Open-fast.com Open-fast.com belongs to the browser hijacker category and is generally considered as a potentially unwanted application. Open-fast.com is known for its ability to change the settings of any given web browser and set its own search engine and homepage. In case of a browser hijacker attack, it's critical that you don't get panicked and inform yourself about the risks and the specifics of this software. The reason is, most people, when confronted with the unusual changes that take place in their Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or other web browsers, such as a new homepage, an unfamiliar search engine, or a new new-tab page address, jump to extreme conclusions, thinking they have been hit by some kind of a virus. The automatic redirects to various known and unknown web pages and the never-ending stream of pop-up ads, banners, and click prompts also don't help the situation. That\u2019s why we'd like to start this article by saying to all the victims of Open-fast.com that this is not a virus, a Ransomware, or some other harmful infection. Open-fast.com 2020 This is a browser hijacker - a type of software that is fairly harmless in and of itself. However, there are still a number of reasons why you would want to remove such software from your system and this is what we will cover here. We will also give you a detailed removal guide that will walk you through the uninstallation process of Open-fast.com so that you can restore your previous browser settings and return to your normal web browsing. What is Open-fast.com? The Browser Hijackers like Open-fast.com are generally known as potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and there are some significant differences between PUPs and viruses or malware. The representatives of malware categories such as Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware, Worms, etc., are able to carry out an extensive list of harmful and illegal activities once they get installed on your computer. Those include but are not limited to data theft, file encryption, money extortion, system corruption, and more. None of this can be performed by a browser hijacker like Open-fast.com. The main reason why a browser hijacker is considered as potentially unwanted is that its actions (the browser changes, the ads-streaming, and the constant redirects mentioned above) are seen as annoying, irritating, and totally unwanted by a lot of web users. These actions, however, are not inherently malicious and are not intended to corrupt a computer or cause harm to its users. The sole purpose of programs like Open-fast.com is to get distributed to as many computers as possible, where they can generate large quantities of pay-per-click online ads that promote a variety of products and services. To advertise more effectively, however, the browser hijackers tend to place changes not only in the main web browser\u2019s settings but also in the system\u2019s registry. And, in doing so, they also lower the computer's defenses in order to make it easier for the sponsored ads and page-redirects to pop-up on your screen. But those very same ads and page redirects, once clicked upon, may land you on different unsafe Internet locations that might have malware (including threats like Trojans and Ransomware) in them. So, this should be a huge red flag for anyone who still questions whether it is a good idea to uninstall the browser hijacker from their machine and remove its browser changes. SUMMARY: Name Open-fast.com Type Browser Hijacker Danger Level Medium\u00a0(nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk) Symptoms A change in the browser's new tab settings, a new search engine, a new toolbar or a change in the homepage followed by regular page redirects to random websites. Distribution Method Free software packages, free download managers, torrents, ads, spam messages, shareware sites. Remove Open-fast.com Virus If you have an Android virus, continue with the guide below. If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide. If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide. If you have a Windows virus, please use our Windows Virus Removal\u00a0guide. Whether you use the default "Internet" App for browsing or a different browser like Chrome you need to go to: Settings\/More\/Application Manager\/All Locate the Browser\/App in question and tap on it. Now the method is effectively the same for users using both "Internet" and Chrome\/Other Browsers, yet for more clarity we have provided instructions for both: For "Internet" Browser Users: Tap the Force Stop button. Now tap the Clear Data and Clear Cache Buttons. For Google Chrome Users: Click on\u00a0 Force Stop. Then click on Clear Data and Clear Cache. Restart your Browser. It might be a good idea to Reboot your Android device, just in case. \tImportant! If you are still seeing Ads\u00a0in your browser, it is likely they\u00a0are generated by the websites you visit and there is nothing you can do about it. However, if you are seeing Adverts outside of your internet browser, then one of your installed Apps contains the problematic Adware. In this case you need to take a look at this guide. Did we help you? Please, consider helping us by spreading the word!