The Fast Email Access instead of your home page is a sign of appearance of unwanted software from the browser hijacker family on your personal computer. It can bring a security risk to your computer. So, don’t ignore it! Of course, the Fast Email Access is just a web-page, but the browser hijacker infection uses it to modify your start page, new tab and search engine by default, without your permission and desire to see it. The Fast Email Access as your startpage can be just the beginning, because your PC is infected with a malware, that in the future may increase the amount of problems with the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the Net, and more, may lead to crash the internet browser.
The Fast Email Access browser hijacker takes over your web-browser’s default search engine and controls what will be opened to you whenever you do a searching. Other than the search results, it also provides a huge count of undesired advertisements on the search page. Some of these advertisements made to mislead you into buying certain questionable products and software. Moreover, sometimes, those ads could reroute you to misleading or malicious web-pages.
The Fast Email Access hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, can impose changes to browsers settings, and blocks them from modifying. Also this browser hijacker can install additional internet browser plugins and modules that will show advertisements and pop-ups. And finally, the Fast Email Access browser hijacker can gather a wide variety of personal info about you such as what sites you’re opening, what you’re looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, can be transferred to third parties.
We suggest you to remove Fast Email Access startpage and clean your PC of hijacker infection as soon as possible, until the presence of the browser hijacker infection has not led to even worse consequences. You need to perform the few simple steps below that will allow you to completely delete Fast Email Access redirect, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to remove Fast Email Access redirect
There are a simple manual guidance below that will help you to remove Fast Email Access from your Microsoft Windows PC system. The most effective way to remove this hijacker is to perform the manual removal guidance and then run Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will assist to weaken this browser hijacker and these malicious software removal tools will completely remove Fast Email Access and return the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge settings to default.
To remove Fast Email Access, perform the following steps:
- How to get rid of Fast Email Access search without any software
- Use free malware removal tools to completely get rid of Fast Email Access redirect
- How to block Fast Email Access
- How did Fast Email Access browser hijacker get on your PC system
- To sum up
How to get rid of Fast Email Access search without any software
If you perform exactly the step by step tutorial below you should be able to remove the Fast Email Access redirect from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge web-browsers.
Uninstall Fast Email Access related applications through the Control Panel of your machine
First, go to MS Windows Control Panel and remove suspicious programs, all programs you don’t remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to applications you installed just before Fast Email Access browser hijacker infection appeared on your internet browser. If you don’t know what a program does, look for the answer on the Internet.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Remove Fast Email Access startpage from Google Chrome
In order to be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset Google Chrome internet browser. It will revert back Chrome settings including newtab, startpage and search provider by default to defaults.
- First start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your web browser’s startpage, new tab and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Fast Email Access from FF by resetting internet browser settings
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and delete unwanted search engine and homepage like Fast Email Access, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Mozilla Firefox browser settings to its original state.
Remove Fast Email Access redirect from Internet Explorer
First, start the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed on the image below.
When the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s start page, new tab page and search provider by default to default state.
Use free malware removal tools to completely get rid of Fast Email Access redirect
After completing the manual removal steps above all unwanted applications and internet browser’s extensions that causes browser redirects to the Fast Email Access page should be removed. If the problem with Fast Email Access browser hijacker is still remained, then we advise to scan your system for any remaining malicious components. Run recommended free hijacker infection removal software below.
Use Zemana Free to get rid of Fast Email Access redirect
We suggest you to run the Zemana Free which are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the utility will allow you to remove potentially unwanted software, malicious software, toolbars and adware that your system can be infected too.
Now you can install and use Zemana Anti Malware to remove Fast Email Access startpage from your web browser by following the steps below:
Click the following link to download Zemana Anti-Malware installer called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your machine.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Start the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this utility on your PC system.
During install you can change some settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is complete, this malware removal utility will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as shown below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that cause Fast Email Access web-site to appear. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient.
After Zemana Anti-Malware completes the scan, Zemana will display a list of found items. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove browser hijacker infection which modifies web browser settings to replace your home page, new tab and default search engine with Fast Email Access web-site. Once the clean-up is finished, you may be prompted to restart your system to make the change take effect.
How to remove Fast Email Access with Malwarebytes
Delete Fast Email Access hijacker manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and ad supported software that your PC system can be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 31, 2017
- After the download is complete, close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, press the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes Free program will scan through the whole computer for the Fast Email Access browser hijacker infection and other web-browser’s harmful extensions. This task can take some time, so please be patient. When a malicious software, ad supported software or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When finished, MalwareBytes will display a list of detected items. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the cleaning process is finished, you can be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video offers a step-by-step instructions on how to remove hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Use AdwCleaner to remove Fast Email Access from the PC
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can be downloaded and use to remove hijackers, adware, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your PC. You can use this utility to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 29, 2017
When the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the utility is started, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button for checking your machine for the browser hijacker infection which created to redirect your internet browser to the Fast Email Access web page. This task can take some time, so please be patient. Once finished, AdwCleaner will display a list of all threats found by the scan as displayed on the image below.
Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as displayed on the screen below.
You need to click “OK”. After that process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system. When your machine is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block Fast Email Access
Run ad-blocking program like AdGuard in order to block advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your system performance and impact your personal computer security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
- Download AdGuard program on your computer by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
- Once the downloading process is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is done, press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop ads, web-sites such Fast Email Access, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How did Fast Email Access browser hijacker get on your PC system
Most commonly, the free applications installer includes the optional ad supported software or PUPs like this browser hijacker. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all additional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install the bundled programs which you don’t trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free applications is installed, if you uninstall this software, the home page, newtab and search provider by default of your favorite web browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the step by step guide above.
To sum up
Now your PC should be clean of the browser hijacker infection that cause a reroute to Fast Email Access web page. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new hijacker infections and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop undesired popups and harmful pages). Moreover, to prevent browser hijackers, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to find PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Fast Email Access related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.