Fast Save Extension in Google Chrome

Fast Save is an extension for Google Chrome, which is also an Add-on for Mozilla Firefox. We cannot consider it a computer virus since it has diverse characteristics. With the installation of Fast Save on Internet browser without user’s full knowledge, it might be reasonable to tag is as an adware program. This extension is a very invasive type of code that installs itself when you attempt to download Torrent file from peer-to-peer networks.

When Fast Save extension is installed on Chrome or Firefox browsers, user may observe random ads appearing on every visited web site. It overlay small ads at the bottom of images on web pages users are viewing.

Mostly affected by this Fast Save image advertisements are web site owners. Unwanted ads may compete with legitimate ads placed on the web site. Moreover, it affects the performance of the site, which tends to load the page slower than usual. The same reason caused some panic lately for web site owners. They think that malware have affected the sites and scripts are appended to every page to be able to load the advertisement.

Knowing that issue lies behind the Fast Save Internet browser extension, we created a short tutorial to remove the unwanted extension. See the complete guide below.

TypeAdware
Sub-TypeExtension
OS AffectedWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

How to Remove Fast Save Extension from Google Chrome?

1. Launch Google Chrome Internet browser.

2. Locate and click the Wrench icon on top-right corner of Google Chrome.

3. Click on the icon to display drop-down list. Select Tools > Extension. It will display a list of installed extension.

4. Look for an item Fast Save 1.1, SaveAs, Quick Save, Codec-C, or Click2save extension. On far right end, click on the Bin (Trash Can) icon. This designates removal of the selected extension.

Delete Fast Save

5. It will pop-up and confirm removal of Fast Save. Click on Remove button to validate.

Confirm Fast Save Removal

That step should remove the unwanted extension from your Google Chrome.

20 Responses to“Fast Save Extension in Google Chrome”

  1. Harrison
    August 11, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    I’m running Fedora 16, and I also had the fastsave extension installed against my will.

  2. john smith
    August 13, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    Absolutely fantastic! I have rid of that awful extension, cheers mate!

  3. Aaron Devine
    August 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    I have this stupid bug but dont have the fast save extension in google chrome, ive temporarily disbaled 3rd party extensions which helps but need another way of deleting this of my computer.. ive used numerous virus and malware programs but none work.. Any help would be great.
    Thanks Aaron

  4. Removing Adware
    August 24, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    Nice post about Removing Adware

  5. Mras
    September 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Thanks… that was so annoying…I got it after going to sears.ca…

  6. stephanie
    October 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Please help, I did what you said and I can’t see the extension no where but I still have it… it’s driving me nuts cause it makes my work webpages work funny so it makes my work to go slow… :( SOS

  7. Jack
    November 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    I didn’t have a “fast save” extension but I removed the Codec-C extension and that seems to have solved the problem.

  8. Daniel
    December 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    please help this morning i got a big problem with my internet explorer whenever i open it my microsoft essentials complains about 1 potential threat Adware:win32/fastsaveapp and then i click clean and it gets cleaned away but after a few secs it pop up again and again and again and again, its the same every time. and its only effecting my internet explorer not in chrome or anything else o.O so my question is can anybody tell my how to fix this problem ???

  9. Tina
    December 15, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    I am having the exact same problem as Daniel. It is driving me crazy. When surfing the web, EVERY few seconds, Microsoft Security Essentials pops up telling me that it has detected a potential adware threat. I remove them from my computer but it just keeps happening. I do not have Goggle Chrome and I cannot find a list of “extensions” anywhere. Please help!

  10. www.cybus.co.nz
    December 16, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Hi All, Like you guys, I have been having the same problem all week, however, only with Windows browser. I found this site here and have followed the advice, unfortunately running 3 browsers, seem to be chasing the thing around my PC! Just by luck my brother phoned from UK. I explained to him what was happening. He said, he found Adobe have Adware that Piggy Back onto the downloads. I just deleted all my Adobe programs and sure enough, no more problems.

    Have re-installed the Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX, so far — no Adware FastSaveApp.

    Will keep a record of Adobe downloads and other downloads, and Adware interference.

    Has anyone else experienced similar?

    Ken NZ

  11. www.cybus.co.nz
    December 16, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Oh yes, don’t forget to do a RESTART after you have uninstalled the offending Adobes.

    Ken. NZ

  12. Roberto Raimondo Junior
    January 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    How to remove fast save from I.E. ???

  13. Fred
    January 10, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    It was called “Browse2Save” on my list of extenstions.

  14. LaShell West
    January 12, 2013 at 3:18 am #

    I had “FastSave” on Firefox, I think I got it when downloading a torrent or something. It was causing my HuluPlus to not load it’s page, and the way I sent it packing, was to uninstall “Adobe” not the “Adobe plugin” just “Adobe” When I restarted Firefox it automatically updated itself and reinstalled “Adobe” And to my relief, that pain in the ass “FastSave” was gone ! I hope this will work for anyone out there experiencing the same problem. Good luck and let me know if it works for you too.
    LaShell WA. State

  15. Geofrey Mhagama
    January 30, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    remove this Adware it annoy me
    vendavenda

  16. chato
    February 7, 2013 at 6:49 am #

    hi: I dont have chrome but i got this fastsave on my laptop. I uninstall all adobe, still is here. anyone else has a professional suggestion, please, if you really dont know how delete this shiy, better gone or silence.

    Thank you

  17. Husam
    March 21, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    It’s OK for Chrome .. BUT how to Remove Fast Save Extension from Internet Explorer??

  18. bekim
    March 27, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    How to Remove Fast Save Extension from Internet Explorer???
    I went on tools>Manage add-ons>toolbars and extensions, but the Fast Save is not displayed there! Is it possible that it is named differently instead of Fast Save?

  19. bekim
    March 27, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    How to Remove Fast Save Extension from Internet Explorer???
    I went on tools>Manage add-ons>toolbars and extensions, but the Fast Save is not displayed there! Is it possible that it is named differently instead of Fast Save?

  20. Ricky
    March 28, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    I don’t use chrome but have this problem, to remove the problem I went into programmes and features and uninstalled a small programme called browse to save. and all issues sorted

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