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Fastest Searches Extension

Posted: June 28, 2018

The Fastest Searches Extension is a product of Polarity Technologies LTD, which is compatible with major Web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. According to the official description of this program, it is meant to enhance the users' browsing experience by providing them with a swift and efficient search feature that will help them find the most relevant search results. While this might sound like a great offer, we would not advise you to trust the Fastest Searches Extension's promises blindly since the main purpose of this add-on seems to promote a search engine affiliated with Polarity Technologies LTD.

The website in question is found at Search.fastestsearches.com, and it provides results via the Yahoo Search. This means that you will receive the same search results regardless if you use the Fastest Searches Extension's website or the renowned Yahoo Search. The main difference is that the Yahoo Search is affiliated with a credible company that will not provide you with questionable service, while Search.fastestsearches.com has a non-existent reputation and the way it acts might change at any time.

The Fastest Searches Extension is categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), and its installation is linked to unwanted changes to the configuration of the Web browsers listed in the first paragraph. Users of Mozilla Firefox will be asked to permit the add-on to set both their homepage and new tab page to Search.fastestsearches.com, while users of Google Chrome will only need to replace their new tab page. These changes are not unsafe, but they might have a negative impact on your Web browsing experience since they force you to use a default new tab page that you might not be used to.

If you have installed the Fastest Searches Extension and you are not happy with what it offers, then we suggest that you take care of its removal. This can be done either manually or with the use of up-to-date PC security software.