Not so long ago cyber criminals have developed a new way to infect computers. Instead of hijacking homepages or in your browser, they are trying to hijack the browser itself. eFast browser is an application that has already spread on many computers and laptops. And it is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10.
There are several ways for eFast browser to be installed in users” system. Besides that eFast is spreading as independent software, it also uses very common and effective method of breaking in, called “bundling”. It installs along with some software, without you noticing it.
Once eFast browser is inside it will set itself as a default browser. Even more, it will change file associations for next list of file formats:
gif, htm, html, jpeg, jpg, pdf, png, shtml, webp, xht, xhtm
It all means that every time you will try to open any link or a file from the list on an infected computer, it will be opened in eFast browser. Also, this browser will start to generate a lot of adverts that will seriously decrease your computers” working speed and redirect you on a potentially viral websites once you left click them. It is advised to remove eFast browser hijacker as soon as you will be aware of its presence in your system. Follow the instructions below to deal with this threat.
eFast browser automatic removal tool:
eFast browser removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
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):