If you keep receiving unwanted misleading advertisements offering call to FastSupport service, while browsing online using the Microsoft Edge, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome, then it is possible that you accidentally installed adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) on your PC system.
Once started, it may install a harmful browser’s extension which generates a large amount of advertisements or change the internet browser’s settings to show ads on all sites that you are opening in the browser, even on those pages where before you did not see any advertisements. We recommend you to clean you computer from adware and thus get rid of FastSupport scam and other unwanted ads. You need to follow the guide below sooner. It’ll get rid of all unwanted pop-up ads and protect your PC system from more harmful applications and trojans.
The adware that shows misleading FastSupport pop-up scam on your computer may add a large number of ads directly to the websites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising banners have been added by the makers of the web site. Moreover, a legal sponsored links may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious applications.
Even worse, the adware be able to gather user data about you (your ip address, what is a web site you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
The guide below explaining steps to delete FastSupport pop-up scam problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the ad supported software that may attack Edge, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox and other popular internet browsers. The few simple steps will help you get rid of ‘ad supported’ software and thereby clean your internet browser from all undesired ads.
Remove FastSupport scam (removal tutorial)
Fortunately, we’ve an effective way which will help you manually or/and automatically remove FastSupport scam from your browser and bring your browser settings, including search engine, newtab page and startpage, back to normal. Below you will find a removal instructions with all the steps you may need to successfully remove ‘ad supported’ software and its components. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your PC system or exit this site. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove FastSupport scam, execute the following steps:
- How to manually remove FastSupport scam
- FastSupport scam automatic removal
- How to block FastSupport scam
- How can you prevent the FastSupport pop-up scam
- To sum up
How to manually remove FastSupport scam
The useful removal steps for the FastSupport popup scam. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of FastSupport popup warnings let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete potentially unwanted applications using MS Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the system cleanup is to delete unknown and dubious 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 Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge from pop-ups, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all software installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Remove FastSupport scam from Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting Firefox web browser will reset all the settings to their default state and will remove FastSupport pop up scam, malicious add-ons and extensions. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open 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 click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove FastSupport pop-up scam from Google Chrome
If your Chrome web-browser is redirected to unwanted FastSupport scam, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser program to its default settings.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Another method to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet 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, as shown in the following example and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt as shown below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The browser will start the procedure of cleaning. Once it is complete, the web-browser’s settings including startpage, new tab and search engine back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Delete FastSupport pop-up scam from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer web-browser settings such as newtab page, search engine by default and home page had been modified by adware that causes multiple misleading FastSupport scam alerts and popups, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE 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 like below.
When the task is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s start page, new tab and search provider by default to default state.
FastSupport scam automatic removal
Manual removal instructions does not always help to completely remove the adware, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you run malware removal utility to completely remove FastSupport scam off your web-browser. Several free malware removal utilities are currently available that can be used against the adware. The optimum solution would be to use Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes Anti Malware and Hitman Pro.
How to automatically delete FastSupport pop up scam with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your computer of the ‘ad supported’ software. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove PUPs, hijackers, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple misleading FastSupport scam alerts and popups.
Download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on your Windows Desktop from the link below.
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Update: March 3, 2018
After downloading is finished, close all apps and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the figure below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Free on your PC system.
Once setup is finished, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to start checking your PC for the adware which shows misleading FastSupport pop-up scam on your PC system. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana will find out threats exist on your machine.
As the scanning ends, Zemana Anti Malware will produce a list of undesired applications ad supported software. You may delete items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of adware that causes multiple misleading FastSupport scam alerts and popups and add items to the Quarantine.
Scan and clean your PC system of adware with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a free removal tool. It deletes PUPs, ad-supported software, browser hijackers and unwanted web browser add-ons. It will detect and get rid of ‘ad supported’ software which displays misleading FastSupport scam on your computer. HitmanPro uses very small PC resources and is a portable application. Moreover, HitmanPro does add another layer of malware protection.
- Visit the following page to download the latest version of HitmanPro for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
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Update: June 28, 2018
- Once downloading is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this tool is started, press “Next” button for checking your machine for the adware that causes multiple misleading FastSupport scam alerts and popups. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- After Hitman Pro completes the scan, Hitman Pro will open a scan report. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button. Now press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
Automatically remove FastSupport popup scam with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer of the ad-supported software. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal application created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you remove undesired FastSupport pop up scam from your web browsers, potentially unwanted apps, malicious software, browser hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Free for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After the download is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Free will try to update itself and when this process is finished, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes program will scan through the whole PC for the adware that cause FastSupport scam alerts to appear. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malicious software, ad supported software or potentially unwanted apps are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. You may get rid of items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we advise you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
How to stop FastSupport scam
By installing an ad blocking program like AdGuard, you’re able to stop FastSupport scam, autoplaying video ads and get rid of a large amount of distracting and unwanted ads on webpages.
Download AdGuard by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the downloading process is complete, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial like below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block unwanted pop-up ads, stop FastSupport scam, as well as other malicious or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the FastSupport pop-up scam
The ad supported software which displays misleading FastSupport pop-up scam on your computer, can be defined as PUP (potentially unwanted program) which usually comes on the machine with other free applications. In many cases, this undesired application comes without the user’s knowledge. Therefore, many users aren’t even aware that their PC system has been infected by malicious software. Please follow the easy rules in order to protect your computer from any unwanted applications: don’t install any suspicious programs, read the user agreement and select only the Custom, Manual or Advanced installation method, don’t rush to click the Next button. Also, always try to find a review of the program on the World Wide Web. Be careful and attentive! If FastSupport pop up scam has already come into your PC system, then you need to scan your machine for ‘ad supported’ software and other malware. Use our detailed step-by-step guidance which are listed above.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the ad-supported software that designed to display misleading FastSupport scam within your browser. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and undesired malicious web pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new ‘ad supported’ softwares and other malicious 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 FastSupport scam from the Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer, then ask for help here here.