What is the fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll process is also known as Fast Search and is a part of Fast Search. This software is produced by Google (toolbar.google.com). An obsolete or defective version of fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Fast Search has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Fast Search has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll Fast Search
fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 470,512 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564 file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 34% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Fast Search
To remove Fast Search from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Fast Search in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll (Fast Search) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Fast Search. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Fast Search or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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