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Search.fastsearchanswer.com is a computer infection that might infect your system and do some damage to it. In case you have just discovered that your computer is infected with this malware, wait no more and eliminate it right now. In case you don’t know how to do it – you have come to the right place. In this article we will provide you with detailed instructions how to remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com from your computer.

There are two most common methods to eliminate malware like this – it can be done either manually or automatically, so it’s completely up to you which removal method to choose.

If you want to remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com fast and effortless we recommend to do it automatically. Simply download reliable anti-malware application, such as SpyHunter or Reimage and scan all files stored on your hard drive with it. Either one of these applications should detect and remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com just in a few moments. It will also protect your system from similar infections in the future, so it’s worth to keep it installed.

In case for some reasons you don’t want to download any additional anti-malware software, you can remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com manually too. This process might be difficult, so we have developed a step-by-step Search.fastsearchanswer.com manual removal guide – scroll down below this article and check it out. Do your best to complete all steps correctly and you should be able to remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com manually by your own.

To learn more about specific features of Search.fastsearchanswer.com please continue reading this article. If you have some questions regarding this topic, feel free to ask them in the comments section below and we will try to answer them all.

About Search.fastsearchanswer.com browser hijacker

This infection is working as browser add-on that can be added to all most common web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge or even Safari. That means Apple users can get infected as well.

The most obvious sign that your computer is infected with this virus is changes homepage. Search.fastsearchanswer.com tends to change homepage on hijacked web browser, it should be set to www.search.fastsearchanswer.com.

This website might look legitimate to some of you because it tries to create an image of reliable search engine. Some users might not even notice that it’s not Google because Search.fastsearchanswer.com logo looks very similar to Google logo colour wise.

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We do not recommend to use this search engine because if you do, a lot of sponsored links will pop-up. They are annoying and not relevant to your search queries, so it’s just a waste of time. In addition to that, those links might be dangerous so we don’t recommend to click on any of them.

If it happens so that you click on sponsored link by Search.fastsearchanswer.com you will be immediately redirected to other websites that might be owned by various cyber criminals, such as hackers or scammers. This way your computer can get infected with other viruses or if you attempt to purchase something there you can even get scammed and lose your hard earned money.

Distribution Methods of Search.fastsearchanswer.com browser hijacker

Search.fastsearchanswer.com is distributed bundled with other freeware that can be downloaded from the Internet. So when you download and install some free media player or downloads manager, there is a chance that Search.fastsearchanswer.com will come bundled with it.

To avoid this happening you should always pay close attention to the installation process of freeware. Never skip any steps and opt out for a custom or advanced install mode if possible. It would be also wise to keep your computer secured with reliable anti-malware software all the time.


Automatic Search.fastsearchanswer.com removal tools

 

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Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like fastsearchanswer and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.   We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal of Search.fastsearchanswer.com virus

How to remove fastsearchanswer using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Search.fastsearchanswer.com install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.

  1. Start->Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key->Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
     
  2. Choose Uninstall Program;
     
  3. Go through a list of programs and select entries related to fastsearchanswer .
     
  4. Click uninstall button.
     
  5. In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Malwarebytes to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
     

This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.

Removing Search.fastsearchanswer.com from your browsers

  Top Remove shortcut hijack (all browsers) (optional): If your browser opens fastsearchanswer page on startup only, try this:

  1. Right click on your browser icon. Choose Properties;
     
  2. Open Short cut tab;
     
  3. Delete fastsearchanswer part from target field.

  Top How To remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com from Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools->Extensions
     
  2. Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
     
  3. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
     
  4. Select Manage Search engines  
  5. Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
     
  6. Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  7. If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
     
  8. Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
  9. Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and select Setting and click on Manage search engines.
     
  10. Remove malicious search websites in a new Search engines window.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to fastsearchanswer, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
     
  2. Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset browser settings button.
  3. Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top How To remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com from Firefox:

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
     
  2. Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Search.fastsearchanswer.com related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
     
  3. Enter “about:config” in URL bar and hit enter. This will open the settings page
     
  4. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
     
  5. Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  6. Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click and reset it.
  7. Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset it. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on every new tab.
  8. If the settings revert and the scan with anti-malware programs is clean: close Firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. Enter user.js in the search box. If this file exists, rename it and start Firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.
     
  9. If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options-> General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
     
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Search.fastsearchanswer.com, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  1. Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
     
  2. Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
     
  3. Click on the Reset Firefox button.
     
  4. Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
     
If the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

  Top How to remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com virus from Internet Explorer:

How to remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com virus from Internet Explorer (older versions):

  1. Click on the arrow on the right of the search box.
  2. Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on IE7 click Change search defaults.
  3. Remove the fastsearchanswer from the list.

How to remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com from IE 11:

  1. Click on the Settings icon (top right)->Manage Addons.
     
  2. Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to fastsearchanswer and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
     
  3. Select Search Providers.
     
  4. If any of these search providers is not available, follow “Find more search providers” in the bottom of the screen and install Google.
     
  5. Close the Options.
  6. If your homepage was changed, click on the Gear icon on the top right corner to open the Internet Explorer menu, select Internet options and choose General tab. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Apply.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Search.fastsearchanswer.com, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
     
  2. Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
     
  3. Select Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
     
  4. Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
     

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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How to remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com from Microsoft Edge:


Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
     
  2. In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
     
  3. Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
     
  4. Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
     
  5. In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
     
  6. In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
     

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  1. Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
     
  2. Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
     
  3. When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
     
Once you finish these steps, Search.fastsearchanswer.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top How to remove Search.fastsearchanswer.com from Safari:

Remove malicious extensions

  1. Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
     
  2. Select Extensions and uninstall fastsearchanswer and other suspicious extensions.
     
  3. If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
     

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Search.fastsearchanswer.com, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  1. Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
     
  2. Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

Manual Search.fastsearchanswer.com removal

 

Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove fastsearchanswer, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.

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