Search.hfastrecipefinder.com is a browser hijacker by a company called Polarity Technologies LTD. Search.hfastrecipefinder.com is similar to many other browser hijackers by Polarity. Search.hfastrecipefinder.com is distributed across the internet using malicious browser extension promoted by false web pages.
After Search.hfastrecipefinder.com has been installed in the browser, the Search.hfastrecipefinder.com homepage generates web traffic for revenue. This web traffic is important for the developers of Search.hfastrecipefinder.com as it delivers them information such as search queries, the visitor’s location, the internet browser and the user’s IP address. The gathered computer data by Search.hfastrecipefinder.com can be used for multiple purposes, which is often for the user’s online privacy, not a good thing.
Search.hfastrecipefinder.com is known for all kinds of ads from suspicious advertisement networks and for collecting non-personally identifiable information from the browser. When the user downloads and installs software from the internet, make sure to review the installation process and opt-out all third party offers during installation. Also, do not install proposals from pop-ups in the browser, these pop-ups are build to give the user the idea of legitimacy. Unfortunately, these pop-ups redirect to suspicious and even malicious web pages.
Some installation (download) managers do not adequately disclose that other software, such as the Search.hfastrecipefinder.com browser hijacker is also be installed on the device. Users should always overview the terms of the agreement during installation of any software on their computer. Do not click too fast through the installation process using a Quick Install of Next button.
Remove Search.hfastrecipefinder.com from the browser using these removal steps
Use this menu as a reference to remove Search.hfastrecipefinder.com from the chrome, firefox, internet explorer and Microsoft edge.
Step 1 – Search.hfastrecipefinder.com removal tool
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Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start examining for malware.
Malwarebytes will start searching for malware, please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
Once the malware scan is performed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.
Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.
Malwarebytes needs to make a system reboot to finish the malware removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.
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Open the Zemana anti-malware setup file.
Install Zemana anti-malware using the default settings, after successful installation Zemana anti-malware will update itself to the latest version.
Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan, wait for the scan to finish, this usually takes a few minutes.
Click the Next button to remove the malware found by Zemana on your computer.
Wait a couple of seconds for Zemana to remove the malware from your PC.
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Remove Search.hfastrecipefinder.com from Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox
In this removal step, we show you how to manually remove Search.hfastrecipefinder.com from your browser and how to reset the browser to default settings. If after this step, the Search.hfastrecipefinder.com browser hijacker is still present, perform a malware scan with the malware removal tool.
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
In this first step for Internet Explorer, you have to verify if internet explorer is infected with a malicious add-on.
Remove add-on from Internet Explorer
choose the wrench button, and from the menu click Manage add-ons.
Check the add-on list for any suspicious add-on in Internet Explorer, click disable or remove to delete the add-on.
Continue to the next step.
Reset your default Homepage and Search engine for Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer has the possibility to reset to default, an Internet Explorer reset will affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.
pick the wrench button and from the menu click Internet Options.
Choose the Advanced tab, click the Reset button.
Check Delete personal settings and click the Reset button.
Restart Internet Explorer to complete the reset.
Good, Internet Explorer is reset to the default configuration, it is important to know there are virus remnants on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove the virus files from your computer. Make sure the virus does not reinstall, and all remnants are removed from your PC.
Google Chrome users on Mac OS, follow this Adware removal guide for Mac OS
In this first step for Chrome, you need to identify and remove any browser extension.
If you didn't install any browser extension at all, remove all browser extensions from Chrome.
Remove extension from Google Chrome
Click the menu button, from the Chrome menu click More tools and then Extensions.
Identify browser extension(s) from the list and click the Remove button to remove the extension.
If you are unsure if the extension is malicious, click the slider and disable the extension first. Continue to the next step.
Reset the Google Chrome profile sync
Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with the Google Cloud services. If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, the homepage and search engine settings are synced with Google's servers.
It is important to clean this synchronized cache. If the user doesn't clear the synchronized settings, the adware, browser extension and settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.
Open the Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window). Click the Reset sync button to clear all of your synced data on Google's server, confirm with OK.
Continue to the next step.
Reset the Google Chrome homepage and search engine settings
Chrome has the option to reset to default settings, a Chrome browser reset will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.
Click the menu button, from the drop-down menu click Settings.
Scroll down to Advanced and again scroll down to Reset settings.
Click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.
Confirm the reset of the Chrome web-browser by clicking the Reset button.
Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.
Google Chrome is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from your PC.
In this first step for Firefox, you need to identify and remove any Firefox add-on that is unknown to you.
If you didn't install any add-on at all, remove all add-ons from Firefox.
Remove add-on from Firefox
Click the Firefox menu button, from the drop-down menu click Add-ons.
Click extensions from the left menu. Identify any unknown Firefox browser extension.
Click the Remove button to delete the extension.
Reset the Firefox homepage and search engine settings
Firefox has the option to reset to default settings, this will reset Firefox completely.
Click the menu button, from the menu, select Help ? (the question mark icon, at the end of the menu).
Click on Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
select the Refresh Firefox button, confirm the reset and restart Firefox.
The Firefox browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from the Firefox web-browser and PC.
If you encounter problems with Microsoft Edge, follow these instructions.
Right-click the start button in Windows 10, from the start menu top click Apps and Features.
Scroll down through the right Apps and Features list till you see Microsoft Edge, click Advanced options.
Click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings. Microsoft Edge reset will clear the browsing history, cookies, and settings. Not the Microsoft Edge favorites web pages.
The Microsoft Edge web-browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from the Microsoft Edge web-browser and PC.
Uninstall Search.hfastrecipefinder.com program from the PC
In this step, the user should remove any unknown application from their PC. This will make the PC safer, faster and cleaner. Get rid of old applications. If you have any doubt about an application is suspicious, perform a scan with the malware removal tool. The malware removal tool will automatically detect suspicious applications and get rid of it.
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The instructions below apply to Microsoft Windows devices only. Mac OS users should use CleanMyMac or Malwarebytes for Mac to remove malware. Read more in this Mac adware removal instruction