How to uninstall (remove) Search.fastsearch.me from Mac

What is Search.fastsearch.me (Mac)?

Search.fastsearch.me or FastSearch is an alternative search system with a pleasant design and advanced functionality. Despite these facts, developers doesn’t show privacy policy on the start page. Fast search can be a potentially unwanted program, because it can replace a default search engine and a homepage on Mac browsers: Safari, Chrome and Firefox and starts to show not relevant results, when the user starts to surf Internet. Also, Fastsearch developers can log and share a user’s personal data, such as IP address, visited sites, etc for commercial porpuses. We think, that you should remove Search.fastsearch.me from your Mac/MacBook.
Search.fastsearch.me (Mac)

How Search.fastsearch.me gets on your Mac?

Search.fastsearch.me haven’t own App. Different malicious sites can offer to install Search.fastsearch.me on your Mac/Macbook, but we recommend to ignore such offers or read Terms of Use or Privacy Policy for avoiding infiltration of your Mac by Potentially Unwanted Software, such Search.fastsearch.me. Also, we argue to not allow notifications from unknown sites and check installation processes of every new program. If you already have Search.fastsearch.me search engine on your browser, please read our article below, helping to remove Search.fastsearch.me from your MacOS completely.

How to remove Search.fastsearch.me from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Search.fastsearch.me remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

In our view, there are 2 products capable to remove Search.fastsearch.me. Please, use them to get rid of all files, folders and registry keys related to Search.fastsearch.me.

Recommended Solution:

Combo Cleaner for Mac – might be able to find Search.fastsearch.me and clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download Combo Cleaner Antivirus

Alternative Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus- should fully remove all instances of Search.fastsearch.me from Mac and Safari.
 

Download Norton Antivirus

 

Or uninstall Search.fastsearch.me manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.fastsearch.me from Mac

Search.fastsearch.me may not have the app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones. Look for Safesearch or SafeSearch app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Search.fastsearch.me or Fastsearch Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Search.fastsearch.me from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove Search.fastsearch.me from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Admin Preferences from Mac

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on AdminPrefs on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

Step 3: Remove Search.fastsearch.me from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Fastsearch or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Fastsearch or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Fastsearch or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Fastsearch:

Remove following registry entries:

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About Tim Kas 652 Articles
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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