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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


In this short article, we want to inform you about and provide you with the most recent information about a program called Fastfreshtabs. We have classified this application as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because this program is incapable of providing you with anything useful. Granted, is still not active, but we found that it is already being distributed and installed silently. While this program is not malicious we can already tell that it will be good for nothing, so we recommend that you remove it as soon as the opportunity arises.

Let us start our analysis by going over its origins and distribution. Our research has revealed that Fastfreshtabs has its very own dedicated website that features its download at This site is as shady as they come because it does not have any information about this program’s developers. Also, you may notice that the heading on the website reads Quick Reload All Tabs which is its screen name. You cannot get it from the site because the download button does not work.

However, we are not done with this program’s distribution methods just yet. We have received information that this extension will be featured on the Chrome Web Store and we even got the link to it which is However, the link is subject to change as it is not active yet, but the extension we tested had the unique name of elflldpjopdgmneejbmgbhjgfkjlngcd. As far as we know, Fastfreshtabs will be a Chrome exclusive extension, but versions for Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer might be released later on. On top of that, we have found that this extension is already being distributed using bad software downloaders that can install it on your computer secretly. This is the main reason we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program. These downloaders are featured on websites that distribute free software but do not allow the user to download the software directly. Instead, they want the user to download a download that, in turn, downloads the software they initially wanted.

Officially, this program was designed to allow you to reload all of your opened tabs. So, if you have many tabs opened at once, then you can use a hotkey on your keyboard to reload all of them. The function that Fastfreshtabs offers is just laughable as there is no practical application for it. It is just a gimmick. However, it does not seem that this program is ad-supported, so we do not know how its developers plan on monetizing it.

That is all of the information we currently have on this browser extension. Clearly, it is next to useless because the feature it provides is simply laughable. Furthermore, its developers have decided to distribute it in a rather dishonest manner, so you can get it on your PC accidentally. While you can keep this program if you really want to, you might be better of removing it instead. All you have to do is remove it from Chrome and delete a folder in a hidden location. For more information, please see the guide provided below.

How to remove Fastfreshtabs

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click More Tools.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Find Fastfreshtabs
  6. Click the Remove button.
  7. Close the browser.
  8. Press Windows+E keys.
  9. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% in the address box.
  10. Press Enter.
  11. Find fastfreshtabs, right-click it and click Delete.
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