk to your PC system. So, don’t ignore it! Of course, the Getresultsfast.net is just a page, but the hijacker uses it to replace your homepage and search engine by default, without your permission and desire to see it. The Getresultsfast.net as your homepage can be just the beginning, because your computer is infected by malicious software, that in the future may increase the amount of problems with the Chrome, IE, FF and MS Edge. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the Internet, and more, can lead to crash the browser.
Most often, the Getresultsfast.net infection affects most common browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE. But such hijackers as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the internet browser, it will show Getresultsfast.net site. Even if you setup your startpage again, it is still the first thing you see when you start the internet browser will be the annoying Getresultsfast.net site.
As mentioned above, the Getresultsfast.net hijacker also changes the browser’s search engine onto http://http://getresultsfast.net/newsearch/. So, your internet browser, when searching something, will show a hodgepodge of advertisements, links to unwanted and add web sites and search results of a big search engines like Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a web-browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it may also lead to slowing or even freeze your browser.
Often, the personal computer that has been infected with Getresultsfast.net hijacker, will be also infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that opens a large number of various ads. It may be pop-ups, text links in the web-pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the ad supported software may replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malware and unwanted software or visit the various dangerous and misleading web-sites.
Therefore it is very important to clean your PC system ASAP. Follow the instructions below to remove Getresultsfast.net startpage, as well as other malicious software and adware, which can be installed onto your computer along with it.
How to Getresultsfast.net hijacker infection get installed onto system
How to manually remove Getresultsfast.net
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Getresultsfast.net from the FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
- Delete Getresultsfast.net associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of Getresultsfast.net homepage from Firefox
- Delete Getresultsfast.net startpage from Chrome
- Get rid of Getresultsfast.net search from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Getresultsfast.net redirect
Uninstall Getresultsfast.net associated software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the personal computer cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious programs. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge from pop-up ads hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all applications installed on the PC.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video steps below.
Get rid of Getresultsfast.net homepage from Firefox
If the Firefox settings like home page, newtab page and search provider by default have been changed by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, run the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () like below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Getresultsfast.net hijacker. When, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Getresultsfast.net startpage from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijacker, dangerous and adware extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been replaced by hijacker.
- First, start the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Getresultsfast.net search from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Getresultsfast.net redirect
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web-browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your internet browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The browser hijacker infection can rewrite it. If you are seeing something similar “…exe http://getresultsfast.net/?&uid= …” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown in the figure below.
Once is complete, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web-browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted web sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
How to remove Getresultsfast.net automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove browser hijacker from the infected machine. This is because the browser hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker again infect your machine and modify its settings to Getresultsfast.net. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to remove browser hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Download Malwarebytes on your machine from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your machine. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, click Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your system for the hijacker that cause a redirect to Getresultsfast.net. When a malware is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing Getresultsfast.net browser hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
I recomend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker and other malware.
Stop Getresultsfast.net and other unwanted web-sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use an program that stops access to harmful advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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When the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, web-sites such Getresultsfast.net, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
If the problem with Getresultsfast.net redirect is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot delete this hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Getresultsfast.net hijacker.
- Once the checking is finished, the AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your computer should be free of the Getresultsfast.net . Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and annoying dangerous web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new browser hijackers, malware and ‘ad supported’ software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Getresultsfast.net from the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.