Websearch.fastosearch.info might replace your homepage and your search engine without your permission because it is known to be distributed with a help of a browser hijacker. Even though you might think that it is not important which search engine to use, you should know that there is a bunch of drawbacks related to Websearch.fastosearch.info. One of the most serious ones is associated with the fact that Websearch.fastosearch.info might expose you to potential threats. Therefore, we do not think that it is worth keeping it as your default homepage and search engine. You will be able to change browser settings only if you delete the browser hijacker from the system; thus, continue reading the article in order to find out how to do that.
It is not very likely that you have downloaded and installed a browser hijacker yourself because the majority of those based on JustPlug.it engine enter the system bundled with different kinds of software. It has been found out that it has probably crawled in your system if you have clicked on ads promoting fake Java, Flash Player, and other updates. Keep in mind that the only reliable way to update software is to download updates from official websites. For instance, if you want to update Java, you have to visit its official website java.com.
There are two basic reasons why it is important to get rid of Websearch.fastosearch.info. Firstly, it has been found out that you will be presented with sponsored links if you try to search for the information. These links do not differ from normal ones, which is why there is a risk of clicking on them. Secondly, it is very probable that this browser hijacker collects some of the information associated with your browsing activities. Thus, do not be surprised if you find out that your search queries and your overall browsing history is known to the publishers of Websearch.fastosearch.info. If you do not like this idea, you should definitely get rid of this browser hijacker and thus stop all of its undesirable activities.
The removal of Websearch.fastosearch.info will not cause you any problems if you let the instructions (see below) guide you. Keep in mind that you can also scan your system with an antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter and all the threats will be gone soon. You can try a free scanner by clicking on the Download button below the article.
Windows 7 and Vista