How to remove (uninstall) FastCompress

Adware, such as FastCompress is extremely diffused last days. These tools differ from usual viruses in that their doing cannot be determined as exactly harmful. FastCompress may look a helpful extension that tells you about the most worthy discounts on the Net, adds remarkable features to all browsers, and does another things. Over time, offers and advertising are becoming more and when you are trying to remove the malware - you can’t do it, because the virus can restore itself after removal. In this guide, we are going to explain you everything about FastCompress, how to deal with it, and how to guard your PC from viruses in the future.


The malicious programs that show you links and interfere to surf the Web can be divided on two classes: adware and hijackers. Adware attack the entire computer, putting hype and other promotional stuff in the browser and on the desktop. The hijackers act only in the browsers by manipulating the results of your search queries, showing improper results and redirecting you to harmful web-pages. All of these kinds of software are accompanied with explicit specifications of their options, and the user thinks that they are reliable. However, the longer these programs will dwell in your system, the more deplorable will be the state of your workstation. In the end, you'll understand that the workstation is wholly filled with all kinds of unwanted, suspicious or even really dangerous software. The poor performance of your workstation, low response speed, spontaneous shutdowns, critical failures and reboots will become very frequent. When the PC comes into suchlike state, users begin to search for an answer, and realize that it was necessary to eliminate the advertising program at the beginning, or do not download it at all.


After penetrating the machine harmful program commits a series of measures aimed at security against uninstalling, and get ready for action. The very important thing is to create a task to restore in case of disposal, and to obtain updating from the web-site of its developers. Thereafter unwanted program starts to alter browser settings. When the pre-set search engine and the homepage are altered, user always sees the suspicious web-site in any browser and on any tab. After that, undesired program varies the browser settings, related to advertisement. Most browsers now have a feature that hides the banners, pop-ups, intrusive animations and other sorts of hype. FastCompress switches these functions off, and you see that the quantity of advertising in all browsers is extremely increased. Moreover that adware shows you all the pop-ups of the Web, regardless of whether they are good or not, it exhibits you obviously viral advertising windows and banners. In some cases, customers simply can’t surf the Net, because when they try to view the certain website, virus sends him to another one. Wherefore is this done? The meaning of such doing is to coerce you to click on the links offered by malware. The links may lead to the different websites. Some of them provide goods, some - offer unpaid programs or something else. The important thing to understand about these sites is: they provide benefit exclusively to their developers. There's no need to precise that any operation or download on the website, provided you by FastCompress, can induce harmful consequences, such as - getting another harmful program. We hope, you realize that FastCompress is not the worthy software to keep on your computer, and it needs to be removed.

Methods to remove FastCompress

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove FastCompress manually

Step 1. Uninstall FastCompress from the operation system

Step 2. Remove FastCompress from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


If you read the previous part, the need of FastCompress disposal is manifest to you. But you don't need to hurry, you must understand all removal methods before you begin. Uninstall might be done manually or with help of special tool. These options are safe, certified, and lead to complete deletion of any unwanted program. The diversity among them is not in the effectiveness, but in simplicity and the level of security. Firstly, the manual deletion depends on your practice. During manual disposal you will have to uninstall the virus itself, to clean the browsers from dangerous extensions, reverse its settings to their basic position and delete few registry values. Such actions are really familiar to the professional user, but you browsed the Web for some tips, so you, most likely can't eliminate FastCompress and you demand some help. Underneath this paragraph you will find the detailed list of hints, with video on the disposal of malware. If you fear that you can make a failure, or you are going to assure the protection of your laptop for a long time - we advise you to use the anti-virus. Disposal through anti-virus is much safer than manual removal and there is no risk of fault. In addition, you won't just clear your PC from malware, but also provide the protection from such threats in the future. Nowadays, the best removal software according to the customer rating is Spyhunter, and we advise you to purchase it. This anti-virus is extremely popular all over the world, and guarantees continuous defense. Spyhunter has the daily updated virus database, it does not consume lots of CPU resources and does not interfere with other anti-viruses.

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FastCompress removal instructions

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall FastCompress from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select FastCompress and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\FastCompress
  • C:\ProgramData\FastCompress
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\FastCompress

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "FastCompress" and delete these elements


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How to remove FastCompress from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select FastCompress and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete FastCompress from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select FastCompress and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall FastCompress from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove FastCompress from the browser

How to remove FastCompress from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove FastCompress

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


How to delete FastCompress from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove FastCompress

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”


How to uninstall FastCompress from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove FastCompress

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


How to delete FastCompress from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose FastCompress and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


How to delete FastCompress from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


Advantages of different removal methods


How to protect the computer?

There is one significant thing that you should understand about PC virus: how not to let it enter your PC. This occurs via three main ways:

  • Download from a dangerous web-page. When you're on a web-page, you are shown a confirmation to download some software, which can seriously support you in something. The advantages of suchlike software are ordinary, they are: automatic installation of every driver or update for your hardware, the execution of some actions in the social networks, the improvement of Net browsing, search for advantageous offers on the Net, search for the latest toll-free content such as movies, games and music. If on any website you find a suggestion to download the program with such functions - it is really harmful, and the website itself is unsafe.
  • Download in bundles with other tools. If you often use the unpaid programs, you know what we are talking about. You install the tool, and during the installation there is a pop-up with the proposal of the installation of the anti-viral software, brilliant file manager, browser, the additional toolbar for it, and God knows what else. The checkboxes are already filled, and if you click "OK", the installation begins, and you’ll install 4-5 tools that you do not need, instead of needed one.
  • Sometimes user installs hijackers voluntarily. It is very possible, because when the users read a tempting specification of the program, they believe that it is really efficient.

The e-mails are used very often, to spread malicious programs but the hijackers almost don't use it. If you read this paragraph, we think, that FastCompress is gone for good. The good antiviruses understand to locate a virus, but if you prefer the hand uninstall - you should know all symptoms of infection.

  • OS boots extremely slowly. The tools that run at startup are, very often, the cause of long boot. On the taskbar you can see all currently working tools, and choose the ones that are reliable and which aren't.
  • Hype is everywhere. If the amount of ads has grown up noticeably - that is, most likely, hijacker or adware.
  • Critical failures when using software, restart or shutdown of a PC without your permit.
  • The emergence of the bizarre tools on the machine. If the tool appears in the system without your permit - it's, nothing else than the adware.

Any of these red flags indicates the virus threat, and the proper reaction is a chance to prevent the damage. Be cautious on the Net, watch for the symptoms of virus on the PC, and it will always be clean and efficient.



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