Fast Start – how to remove it from Mozilla Firefox?

Mozilla Firefox browser in case of being attacked by certain browser hijackers may be additionally burdened by Fast Start – the add-on which users surely do not need. Typically, the home page of Mozilla Firefox will not display Fast Start. However, opening every new search tab will reveal it to you. Many users don’t like the fact of this PUP (potentially unwanted program) to be the part of this browser, so they would like to remove it. Yet, they don’t know how to do it effectively. This guide is about removal of Fast Start manually.

Fast Start opens in Mozilla Firefox new tab

As we’ve said above, the problem with occurrence of Fast Start is just the issue for solely Mozilla Firefox. The truth is that you will not find this particular program in the list of installed programs. So, users don’t actually know how to get rid of it from this particular browser. The key to its effective removal is in finding the add-on (extension) of Mozilla Firefox and in disabling (removing) it.

We have recently prepared a special video guide and placed it on YouTube. It explains how to find Fast Start extension (add-on) in Mozilla Firefox and to remove it effectively. So, whether you see Fast Start 4.1.0 or 4.2.3 version – this doesn’t make any difference. The video guide below explains how to disable and delete it effectively in a manual way.


Video guide explaining removal of Fast Start from Mozilla Firefox:

10 Replies to “Fast Start – how to remove it from Mozilla Firefox?”

  1. Did not work for me with FF.
    Now I get this message when opening a new tab: “Did not find page chrome://quick_start/content/index.html”

    1. There’s a hidden setting for what appears on new tabs, which you can edit as follows:

      (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

      (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste newtab and pause while the list is filtered

      (3) Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and enter your preferred page:

      Page thumbnails (default) => about:newtab
      Blank tab => about:blank
      Built-in Firefox home page => about:home
      Any other page => full URL to the page

      Press Ctrl+t to open a new tab and verify that it worked.

      1. Thank you, Mike! You are my hero! Such a simple fix! Why isn’t anyone telling us this! I just spent HOURS downloading and using new virus software and still had this on my computer! I ran into to same thing as Baxie Bee when I followed this website’s “fix”. Then I read the comments and saw your solution. TYTYTYTY!

  2. Why do I often get the feeling that the supplier of the PUP or Add on scan tools are the same people that produce the shit program that we dont want. And that all Computer tips sites are in cooperation with them!??

    For example the gridin soft company has a logo very similar to fast start…. strange.

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