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Should I remove Fast Browser Search Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,736
United States Rank #27,510
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.07 days
19.21 days >
Average installed length: 10.09 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0 100.00%

Fast Browser Search Protection

What is Fast Browser Search Protection?  (from Make The Web Better)

Make The Web Better develops fun and easy-to-use products that can be used on social networks and other web sites. Our products are FREE to the online user. The Company generates revenues through its search products. It is through revenues generated by search that our Company is able to offer and continually enhance ...  Read more

Overview

Fast Browser Search Protection is a software program developed by Make The Web Better. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named FastBrowserSearchProtection.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 572.25 KB (585,984 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 94% of users of Fast Browser Search Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Fast Browser Search Protection.
FastBrowserSearchProtection.exe (5cb5c2dc1d9d9934d2943c4b0c6f06b5) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.14.177 Adware/Search.B
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.06.14.02 Riskware.Adware.MakeTWBetter!IK
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.1.107.0 not-a-virus.Adware.MakeTWBetter
Sophos 4.69 Make The Web Better
Fast Browser Search Protection has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Fast Browser Search Protection.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Make-the-web-better.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fast browser searchp
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Fast Browser SearchP\FbsSearchProtectionUnInstall.exe
Estimated size: 572.25 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Fast Browser Search Protection

Program executable:FastBrowserSearchProtection.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Fast Browser Search Protection
Path:C:\Program Files\fast browser searchp\FastBrowserSearchProtection.exe
MD5:5cb5c2dc1d9d9934d2943c4b0c6f06b5
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FastBrowserSearchProtection.exe - Fast Browser Search Protection
  • FbsSearchProtectionUnInstall.exe
  • FBSPlugin.dll - one Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FastBrowserSearchProtection.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FastBrowserSearchProtection.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FastBrowserSearchProtection.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FBSearch' which loads as C:\Program Files\Fast Browser SearchP\FastBrowserSearchProtection.exe.

How do I remove Fast Browser Search Protection?

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Or, you can uninstall Fast Browser Search Protection from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Fast Browser Search Protection, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Fast Browser Search Protection.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 10%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 76.19%
Windows XP 23.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 57.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.81%
Windows Vista Home Basic 19.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.44%
  Australia 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.84%
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Acer 15.79%
Toshiba 10.53%
ASUS 5.26%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530s 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 530 6.25%
Dell Inspiron 518 6.25%
Acer Aspire X1200 6.25%
Acer Aspire M1610 6.25%
Acer Aspire L3600 6.25%

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