What is Fasttoaccess.com?
Fasttoaccess.com is a browser hijacker that will try to push you into clicking unfamiliar links to unknown websites. Computer security experts believe that this practice is more annoying than dangerous, but browser hijackers present an array of security issues that cannot be ignored. They could be easily used as a tool in malware distribution schemes, and they could collect information on your web browsing habits for online marketing purposes. Therefore, to protect yourself from potential exploitation, you will do yourself a favor if you remove Fasttoaccess.com right now. Luckily, it is not a hard thing to do, so please scroll down to the bottom of this article.
Where does Fasttoaccess.com come from?
We know that this browser hijacker uses the same web server as topwebclub.com, freewebtrending.com, hotwebfree.com, and stacktrending.com. These sites might also be browser hijacker, or they could be exploited by cyber criminals to promote dangerous content, so we believe that Fasttoaccess.com belongs to a group of similar applications that have been released for monetary purposes. However, since then it has taken the wrong turn, and the programs get exploited, too.
This browser hijacker also uses the same template as Yandex and Hao123. These are popular search engines in the Russia and China, but it is doubtful whether Fasttoaccess.com is related to them directly. It is possible that the creators of this search engine followed the well-known template to minimize development costs.
Needless to say, the browser hijacker does not have a direct distribution source. No one would want a potential threat on their computers anyway. But Fasttoaccess.com and other similar programs can easily enter target computers when they come bundled with freeware. So you might have installed the program yourself. Or the modification on your browser could have occurred when you entered some shady website. The bottom line is that in order to protect your computer from Fasttoaccess.com, you should review your web browsing habits. Your behavior online directly influences your system’s security.
What does Fasttoaccess.com do?
For the most part, the Internet Explorer and Chrome users are the ones who complain the most about this intruder. But our research shows that this program can affect the Firefox browser, too.
The infection will modify homepage settings, and it might seem that this search engine is rather useful. You can see a lot of shortcuts below the search box, and some of those shortcuts lead to popular websites like Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, and so on. However, along with the shortcuts, this domain also has a lot of commercial advertisements. And it is not responsible for the advertisements you see.
For the most part, the ads are placed there based on the data collected about your web browsing history. If the program displays customized commercial content, there would be a bigger chance that you might click those ads. Nevertheless, Fasttoaccess.com does not review the outgoing links, so it does not know whether you will really end on an online gaming site or whether this system optimization tool you are about to download is reliable. You might as well install more unwanted applications on your computer that will slow down your system.
Worse, you could also get infected with malware! We always point out that browser hijackers are not there to spam you with malicious notifications, but the programs are simply too vulnerable to third-party exploitation to leave them on your PC. You have to nip the problem in the bud by terminating all the unwanted and potentially harmful applications right now.
How do I remove Fasttoaccess.com?
Restoring your browser settings to default is not complicated. On the other hand, there might be additional files that cannot be removed like that. So, to ensure that you delete Fasttoaccess.com and everything associated with it through and through, scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner.
As mentioned, you could also have more dangerous programs running, so you would kill two birds with one stone if you let an automated security tool save your day. What’s more, the tool would protect your system from similar intruders that might try to slither into your system in the future.
Do all you can to protect your system and your personal information from malicious exploitation. Remember that a severe problem can always start with something insignificant.
Manual Fasttoaccess.com Removal
- Press Alt+F and open Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down and press the Reset settings button.
- Click Reset to confirm.
- Press Alt+T and open Internet options.
- Click the Advanced tab and press the Reset button.
- Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
- Press Close.
- Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting information.
- Press Refresh Firefox at the top right of the new tab.
- Click Refresh Firefox and press Finish.
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