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Fast and Safe is classified as an adware application that interferes with your browsing activities by displaying various pop-up advertisements. This particular adware is published by Globaldev and gets installed on the user’s computer through bundled freeware. Fast and Safe has a very similar working pattern as programs like Sprotector and Bprotector. Keeping a questionable application like this on your computer may have a non-beneficial outcome at some point, so removing it as soon as possible is recommended.

Symptoms of Fast and Safe:

  • displays pop-up ads, disturbing your browsing activities
  • may redirect you to unsafe and potentially harmful websites
  • may keep track of IP address, browsing habits, search history

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Fast and Safe Adware – How Safe is it Actually?

Fast and Safe is an add-on that offers various product discounts and coupons, and might seem rather useful at first sight. It ends up on the PC through bundled freeware. Adware programs usually get on the user’s computer due to a lack of attention throughout the installation process. A simple mouse click on the message box or reading the fine print text may save you a lot of trouble later on.

The program creates folders in the ProgramData directory and ALLUSERPROFILE directory. Once installed it starts displaying various pop-up advertisements that will interrupt your browsing. Ignoring the pop-ups and assuring the appropriate removal of the adware from your PC with a reliable anti-adware tool is the best thing to do in this case, because there is no guarantee about the level of threat you might be exposed to, once you land on the recommended page. Viewing unverified webpages may lead to more serious threats.

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Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.

1. Remove/Uninstall Fast and Safe

1. Remove/Uninstall Fast and Safe in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Fast and Safe.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Fast and Safe from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Fast and Safe and click “Remove

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    After Fast and Safe is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Fast and Safe and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Fast and Safe is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Fast and Safe to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Fast and Safe has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Fast and Safe
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Fast and Safe. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Fast and Safe will be removed.

    3. Remove Fast and Safe automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Fast and Safe automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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