I was shopping online and something is downloaded and installed itself onto my laptop. And then whenever I open IE, a new tab always appears itself without asking my permission. It is called Ads.trkclk.net and does really annoying. I have tried to remove the suspicious extensions and uninstalled the unwanted programs. Also I’ve tried scanning and cleaning my PC a thousand times with different programs but none of them worked. How do I get rid of it from my browser?
Ads.trkclk.net is a low-quality web page that may contain browser hijacker/adware or potentially unwanted program (PUP) and used to attack Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers without users’ knowledge. If you keep being sent to this website or receiving ads from this page, your computer must be infected already. This kind of threat won’t act like an aggressive Trojan by damaging your system and files, it mainly effects your browser and interrupts your browsing activities. Ads.trkclk.net pop up may offer you to take some survey or update your programs, for example, Java, Flash Player or even your browser, no matter how attractive those advertisements look like, you should not click on them because it can help to bring other different adware programs onto your computer, making computer in a huge mess.
By displaying tons of ads with commercial links on the infected computers, the cyber criminal hopes users can click on any of the ads so that they can get profit from every click. It is a clear idea that the only goal of such virus is to use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. Most of time, this hijacker comes bundled with free music players, video recorders, PDF creators and other free software. When it is installed, it can change your homepage and redirect you to other irrelevant web pages against your will. Most of the web pages it brings you to are malicious and even will show you misleading information and try to attack your PC further. You may also find that many toolbar icons you are not familiar with are added on the top of your browser and you cannot get rid of them. In a word, if your browser has been hijacked, the virus can perform tons of malicious activities on your machine, so Ads.trkclk.net redirect should be removed as quickly as possible.
Note: Ads.trkclk.net pop-up can be displayed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome while you browse the Internet. Computer users should know a fact that any message shown on this page should not be trusted. This website is associated with PUP, Adware or Browser Hijacker and it can bring other threats to your computer if you click any links on this web page.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Browser hijacker infection like Ads.trkclk.net pop up may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar
Ads.trkclk.net hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Ads.trkclk.net redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Ads.trkclk.net hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Ads.trkclk.net hijacker may install itself after you visit illegal or malicious websites or download freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. Once it is downloaded and running, it complicates usual web surfing, blocks some reputable Internet resources, opens different web sites instead of requested ones. This adware provides no uninstall feature and hides from the user in order to obstruct its removal as much as possible so that it is impossible for you to get rid of it by running security scan. To completely remove it from your computer, manual removal should be considered as the best choice.
Published by & last updated on February 19, 2014 3:57 am