eFast browser hijacker, how to remove guide
eFast browser may look like a legit application. It is an internet browser that provides you faster browsing, new experience and new features. Or at least it should. eFast browser is a new way of breaking into the system for cyber criminals, instead of hijacking a homepage of the browser they decided to hijack browser completely. And now millions of users are infected with eFast browser hijacker.
After successful installation, eFast browser will be set as a browser by default in your system. Also, there will be changed file associations in some formats, the list is below:
gif, htm, html, jpeg, jpg, pdf, png, shtml, webp, xht, xhtm
This basically mean that each time you are opening any URL, image, animation, and so forth, it will be opened in eFast browser. Also, besides this behaviour, this browser will start to show you adverts and pop-ups everywhere. Once you left-click them you will be redirected on a potentially viral link where you could be infected with more malware programs.
How does eFast browser get into my system?
eFast browser is spreading among users as an independent product, but also, it is using deceptive and tricky methods of breaking in. The most common and effective method is called bundling. The installation of this browser is wrapped in the installation of another program like video player, cracked game or even office programs. It is advised to remove eFast browser from your system as soon as possible. Check the removal guide below and follow the instructions.
Removal tool for eFast browser:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with eFast browser in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):