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Fast Speed Test Now is another name in the list of dubious browser extension that can add to the popular internet programs like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. The official website of Fast Speed Test Now endorses itself as a tool that can check the internet speed for the users in just one click. This extension designed in a way that its function button sits right at the homepage. Apart from testing the speed of your internet connection, Fast Speed Test Now also offers extra features like news, guide, local weather update, and tips for online browsing. This is a bogus extension that directs you to attached websites, changes the home page settings and execute its own functions.

Fast Speed Test Now

It is a suspicious program that collects users’ vital information and employs unsafe pay-per-click monetization scheme to introduce malicious advertisements and pop-ups to harm your machine and information on it. It is a useless extension that never benefits end-user at all so, it is highly suggest to remove this browser extension at earliest.

How to Remove Fast Speed Test Now

To help you with the removal of Fast Speed Test Now, there is a comprehensive guide for your aid to remove threats from the affected machine, but before proceeding with the succeeding steps, back up all important data.

Step 1: Use Add/Remove program to uninstall Fast Speed Test Now

The software that you may have installed on the computer may be the main reason of homepage hijacking and browser redirect and if this is the case, you need to uninstall the culprit program.

  1. Click Windows Start button, choose Control Panel from the list. Alternatively, Press Windows key + R on keyboard, type appwiz.cpl command, and hit enter key on keyboard.
  2. Head to the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program option. This will show a window listing existing software installed.
  3. Search for Fast Speed Test Now entry and remove it. If you don’t find this program, look for any other suspicious labels installed recently.
  4. To start removing the program, click on Uninstall.

Step 2: Scan and Delete adware and extensions with defencebyte AV Pro

To remove the threat instantly, scan your infected computer defencebyte AV Pro then proceed to the further solutions. Steps recommended to locate and delete deeply hidden malicious codes, extensions, and files using defencebyte AV Pro.

defencebyte AV Pro is an efficient tool that will help you in not only detecting, but also keeping your computer protected from various viruses, malware, and adware.

Fast Speed Test Now Removal Procedure

The first process is the automatic removal of Fast Speed Test Now using defencebyte AV Pro

Method 1: Fast Speed Test Now Removal Procedure  

Scan Fast Speed Test Now browser extension with defencebyte AV Pro and Delete it

  1. Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro on your device.
  2. Save the file on the desktop or at any location from where you can access it easily.
  3. Once the download is complete, Windows will prompt about it.
  4. Browse the location of the folder and double click on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe or click the program to run it.
  5. Agree upon the license terms and follow onscreen instructions to complete the download process.
  6. Once the download is complete, run a scan on your machine to find adware, browser hijacker, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, PUP, harmful programs, and other malicious entities.
  7. Carry on with the remaining removal process by following on-screen instructions.
  8. Reboot your system for everything to take effect, once the scan and removal process is completed.

Step 3: Remove Fast Speed Test Now Extension and Add-on

If you are dealing with Fast Speed Test Now, it is must to clean your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension. For the same, the procedure of resetting various browsers to its default state is discussed below.

To remove Fast Speed Test Now from Google Chrome

Option 1 – Delete Malicious Extension from Chrome Browser

Deleting Fast Speed Test Now from Google Chrome is one way to remove this extension, please follow the steps given below for the same:

  1. Open Chrome browser.
  2. Type: chrome://extensions in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.
  3. Delete Fast Speed Test Now by clicking on Trash icon on Extensions window.
  4. You will be prompt for the confirmation for removal of Fast Speed Test Now, click on Remove button to proceed.
  5. Now restart Chrome browser.

Option 2 – Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

It is helpful to reset Google Chrome to default settings to delete hard-to-remove extension like Fast Speed Test Now. If you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension, performing restoring Google Chrome to default settings is highly advisable.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Type: chrome://settings/ in the address bar and then, press Enter on keyboard.
  3. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings…
  4. Until you see Reset Settings section, scroll to the bottom of the page.
  5. Click on Reset Settings button. Click Reset to proceed if it prompts for confirmation.

This function will remove unwanted extensions from the browser along with resetting your search engine, home page, new tab page, and other areas affected by Fast Speed Test Now without affecting your bookmarks, history, and other saved data.

To remove Fast Speed Test Now from Firefox

Option 1 – Delete Add-on from Firefox Browser

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Type: about:addons on the address bar and press Enter on keyboard
  3. Look for Fast Speed Test Now or Speed Test Under Add-ons Manager and click on Remove button given by its side.
  4. Firefox will ask you to confirm your actions, click yes for the confirmation while making sure that you have chosen to Remove the home page and restore my previous setting.
  5. Now you may restart Firefox browser.

Option 2 – Refresh Mozilla Firefox

Refreshing and restoring Firefox to factory settings may remove unwanted extension that may be related to Fast Speed Test Now from Firefox without affecting your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies on the browser.

  1. At the top of the browser, head to the browser menu and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information there.
  2. In the new tab that will appear, you will see a section on upper-right corner of the screen saying ‘Give Firefox a Tune Up’. Click the Refresh Firefox button.
  3. To continue, click Refresh Firefox if confirmation window comes up.
  4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. It will display a list of restored data when it is done. By now, Fast Speed Test Now should be gone. For opening a fresh version of Firefox, click Finish.

To Remove Fast Speed Test Now from Internet Explorer

Fast Speed Test Now installs on Internet Explorer while installing the main program and you can remove its extension by following the Add/Remove Programs (Step 1). If Fast Speed Test Now still exists, restore Internet Explorer settings to its default value.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to its top menu. Click Tools then Internet Options.
  2. On Internet Options window, select Advanced tab.
  3. Click the Reset button on lower part of the window given under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area.

The browser will retain your data like favorites, bookmark, and history while deleting add-ons by Fast Speed Test Now and other unknown objects.

To remove Fast Speed Test Now from Safari Browser

Option 1 – Delete Fast Speed Test Now Extension

  1. Open Safari browser.
  2. Head to the upper-right corner of the browser, click on Safari Settings button located there. From the drop-down list, choose Preferences.
  3. Now click the Extension tab on Safari Settings window.
  4. Select Fast Speed Test Now, or its other alternative extension like Speed Test and click on Uninstall button.
  5. Click Uninstall if Safari prompts for confirmation to remove the extension.

Option 2 – Reset Safari Browser

This option is recommended only when you cannot remove Fast Speed Test Now extension manually.

  1. Open browser, head to upper-right corner of the screen and click on Safari Settings there.
  2. From the drop-down list, choose Safari reset.
  3. Select programs that you want to reset or include all if preferred and click on Reset button after the selection process.
  4. After applying the changes, please restart Safari.

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