If you are reading this article, the chances are, you are doing so through the web-browser that has been hijacked with something called Fast Browsing Search hijacker. Fast Browsing Search is classified as internet browser hijacker. In many cases it is installed without your permission. It takes control of your web-browser and modifies your newtab, start page and search provider by default to its own. So, you will find a new startpage and search engine installed in the Microsoft Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Google Chrome and Firefox web-browsers.
The hijacker, which set the Fast Browsing Search startpage as your start page can also set this intrusive site as your search engine. You will encounter the fact that the search in the internet browser has become uncomfortable to use, because the search results will consist of lots of advertisements, links to ad and undesired pages and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search providers. Therefore, look for something using Fast Browsing Search website would be a waste of time or worse, it can lead to even more infected computer.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted application like Fast Browsing Search browser hijacker on your PC. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The hijacker be able to gather personal information which can be later used for marketing purposes. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any ads on the Fast Browsing Search website.
The Fast Browsing Search browser hijacker infection can alter settings of all your typical web browsers, but often that the undesired software can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Fast Browsing Search intrusive site every time run the internet browser.
It is important, don’t use Fast Browsing Search page and do not click on advertisements placed on it, as they can lead you to a more harmful or misleading pages. The best option is to use the steps posted below to clean your system of browser hijacker, get rid of the Fast Browsing Search redirect, and thus return your previous home page and search engine.
Remove Fast Browsing Search
The following guide will help you to remove Fast Browsing Search from the Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome and Edge. Moreover, the tutorial below will help you to delete malware like potentially unwanted software, ad-supported software and toolbars that your PC may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your PC system or close this site. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Fast Browsing Search, follow the steps below:
- How to delete Fast Browsing Search redirect without any software
- How to automatically delete Fast Browsing Search hijacker
- How to stop Fast Browsing Search redirect
- How can you prevent your machine from the attack of Fast Browsing Search hijacker
- To sum up
How to delete Fast Browsing Search redirect without any software
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Fast Browsing Search from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Remove suspicious software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
The process of hijacker removal is generally the same across all versions of Microsoft Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it’s necessary to check the list of installed apps on your personal computer and delete all unused, unknown and questionable programs.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the screen below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and remove all suspicious and unknown software. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. Once you’ve found anything dubious that may be the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Fast Browsing Search or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this application and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your computer.
Remove Fast Browsing Search from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijacker, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web-browser’s newtab, start page and search engine that have been replaced by hijacker.
First open the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the plugin signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The web-browser will open the settings screen. Another method to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box like below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The internet browser will run the task of cleaning. After it’s complete, the browser’s settings including start page, search provider by default and new tab page back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove Fast Browsing Search home page from Mozilla Firefox
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete Fast Browsing Search from Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted plugins or toolbars on your web-browser, that installed by a malicious software.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed on the image below.
Once the task is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s search provider by default, newtab and start page to default state.
Fix web browser shortcuts, changed by Fast Browsing Search browser hijacker
Once the browser hijacker is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will show an intrusive web page.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text similar to “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be affected too.
How to automatically delete Fast Browsing Search hijacker
If you are an unskilled computer user, then we recommend to use free removal utilities listed below to remove Fast Browsing Search for good. The automatic way is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual way. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic Fast Browsing Search removal is a better option.
Use Zemana Free to remove hijacker infection
Zemana Anti-Malware highly recommended, because it can scan for security threats such ad supported software and browser hijackers that most ‘classic’ antivirus applications fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Fast Browsing Search browser hijacker removal problems which cannot be fixed by this utility automatically, then Zemana Anti Malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Installing the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana AntiMalware on your personal computer by clicking on the following link.
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After the download is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Double-click the setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up Zemana AntiMalware on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button for scanning your PC for the hijacker responsible for redirecting your browser to Fast Browsing Search web-site. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) tool is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
When the scanning is done, a list of all items found is created. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button. The Zemana Free will remove browser hijacker that responsible for browser reroute to the intrusive Fast Browsing Search web site and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After the process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
Use HitmanPro to delete Fast Browsing Search
Hitman Pro frees your system from adware, potentially unwanted software, unwanted toolbars, internet browser extensions and other undesired applications such as hijacker that redirects your web-browser to intrusive Fast Browsing Search web site. The free removal tool will help you enjoy your computer to its fullest. HitmanPro uses advanced behavioral detection technologies to detect if there are unwanted software in your personal computer. You can review the scan results, and choose the threats you want to remove.
Please go to the following link to download HitmanPro. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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Update: December 8, 2017
After the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the Hitman Pro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to launch the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” for scanning your personal computer for the hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your web-browser to Fast Browsing Search webpage. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the HitmanPro tool is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
After the scan is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report as on the image below.
Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button. It will open a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove hijacker infection responsible for Fast Browsing Search redirect and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once the cleaning procedure is complete, the utility may ask you to reboot your computer.
Remove Fast Browsing Search with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to scan for and remove Fast Browsing Search from your PC. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the machine.
- Installing the MalwareBytes Free is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
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- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the download is done, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes onto your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware will run and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to start checking your computer for the hijacker infection which cause a reroute to Fast Browsing Search web site. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the scan is finished, you can check all items found on your machine.
- Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click the “Quarantine Selected” button. After the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
How to stop Fast Browsing Search redirect
Use ad blocking program such as AdGuard in order to stop advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your computer performance and impact your machine security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: July 17, 2017
- After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-ups, Fast Browsing Search redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent your machine from the attack of Fast Browsing Search hijacker
To sum up
Once you’ve finished the tutorial shown above, your personal computer should be clean from this hijacker and other malware. The Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox and Chrome will no longer display unwanted Fast Browsing Search web-page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying Fast Browsing Search.