Fast Start

What is Fast Start?

Fast Start is a potentially unwanted program that functions like browser add-on. It will add a new tab on your default browser, and the tab will open each time you access the Internet. At first glance, it may seem that Fast Start tries to provide you with popular and important shortcuts, but we strongly discourage you to keep using this application. Fast Start is closely related to some of the most serious programs in the browser hijacking sphere, so there is no need to keep it on your system. Remove Fast Start right now and then invest in a reliable antispyware scanner to check your PC for other possible infections.testtest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does Fast Start come from?

It is very likely that you have dangerous browser hijackers installed on your computer because Fast Start usually travels bundled with hijacker setup files. According to security researchers at, this add-on often comes with the newest versions of Webssearches, Qone8 Virus,, Omiga-Plus and similar browser hijackers. You will know whether you have installed a browser hijacker onto your computer immediately – these infections modify your default search engine and homepage settings without even notifying.

Compared to browser hijackers, Fast Start seems like an innocent browser extension, but do not be fooled by it. This application comes from a long line of potentially unwanted programs that include Lightning Newtab and Quick Start add-ons. In fact, is indicated as the main homepage for Fast Start, but it is not possible to download the application there.

What does Fast Start do?

At first glance, Fast Start looks like a genuine, legitimate program. It even has an About section which says that Fast Start is a “firefox extension based on Html5. It provides website fast dial to make you find your favorite websites ASAP, New Tab Start Page, Organize bookmarks, Custom backgrounds, custom dials.” It should be pointed that that Fast Start is compatible with Mozilla Firefox only. In some cases, it does get installed on Google Chrome, but then it is still called “Quick Start.”

Just as its description claims, Fast Start displays up to eight thumbnails with your most visited websites. However, we do not encourage users to use all of these shortcuts because by clicking them you could be giving information on your web browsing habits away to potentially unreliable third parties. It should be clear that trusting programs that come with browser hijackers is not a good idea, so you should get rid of Fast Start immediately.

How to remove Fast Start?

There is no entry on the list of installed programs in Control Panel for Fast Start, so you need to delete this extension manually via browser’s settings. This add-on does not affect Internet Explorer, but you can check whether Google Chrome Quick Start extension installed. After manual removal, you should invest in a powerful antispyware tool that would remove all other infections from your computer. We provide a detailed guide on how to restore your browser settings below this article, but keep in mind that browser hijackers are infections too serious to be dealt with just a simple manual removal.

Delete Fast Start from browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T and click Add-ons.
  2. Disable and remove Fast Start from Extensions.
  3. Restart browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Tools.
  2. Open Extensions and remove Quick Start.

Reset browser settings to default

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings option and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. When a new tab appears, click Reset Firefox.
  3. Press Reset Firefox on a pop-up box.
  4. Click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down to Reset browser settings section.
  4. Click Reset browser settings button.
  5. Press Reset on a pop-up box. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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