What is Fastclick.net

Fastclick.net is a malicious cookie that could be recorded in your browser as a result of visiting a suspicious page. Whilst this can seem minor to many users, elements like cookies can gather personal data and send session reports over to remote servers. This is why most security programs have a feature to wipe out cookies and other components that accumulate over browser usage. Users affected by Fastclick.net can experience countless redirects and display of dubious ads whilst using the web. Unfortunately, identifying and deleting fastclick.net cookies can be hard on your own, this is why we have prepared a removal manual to prevent illegitimate abuse of your activity.

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How Fastclick.net infected your computer

As mentioned, Fastclick.net could plant its cookies after entering a doubtful website. It could happen if you have been pushed into clicking an advertising banner placed on any page. Most ads are nowadays easily substituted by malicious redirects that lead to unwanted resources. Do not click on them and use handy extensions like “Adblock” to block off intrusive content. Besides that, you should also know that unwanted software can be delivered via so-called “bundles”. In other words, this is freeware programs that can be downloaded from third-party websites. During the setup, people overlook “Advanced” or “Custom” sections, elect for “Recommended” instead of “Manual” installation, or other options that promote additional apps. The main takeaway is that such software is set up for automatic installation unless users uncheck it themselves. This is why you should open such sections and deselect hidden offers to prevent unwanted infections.

  1. Download Fastclick.net Removal Tool
  2. Stop Fastclick.net notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Fastclick.net from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Fastclick.net extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Fastclick.net search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Fastclick.net

Download Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter

To remove Fastclick.net completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Fastclick.net and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of SpyHunter offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Download Alternative Removal Tool

Download Malwarebytes

To remove Fastclick.net completely, we recommend you to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Fastclick.net and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Fastclick.net manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Fastclick.net removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Fastclick.net installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Disable push notifications from Fastclick.net in browsers

Remove Fastclick.net from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. On a Mac you can also go to Chrome and choose Preferences.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Content settings.
  4. Click on Notifications menu (with the bell icon).
  5. Set up preferred overall settings for push notifications and click Manage exceptions… button.
  6. Find Fastclick.net in the list and click cross icon to remove it. Click Done button to confirm the action.

Remove Fastclick.net from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Options.
  2. Choose Content tab on the left side.
  3. Under Notifications, set up preferred overall settings for push-notifications and click Choose… button.
  4. Find Fastclick.net in the list and click Remove site to remove it.
  5. Click Save Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Fastclick.net from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find Fastclick.net in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Fastclick.net from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find Fastclick.net, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove Fastclick.net from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click on the three-dots menu, in the top-right corner.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, and in the left part click Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions section, click Manage permissions button.
  4. Find Fastclick.net in the list and click on the cross sign to remove the setting and disable its notifications.

Remove Fastclick.net from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Fastclick.net you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Fastclick.net”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove Fastclick.net from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Fastclick.net might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Fastclick.net from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Fastclick.net from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Fastclick.net from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Fastclick.net from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Fastclick.net from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Fastclick.net from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Fastclick.net

In some cases, Fastclick.net won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Fastclick.net. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Fastclick.net folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Fastclick.net in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Fastclick.net using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Fastclick.net. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Fastclick.net from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Fastclick.net.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Fastclick.net from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Fastclick.net related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Fastclick.net extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Fastclick.net related extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Fastclick.net related extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Fastclick.net from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Fastclick.net, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Fastclick.net related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Fastclick.net does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Fastclick.net extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Fastclick.net installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Fastclick.net

Fastclick.net push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Fastclick.net” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Fastclick.net, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Fastclick.net.

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