A lot of times applications do not pose a threat to computer systems directly; yet, they might expose users to certain threats indirectly, like in the case of Fast Browser. Therefore, this application is considered a potentially unwanted program. Most of the time you can find a lot of well-functioning and reliable software to replace a questionable one. So why would you keep an application that uses suspicious distribution methods that may also multiply your security issues by bringing malware infections on-board? Why use a potentially unreliable browser that might introduce you to harmful third-party contents? While PUPs cannot be regarded as dangerous infections, you need to be aware of the potential risks you might face if you keep using this application. Since we are concerned about your virtual safety, we would recommend removing Fast Browser from your computer.
The first thing that makes this app questionable is that it has no official website. Can you imagine any legitimate and trustworthy software without a website? Our research team has found that Fast Browser is most commonly distributed in freeware bundles and is also available for download on shareware websites, including softonic.com and soft32.com, which are known to host questionable software. Shareware sites can also have their own downloaders that may include malware along with Fast Browser. So, practically, no matter how you downloaded this browser, there is a chance that it came with other infections on-board, which may include adware, browser hijackers, or worse. It is also possible that you do not even remember installing this software. Most users do not pay close attention to the installation wizard when installing a software package and they fail to decline unwanted tools and apps. All in all, we suggest that you delete Fast Browser and run a system scan to make sure you do not have any other threats on your computer.
Fast Browser is built on the Chromium engine; therefore, it looks identical to Google Chrome. This can deceive many users and they may not even realize they are using a different browser, which may be potentially dangerous. Once this browser gets installed, it sets itself as the default browser and also makes sure that it starts up automatically when the Windows starts. When this PUP is active, you may see annoying pop-up advertisements too, which you should avoid clicking on as they might redirect you to infected websites. Fast Browser uses its own search engine, safesear.ch, which may also insert third-party ads or sponsored links among the search results. If you want to avoid the unfortunate visit to malicious websites, you should probably delete Fast Browser as soon as possible.
If we need to mention one good thing about Fast Browser, it is definitely its removal. Luckily for you, if you finally decide to get rid of this potentially unwanted program, all you need to do is run the uninstaller in Control Panel. In order to make sure you know how to do that manually, we have included instructions below. If you follow them, you can remove Fast Browser in no time. But you cannot forget about the infections that might have come on-board with this browser. We recommend using a reliable antimalware tool that can automatically identify and eliminate all known threats. This is the best way you can guarantee your computer’s security.
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