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Should I remove Faster Web?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,974
United States Rank #16,463
Reach 0.0045%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.79 days
52.70 days >
Average installed length: 27.69 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Faster Web


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. In the Mozilla Firefox browser, it will add an add-on. The main program executable is ShoppingOptimizerBHO.dll. The software installer includes 3 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 99% of users of Faster Web come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt.
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\faster web
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Faster Web\uninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Faster Web

Program module:ShoppingOptimizerBHO.dll
Name:Shopping Optimizer BHO
Path:C:\Program Files\faster web\ShoppingOptimizerBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - Faster Web
  • ShoppingOptimizerBHO.dll (by Shopping Optimization Solutions LTD) - Shopping Optimizer BHO
  • faster-web.xpi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ShoppingOptimizerBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Addon Class' with the class of {79F768ED-0B12-42EF-8257-36751A0ECF3A} (ShoppingOptimizer BHO).

How do I remove Faster Web?

You can uninstall Faster Web 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Faster Web, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Faster Web.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Faster Web you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.23%
Windows 7 36.36%
Windows Vista 3.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 28.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Windows 10 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 8.1 10.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.33%
  Egypt 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.88%
Dell 22.73%
Acer 13.64%
ASUS 10.61%
Lenovo 6.06%
Toshiba 3.03%
Intel 1.52%
Alienware 1.52%
Common models
LENOVO 20378 2.70%
ASUSTeK Q553UB 2.70%
ASUSTeK X550CA 2.70%
Hewlett-Packard 500-424 2.70%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.70%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.70%


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