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ransomware-virusA very hazardous web domain Fastlauncher.xyz has been reported to cause an extensive amount of redirects to different third-party websites of suspicious character on the computers of affected users. The hijacking software associated with the website can collect different information about the user like the web browser used, the IP address and other to display corresponding redirects. Since Fastlauncher.xyz hijacker causes immediate redirects that are more than one and go through shady services it is deemed potentially harmful. Since some of the websites, it may redirect users to may install other unwanted software just like it, and they may also infect you with malware, it’s removal, instructions for which are available in this article is advisable.

Threat Summary

NameFastlauncher.xyz Hijacker
TypeBrowser Hijacker/PUP
Short DescriptionImmediately causes browser redirects upon opening to dangerous third-party websites.
SymptomsThe web links on the address bar are changing and the user is transferred to shady websites without consent.
Distribution MethodBundled packages.
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Fastlauncher.xyz Redirects – How Does It Spread

There are several methods by which the Fastlauncher.xyz hijacker may be redistributed. One of those methods is via other ad-supported and unwanted programs like it that may currently be residing on your computer. But not only this, there are even trojan horses (malware) designed to install PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) like the Fastlauncher.xyz one.

Such PUPs may also be redistributed via bundled downloads, meaning that it may be included in the installers of other widely used programs that are downloaded out there. This may be your favorite movie player, file conversion software and other programs you may use often. The installers of those programs may be modified so that they include the Fastlauncher.xyz hijacker looking like what appears to be a legitimate add-on.

One add-on associated with this browser hijacker is called Chrome New Tab which may add multiple services to the affected computer and change the home-page to Fastlauncher.xyz as well:

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Fastlauncher.xyz – More Information

The web page itself does not have what we know as a home page or the main page. Instead, it immediately causes multiple redirects until it gets to a shady website. Here are some of the URLs the web page redirects to:

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After multiple browser redirects, Fastlauncher.xyz leads to a final website that promotes different service. For instance, one website promoted to us a suspicious browser extension that requires different permissions and uses cookies as well:

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Another browser redirect, transferred us to a dating website, or at least what appeared to be such:

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Such shady websites may be used for information collection and to display different advertisements to users since potentially unwanted programs connected to Fastlauncher.xyz are usually created for one and only purpose – profit. They may generate funds via sophisticated pay-per-click schemes, a strong indicator of which is the browser redirects displayed. Another method they may make money from is to redirect users to third-party websites to which they boost hoax traffic. This is an expensive black SEO service, and most cyber-scammers perform it. Since those scammers may use this “service” to redirect to malicious URLs if they wish so, users are advised to get immediately rid of Fastlauncher.xyz redirects and anything related to it.

Fastlauncher.xyz Redirects – Removal

To fully delete the browser redirects and the suspicious software associated with Fastlauncher.xyz malware researchers strongly advise users to download and scan their computer with an advanced anti-malware program. This automatic solution is a good measure against such unwanted programs because it may detect other potential threats as well and protect your computer in the future too. For maximum simplicity during removal, we have also created removal instructions which you can feel free to follow below.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by Fastlauncher.xyz Hijacker or other threats.
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To remove Fastlauncher.xyz Hijacker follow these steps:

1. Uninstall malicious programs from Windows
2. Clean your Browser and Registry from Fastlauncher.xyz Hijacker

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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