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How to remove Adblock Fast application from a browser

Also Known As: Ads by Adblock Fast
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What kind of application is Adblock Fast?

Adblock Fast is an application that is supposed to block advertisements. It is promoted as a tool that blocks ads on Windows, desktop apps, and web browsers. After testing this app, we found that it shows advertisements. Thus, we classified it as adware. We discovered Adblock Fast while inspecting shady websites hosting software cracking tools, key generators, etc.

Adblock Fast adware

More about Adblock Fast

Since Adblock Fast is distributed via untrustworthy websites, its advertisements may be designed to open shady web pages. Those websites may ask to provide personal information, offer to download potentially malicious software, call fake technical support numbers, etc. Sometimes, adware can show ads designed to download and install unwanted apps.

Adblock Fast is available on its official page too. This app can also be installed on Android devices. It is known that the Android version has over five million downloads and can be downloaded from Google Play Store. Thus, the Android version is likely to be less harmless.

It is important to mention that installers downloaded from websites hosting cracked software, software cracks, key generators, etc., can contain other unwanted software (e.g., browser hijackers). Also, they can have malware hidden in them.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Adblock Fast
Threat Type Adware
Detection Names (Installer) Avast (Win32:Evo-gen [Trj]), Combo Cleaner (Trojan.GenericKD.63534986), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GenKryptik.FYDN), Kaspersky (Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Deyma.cyk), Microsoft (Trojan:Win32/Woreflint.A!cl), Full List (VirusTotal)
Detection Names (Application) N/A (VirusTotal)
Symptoms Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Adware in general

Adware is unwanted software that displays annoying advertisements to promote questionable (potentially malicious) web pages, applications, etc. Additionally, adware can be designed to hijack and (or) collect various data. In most cases, users download and install advertising-supported apps unintentionally.

More adware examples are Websites Drawer, Files Converter Free Online, and CleanBlocker.

How did adware install on my computer?

Our team discovered Adblock Fast after downloading and using an installer from a website hosting cracked software, cracking tools, key generators, etc. We found that Adblock Fast also has its official website.

In other cases, adware is distributed via deceptive websites suggesting that it is required to install/add certain applications, shady advertisements, and software bundles.

When certain software is bundled with adware, it has "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings in its installer. Users install adware when they finish software installations without changing those settings (or unticking checkboxes).

How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?

Download applications from trustworthy sources (official websites and legitimate stores). Always check downloaders and installers for unwanted apps (and use the provided settings to deselect them) before completing downloads and installations.

Do not trust advertisements on torrent sites, adult dating pages, and other questionable/potentially malicious pages, or agree to receive notifications from web pages of this kind. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Adblock Fast setup wizard:

adblock fast adware installer

Website promoting Adblock Fast:

adblock fast adware official site

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.

Windows 10 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

macOS (OSX) users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

Adblock Fast adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove unwanted browser add-ons:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Adblock Fast adware from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Adblock Fast adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by adblock fast, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Adblock Fast adware from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".

Removing Adblock Fast adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by adblock fast removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by adblock fast, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What harm can adware cause?

In most cases, adware diminishes the web browsing experience by showing intrusive advertisements. Also, software of this type can slow down a computer and invade privacy.

What does adware do?

Advertising-supported applications display various advertisements. In addition to showing ads, they can hijack web browsers and collect data.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

They use adware to promote various pages, services, products, etc. Typically, adware developers participate in affiliate programs to earn money.

Will Combo Cleaner remove Adblock Fast adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will remove adware from a computer. In some cases, manual removal does not completely work because data belonging to adware remains in the system even after the removal. Combo Cleaner removes adware without leaving any leftovers.

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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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