Home.fastemailaccess.com is a featured search website that can appear in your browsers after you install a free program from a questionable source. This search engine resembles Google at first sight and you may not even realize that any change has been made. However, we have found that this is yet another browser hijacker like Search.youremailnow.com and Search.searchytdm.com, and it can actually modify the homepage, new tab, and default search engine settings of your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Finding this hijacker in your browsers can mean exposure to potentially unreliable third-party web content, such as advertisements and links to malicious pages. In addition, there could be other malware infections on your system that may have entered your system along with this browser hijacker. We believe that you may let further malware threats on board or end up on malicious websites if you keep this browser extension on your computer. Therefore, we suggest that you remove Home.fastemailaccess.com from your PC right away.
This questionable browser extension seems to have only one official source, the Chrome web store ("chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fast-email-access-new-tab/cimjffaiphjmepbaodglkpdkejjncoik") since even its supposed promotional webpage ("fastemailaccess.com") is actually the same as the featured search website. The web store informs us that in about half a year only 4 users have installed this tool, which needs no comment about the usefulness and reliability of this extension. But, of course, this may not be enough for you to delete Home.fastemailaccess.com, so let us tell you more about this questionable browser hijacker.
Our research indicates that this threat can also come on board in a bundled version. You may want to download a free program and after a web search, you land on an unfamiliar file-sharing website that happens to be malicious and promote bundles containing all kinds of potentially unwanted programs and malware infections (e.g., adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, ransomware, and fake alerts). This is why you should avoid freeware and torrent pages like filewin.com and malavida.es. But it is not only the malicious software packages that you download from these pages that can actually infect you. These websites also promote a conspicuous number of third-party ads, such as flashy banner and pop-up ads. Clicking on these can also drop infections and bundles in the background. The same can happen when you land on any suspicious website that hosts third-party contents. Apart from avoiding these pages, you should also make sure that your computer is clean of potential threats. This is why we suggest that you run a reliable malware scanner after you delete Home.fastemailaccess.com from your browsers.
This browser extension offers you quick access to major web-based e-mail clients, such as Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo mail as well as to booking.com and Facebook. These links you can find on a toolbar at the top along with a search tool. The truth is that these features are totally redundant since you can easily bookmark any of these pages and links by using the built-in bookmark function. Unfortunately, you cannot trust this search site. As a matter of fact, this is what the Terms and Conditions has to say about third-party content:
The Extension may integrate, be integrated into, or be provided in connection with third-party services, feeds or content including without limitation, all data, links, articles, graphic or video messages and all information, text, software, music, sound, graphics or other materials provided by third parties
This clearly means that you may be presented with questionable third-party advertising and modified search results. Although your search keywords are redirected to a Yahoo search results page, this page can be modified by this hijacker to contain promoted material, such as third-party ads and links. Since there is no guarantee as to the reliability of these third parties, you could click on unsafe content that may take you to malicious websites or drop further infections. This is why we advise you to remove Home.fastemailaccess.com as soon as possible.
We have found that the quickest way for you to eliminate this browser hijacker is to remove this browser extension from the affected browsers. Please use our instructions below if you want to do this manually. Do not forget about the rest of the threats though. It is possible that a number of potentially unwanted programs and malware infections are still endangering the operations of your computer and the safety of your files. We recommend that you use a reliable anti-malware application like SpyHunter to automatically safeguard your PC.