Traff-1.ru Removal Guide

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If you see all kinds of advertisements coming from Traff-1.ru, it must be true that an undesirable program, most probably, an ad-supported application is involved into this. Since Traff-1.ru is a Russian advertising domain, specialists at 411-spyware.com have made a conclusion that an untrustworthy program installed on your computer and using the Traff-1.ru advertising server should be developed in Russia too. There is a possibility that this undesirable program has modified your browsers’ settings, hijacked browsers’ shortcuts, created a Startup object and added a scheduled task so that it could provide you with the commercial content. As a consequence, it might not be a piece of cake to stop the annoying flow of ads, i.e. detect and remove an untrustworthy program actively working on the computer. No matter how hard it is to delete it, you must finish what you have started and thus erase a bad program from your system fully.

Theoretically, you might be redirected to Traff-1.ru and see its ads after clicking on some kind of untrustworthy link found on the web, but, of course, the chances are higher that some kind of program distributing commercial advertisements has illegally shown up on your computer. In any event, it should be emphasized that ads displayed by this advertising domain might be quite harmful. Not all of them, of course, are malicious, but some of them might expose you to untrustworthy software and malicious software installers located on pages belonging to third parties, usually, cyber criminals, disreputable companies, or other bad people seeking to get money out of spreading suspicious software. In addition, it is also a probable scenario that you will be redirected to pages gathering information about users one day if you keep clicking on Traff-1.ru ads you see. Later on, this collected information might be sold. As can be seen, Traff-1.ru ads can only bring a lot of problems, so their removal should be your top priority now.

According to specialists working at 411-spyware.com, an undesirable program using the Traff-1.ru advertising domain has, most probably, applied changes after the successful entrance so that users would see these Traff-1.ru commercial advertisements periodically. Most probably, the developer of this program gets money for the dissemination of ads and all these users’ clicks on them. As has been already told in the 1st paragraph of this article, changes could have been applied to your browsers so that ads would appear to you when you surf the web. Second, a Startup object or a Scheduled Task could have been created for the same reason, i.e. to display ads periodically. Finally, it might also be a good idea to check Target lines of all web browsers’ shortcuts. Specialists say that they could have been modified by inserting the URL Traff-1.ru there too. If you find any of these changes applied, you will need to undo them to stop ads from flowing periodically on your screen.

Traff-1.ru is not the only suspicious advertising domain users can encounter. You might also encounter traff-4.ru, traff-1.ru, vzlet-vzlet.ru, reqque.ru, and other similar servers displaying ads. The presence of ads with any of the above-listed URLs at the top might indicate the entrance of a new undesirable program. This will not become a reality if you make sure that there is a security application installed and enabled on your computer. You should not install software from dubious pages and definitely do not click on suspicious ads/links too because undesirable programs usually enter users’ computers unnoticed because they are spread in software bundles. In the case of malware showing Traff-1.ru ads, it could have entered the system in a bundle named Installmonstr or Installmonster.

There is a long manual removal guide provided below this article, but we cannot promise that these instructions will help you to delete malicious software working on your computer fully because we do not know much about this application. As a consequence, it is a must to perform a system scan with an automatic tool, such as SpyHunter, too. It will make sure you do not leave any traces of malware.

How to delete an undesirable program manually

Remove suspicious programs through Control Panel

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Open Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the untrustworthy program and then click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Launch Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate the undesirable application and select it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Press two buttons: Win and R.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the empty box you find there.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Open Uninstall a program.
  5. Select the unwanted program and go to Uninstall it.

Reset browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  3. Click Advanced at the top.
  4. Select Reset.
  5. Mark the Delete personal settings box.
  6. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and tap Alt+H.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information and immediately click Refresh Firefox at the top.
  3. In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox again.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your web browser and open the menu.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  5. Click Reset settings.
  6. Click Reset.

Check web browsers’ shortcuts

  1. Right-click on a shortcut of IE/FF/Chrome.
  2. Select Properties and click on the Shortcut tab.
  3. Check the Target line.
  4. Remove Traff-1.ru if it is there and save the changes.

Delete Startup objects and Scheduled Tasks associated with malware

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type shell:startup in the box and click OK.
  3. Delete Startup objects associated with suspicious software.
  4. Close the window and open the Windows Explorer (press Win+E).
  5. Enter %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks in the bar at the top of the page.
  6. Right-click and delete scheduled tasks which belong to malware.
  7. Close the Windows Explorer.
Download Remover for Traff-1.ru *
*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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