The FastDataX is classified as an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), which can open lots of ads within the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge screen or redirect you to various undesired ad web pages. So, if you have found this software on your PC, then you do not need to wait , you need to follow the few simple steps below to clean your PC system from the ad supported software and thus delete Ads by FastDataX adware ASAP.
It is not a good idea to have an undesired program such as the FastDataX ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple unwanted advertisements and pop-ups. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. Even worse, the ad supported software can gather lots of personal data which can be later transferred to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any FastDataX pop-up advertisements.
Most often, the adware affects the most common web-browsers such as the Google Chrome, FF, IE and Edge. But such the malicious software as well may affect another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the internet browser, it’ll redirect to the undesired FastDataX ads. Even if you setup a new home page, an intrusive web-page will be the first thing you see when you open the Google Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer.
Instructions which is shown below, will help you to clean your computer from the ‘ad supported’ software as well as delete FastDataX annoying popup ads from the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge and other internet browsers.
How to remove FastDataX adware
The following step by step instructions will help you to delete Ads by FastDataX adware from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, the step-by-step tutorial below will allow you to remove malicious software, hijackers, potentially unwanted apps and toolbars that your machine may be infected. Please do the tutorial step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your computer or shut down this page. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove FastDataX, perform the following steps:
- Manual FastDataX adware removal
- Remove FastDataX adware with free applications
- Stop any unwanted ads
- How does your PC system get infected with FastDataX adware
- To sum up
Manual FastDataX adware removal
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually delete FastDataX ‘ad supported’ software. Even if the step by step guidance does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such FastDataX which cause unwanted ads to appear.
Removing the FastDataX, check the list of installed programs first
The process of adware removal is generally the same across all versions of MS Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it is necessary to check the list of installed programs on your system and delete all unused, unknown and dubious applications.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as displayed below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown apps.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted FastDataX ads opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a dialog box that titled as 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 displayed on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “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 is a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the FastDataX adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove FastDataX adware from Firefox
The FF reset will keep your personal information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, recover preferences and security settings, get rid of redirects to intrusive FastDataX ads.
First, launch the Mozilla 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 click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove FastDataX adware from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the ‘ad supported’ software, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s start page, new tab page and search provider by default that have been modified by FastDataX that cause unwanted popup advertisements to appear.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your internet browser’s startpage, newtab and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove FastDataX adware from Internet Explorer
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser you restore your browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by FastDataX adware that cause annoying pop ups to appear.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Clean up the browsers shortcuts that have been infected by ad-supported software
The FastDataX which causes annoying advertisements, may hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all web browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument like http://site.address/.
Right click on the shortcut of hijacked web browser as shown on the screen below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll open the shortcut file’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as shown on the screen below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are redirected to the FastDataX intrusive ads.
Remove FastDataX adware with free applications
Use malware removal utilities to remove FastDataX adware automatically. The free programs utilities specially developed for browser hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted programs removal. These utilities can get rid of most of adware from Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, it can remove all components of adware from Windows registry and system drives.
Scan and clean your web browser of FastDataX with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility which can get rid of adware, potentially unwanted software, browser hijackers and other malware from your machine easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
Download Zemana Anti Malware by clicking on the link below. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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After the download is done, close all apps and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the figure below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to start scanning your computer for the FastDataX that causes multiple annoying advertisements and popups. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will detect threats exist on your machine.
As the scanning ends, Zemana Free will display you the results. In order to get rid of all threats, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will remove FastDataX adware that cause annoying advertisements to appear.
Automatically get rid of FastDataX adware with Malwarebytes
You can get rid of FastDataX automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malicious software removal tool because it can easily delete browser hijackers, ad-supported software, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Click the link below to download MalwareBytes. Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: April 15, 2020
- When downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the FastDataX ad supported software that causes multiple unwanted advertisements and pop-ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer.
- When the checking is finished, MalwareBytes Free will show a list of all items found by the scan. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected”. When finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC.
The following video offers a step by step tutorial on how to delete hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware with MalwareBytes.
Scan and clean your personal computer of adware with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner frees your PC system from hijackers, potentially unwanted apps, unwanted toolbars, browser add-ons and other undesired programs such as FastDataX adware that causes a large number of annoying pop-ups. The free removal tool will help you enjoy your computer to its fullest. AdwCleaner uses the (c) Malwarebytes technology to look for if there are unwanted programs in your personal computer. You can review the scan results, and choose the threats you want to delete.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of AdwCleaner for MS Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
When downloading is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Further, click “Scan” button . AdwCleaner utility will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out FastDataX that causes intrusive pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. After the scan get finished, you’ll be opened the list of all detected items on your system as on the image below.
Review the scan results and then click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box as displayed below.
You need to press “OK”. After disinfection is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop any unwanted ads
By installing an ad blocking program such as AdGuard, you’re able to stop unwanted pop-ups, autoplaying video ads and get rid of a ton of distracting and intrusive ads on web pages.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once the download is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, press “Skip” to close the installation 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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop advertisements, as well as other malicious 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 icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How does your PC system get infected with FastDataX adware
It’s very important to pay attention to additional checkboxes during the installation of free applications to avoid installing of PUPs, adware, hijacker infections or other unwanted software. Never set up the third-party software that the application wants to install with it. Inattentive freeware download can result in installation of undesired program such as this FastDataX ‘ad supported’ software that made to reroute your internet browser to various ad web-pages.
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be clean of the FastDataX ad supported software which developed to redirect your web-browser to various ad web pages. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your machine for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and harmful web sites). Moreover, to prevent ad supported softwares, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to look for PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with FastDataX ad-supported software related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.