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Also Known As: eFast Browser adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

eFast Browser removal instructions

What is eFast Browser?

The developers present eFast Browser as a legitimate chromium-based web browser that significantly improves the Internet browsing experience by generating the most relevant search results, displaying special deals/discounts available shopping websites, etc. By giving these fake promises, developers attempt to give the impression that eFast Browser is a legitimate application. Be aware, however, that this app generates intrusive online advertisements and monitors users' Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, eFast Browser is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that often infiltrates systems without users’ consent.

eFast Browser adware

This adware continually generates pop-up, search, coupon, and other similar advertisements. Most redirect users to various e-commerce sites offering certain services or selling merchandise, however, some redirect to infectious web pages containing bogus content - clicking them can lead to high-risk adware or malware infections. Furthermore, eFast Browser generates advertisements using a ‘virtual layer’, and therefore, none originate from the visited sites. These third party ads often conceal visited web page content, thus diminishing the Internet browsing experience. eFast Browser also collects Internet browsing-related information that might be personally identifiable. This gathered data is shared with third party companies who can misuse the personal details to generating revenue. Therefore, having eFast Browser installed may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall this PUP immediately.

eFast Browser is virtually identical to the Unico Browser, CrossBrowser, Tortuga, BoBrowser, and MyBrowser apps. All claim to be legitimate and improve the Internet browsing experience, and yet, none provide the functionality promised. Adware-type applications such as eFast Browser are designed to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing users with valuable functionality, these apps generate intrusive online advertisements (via the 'Pay Per Click’ [PPC] advertising model), and gather personal data (which is later sold to third party companies).

How did eFast Browser install on my computer?

eFast Browser is mostly proliferated as a 'bundle' with other (mostly free) software. Users do not expect bundled applications to be concealed, and thus, developers intentionally hide them within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Users who rush the download/installation processes and skip this section often inadvertently install potentially unwanted programs. In doing so, they expose their systems to risk of infection and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Prevent installation of adware-type apps by taking two simple steps. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software - use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings and closely analyze all steps. Furthermore, all additionally-included applications should be cancelled, since bundled software is often classed as rogue, and thus, should never be installed.

Deceptive free software installers used in eFast Browser adware distribution:

efast browser adware installer sample 2 Delusive installer distributing eFast Browser adware

Screenshot of eFast Browser application:

Delusive adware-type application eFast Browser

eFast Browser generating intrusive online advertisements:

eFast Browser generating intrusive pop-up ads (sample 1) eFast Browser generating intrusive pop-up ads (sample 2) eFast Browser generating intrusive pop-up ads (sample 3) eFast Browser generating intrusive pop-up ads (sample 4) eFast Browser generating intrusive coupon ads eFast Browser generating obtrusive search ads

 

Quick menu:

eFast Browser adware removal:

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.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.

Mac 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.

eFast Browser adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "eFast 000.110010107", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes eFast Browser ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


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Remove eFast Browser adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, eFast browser did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing eFast Browser ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing eFast Browser ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the efast browser adware, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing eFast Browser  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing eFast Browser ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the efast browser adware, 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 eFast Browser ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing eFast Browser ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with efast browser adware 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 the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

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

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

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 logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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.

Removal assistance:
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orthorim

I had a fake Chrome install that did not show up in the control panel Add or Remove Programs. So that didn't work. Deleting the files - hidden inside a folder in Program Files - was impossible as they were read-only, and the installed malware made it impossible to change it to read/write (it changed it back immediately after I changed it in Explorer). RogueKiller disabled the virus and I was then able to also delete the files, which the AV software somehow left on the file system.

My advice if you have a virus - forget about it and re-install Windows.