Q. I have annoying Fasttads.com advertising pop-ups on my web-browsers. Any ideas how to get rid of them, they just wont go away! I don’t have any web browser add-ons downloaded. Hopefully someone can help.
A. If you are getting numerous advertising popups that frequently get around your browser’s pop-up blocker or appear even when you’re not using the internet browser, then your PC system may be hijacked by adware. What you need to know about Adware. Adware is a part of malicious software. When adware software hijacks your PC, it might carry out various malicious tasks. Some of the more common acts on computers include: adware can show various popup deals and/or unwanted commercials;adware can redirect your web browser to malicious webpages; adware can slow down your system; adware can alter web browser settings.
Does adware steal your data? Adware be able to collect lots of personal data to get profit. Adware can analyze your browsing, and gain access to your sensitive info and, later, can transfer it to third parties. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to remove adware from your system.
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popup virus, pop ups, pop up advertisements|
|Removal||Fasttads.com removal guide|
These days some freeware developers bundle potentially unwanted apps or adware software with a view to making some money. These are not freeware as install an unwanted applications on to your Windows computer. So whenever you install a new freeware that downloaded from the Net, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), select custom or manual setup mode, disable all additional software.
To find out how to get rid of Fasttads.com pop-up ads, we recommend to read the steps added to this article below. The guidance was prepared by experienced security professionals who discovered a way to get rid of the annoying adware out of the personal computer.
How to remove Fasttads.com pop-up redirect (Adware virus removal steps)
We are presenting various methods to remove Fasttads.com pop-ups from the Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer using only internal Microsoft Windows functions. Most of adware and PUPs can be removed through these processes. If these steps does not help to delete Fasttads.com redirect, then it’s better to run a free malware removal utilities linked below.
To remove Fasttads.com, perform the following steps:
- How to delete Fasttads.com pop ups without any software
- How to remove Fasttads.com pop-up ads with free utilities
- How to block Fasttads.com
- To sum up
How to delete Fasttads.com pop ups without any software
In this section of the blog post, we have posted the steps that will allow to delete Fasttads.com advertisements manually. Although compared to removal utilities, this way loses in time, but you don’t need to install anything on your PC system. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed tutorial with images. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the MS Windows and web-browser settings, then it’s better for you to run utilities from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Delete newly installed PUPs
In order to delete PUPs such as this adware, open the Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed software. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker infection or PUPs. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a applications that you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your PC start up time and speed dramatically.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other apps. Next, remove any unrequested and suspicious applications from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, press the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC system. Most likely, one of them is the adware that causes multiple intrusive popups. Choose the questionable program or the program that name is not familiar to you and remove it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the questionable or any unknown software, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this unwanted program from your computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an unwanted application, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Fasttads.com advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to recover all internet browser newtab, default search engine and homepage you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, start the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” like the one below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed in the following example. 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.
Remove Fasttads.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as new tab page, home page and search engine by default have been changed by the adware software, then resetting it to the default state can help. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox web-browser settings to their original state.
Remove Fasttads.com redirect from Google Chrome
Annoying Fasttads.com pop-up ads or other symptom of having adware in your internet browser is a good reason to reset Chrome. This is an easy way to recover the Chrome settings and not lose any important information.
- First launch the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose 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 guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is done, your web browser’s search provider by default, start page and newtab will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
How to remove Fasttads.com pop-up ads with free utilities
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove adware that causes Fasttads.com ads in your internet browser. So, we suggest to check your personal computer for any remaining harmful components with free adware software removal apps below.
Run Zemana AntiMalware to remove Fasttads.com pop ups
Zemana AntiMalware is a free utility that performs a scan of your system and displays if there are existing adware, browser hijackers, viruses, worms, spyware, trojans and other malware residing on your personal computer. If malware is found, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) can automatically remove it. Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) doesn’t conflict with other anti malware and antivirus software installed on your computer.
Installing the Zemana Free is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once the download is complete, close all windows on your machine. Further, open the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like the one below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Free on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana Anti Malware will automatically run and you can see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Next, press the “Scan” button to detect adware related to the Fasttads.com pop ups. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. While the Zemana application is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
After the scan is done, a list of all items detected is created. You may delete items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will delete adware software that causes multiple intrusive pop-ups and add items to the Quarantine. After finished, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer.
Delete Fasttads.com pop up ads and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
If Zemana cannot delete this adware software, then we advises to run the HitmanPro. HitmanPro is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and adware software that causes annoying Fasttads.com ads. It is specially designed to work as a second scanner for your computer.
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
Download and run Hitman Pro on your computer. Once started, click “Next” button . Hitman Pro utility will start scanning the whole PC system to find out adware software responsible for Fasttads.com pop ups. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan HitmanPro will detect threats present on your PC..
As the scanning ends, the results are displayed in the scan report.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click Next button.
It will display a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
How to automatically get rid of Fasttads.com with MalwareBytes Free
If you’re having issues with Fasttads.com pop up advertisements removal, then check out MalwareBytes AntiMalware. This is a utility that can help clean up your PC system and improve your speeds for free. Find out more below.
Download MalwareBytes Free on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is complete, close all software 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 in the figure below.
When the install begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once install is complete, you’ll see window like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your personal computer for the adware that causes pop-ups. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan MalwareBytes Free will detect threats exist on your PC.
After finished, MalwareBytes Anti Malware will open a list of found threats. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove adware that causes pop ups and add threats to the Quarantine. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC system.
The following video explains instructions on how to get rid of browser hijacker infection, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes.
How to block Fasttads.com
Use ad-blocker program such as AdGuard in order to stop ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your PC performance and impact your PC security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
- First, visit the following page, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once downloading is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop undesired ads, block Fasttads.com, as well as other harmful or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your PC should be free of the adware which causes undesired Fasttads.com redirect. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popups and annoying harmful webpages) and Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC system for new adware softwares 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.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Fasttads.com popup ads from the Firefox, IE, Chrome and Edge, then ask for help here here.