What is fast-travel[.]org?
Fast-travel[.]org is a rogue webpage designed to load dubious content and/or redirect to various (likely unreliable or malicious) sites. The Internet is rife with such pages; tionalmorei.online, expensivesurvey.live, offersworld4u.online, and boffero.com are but some examples.
Users usually access rogue sites via redirects caused by untrustworthy websites, intrusive adverts, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Fast-travel[.]org in detail
Whether visitors to fast-travel[.]org are presented with dubious content and/or redirected elsewhere - depends on their IP addresses/ geolocations. Additionally, most rogue pages use deceptive content to lure users into allowing their browser notifications.
This applies to fast-travel[.]org as well; it employs fake CAPTCHA verification for this purpose. Should users be tricked, they will inadvertently enable fast-travel[.]org to deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns. The displayed ads pose a threat to device/user safety. Once clicked on, the advertisements redirect to unreliable/malicious websites, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Avira (no cloud) (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Potentially unwanted application overview
PUAs appear harmless, and they offer various "handy" functionalities that are seldom operational. What is more, these apps usually have harmful abilities, e.g., force-opening webpages, running intrusive advert campaigns, hijacking browsers, and gathering private information. To summarize, the presence of PUAs on devices can lead to system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are proliferated using the "bundling" marketing method - packing ordinary programs with various additions. Rushed downloads/installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the device. Intrusive ads also spread PUAs. Upon being clicked, the adverts can execute scripts to make stealthy downloads/installations. Some PUAs may have "official" promotional/download sites as well.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to research software and download only from official/verified channels. Dubious sources, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - often offer bundled and hazardous content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all additions. Intrusive advertisements appear ordinary, yet they redirect to questionable sites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).
In case of encounters with adverts and/or redirects of this kind, the device must be checked and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed from it. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshots of adverts delivered by the fast-travel[.]org website:
Appearance of the fast-travel[.]org website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is fast-travel.org pop-up?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome:
Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". In the opened window select "Privacy and security", then click on "Site Settings" and choose "Notifications".
In the "Allowed to send notifications" list search for websites that you want to stop receiving notifications from. Click on the three dots icon near the website URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android):
Tap the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one. Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen. Select "Settings" 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 and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge:
Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings". Click on "Cookies and site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications".
Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS):
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 using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
How to avoid browser notification spam?
Internet users should be very skeptical when being asked to allow notifications. While this is a useful feature that allows you to receive timely news from websites you like, deceptive marketers frequently abuse it.
Only allow notifications from websites that you fully trust. For added security - use an anti-malware application with a real-time web browsing monitor to block shady websites that tries to trick you into allowing spam notifications. We recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by fast-travel[.]org in the right lower corner of my desktop?
For a website to deliver browser notifications, users must have allowed it to do so. Hence, you've likely visited fast-travel[.]org and permitted it to display its notifications. It is noteworthy that such sites are usually accessed unintentionally, and they use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verifications, etc.) to trick visitors into allowing their browser notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
Clicking on a notification is harmless, yet the content endorsed through these ads can be highly deceptive and even malicious.
Is fast-travel[.]org a virus?
Fast-travel[.]org is not classified as a virus, but it can promote virulent (i.e., malware-proliferating) content. In other words, the websites and apps pushed through fast-travel[.]org may be malicious.
Will Combo Cleaner remove fast-travel[.]org ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and undo all the permissions granted for this site. It will also block further access to fast-travel[.]org, and no additional steps will be required.