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How to Sweep GoFastPC off Computer, Fake Anti-virus Program Removal Thread

GoFastPC Presents

It has been reported that GoFastPC installs without knowledge and runs automatic scans without permission at each Windows start. It shows up as a computer-friendly program to help speed up the overall PC performance; however, every scan will show dozens of problems without resolving them unless a registration and purchase is done. Meanwhile, the PC performance is poorer than it should be.

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What Is GoFastPC?

GoFastPC has been categorized by security company as rogueware/fake anti-virus program that pretends to be legitimate application to trap people’s money. The PC condition will not be improved as it promises even after paying for the so-called advanced version. As a matter of fact, showing dozens of problem is the trick to scare victims into paying the application. Money is its ultimate goal.
 

Dangers from GoFastPC

It is not wise to pay the fake anti-virus program. Its registration website is a temporary platform; in other word, bugs can be easily found and exploited by aggressive infections. Besides, JS techniques are inevitably involved in setting up a web page, with slight modifications, the beneficial computing technique can be turned into an evil tool to help record any in-put information. That is to say, the information needed to complete the registration will be collected without knowledge, including bank account, name, address, etc..
 

Follow Thread to Remove GoFastPC Manually

Why manual removal is required? Practices have shown that automatic removal by other anti-virus programs ends up with failure. Why? At the beginning of the infiltration, GoFastPC numerates and overrides drivers concerning security defense and system services, which helps the rogueware to write its running strings at the end of physical processes so that the request to download and install anti-virus programs will be turned down and GoFastPC manages to control the affected machine under the cover of those background processes.

Below is the removal thread to follow up. It is hard to foresee the damage degree without the analysis, thus one should be at least equipped with certain computer skills and knowledge to solve the problems according to concrete situation based on the removal thread. Any help request will be gladly answered if one contacts VilamTech Online Support by starting a live chat window here.

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Step1. end the processes related to GoFastPC by referencing both Task Manager and Running Task.

  1. Use Ctrl+Alt+Delete/(Ctrl+Shift+Esc for Windows8) key combination to access Task Manager.
  2. Hit View tab to choose “Select Columns” and tick “Image Path Name” as well as PID.
    select colums to help end the processes related to GoFastPC
  3. Keep it open and please access All programs (All Apps for Window8) from Start menu to select Accessories.
    access all apps on Win8 to help end the processes related to GoFastPC
  4. Please then double click System Tools and then choose System Information.
  5. Unfold Software Environment in the left pane and tap Running Tasks.
    access system information to help end the processes and services related to GoFastPC
  6. End the processes according to the full path name of programs and the path for each service/program in both Task Manager and Running Tasks.

 
 
Step2. end the services related to GoFastPC.

Windows7/vista/XP

  1. Hold down and press Win key and R key at once to get Run box.
  2. Type “services.msc” and hit Enter key to get the Service window.
  3. Referencing the offended service/programs found in Step1 to remove/disable the service(s) with similar directory.

 
Windows 8

  1. Double click Windows Explorer on Start screen to choose Administrative Tools.
  2. Double click Services icon to remove/disable the service(s) with similar directory of the offended service/programs found in Step1.
    access Service on Win8 to end the services related to access system information to help end the processes and services related to GoFastPC

 
 
Step3. show hidden items to remove the items dropped by GoFastPC on the after the day when it was detected.

Windows 7/XP/Vista

  1. Enter into Control Panel from Start menu to choose “user accounts and family safety”.
  2. Please then access ‘Folder Options’ to hit View tab.
  3. Tick ‘Show hidden files and folders’ and non-tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’.
    show hidden files on WIndows7/Vista/XP to remove the items hidden and dropped by GoFastPC

 
Windows 8

  1. Click open Windows Explorer and navigate to View tab.
  2. Tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options.
    show hidden files on WIndows8 to remove the items hidden and dropped by GoFastPC

C:\Windows\System32\
C:\Program Files\
C:\Users\[your username]\Documents\
C:\Windows\
C:\users\user\appdata\local\
 
To arrange files by day, please follow the steps here:

  • Right click on space of a window to select “Arrange by”.
  • In the side-bar option list, please select “Day”.

 
 
Step4. uninstall GoFastPC from Control Panel.

Windows 7/Vista/XP

  1. Access Start Menu to select Control Panel.
  2. Access “Add/Remove Programs” to uninstall GoFastPC.

 
Windows 8

  1. Locate the left-bottom corner and click on “Unpin” button.
    access control panel in Windows8 to uninstall GoFastPC
  2. Please select Control Panel in the pop-up list and then access “Programs and Features”.
  3. Uninstall GoFastPC.

 
 

Problems to Get GoFastPC

What do you think that GoFastPC adopts to spread itself? Driver-by download has been widely applied and becomes the major dissemination routine as both advertisers and virus makers are beneficial. By bundling with third-party programs, some of them can be loosely programmed applications, GoFastPC manages to install on computers through them and in return, the rogueware would load down the third party programs when it settles on a machine. Therefore, victims will encounter the following scenarios:

  • Additional items will be caught to install and pile up in local disk.
  • Browser mass could be incurred.
  • The overall PC performance will be degraded and page-loading speed will be slowed down a lot.
  • More unknown processes will be detected to run in the background to consume CPU.

 

How GoFastPC Earns Money

By scaring victims into registering for GoFastPC is the major way that the rogueware adopts to gain illegal money. Besides, with the collected confidential information, the maker behind GoFastPC manages to empty out the bank card or sell personal information to operators who want to track down people for exact data and for better promotion.
 

GoFastPC Removal Tips

As what we have learned from the preceding paragraphs that getting GoFastPC will probably end up with additional items. In such case, one should cope with the additional items as well; otherwise, they will introduce in GoFastPC again. If you don’t know how to deal with the additional items, please access virus reservoir for solution. Should you run into condition where you have no idea how to proceed, just contact VilmaTech Online Support for exclusive help.

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Create A Restore Point

It is advisable to cerate a restore point after removing GoFastPC any additional items if any. Though a restore point can also be affected by some aggressive virus, it would bring victims to the situation where less mechanical issues exist; which does a big favor for quick removal that could stop any further harm timely. Here’s the video to show how:


 

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