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Remove FastoPlayer ads (Removal Guide) - Jul 2016 update

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as Fasto Player | Type: Adware

Can I trust Fasto Player?

FastoPlayer (or Fasto Player) is just another adware-type program that needs to be used with carefulness. When inside the system, it may try to interrupt you with sponsored ads that are displayed just for redirecting people to sponsored websites. Sometimes these ads look really tempting as they seem like they are trying to help you save the money. However, they can redirect you to unwanted and suspicious websites seeking to infect your computer with other PUPs and even viruses. If FastoPlayer ads have started interrupting you, it is clear that this adware has infiltrated your computer. In this case, we highly recommend thinking about its removal.

If you still don’t think that this potentially unwanted program has to be avoided, we will try to explain you what could happen after letting it stay on your system.

  • Once installed, Fasto Player is going to place its files on the Windows Registry and inject its extension to your Internet browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer or Safari).
  • Then it starts to track your web activity. It means that the program is going to see the list of websites that you visit, keywords that you type into the search boxes, your downloads list, and even your IP address.
  • Based on this information, adware generates various promotional content. You are going to receive ads in a form of pop-ups, in-text links, and banners.
  • It is important NOT to click on such ads – otherwise they can redirect you to suspicious websites that belong to the sponsors of this PUP.

Be very careful because some of FastoPlayer-related web pages can promote questionable content, including suspicious software that may contain some toxic components. We strongly recommend to stay away from its ads because they can lead you to dangerous websites that may even initiate automatic downloads. To avoid dealing with sad consequences, we would like to recommend using an anti-spyware program for Fasto Player removal. In this case, we suggest using ReimageIntego.

Questions about FastoPlayer ads

FastoPlayer adware showing random FastoPlayer ads

Distribution methods of this adware

FastoPlayer has its official web page, and it provides the download link for this suspicious application. You can end up on this website if you click on suspicious links or banner ads on the web – so if you happen to visit this website, remember that it is very unreliable. However, in most cases, the developers of such PUPs spread apps like FastoPlayer virus via another distribution method called bundling. Bundling is a way to pack several programs into one software bundle – this helps to spread potentially unwanted applications seamlessly.

You have to be very careful if you want to download a free application from the Internet, and you have to install it with caution. Remember that no one is going to tell you about additional software components straightforwardly, so you have to check it yourself. To do that, you have to select “custom” or “advanced” installation settings on the installation setup. Then the setup opens a window, which should display a list of suggestions to install bonus programs. Deselect these statements and proceed to the next step of the setup. To remove FastoPlayer, look for instructions below.

How can I remove this unwanted PC intruder from my computer?

If you are dealing with FastoPlayer removal with no result, do not worry – we are here to help you. On this page, we are going to explain how to eliminate this computer parasite. We have prepared clear instructions how to remove this application, and we also provided images to make the removal guide easier to understand. You can find these guidelines below this article. However, we still strongly recommend checking your computer with an anti-spyware program just to make sure that there are no leftovers of FastoPlayer virus left on your computer. Such anti-spyware can also help to maintain the proper computer security level all the time.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove FastoPlayer ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate FastoPlayer from Windows systems

You need to uninstall FastoPlayer (all its versions), OneSoftPerDay, Candle Jar, QuickyTranslator and other to remove this adware from your computer completely. Every program that looks suspicious has to be eliminated.

To remove FastoPlayer ads from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to FastoPlayer ads (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete FastoPlayer from Mac OS X system

To remove FastoPlayer from your computer and prevent its reappearance in the future, make sure you uninstall these and other unknown/suspicious entries: FastoPlayer (all its versions), OneSoftPerDay, Candle Jar, QuickyTranslator.

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove FastoPlayer ads from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for FastoPlayer ads-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove FastoPlayer ads, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to FastoPlayer ads and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the FastoPlayer ads-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of FastoPlayer from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for FastoPlayer ads and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete FastoPlayer ads removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase FastoPlayer from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to FastoPlayer ads and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case FastoPlayer ads did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete FastoPlayer ads removal.Reset Firefox 2

Remove FastoPlayer from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to FastoPlayer ads by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the FastoPlayer ads-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete FastoPlayer ads removal.Reset Chrome 2

Eliminate FastoPlayer from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to FastoPlayer ads and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

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  1. roland says:
    November 19th, 2015 at 7:53 am

    This has made my browser work incredibly slow.

  2. Clara97 says:
    November 19th, 2015 at 7:54 am

    It is stuck on my browser and i cannot remove it, so annoying! freaking parasite cant get off it. can someone help me real quick?

  3. to Clara97 says:
    November 19th, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Whats wrong? Did you follow the instructions closely?

  4. Clara97 says:
    November 20th, 2015 at 3:36 am

    yup of course i did! nevermind though, i got antispyware. this computer virus is gone now because of it… i just run the scan as instructed and it found this parasite sitting in my c disk. its gone now. way easier than removing it manually…

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