The cause of unwanted Fastoplayer advertisements on your screen is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the adware, that opens a lot of popup ads or redirects on an annoying site, is not a virus. It’s is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a small code within the content of web pages that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new internet browser window with Fastoplayer web-site or insert a huge number of advertisements directly into the pages you’re viewing.
Most often, the ad-supported software affects the most common web-browsers like the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the harmful software as well may infect another browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the web browser, it will redirect to the annoying Fastoplayer ads. Even if you setup a new startpage, an unwanted web site will be the first thing you see when you open the Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Internet Explorer.
The ad-supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters internet browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad supported software can install additional internet browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising links within the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ad supported software may install internet browser hijacker that once started, will change the web browser’s startpage and search engine. And finally, the ad supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We suggest you to get rid of adware and clean your machine from Fastoplayer pop-up ads as soon as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will allow you to completely delete the redirect to Fastoplayer unwanted ads, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How did you get infected with Fastoplayer adware
How to manually remove Fastoplayer pop-up ads
This steps will allow you get rid of Fastoplayer pop-ups. These Fastoplayer removal steps work for the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the web-browser or reboot your machine. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove Fastoplayer pop-ups from Chrome
- Delete Fastoplayer ads from FF
- Remove Fastoplayer pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the PC cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as ad supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Delete the unwanted software may remove the unwanted ads or web-browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web-pages.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It’ll display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Remove Fastoplayer pop-ups from Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete Fastoplayer ads from FF
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Fastoplayer pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported web browser’s extensions and thereby remove the Fastoplayer annoying ads.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
When the adware is started, it can also modify the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted ads.
To clear the 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 which starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your PC system, it will show Fastoplayer unwanted ads. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a dialog box which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete Fastoplayer ads with free malware remover
Remove Fastoplayer ads manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, internet browser hijacker and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
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- Close all programs and windows on your PC. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the installation of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is done, click on the “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the Fastoplayer adware which displays a lot of annoying ads within your web-browser. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- When the system scan is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Fastoplayer ads and other annoying web sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use application that blocks access to harmful ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Once downloading is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 run your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop ads, ads by Fastoplayer, as well as other dangerous or misleading web sites. 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 is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your system and remove Fastoplayer advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, FF, IE and MS Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (startpage, new tab page and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the downloading process is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out Fastoplayer ‘ad supported’ software.
When it has finished scanning, it will open a list of all items detected by this tool as on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, press “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC should be clean of the Fastoplayer ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted harmful web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new 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 Fastoplayer ads from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.