Getresultsfast.net is yet another malware infection that tries to trick you by resembling the Google search engine. This tactic may be used to make unsuspecting computer users believe that this is a reputable and therefore, a reliable search engine page. Unfortunately, we beg to differ. In fact, this is a browser hijacker that can show up as your new home page in your Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer as well as Google Chrome browsers by making a few browser setting changes. You may not even realize that you are giving this modification the green light while installing a whole bundle of questionable programs. Since it is quite likely that this browser hijacker is not the only malware threat you are facing now, we suggest that after you remove Getresultsfast.net from your browsers, you also hunt down all other potentially risky applications.
Our research shows that this browser hijacker is very similar to other existing threats, including Chromestart.info and Coolsearch.info. This malware infection seems to be mainly spreading in three countries: the US, the Netherlands and Germany. As we have mentioned, the most likely way for you to install this potential threat source is to download a questionable freeware bundle. Whenever you are installing free programs, you need to be very careful since they could be bundled with other promoted third-party software. If you download such a package from official and reputable sites, it is possible that these additional tools will not be harmful at all or, at most, you would consider them unwanted. However, when you download such a bundle from shady file-sharing websites or by clicking on corrupt third-party content, there is a greater chance that this package will contain a number of malware infections.
Since a malicious bundle may pack several adware apps, browser hijackers, Trojans, keyloggers, backdoors as well as potentially unwanted programs, the vulnerability of your system security could be substantially shaken once you install it. This is why it is so important that you become aware of the full content of such a bundle. If you are offered, you should always choose the custom installation option. Also, it is essential that you read through the license agreement that may also contain information about the possible browser changes and additional programs installed. Other than these, it is possible that the first panel in the installation wizard will reveal designated checkboxes and information, for instance, about the browser setting changes, and this is when you can still untick these checkboxes to make sure that you will not install unnecessary and potentially harmful programs and changes. But this is also the step that most users overlook and ignore; and, as a result, they end up with a whole package of malware threats on board. Since this may have happened to you, too, we recommend that you do not stop after you delete Getresultsfast.net from your system. You should use a reliable malware scanner to identify all other infections as well.
As we have said, this questionable search engine resembles Google at first sight. Therefore, you may have not even noticed that there has been any change in your browsers. However, using this search engine to search the web could lead to further infections or worse. As a matter of fact, this browser hijacker may collect information about you to be able to send customized advertising and content to your screen. This alone would not be a big issue; however, cyber criminals may exploit this and use this information as bait to set up third-party ads and website links to lure you onto their malicious websites. Since this infection redirects your searches to a modified Google search results page that could contain such unreliable content, you are not safe clicking on anything there really. One click on the wrong content and you could open new tabs and windows with malicious content, drop infections, or fall for a fake website and share your credit card details plus your personal information with cyber crooks in an online scam. If you do not wish to experience any of these unfortunate scenarios, we suggest that you act now and remove Getresultsfast.net from your computer.
In order for you to be able to eliminate this browser hijacker, it seems to be enough to change the home page settings in your browsers. We have included manual instructions for you below this article. If somehow you were to find that this infection is still there when you launch your browsers or when using default search, we recommend that you reset your browsers to make sure that all other browser-related malware infections are gone, too. As a matter of fact, you should also check your list of installed programs in Control Panel to see if you can find any suspicious programs you have installed lately and uninstall them all. Unfortunately, even doing so would not make it 100% sure that your system is all clean and safe for you to use. Therefore, we suggest that you keep all your programs and drivers always up-to-date. Furthermore, we also advise you to install a reliable malware removal application, such as SpyHunter if you want proper automatic protection against all existing malware infections.