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What is Fast Search?

By Surf Canyon

What is it?

When you execute a search query in your browser on selected search engines (currently Google, Yahoo, Bing and Craigslist), the Fast Search Surf Canyon browser extension makes additional network connections to the search engine and execute additional queries in order to overwrite and provide you with different results as well as targeted advertising.
Download Boost and enjoy your PC. Remove Fast Search from your PC.

Why should I uninstall Fast Search?

Removing unwanted web browser extensions is usually a good idea. The Fast Search extension, like many browser plug-ins, has the potential to cause stability issues within the web browsers they load into, effecting overall PC performance. Surf Canyon's Fast Search is known to monitor your search queries and browsing habits in order to send you targeted ads and modify your search settings and results.
Typical installation path: C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon
Description from Surf Canyon
Improve relevancy by up to 40% on Google, Bing and Yahoo! by automatically digging out results from as deep as page 100. This add-on automates the discovery of relevant information buried in the search results on Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Enter your query at one of these search engines as you always would. When you click a result you like, the application automatically re-ranks the result set in order to bring forward what you need while suppressing what you don’t want. Recommended results can come from as deep as page 100.
Publisher about URL: http://www.surfcanyon.com/

Fast Search technical details

Name:                   Fast Search
Publisher: Surf Canyon Incorporated
Type: Browser Helper Object
Class ID: {5AB7104A-B71F-49AD-9154-F7F8806AE848}
File: surfcanyon.dll
Folder: C:\Program Files\Surf Canyon
Files installed by Fast Search
  1. surfcanyon.dll
  2. Uninstall.exe
Surf Canyon policies
The following can be found in Surf Canyon's privacy policies and terms of service:
Surf Canyon Incorporated ("Surf Canyon") collects personal information when you use the Surf Canyon browser extension. Surf Canyon uses information

How to Automatically Uninstall Fast Search (with Boost)

  1. If you you do not have Boost installed yet, download Boost and enjoy your PC.

  2. Open Boost by either double-clicking the Boost icon in your notification area next to your PC's clock, or single-clicking the Boost icon and clicking the Open Boost button on the top left of the Boost notification window.

  3. If you are not currently on the My PC screen of the main Boost window, click the My PC tab.

  4. Click the Optimize programs button , this will launch the Program Optimization screen.

  5. Locate the program in the list called Fast Search by Surf Canyon. (The program could be listed under any of the section such as Uninstall Recommended, Possible Uninstall, etc. based on how well Fast Search performs on your PC.)

    Fast Search by Surf Canyon

  6. To the right of the list item, click the Uninstall button and Boost will completely remove Fast Search from your PC.

How to Manually Uninstall Fast Search (with Windows)

Use Add/Remove Programs control panel in Windows makes to uninstall Fast Search. Follow the appropriate instructions below to use this control panel.
Windows 7
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Large or Small icon view, click Programs and Features. If you're using Category view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select Fast Search from the list of programs, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Classic View, double-click Programs and Features. In Control Panel Home view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select Fast Search from the program list, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows XP
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.

  3. Select Fast Search from the list of programs and click Remove.

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