Fast Search is a malicious browser extension developed by Surf Canyon. The developers are kindly offering this browser add-on for the most popular web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. If user installs Fast Search or any other malicious browser add-on, the default browser’s homepage and search engine will be changed to Surf Canyon Search or any other sponsored webpage like surfcanyon.com, etc. That search engine is dangerous and will provide you with bogus and misleading search results along with numerous pop-up ads, discounts, deals and offers and other type of advertisements. Surfcanyon.com search engine was developed with only one objective – to monetize web traffic and promote sponsored products. It is highly recommended to remove Fast Search and Surfcanyon.com hijacker from your browser.
Surf Canyon is known developers of adware programs like Fast Search and hijackers like surfcanyon.com, search.surfcanyon.com and my.surfcanyon.com. It is not reliable developer and if you have any product developed by Surf Canyon you should stop using your computer for daily needs and clean it from malware. Most of the times, users getting infected with Fast Search or any other Surf Canyon malware through freeware downloads. Usually freeware developers are looking for easy ways to monetize their products and malware developers are kindly offering to bundle their malicious programs together with freeware for small fee from installs. However, trustable download portals are scanning freeware programs for malware presence before uploading the freeware. That’s why it is not recommended to download freeware apps from unofficial and dubious websites or torrents.
Fast Search browser add-on is a very dangerous and malicious program that can easily monitor user’s network activity, sniff the traffic and intercept users personal data such as logins and passwords, emails, chat messages and other and transfer it to the third parties. While Fast Search is running on the background user’s security may be compromised and privacy violated. Fast Search adware may also collect user’s history of visits, cookies, search queries, ip address, geo location and much more. All of that information will be transferred to the remote server of cyber criminals for commercial purposes. They might sell your information to other hacking groups or simply use it to steal your identity and scam you. That’s why we advise you to follow our comprehensive removal guide written below by our IT experts. Follow the steps in the correct order to perform full removal of Fast Search adware. However, if your computer is already infected by Fast Search adware or Surf Canyon browser hijacker there is a high chance that it is infected with other malicious programs that were downloaded and installed without your consent. It is highly recommended to use our automatic removal tool to scan your computer for adware, spyware and other types of malware and remove it easily and safely.
Symptoms of Fast Search infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Fast Search threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the FAST SEARCH and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.