This page aims to help you remove Askmefast Virus. These Askmefast Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as every version of Windows. Askmefast Virus is a nasty application of the Browser Hijacker variety and it is the reason behind any sudden influx of advertisements you may be seeing while browsing online. These type of applications exist to create money for their distributors by showing you unwanted Ads much in the way TV Ads work.Unfortunately while you can always switch the channel online Ads generated by this malware will follow you to whatever pages and links you open and will very quickly become tiresome to deal with.
These Ads are not only annoying, but they are a burden to your computer. When you try to load a page your PC also has to download the data needed to display the Ads, as well as use part of the system resources to render them on your screen. This can add up to a several seconds delay on opening new pages. If you have the habit of keeping many tabs open then the system drain can quickly build up and slow your computer further, sometimes even to the point of non-responsiveness.
The real danger of the Ads is lurking under the surface
The slowdown may be annoying, but that’s just the seawater in which the sharks are hiding. Browser Hijacker software like Askmefast Virus is known for its nasty surprises in the form of viruses and bloatware scams that are delivered through the Ads.
Basically the virus is able to make the Ads look like anything. Most of the time these will be pop-ups and banners or maybe they will transform certain keywords into hyperlinks containing the Ad. But it could also be much more subtle and create Ads that look exactly like system messages. They might pop warnings even independently from the browser and directly on your desktop. The goal is always to make you download some dangerous executable file. These will usually hide under the guise of some required patch, update or fix OR they will be software applications designed to fix problems and optimize your PC. If at any point while you have this pest installed on your computer you see one of the following you should immediately become alert about the possibility that this is created by the virus and you should never click on it.
- One of your programs needs an urgent update (Flash, Java are usually used as the bait)
- You need to install a missing plug-in or video codec in order to watch some clip or movie
- Your computer has been scanned by “free online scanner” that found a great deal of issues like HDD health warnings, registry problems, virus threats detected and more. You’ll be prompted to download a tool that can fix these “issues”
Be advised that these are simply samples of popular tricks. In general we recommend that you deal with Askmefast Virus first and then repair any problems your system is supposedly suffering from. It is highly likely that this virus is the culprit and there aren’t any actual problems.
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