Trackingclick.com Removal Guide

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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.

How to Delete Trackingclick.com

Modify the Hosts File

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type %WinDir% into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Navigate to System32/drivers/etc.
  4. Open the hosts file with Notepad.
  5. Remove the entries related to Trackingclick.com.
  6. Save changes and exit the file.

Reset Internet Explorer to Default

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.

Reset Chrome to Default

  1. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  3. Scroll down and press Reset.
  4. Click Reset to complete.

Reset Firefox to Default

  1. Press Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  2. At the top right of the new tab, click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox on the confirmation box.
  4. Click Finish.
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*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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