How to remove (uninstall) Search.hfastmapfinder.com

Have you noticed aggressive pop-ups on your favorite pages, tagged as “ads by Search.hfastmapfinder.com”? Do you see the name Search.hfastmapfinder.com anywhere else in the system? If those things are true – the device is infected by an advertising program, and this article will assist you in deleting it.

Search.hfastmapfinder.com

What is Search.hfastmapfinder.com

The virus that shows banners is called Search.hfastmapfinder.com, and it is adware. Search.hfastmapfinder.com cannot do anything well, as it was made to do one thing: to drive you mad. Well, your irritation isn’t its direct goal, but you'll be annoyed anyway until Search.hfastmapfinder.com does what it does – shows ads. It gets into the computer, it changes the browser controls and displays you as much spam as it can and sometimes more, to make sure that you click at least on a few of them. Hackers receive a little money for each click you’ve made, so you can understand why the banners keep popping up: it’s a honeypot. In the sections below, we will tell you how Search.hfastmapfinder.com infected the device and how it can be protected against such threats. In case you already know that and just want to uninstall the virus ASAP – skip the following parts and look at the uninstalling tips.

As soon as the infection is performed, Search.hfastmapfinder.com switches the controls of your browsers. That's its single function, as the head role in this play is left for the scammers' search engine which appears in the browser as soon as you install Search.hfastmapfinder.com. So, Search.hfastmapfinder.com alters the pre-set homepage, as well as the pre-set search engine and puts the unreliable website instead of them. After that you cannot use the reliable Yahoo, Google, Bing or whatever search you're used to – you’ll browse the Internet with the help of the poor scammers' search, displaying wrong websites advertising banners pop-ups of all types and colors. One more adware's goal is to alter the properties of the shortcuts of your browsers in a way that in case you return the regular settings, you'll automatically open the untrusted search in the starting tab.

If you've already struggled to delete Search.hfastmapfinder.com, you might have noticed that it recovers, regardless of how many times you uninstalled it. It occurs because of the Search.hfastmapfinder.com's protective algorithms, and we'll define their essence:

  • A scheduled task is the most popular technique to start the reinstallation of Search.hfastmapfinder.com if the operator had removed it. System tasks are not frequently used by common PC owners, so Search.hfastmapfinder.com simply sets a task to check if it is running, and if it isn't – to get and install it again. That task is being run after each restart, and that’s why Search.hfastmapfinder.com is so difficult to erase.
  • The second technique has the similar aim, but it employs the OS's registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. Fraudsters create a new value to your registry and you should find and delete it, which might be difficult. All other registry values are crucially important, and by removing any of them, you might bring serious damage to the system.

 

How Search.hfastmapfinder.com was installed in the system

To make easier for you, we will picture the process in total. 99% of the advertising tools are each other's clones, replicated thousands of times and transferred to different fraudsters with lesser alterations made. Some evil guys got this one in the Dark Web, set it up and uploaded it to file-exchanging portals around the Internet. That’s where you found it, huh? Okay, are you sure that you didn’t look for adware that will irritate you? Or, you needed the best manner to damage your device, and found a useful link to Search.hfastmapfinder.com installer? Still wrong? Well, in that case, it could be another utility that is really helpful. Some gratis utility from an unknown developer, or a cracked copy of some well-known program you just don't want to purchase.

We know this technique as the “sponsored installation”, and its essence is that bad guys combine the installation files of several dangerous programs and a sole useful software into one file. The principal feature of that bundle is that its pattern detains you from seeing its content inside of it. On one of the last stages, they display a proposal to get additional programs, with all checkmarks placed and the mouse cursor is already hovering over “OK”. And you pressed that button. Don't forget about another manner, with the “installation ways”. In most cases, the installation for practiced customers gives you the possibility to pick where you need a utility to be established, and how exactly you want it to be done. In Search.hfastmapfinder.com's case, if you pick the recommended installation, you allow all the adware from the package into the PC.

Methods to remove Search.hfastmapfinder.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search.hfastmapfinder.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Search.hfastmapfinder.com from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Search.hfastmapfinder.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Now you realize what Search.hfastmapfinder.com is, and you see in which way it penetrated the computer. You know all you need, apart from the very significant thing: the ways to eliminate Search.hfastmapfinder.com. Here we go. Search.hfastmapfinder.com might be eliminated by following these basic techniques. One of them is what you have already attempted to perform – deletion in manual mode. We know how to make it right, and under this part, you’ll find the instructions on by-hand uninstallation. Its only disadvantage is that you cannot eliminate lots of advertising tools with its help as it'll require lots of time. It's better to try another way: you might fully uninstall Search.hfastmapfinder.com within 10 minutes through Spyhunter AntiMalware. It has lots of pluses, and among them are the ability to operate along with other antiviral programs, round-the-clock user support, increased operation speed and low price. Don’t waste your time, trying to guard the device through free software – try the true anti-viral tool. Push the button below to download an unpaid version with limited possibilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Search.hfastmapfinder.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search.hfastmapfinder.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Search.hfastmapfinder.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Search.hfastmapfinder.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Search.hfastmapfinder.com

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Search.hfastmapfinder.com and press Uninstall

 

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 Search.hfastmapfinder.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search.hfastmapfinder.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Search.hfastmapfinder.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search.hfastmapfinder.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Search.hfastmapfinder.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Search.hfastmapfinder.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Search.hfastmapfinder.com 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.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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