About this threat
EFast Browser is a deceptive browser made to look like Google Chrome to fool unsuspecting users. It’s based on Google’s open source project Chromium and the developers behind this particular threat designed their browser to appear as Google Chrome so that users would not become alarmed when some weird browser is set as their default.
It’s considered to be an adware program as it will insert countless number of advertisements into the browser to make revenue. Adware is usually rather harmless but it may be able to expose users to malicious content and that could lead to a serious infection. Since this is just an imitation of the legitimate Google Chrome browser, you gain nothing by allowing this threat to remain. Delete EFast Browser. And ensure that you pay attention to how you install free programs because chances are, this threat was attached to freeware, you just didn’t notice.
How would one obtain this threat?
These kinds of programs usually use the bundling method to enter computer. No one would install them otherwise. They are attached to freeware as extra offers but you do not need to install them. However, they are set to install automatically so to prevent installation, you need to manually deselect them. This can be done in Advanced or Custom settings of the setup process. Once you access those settings you will see all added offers and will be given the chance to deselect all of them. We recommend unchecking all the boxes.
Why uninstall EFast Browser?
This browser looks identical to Google Chrome and it was done on purpose. After you install it, it will set itself as your default browser and if you were a Google Chrome user initially, you might not even notice the difference. The only significant distinction is the advertisements. You will see many ads on all pages that you visit, even the completely legitimate ones. And you will be stuck with it as your default browser until you remove EFast Browser, which we suggest you do right away. The browser might be crashing more often and your computer could be much slower because of all the adverts but as long as you stay away from them, you should be okay. Do not ignore the threat because not all of those adverts will be safe. Some could be able to expose you to malicious content and you could end up with malware on your system. And it’s just an imitation, no reason why you should not delete EFast Browser.
EFast Browser removal
You should be able to uninstall EFast Browser manually quite easily and instructions to help you will be provided below this article. However, if you find yourself struggling, employ anti-spyware software and have it take care of EFast Browser removal for you. Whichever method you choose, ensure that you remove EFast Browser fully and no leftovers remain.
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Step 1. Uninstall EFast Browser and related programs.
Remove EFast Browser from Windows 8
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.
Uninstall EFast Browser from Windows 7
Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.
Delete EFast Browser from Windows XP
Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.
Remove EFast Browser from Mac OS X
Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for EFast Browser or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
Step 2. Delete EFast Browser from your browsers
Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
- Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons.
- Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe)
- Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
- Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options.
- In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes.
Reset your browser
- Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab and press Reset.
- Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time.
- Tap Close and leave your browser.
- If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase EFast Browser from Google Chrome
- Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings.
- Choose Extensions.
- Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them.
- If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily.
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
- Press on menu icon and click Settings.
- Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages.
- In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
- Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name.
Reset your browser
- If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
- Open menu and navigate to Settings.
- Press Reset button at the end of the page.
- Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box.
- If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove EFast Browser from Mozilla Firefox
- In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously).
- Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries.
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
- Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options.
- On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
- Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
- Open the menu and tap Help button.
- Select Troubleshooting Information.
- Press Refresh Firefox.
- In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more.
- If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall EFast Browser from Safari (Mac OS X)
- Access the menu.
- Pick Preferences.
- Go to the Extensions Tab.
- Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable EFast Browser and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
- Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
- Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari.
- Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset.
- If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.