If you notice that your settings of web browsers have been replaced to Fast Maps App without your permission then most probably that you unintentionally installed unwanted software from the browser hijacker category on your computer. Once started, it takes control of your computer including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Edge and makes changes to its settings such as start page, search provider by default and newtab, without your knowledge.
In addition, the Fast Maps App browser hijacker may also change the search engine selected in the browser. When you try to search on the infected web-browser, you’ll be presented with search results, consisting of advertisements and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results may occur links that lead to unwanted and ad webpages.
Some browser hijackers also contain ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which can be used to display annoying advertisements or gather lots of marketing-type data about you which can be sold to third parties. These unwanted ads can be opened as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text advertisements, video ads, text links or banners or even massive full page advertisements. Most of the ad supported software is made to display ads, but certain ad supported software is form of spyware that often used to track users to gather user info about you.
We recommend you delete Fast Maps App from the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer browsers sooner. This will also prevent the hijacker from tracking your online activities. A full Fast Maps App removal can be easily carried out using manual or automatic solution listed below.
Remove Fast Maps App from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge (removal instructions)
We advise opting for automatic Fast Maps App removal in order to remove all browser hijacker related entries easily. This solution requires scanning the system with reputable anti-malware, e.g. Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Free or Hitman Pro. However, if you prefer manual removal steps, you can follow the guidance below in this post. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your machine.
To remove Fast Maps App, perform the steps below:
- Delete Fast Maps App without any utilities
- How to get rid of Fast Maps App with free programs
- Use AdBlocker to block Fast Maps App and stay safe online
Delete Fast Maps App without any utilities
The useful removal tutorial for the Fast Maps App . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete Fast Maps App search let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove suspicious programs using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of annoying ads or web-browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed in the following example.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your PC system. Most likely, one of them is the hijacker related to Fast Maps App start page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as displayed in the following example.
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed on the screen below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely, it is the browser hijacker that changes web-browser settings to replace your search engine by default, start page and newtab with Fast Maps App webpage. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed in the following example.
Remove Fast Maps App from Google Chrome
Resetting Google Chrome to original state is useful in uninstalling the Fast Maps App browser hijacker from your browser. This solution is always helpful to follow if you have trouble in removing changes caused by hijacker infection.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Fast Maps App redirect from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox web browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings such as newtab, homepage and search provider to their default values. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First, launch 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 click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of Fast Maps App start page from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browser you restore your internet browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by hijacker infection such as Fast Maps App.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
How to get rid of Fast Maps App with free programs
Many antivirus companies have created software that help detect and remove hijacker, and thereby restore web-browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to use. Your computer can have a large count of PUPs, adware and hijackers installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or harmful program returns after restarting the PC system, then run your personal computer into Safe Mode and use the anti-malware tool again.
How to automatically delete Fast Maps App with Zemana Anti Malware
Zemana Free is a utility which can remove adware, potentially unwanted applications, browser hijacker infections and other malicious software from your personal computer 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 computer resources.
Installing the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana AntiMalware on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once the download is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, start the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Zemana on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically start and you may see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the browser hijacker which created to reroute your browser to the Fast Maps App webpage. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana will detect threats exist on your machine.
After the checking is complete, Zemana will open you the results. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will remove browser hijacker responsible for redirects to Fast Maps App and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the procedure is done, you can be prompted to restart your PC system.
Use AdBlocker to block Fast Maps App and stay safe online
It’s important to run adblocker programs such as AdGuard to protect your machine from malicious web sites. Most security experts says that it’s okay to block ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block Fast Maps App and other intrusive websites.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is complete, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like 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 guide as shown in the figure below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired ads, block Fast Maps App, as well as other harmful 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, that is located on your desktop.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Fast Maps App home page from your web-browser, then ask for help here.