How to Remove Fastplayz.com (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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

The Fastplayz.com site appears in case of an infection. Seeing the page all the time means only one thing. You have an adware parasite on board and the Fastplayz.com site is its way of revealing itself to you. It uses it as a front to lurk behind. You, however, should take the appearance of this page as a huge, neon warning sign. That’s what it is. Heed it while it is not too late. Adware pieces may not be the most dangerous type of cyber threats but they can still cause you damage.

The pest you are stuck with is not an exception. If given the time, it will make a huge mess of your system. Do not allow it. Cut its stay short. The more time it spends on board, the more problems you face. So, delete it. It is relatively easy to tackle. As soon as you spot the malicious site, start looking for the adware and delete it upon discovery. If you don’t, it won`t be long before you regret it. Know that there is no such thing as a harmless infection. There is no place for viruses on your PC. Remove the one that is harassing you now. Delays lead to regrets.

Remove Fastplayz.com
The Fastplayz.com Virus

The adware takes over your browsers the minute it enters your machine. It adds to them a pesky extension thus injecting them with commercials. Why? It is simple really. The adware developers use this program to boost web traffic to particular pages and gain pay-per-click revenue. This means that with every one of your clicks on an ad, you sponsor crooks. That’s why you get bombarded with adverts. They are not there to show you the best deals and offers online. Nor are they there to help you enhance your online shopping and save money. Their goal is simple. They have to make you click so the hackers get money. This is also the reason why they are so many and so. The more of them you see, the bigger the chance to click gets. Do your very best to avoid clicking on anything until you deal the problem completely. And it is not only because if you click, you fill hackers` pockets. It is also because if you click, you get more malware.

Nothing the adware generates can be trusted. Most of the ads either lead to shady pages full of infections or they conceal infections themselves. It only takes a single click on the wrong ad and you automatically worsen your predicament. However, avoiding is a very temporary decision. You cannot avoid the ad forever as they become more and more with each passing day. The only way to get rid of them for good is to get rid of the adware. This is exactly what you should do. It was never meant to be beneficial to you. Use our removal guide below and delete it. Once you do, everything will get back to normal and you will be able to surf the web normally again.

How did you get stuck with this parasite? As we said, the Fastplayz.com site showed up because the adware had already managed to enter your PC. But how did it get in? Did you install it on purpose? No, but you were negligent and the pest tricked you into giving it permission. Be more attentive. Infections need approval so they ask for it. Yet, they don’t do it straightforwardly as it leaves to much room for denial. That’s why they turn to tricks like spam emails, bundled software, fake updates, corrupted pages, malicious ads and links, illegitimate sources, etc. Always be on the alert when giving your permission. Carefully read what you are agreeing to. Don’t give into carelessness as that’s what hackers hope for. Choose vigilance and attention. They go a long way. You will see.

Fastplayz.com 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 follow to permanently remove 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 Fastplayz.com 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.

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