If your browsers open a domain Abrts.pro and then you see advertisements promoting certain products, services, or simply end up on third-party pages against your will, this might indicate that malicious software is active on your computer. We do not know which one of untrustworthy applications opens this advertising domain for you, but we suspect that it is some kind of advertising-supported application (adware) because these untrustworthy applications are usually the ones that are associated with various suspicious domains. You will sooner or later find those redirections to Abrts.pro irritating, we can assure you, but it is only one of several reasons why you must put an end to these periodic redirections to Abrts.pro as soon as possible. If you do nothing about that, security-related problems might soon arise because this domain might open untrustworthy pages to users. Surfing some of these websites might result quickly in the emergence of privacy-related issues too. Since the removal of the advertising domain is not a piece of cake, we recommend reading all the paragraphs this article contains before taking action.
We believe users who say that they see Abrts.pro (http://abrts.pro/?target=) opening for them periodically and they have nothing to do with that because it is not the first time we encounter such an advertising domain. There are two possible reasons users encounter Abrts.pro. First, they click on an untrustworthy link that opens this advertising domain and then are redirected further to third-party pages or see ads promoting different products, e.g. cosmetics and services. Second, there is an untrustworthy application periodically opening this domain active on a user’s machine. Unfortunately, the latter is usually the case. In most cases, adware programs are the ones associated with advertising domains, but we can neither confirm nor deny that it is the fault of some kind of advertising-supported application that you see your browsers’ tabs open with Abrts.pro. No matter what untrustworthy program is active on your system, you must find it and erase it from your PC as soon as possible. This task must be your top priority because it is only a question of time when problems linked to redirections to Abrts.pro arise. Research carried out by specialists at 411-spyware.com has shown that this advertising domain might further redirect users to suspicious third-party domains promoting untrustworthy software or even trying to obtain valuable information about users. Additionally, users might be presented with advertisements containing shady links. If they click on any of them, they might immediately install untrustworthy software or end up on dubious pages. Of course, we do not say that all the users are doomed.
If you have not downloaded any suspicious software recently, it does not mean that it could not have entered your system without your knowledge. Ad-supported programs and many other applications are nowadays often distributed bundled with harmless third-party software that usually belongs to the category of freeware. These untrustworthy applications are presented as additional offers in these installers, so users usually do not even notice them and, consequently, give them permission to enter their PCs by simply completing the installation of recently downloaded software. You should be more attentive the next time, especially when you install new software downloaded from a file-sharing page. In addition, acquiring and installing a reputable security application is a must too. Installing such a tool on the system is one of the easiest ways to ensure the system’s maximum protection.
In case Abrts.pro has been opened for you because you have clicked on an untrustworthy link once, closing your web browsing and making sure that it does not restore the previous browsing session will be enough not to see it ever again. Unfortunately, the majority of users see Abrts.pro every day because there is a malicious application installed on their computers. If this domain is opened for you periodically too, delete all suspicious applications from your PC and reset browsers to default. Alternatively, you can clean your computer with an automatic malware remover. You will need to acquire a reputable scanner first even if you already have a security application installed on your computer because the chances are high that the tool you have is completely useless – it has allowed software associated with Abrts.pro to enter your system.