Deceiving domain - websearch.fastsearchings.info

Type: Browser Hijackers

Websearch.fastsearchings.info is categorized as a PUP and a browser hijacker due to the unwanted functionality and changes it brings. The main goal of this app is to alter major browser settings such as the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL of web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. The browser hijacker is even likely to add the "Fast Searching" extension to the hijacked web browsers. 

When you get your default search engine modified by websearch.fastsearchings.info, beware that these types of settings cannot be reversed so easily. Even if you try to bring Google back as your default provider, it will work only temporarily. The main way to deal with the unwanted changes is by eliminating the trouble-causing app completely together with all the bogus products that it has brought to the computer system. Nevertheless, if you try performing search queries via the new provider, you might end up with misleading results.

Other activities that can be initiated by websearch.fastsearchings.info are redirecting and advertising. The app redirects users to odd third-party websites such as lifeimpressions.net and other similar domains. Furthermore, the PUP can start loading intrusive advertising posts with beneficial-looking offers to collect pay-per-click income.

Name websearch.fastsearchings.info
Type Browser hijacker/PUP
Changes The app alters directories such as the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL of the hijacked web browser
Detections According to VirusTotal, the browser hijacker has been discovered as malicious by 4 AV tools

websearch.fastsearchings.info violations

2CR-015: The browser hijacker has been marked as malicious by a few antivirus tools

The browser hijacker has been marked as malicious by a few antivirus tools

2CR-004: The PUP alters major browser settings, including the default search provider

The PUP alters major browser settings, including the default search provider