Fast Browser creates havoc and takes over my 64 bit desktop machine!
I was WARNED and for a day or so all was quiet! NO MORE! Had to use IE to get a JAVA Update! More on that later! After I got the update, IE was closed and a DOZEN links started popping up on my Desktop and Chrome was CLOSED!Even Cortana ran and hid as it was completely missing from the taskbar
Right click it to UNHIDE Search box.
After removing most of the AD shortcuts, I restarted Chrome and it notified me that it was no longer the DEFAULT BROWSER. I had also installed Silverlight
from the list of destroyed programs in a page on the desktop for the Edge Browser
which I appreciated as it had links to many of my gone programs.
On all my computers I keep a folder on the desktop of frequently used and utility programs:
When something happens I at least know which ones need fixed. In this case bad icons. Amazon and Netfix were IE's idea...I thought. I also never delete install files in the Downloads folder so I can at least reinstall quickly. Most update themselves.NEVER DID find the CRITICAL JAVA UPDATE!
Just TONS of documentation TELLING ME ABOUT IT!
Java also WARNED ME about an OLD VERSION and tried to remove it immediately! Later install never said a word!Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update for Java 7.0.790.15 64-bitChrome
got even by changing that lost programs page to its round Chrome label HE HE!
These are just SOME of the programs destroyed by the Reset shown in Chrome now. Some links actually work!No more asking after selecting DELETE! Just tosses it into Recycle bin...Shift + Delete removes stuff permanently WITHOUT ASKING! Chrome was once AGAIN knocked off of the Default Browser and a box came up asking to use which to open on a RESTART!
A Fast Browser
was installed supposedly by Chrome, but I FEAR IT CAME FROM JAVA! The Java window was kinda UGLY!
The Java Update FAILED anyhow! I can't even FIND the Java Update I supposedly needed from what Belarc Advisor
reported.Lost all my Apps on taskbar except IE, which I promptly UNPINNED
I did a Google search for Fast Browser and found the following article on my laptop. My desktop was pretty much useless! http://www.pccaretips.com/blog/step-by- ... tml#Chrome
I was advised to get rid any odd extensions, but when I went into settings, it said Boo there are no extensions!
I blocked the Firewall to all incoming stuff:
Found Fast Browser
listed in the Firewall accesses too. I took the picture after I removed it, but it had full access:Warning! Export a copy of the Registry BEFORE editing anything!
Then I decided to search for it in the Registry using Find Fast Browser
in the RegEdit
Edit Menu with Find Next(F3):
I deleted the entire ChromiumHTM folder as I intended to re-install Chrome anyhow.
In this case I looked through the Fast_Browser key and decided to remove it all!
They even had the Authors listed in one of 2 keys found next to each other
Sometimes I just deleted the entire Key when all it had was Fast Browser stuff:I found DOZENS of entries in the Registry right near Chrome at times.Found several Shortcuts in a folder search with all having an invalid path!The path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Application... never existed and bad shortcuts would say so!
After running the new Microsoft Security scan and Malicious software scan tools, i tried IE and
everything worked Ok. I opened the firewall and downloaded AVG anti-virus to scan again.
Finally I downloaded Chrome again, signed in tto sync and only had to add the Chromecast extension.
So far so good!