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How to Disable Fast Free Converter Ads

How to Disable Fast Free Converter Ads

Have you seen annoying ads at the bottom of your web browser from Fast Free Converter? Luckily these ads are rather easy to disable. Here’s how:

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These ads are generated by a browser extension, which can easily be disabled and removed.

Fast Free Converter 3.0 displays a banner ad across the bottom of your web browser. We were able to locate it as an add-on/extension and also as a program within Windows. Removing it from both locations is the best way to ensure it doesn’t reappear.

Remove Add-Ons/Extensions
In Chrome, click on the menu (three horizontal bars) at the top right, then select Settings and choose the Extensions menu. Disable “Fast Free Converter 3.0.” In Internet Explorer, go into Tools->Manage Add-Ons and be sure you’re on the “Toolbars and Extensions” menu to remove it there (see screen shot below). In Firefox, go into the menu (top left) and choose Add Ons to find it there.

While you’re disabling this extention/add-on, look for any other unwanted add-ons and remove those as well. There’s a good chance you’ll see some you don’t recognize or want.

• Add/Remove Programs
Fast Free Converter is probably also installed on your computer as an application and should be removed from the Add/Remove Programs control panel. In Windows 7/8 go into Control Panel->Programs & Features. (You can also search for Add/Remove Programs). Find Fast Free Converter 3.0 and remove it. The removal process appeared to work for us.

• Run an anti-spy program
If the above techniques don’t work (though they should), and you already use Superantispyware (or a similar product), a “complete” scan of your system should locate such malware and prompt you to get rid of it. You may want to do this anyway, just in case other stealthy extensions were installed at the same time as Fast Free Converter.

Below are a couple of screen shots of Fast Free Converter and the removal process:

Here is an example of a pop-up by Fast Free Converter.

Here is an example of a pop-up by Fast Free Converter.

Here is where we disabled Fast Free Converter in Internet Explorer.

Here is where we disabled Fast Free Converter in Internet Explorer.

The above techniques should remove this annoyance from your computer.

Have you found Fast Free Converter on your system? Tell us about your experience with it in the comments below.

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  • Robert Makosky

    The people that send out viruses and maleware should be arrested and sentenced to 25 years to life. I would love to catch them myself.

  • Thomas Cosby

    I found the “Fast Free Converter” program on my PC as well, that’s what lead me here from a Google search. Strange as I have just reinstalled Windows on a used laptop I just bought and was starting to get the laptop setup, not sure what caused it.

    Thanks for the help I removed it and ran some other programs to remove anything suspicious — turns out the Spybot – Search & Destroy did not find “Fast Free Converter” which is something I did not install.

    I did find it amusing after removing “Fast Free Converter” it opened a webpage asking me why I uninstalled it and anything I had to say to them about it — what nerve!

  • Richard Stabley

    Thanks! The instructions were clear and easy — I love that after you say to click on the menu for Chrome that you mention that it’s three horizontal bars.

  • Lynda

    Thanks! The pop ups were driving me crazy!

  • Tristan

    Yes, had run TDSSKiller, Malwarebytes and was not finding it. Did a search on Fast Free Converter and found this page, that helped me see that this could be the ads pop-up generator. Removed it and now it seems the ads are gone for good. Thanks for having this page up!

    • waffles

      Glad we could help! It’s kind of surprising that Malwarebytes didn’t catch it.

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