How to Remove Adware:Win32/FastSaveApp (Fast Save Extension Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Adware:Win32/FastSaveApp (Fast Save Extension Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2012-12-25 3:32

Adware:Win32/FastSaveApp constantly appears onto your computer and even when you remove it with the antivirus, it still comes up? This is annoying and then read this post to figure it out.

Adware:Win32/FastSaveApp is an adware that will install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to annoying website diversions. After breaking into the target computer by exploiting software vulnerability, it can cause serious problems on your computer.

Generally, it may be installed from insecure downloads or various shareware programs distributed by Trojans, fake online anti-malware scanners, malicious websites. Once it is running, it can connect to a remote IRC server and forward the data to cybercriminals without the computer user’s awareness. The collected data is usually used to distribute pop-up ads on the compromised machine. And if your web browser has been hijacked by this adware, it will make your PC perform weirdly. It can reroute infected users to corrupt web pages constantly. As mentioned above, we can see how annoying and dangerous if a computer is infected with this adware. If such is the case to your computer problem, delete Adware:Win32/FastSaveAppn instantly to protect your computer.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If any question, you may just contact us or leave your question below for timely reply.

How to Remove Adware:Win32/FastSaveApp and Repair the Browser Settings

There are mainly two ways to remove Adware: Win32/FastSaveApp.

Removal Options

    1. Automatic Removal using Anti-malware tool
    2. Manual Removal

Please note, since both the above removal options also requires browser settings repair when it comes to thoroughly remove the Adware:win32/FastSaveApp.

1 Automatic Removal using the recommended Antimalware tool Anvi Smart Defender

Download, install the Anvi Smart Defender (direct download) to full scan the computer system which is infected by the adware. There is both a free version for basic malware removal and prevention and a Pro edition for advanced malware removing and prevention.

After the removal, the win32:FastSaveApp may also come out if you not remove its extension in Google Chrome, or add-on in Mozilla Firefox. See detailed guide in below Part of browser repair.

2. Manual Removal

Before you choose this removal method, we have to tell you that certain computer skills are required to do so. If you are uncomfortable to do this way, please choose the automatic removal method to make it.

1). Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

Click the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK. See more details on how to view hidden files and folders in Windows


2. Open Registry Editor. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.


b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:

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%System%\[NAME OF AN EXISTING DLL]32.dll
%UserProfile%\Application Data\random.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”

Recommended: After you are finished, use a system cleaner tool like Cloud System Booster to fully clean up the computer system so that the OS can work smooth with no junk files or potential risks of registry errors.

Part II Repair Browser Settings-remove fast save extension in Google Chrome

This part is necessarily needed to heal the browser and never let the Fast Save Adware reappears. In Google Chrome , the Fast Save adware may install the Fast Save 1.1, SaveAs, Quick Save, Codec-c or Click2save extension there to be sticky and stubborn. If you not remove them, you will never get your infected computer cleaned.

And here we only take the Google Chrome as the example browser for demonstration. The steps in other browsers are similar.

    1. Launch Google Chrome Internet browser.

    2. Locate and click the Wrench icon (also see as three-bar icon in newer Chrome version) on top-right corner of Google Chrome.

    3. Click on the icon to display drop-down list. Select Tools > Extension. It will display a list of installed extension.

    4. Look for an item Fast Save 1.1, SaveAs, Quick Save, Codec-C, or Click2save extension. On far right end, click on the Bin (Trash Can) icon. This designates removal of the selected extension.


    5. It will pop-up and confirm removal of Fast Save. Click on Remove button to validate.


That step should remove the unwanted extension from your Google Chrome.

What’s more, to ensure the fix effect, you are also encouraged to check out the search engines, toolbar added in browsers and if any, remove them to get the browser clean. Also you ‘d better to clear browser data, especially including the cache and cookies in order to avoid of any chances that the Fast Save adware leaves its functional pieces to regain its risky function.

If any question, just let us know.
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