If the web-browser keep redirecting to FastMail Tab, every time when you use your internet browser, then may be possible that a PUP (potentially unwanted program), specifically a browser hijacker, get installed on your PC system. Once started, it will change some Google Chrome, MS Edge, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox’s settings like new tab page, search provider by default and start page. So, while your computer is infected, you will see FastMail Tab instead of your homepage. We strongly suggest you to clean your machine of browser hijacker and remove FastMail Tab homepage sooner, you need to follow the few simple steps below. The removal instructions will assist you remove browser hijacker and protect your machine from more harmful software and trojans.
FastMail Tab browser hijacker will change your browser’s search provider so that all searches are sent through FastMail Tab, which redirections to Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search engine that shows the search results for your query. The makers of this hijacker are using legitimate search provider as they may earn revenue from the ads that are displayed in the search results.
|Type||browser hijacker, search engine hijacker, homepage hijacker, toolbar, unwanted new tab, redirect virus|
|Removal||FastMail Tab removal guide|
By following steps below it’s easy to remove FastMail Tab from IE, Firefox, MS Edge and Chrome and your computer. Learn how to scan and remove browser hijacker and other harmful programs, as well as how to run a full computer virus scan.
How to Remove FastMail Tab (removal guide)
We suggest opting for automatic FastMail Tab removal in order to remove all hijacker related entries easily. This solution requires scanning the computer with reputable antimalware, e.g. Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Free or Hitman Pro. However, if you prefer manual removal steps, you can use the steps below in this article. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this webpage. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove FastMail Tab, execute the following steps:
- How to manually delete FastMail Tab
- How to get rid of FastMail Tab automatically
- How to block FastMail Tab
- How did FastMail Tab hijacker get on your PC
- Finish words
How to manually delete FastMail Tab
Most common hijackers may be uninstalled without any antivirus apps. The manual browser hijacker removal is step-by-step guide that will teach you how to get rid of FastMail Tab . If you do not want to delete FastMail Tab in the manually due to the fact that you are an unskilled computer user, then you can use free removal tools listed below.
Delete dubious apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Some programs are free only because their installer contains a hijacker infection like the FastMail Tab. This unwanted apps generates profit for the creators when it is installed. Many browser hijackers can be removed by simply uninstalling them from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in Windows control panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to FastMail Tab. If you’ve many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed in the figure below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the apps that were installed last. Most likely, it is the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to FastMail Tab. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed on the image below.
Remove FastMail Tab from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If your Firefox web-browser home page has modified to FastMail Tab without your permission or an unknown search engine opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove FastMail Tab home page from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of hijacker infection responsible for changing your web browser settings to FastMail Tab, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as newtab, start page and default search provider to default state.
Remove FastMail Tab from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings will get rid of FastMail Tab from newtab, start page and search provider by default and disable harmful plugins. It will also clear cached and temporary data (cookies, site data and content). However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the screen below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
How to get rid of FastMail Tab automatically
The easiest way to remove FastMail Tab browser hijacker infection is to use an anti malware program capable of detecting hijacker infections including FastMail Tab. We recommend try Zemana Anti Malware or another free malware remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, browser hijackers and other PUPs.
Scan and clean your PC of FastMail Tab with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM)
If you need a free tool that can easily detect and remove hijacker which designed to redirect your internet browser to the FastMail Tab website, then use Zemana. This is a very handy program, which is primarily made to quickly scan for and remove adware software and malware infecting web browsers and modifying their settings.
Zemana AntiMalware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the download is complete, close all apps and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the following example.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Free on your personal computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as displayed on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free tool will start scanning the whole system to find out FastMail Tab hijacker infection and other internet browser’s malicious extensions. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. When a malware, adware software or PUPs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once the scan is done, you can check all threats found on your personal computer. Make sure to check mark the items which are unsafe and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will start to delete hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to FastMail Tab.
Run Hitman Pro to delete FastMail Tab search
HitmanPro is a free program that created to get rid of malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, adware and hijacker infections from your PC system running MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It’ll allow to identify and remove FastMail Tab browser hijacker and other browser’s malicious add-ons, including its files, folders and registry keys.
First, visit the following page, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of HitmanPro.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When downloading is complete, open the file location and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will launch the Hitman Pro utility. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to launch the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker that causes internet browsers to open undesired FastMail Tab web page. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Hitman Pro program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
After the system scan is done, HitmanPro will display a list of all threats found by the scan as shown in the following example.
Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. It will open a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove browser hijacker that alters web-browser settings to replace your search provider by default, newtab page and homepage with FastMail Tab web-site and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the task is finished, the tool may ask you to restart your PC system.
Use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to remove hijacker
Remove FastMail Tab hijacker infection manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware which are fully clean your PC. Moreover, this free program will allow you to remove malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and adware that your computer can be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) for Windows. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 25, 2019
After the downloading process is done, close all apps and windows on your PC system. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen like the one below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that modifies internet browser settings to replace your start page, new tab and search provider with FastMail Tab web-page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a malware, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
When the system scan is finished, MalwareBytes will open a list of detected items. All detected threats will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will get rid of hijacker infection responsible for redirecting user searches to FastMail Tab and add items to the Quarantine. After disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to remove adware, hijacker and other malicious software.
How to block FastMail Tab
Use an ad-blocking utility such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web sites. Additionally, ad blocker applications will allow you to avoid unwanted pop-up ads and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
First, please go to the following link, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as shown in the following example.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block FastMail Tab, 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 AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How did FastMail Tab hijacker get on your PC
Usually, FastMail Tab hijacker gets into your machine as part of a bundle with free software, sharing files and other unsafe apps that you downloaded from the Internet. The creators of this browser hijacker infection pays software creators for distributing FastMail Tab hijacker within their software. So, third-party applications is often included as part of the installer. In order to avoid the install of any browser hijackers such as FastMail Tab: choose only Manual, Custom or Advanced install mode and reject all additional programs in which you are unsure.
After completing the steps above, your computer should be free from browser hijacker that cause a reroute to FastMail Tab web-site and other malicious software. The Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Google Chrome will no longer show intrusive FastMail Tab webpage on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help here.