How to remove an fast error
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Fast.exe file information
Description: The file fast.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 49,216 bytes (98% of all occurrences), 48,704 bytes or 57,408 bytes.
Fast.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can uninstall the program Powertoys For Windows XP or Powertoys For Windows XP/NET, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to www.microsoft.com/windowsxp to update it, go to www.microsoft.com/directory for support, or go to Powertoys For Windows XP or Powertoys For Windows XP/NET in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.
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If fast.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 71,168 bytes. There is no file information. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. fast.exe is able to monitor applications.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "FastUsr" is not required to run at start up. Installs as part of Windows XP PowerToys as an option for very-fast user switching (allowing a keystoke to switch users instead of using the login screen). It is only used for the hot-key switch and yet it hogs 1.5 megs of memory in two separate processes (one run by the user & one by the system). Optional install in PowerToys
- "FastUser" is not required to run at start up. Installs as part of Windows XP PowerToys as an option for very-fast user switching (allowing a keystoke to switch users instead of using the login screen). It is only used for the hot-key switch and yet it hogs 1.5 megs of memory in two separate processes (one run by the user & one by the system). Optional install in PowerToys
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fast.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fast.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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