If you keep getting Fast and Pretty Search website pop-ups, while surfing online using the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Chrome, then it is a sign that Adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) get installed on your personal computer.
Dangerous Adware – What Is It? Adware is made for the purpose of showing constant popup windows and/or annoying adverts on the affected system without the user’s consent. It is important, do not click on these advertisements, as they can lead you to more harmful or misleading web-sites. Adware usually gets installed alongside free software, codecs and shareware.
Even worse, adware can gather your browsing history and privacy data, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, confidential data about you can be sold to third parties.
|Name||Fast and Pretty Search|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popups, pop up ads, pop-up virus|
|Removal||Fast and Pretty Search removal guide|
The tutorial below explaining steps to delete Fast and Pretty Search virus problem. Feel free to use it for removal of adware virus that may attack Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge and other popular browsers. The step-by-step tutorial will allow you delete malicious software and thereby clean your web browser from all intrusive pop-ups.
How to remove Fast and Pretty Search virus from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
The following few simple steps will help you to remove Fast and Pretty Search virus from the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox. Moreover, the steps below will help you to remove malware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars that your PC may be infected. Please do the tutorial step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please bookmark this page (or open it on your smartphone) as you may need to exit your internet browser or reboot your PC system.
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How to get rid of Fast and Pretty Search virus without any software
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to delete the Fast and Pretty Search virus from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Edge web-browsers.
Delete PUPs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the system cleanup is to remove unknown and questionable programs. Using the Microsoft 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 software can clean up the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge from pop up ads, hijackers and so on.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel like below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all programs installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and remove any dubious and unknown software.
Remove Fast and Pretty Search virus from Google Chrome
If virus, other program or extensions modified your Chrome settings without your knowledge, then you can remove Fast and Pretty Search virus and restore your web browser settings in Google Chrome at any time. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension 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 Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, which 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 Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Fast and Pretty Search virus from Internet Explorer
By resetting IE web browser you revert back your web-browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by Fast and Pretty Search virus that can send information about your computer to a remote malicious hacker.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed in the following example.
When the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s search provider by default, newtab and startpage to default state.
Remove Fast and Pretty Search from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
The Firefox reset will delete redirections to intrusive Fast and Pretty Search webpage, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page similar to the one below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Fast and Pretty Search virus. After, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
How to remove Fast and Pretty Search virus automatically
Using a malware removal utility to find and delete adware hiding on your computer is probably the simplest method to remove the Fast and Pretty Search virus. We suggests the Zemana Free program for Microsoft Windows machines. Hitman Pro and MalwareBytes are other anti-malware utilities for Microsoft Windows that offers a free malware removal.
Run Zemana Free to delete Fast and Pretty Search virus
Zemana Free is an extremely fast utility to delete Fast and Pretty Search virus from the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Google Chrome. It also removes malicious software and adware from your PC system. It improves your system’s performance by uninstalling potentially unwanted apps.
Click the following link to download the latest version of Zemana Free for Windows. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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After the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the screen below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as displayed on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware application will scan through the whole computer for the Fast and Pretty Search virus related files. During the scan Zemana Free will scan for threats present on your computer.
When Zemana is finished scanning your personal computer, Zemana will open a scan report. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your system click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will start to remove Fast and Pretty Search virus.
Remove Fast and Pretty Search virus and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
All-in-all, Hitman Pro is a fantastic utility to free your PC from any unwanted programs including Fast and Pretty Search virus. The Hitman Pro is portable application that meaning, you don’t need to install it to use it. Hitman Pro is compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows operating system from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 10. Both 64-bit and 32-bit systems are supported.
- Please go to the following link to download Hitman Pro. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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- When the downloading process is complete, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the Hitman Pro window, click the “Next” to perform a system scan with this tool for the Fast and Pretty Search virus and other malicious software. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- After the scanning is complete, the results are displayed in the scan report. Make sure to check mark the items that are unsafe and then click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Automatically remove Fast and Pretty Search virus with MalwareBytes
Trying to remove Fast and Pretty Search virus can become a battle of wills between adware infection and you. MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) can be a powerful ally, deleting most of today’s adware, malware and potentially unwanted programs with ease. Here’s how to use MalwareBytes Anti Malware will help you win.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Free for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your MS 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 mb3-setup as displayed on the screen below.
When the install begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is done, you’ll see window as displayed on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Fast and Pretty Search virus and other unwanted software. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. When a malware, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
After that process is finished, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will display a list of all items found by the scan. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete Fast and Pretty Search virus. After the process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
The following video explains guide on how to delete hijacker infection, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
How to block Fast and Pretty Search
By installing an ad-blocking application like AdGuard, you’re able to stop Fast and Pretty Search, autoplaying video ads and get rid of a ton of distracting and annoying ads on webpages.
Please go to the following link to download AdGuard. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen similar to the one 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 similar to the one below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Fast and Pretty Search, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. 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.
Now your PC should be free of the Fast and Pretty Search virus. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popups and undesired harmful webpages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new viruss and other malware). 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.
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