The BuyFast virus (also searched for as Buy Fast virus, Buy Fast, buyfasst) is a misused term often used to describe a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and cross-browser adware type browser application that can cause many problems for computer and internet users. You do not want to find this program installed on your computer. It is known to be a very deceptive and intrusive adware program and browser plugin that can gain entrance to your computer system and internet browsers that it affects without your consent or knowledge. BuyFast adware can also automatically download and install in the background while you work on your computer and once it has finished completely installing it will inject the webpages you visit with pop-up advertisements that usually say “Ads by BuyFast” or “brought by BuyFast” on them.
What is BuyFast?
BuyFast does not have a legitimate description from the publisher; However, programs and browser add-ons and extensions similar to it are often promoted by third-party freeware and download managers as a bundled web shopping assistant or web utility program that help help internet users find coupons and deals.
Potential BuyFast malware generates deceptive and intrusive pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by BuyFast are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.
BuyFast adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove BuyFast if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.
How did BuyFast get on my computer?
BuyFast and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. BuyFast is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that BuyFast adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.
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- The BuyFast virus bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
- The BuyFast virus is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
- The BuyFast virus injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text style advertisements.
- The BuyFast virus makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.
How to remove BuyFast virus
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- Option 1: Automatically remove BuyFast virus with Malwarebytes
- Option 2: Manually remove BuyFast
- Option 3: Call Tech Support 1-888-986-8411
Option 1: Automatically remove BuyFast virus with Malwarebytes
1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.
2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
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3. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.
4. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.
5. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
6. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.
[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing BuyFast we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove BuyFast.[/note]
Option 2: Manually remove BuyFast
How to uninstall BuyFast
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.
3. Search for BuyFast in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click BuyFast to uninstall it.
[note align=”left”]If you do not find BuyFast in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove BuyFast below.[/note]
How to remove BuyFast add-ons and extensions
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the BuyFast extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the BuyFast add-on and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the BuyFast extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
[note align=”left”]If you do not find BuyFast in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove BuyFast below.[/note]
BuyFast virus removal tips
- If you do not find BuyFast in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
- If you are still having issues removing BuyFast you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
- If you need help our tech support team is standing by 24 hours a day. You can reach tech support at: 1-888-986-8411