Adware servers are an important part of online advertising, and it is rather unfortunate that they can often be exploited by cyber criminals to promote corrupted content. As far as Trackingclick.com is concerned, this adware server is there to promote all sorts of content, but it can also be quite annoying. If you find it that you get redirected to this site too often, there is a very good chance that you have some unwanted program on your computer, or your browser’s settings were changed when you added a new extension to it. Either way, to avoid getting redirected to Trackingclick.com, you need to remove everything that is unnecessary.
It might be hard to determine the programs you need to remove, especially if their negative impact is not too obvious. For that, computer security experts recommend scanning your system with a legitimate antispyware tool. After all, it is very likely that you have more than one unwanted application on-board. Potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, adware, and other types of suspicious software tend to be distributed in packages. Users often fail to see the danger behind downloading programs from unfamiliar sources. Not to mention that file-sharing websites are bound to bundle several applications together.
However, a potentially unwanted program might not be the only reason you get redirected to Trackingclick.com. You might also open a certain website that supports advertisement pop-ups, and you get spammed with lots of them the moment you click something on that site. Of course, you can simply close those pop-ups and continue with whatever you have been doing, but it would be wiser to close the website and stay away from it. We are not saying that the website tries to infect you with malware or anything like that, but if there is a risk of security breach, you should not take it.
As mentioned, Trackingclick.com by itself cannot do much harm. It is the content that this server promotes that could be more problematic. The point is that adware servers (and adware programs for that matter), cannot and do not review the third-party content they promote. So it is very easy for cyber criminals to make use of such advertising space for their own purposes. For the most part, the corrupted content is related to online marketing schemes where users are redirected to unfamiliar websites to boost their traffic. However, in the worst case scenario, it would be possible to get infected with malware, too.
We would strongly recommend restoring your browser settings to default to get rid of Trackingclick.com. You will also have to modify your hosts file because this adware server can edit its settings in a way that it always pops up on your screen. You can find the manual removal instructions for that below this description, but if you have more questions about system security, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The most important thing to remember in this situation is that it is not just your antispyware program that protects your PC. It is also your own vigilance and web browsing habits that can save you a lot of trouble in the future.
Modify the Hosts File
Reset Internet Explorer to Default
Reset Chrome to Default
Reset Firefox to Default