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Get Rid of Fast Browser search


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#1 dbjb7606

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:35 PM

My son picked up fast browser search from an app on facebook.......i've looked around to try to find how to remove it....tried a few things but still there....any posts on how to get rid of it?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:54 AM

This is certainly not my area of expertise (if I have any at all lol), so the pro's may have better advice, but I have dealt with this numerous times now, and in my experience it's quite easy, I just use Revo Uninstaller (free version) to uninstall it and remove ALL traces after using Revo, it's as simple as that in my experience, luckily it's not a nasty one, but it certainly can't hurt to run some scams after such as Malwarebytes etc, if the have picked that up they may have got other stuff as well, but I suggest waiting for a pro to confirm if this is the best way to approach this, would be interested myself there, but it's worked for me, be interesting to hear what the pro's suggest.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:35 PM

Thanks for the tip... Unfortunately, Fast Browser Search doesn't show up in the Add/Remove section? I've removed it before, removed it from my Firefox add-on, etc, but it still shows up when i open a new tab in Firefox

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:43 AM

Add\Remove is not where you uninstall from, use Revo linked above, it removes ALL remnants of what it uninstalls, try using that instead.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:18 AM

Sorry ...I WAS referring to Revo.....nothing shows up to uninstall

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:58 PM

Google is your friend for this one: remove fast browser search

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 06:26 PM

i've done all the remedies by google search....but the toolbar is still there.....and the new tab function still opens on it...although it may be harmless...it made it's way on to my computer, and not being able to get rid of it says something

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:14 PM

Did you do this? Help, can't remove fast browser search toolbar

Using Internet Explorer:

Open "tools" in the menu bar
Click "Manage Add-ons
Vista users click "enable or disable add-ons"
Click "Fast Browser Search" and disable it.

Now go to your control panel.
Vista users click "Uninstall a program"
XP users click "Add or remove program"

You should now be able to select the "Fast Browser search protection", and uninstall it.

Restart your computer.

Now go back to control panel, and uninstall "Fast Browser Search (MyTattoo)"


In case you haven't figured it out, it's the "MyTattoo" application from facebook that started all this mess.


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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:22 AM

Sorry for a slow reply, OK if your using Firefox then there may be another step(s) to take, it should still be an easy solution, it isn't a damaging "infection" as such, you just need to remove the Firefox element of this, rather than me trying to explain, try the following, it shows what to do quite well, hope that helps.
http://www.pccyberte...-browser-search

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