Fast To Login browser hijacker removal instructions
What is Fast To Login?
Fast To Login is advertised as a tool that provides quick and easy access to various email accounts directly from a new browser tab. In fact, this app is classified as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a browser hijacker, since Fast To Login is promoted by bundling it into the download/installation set-ups of other programs. Therefore, people often download and install apps of this type accidentally. Additionally, as with most browser hijackers, Fast To Login changes browser settings and promotes a fake search engine (in this case, search.hfasttologin.com).
People who have Fast To Login installed in their systems are forced to visit search.hfasttologin.com when they open a hijacked browser or a new tab - this app assigns search.hfasttologin.com as the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL address. None of these changes can be undone - they can only be changed if Fast To Login is no longer installed. Furthermore, browser hijacking apps usually gather browsing data such as users' IP addresses, entered search queries, URLs of opened/visited pages, geolocations, and so on. Developers send this data to other parties who misuse it to generate revenue. This might cause problems with browsing safety, privacy, or even worse, lead to identity theft. Note also that fake search engines promoted through Fast To Login provide no authentic search results. If used, search.hfasttologin.com simply opens another (legitimate) search engine (search.yahoo.com), and thus simply provides results generated by Yahoo. This renders search.hfasttologin.com a useless and redundant search engine.
|Name||Fast To Login|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Detection Names (MyOnlineRadio-22641953.exe)||Avast (Win32:AdwareSig [Adw]), AVG (Win32:AdwareSig [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.WebSearch.gen), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Browser Extension(s)||Fast To Login (v1.2), Email|
|Supposed Functionality||Fast To Login supposedly delivers uick access to various email accounts|
|Serving IP Address (search.hfasttologin.com)||126.96.36.199|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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There are many browser hijackers online. Some examples are Easy Maps Now, Free Online Manuals, and My Forms Suite. Developers advertise them as 'useful' apps, however, they do deliver no real value and people often download and install them unintentionally.
How did Fast To Login install on my computer?
Most users download and install potentially unwanted apps inadvertently through intrusive ads or with regular (usually free) software. To trick people into downloading and installing PUAs, developers use the "bundling" method - they include (bundle) unwanted apps into set-ups of other software and hide this information in "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar settings. Furthermore, many people often rush downloads and installations without checking the settings/options, thus allowing various PUAs to be installed. In other cases, unwanted downloads and installations can happen through a clicked deceptive ad. When clicked, some of these ads run scripts designed to download/install rogue software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent unwanted downloads and installations, download software (especially if it is free) from official and trustworthy/reputable websites. Avoid using third party software downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule and other tools of this kind. Check "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings and deselect additionally-included (bundled) apps. Do not trust intrusive ads - they often seem legitimate, however, once clicked, they redirect to untrustworthy websites, such as gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. If unwanted ads appear on all opened web pages, or a browser opens dubious sites, check extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins installed on the browser and programs on the operating system. Remove any unwanted or unknown entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with Fast To Login, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Fast To Login browser hijacker installer set-up:
Website promoting Fast To Login browser hijacker:
Fast To Login download website asking for permission to show notifications:
Yet another site promoting Fast To Login browser hijacker, as well as asking to enable browser notifications:
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
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- What is Fast To Login?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Fast To Login application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.hfasttologin.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Fast To Login browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.hfasttologin.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.hfasttologin.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Fast To Login browser hijacker removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Fast To Login"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the search.hfasttologin.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Fast To Login browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.hfasttologin.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Fast To Login".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hfasttologin.com redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Fast To Login" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Fast To Login" (or "Fast To Login v1.2") look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.hfasttologin.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list, look for "search.hfasttologin.com", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hfasttologin.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Fast To Login" (or simply "Email"), as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, disable "Fast To Login" (or simply "Email") remove hxxp://search.hfasttologin.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "moz-extension"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with search.hfasttologin.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hfasttologin.com redirect, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove search.hfasttologin.com redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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