Did you just get a pop-up survey from fastwindowlink.xyz and wonder where it came from? Did the fastwindowlink.xyz ad appear to have been initiated from a web site that under normal circumstances don’t use aggressive advertising such as pop-up windows? Or did the fastwindowlink.xyz pop-up surveys show up while you clicked a link on one of the major search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo.?
Here’s how the fastwindowlink.xyz pop-up survey looked like when I got it on my machine:
It claims that by completing the poll, you have a chance of winning a 10.000 SEK gift card that can be used at Willys, ICA and Hemköp. These are 3 major grocery stores in Sweden.
Does this sounds like what you are seeing, you almost certainly have some adware installed on your computer that pop up the fastwindowlink.xyz survey ads. Don’t blame the people that runs the web site you were at, the ads are most likely not coming from that web site, but from the adware that’s running on your system. I’ll do my best to help you with the fastwindowlink.xyz removal in this blog post.
edbzz.exclusiverewards.fastwindowlink.xyz resolves to the 184.108.40.206 IP, and fastwindowlink.xyz to 220.127.116.11. The domain was registered on 2014-11-19.
For those that are new to the blog: Recently I dedicated some of my lab machines and wilfully installed some adware programs on them. I’ve been observing the behaviour on these computers to see what kinds of ads that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware updates itself, or if it installs additional unwanted software on the computers. I first spotted the fastwindowlink.xyz pop-up on one of these lab computers.
So, how do you remove the fastwindowlink.xyz pop-up survey ads? On the machine where I got the fastwindowlink.xyz ads I had Wajam, WindowsMangerProtect and Browser Warden installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the fastwindowlink.xyz pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Firefox.
The issue with this type of pop-up is that it can be launched by many variants of adware. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
To remove the fastwindowlink.xyz pop-up surveys you need to review your system for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
The first thing I would do to remove the fastwindowlink.xyz pop-ups is to examine the software installed on the machine, by opening the “Uninstall programs” dialog. You can find this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows you can just type in “uninstall” in the Control Panel’s search field to find that dialog:
Do you see something dubious listed there or something that you don’t remember installing? Tip: Sort on the “Installed On” column to see if some program was installed approximately about the same time as you started observing the fastwindowlink.xyz pop-ups.
I think you will be able to find and uninstall the adware with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I’ve developed since 2006. Freefixer is a tool built to manually identify and remove unwanted software. When you’ve found the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.
FreeFixer’s removal feature is not locked like many other removal tools out there. It won’t require you to pay a fee just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you’re having problems figuring out if a file is clean or adware in FreeFixer’s scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains more details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:
Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the fastwindowlink.xyz pop-up surveys? What did you do to stop the pop-up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thank you!
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