How to Remove FastDataX Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove FastDataX Virus. This FastDataX Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

FastDataX is not a program you would enjoy having in your system. It is neither helpful nor useful. In fact, this utility is a member of the adware family. Yes, it is an infection and you need to remove it from your machine as soon as possible. The good news here is that you are stuck with a relatively easy to tackle parasite. The truth is you could have been infected with a much more dangerous one like a Trojan horse or a ransomware infection. However, do not let this fact make you think that the adware is harmless. It is not.

FastDataX causes damage and the more time it spends on board the more problems it throws at you. Act fast and take measures as soon as you spot FastDataX. Find its exact lurking spot and delete it before it gets out of control. Sooner or later it will, and then you will regret not having done something about it earlier.

The adware, following a successful installation, goes after your browsers. All of them. It appends it pesky extension to each one so you don’t have even a single reliable browser to use. They are all infected and injected with ads. From this moment on, your online activities turn into a nightmare. Not a single online move of your is left uninterrupted. The adware is always there to prevent you from using your machine normally.

Every time you go online, you entire screen is completely covered with countless advertisements which are popping in front of your eyes, blocking pages` content. Even the sites which used to be ad-free are not heavy on ads in all shapes and forms. Why do you think the adverts are so many and so persistent? They serve a purpose. The hackers behind the adware use them to make pay-per-click revenue. Each of your clicks on an ad fills their pocket. In other words, you become crooks` sponsor. Yet, this is not all.

By clicking, you also risk worsening your predicament. The commercials you see are not to be trusted. They are not reliable. Most of them are corrupted and deliver malware. A single click on such an ad is enough for you to invite more pests on your already infected machine. Also, do not think you can avoid clicking. The ads are so many that avoidance would equal to not using your PC at all. The only thing you can do in order to get rid of them is to remove their source, namely the adware. Once it is gone, the adverts will disappear too. Do not waste time in debates but find the nasty pest and remove it from your machine once and for all. To do that manually, follow our removal guide at the end of this article.

How did FastDataX enter your computer? You will not like the answer to this question but you were the one who installed it. Unintentionally, of course. The infection tricked you and you were too distracted to notice. It was probably bundled to another free program on the web which you installed on your PC but you didn’t pay attention during the installation process. This is a classic mistake. Do not make it again, though.

When you install software, always opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard. They allow you to check if there are some additionally attached apps to the program, which you had no intentions of installing. If yes, remove them before proceeding. They are usually malicious and will cause you problems in the future. Do not let them enter. Preventing an infection is much easier than dealing with it later on.

FastDataX Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove FastDataX Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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