If you’re reading this article, it means that you are seeing the terraclicks.com unknown web site and your browser began opening lots of of ads. All of these problems with your computer caused by ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which is often installs on the computer with the freeware. You probably want to know how to delete this ad supported software as well as remove terraclicks.com ads. In the step-by-step instructions below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
The malicious software from the ad supported software family that alters the settings of browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted terraclicks.com advertisements.
The ‘ad-supported’ software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising links within the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ‘ad-supported’ software may install a browser hijacker that once started, will alter the web-browser’s startpage and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web-sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We suggest you to remove adware and clean your system from terraclicks.com ads as soon as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will allow you to completely remove the redirect to terraclicks.com annoying page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does terraclicks.com advertisements get installed onto PC
How to manually remove terraclicks.com ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove terraclicks.com redirect from the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove terraclicks.com redirect
- Remove terraclicks.com ads from Firefox
- Remove terraclicks.com advertisements from Chrome
- Remove terraclicks.com advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the PC cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Uninstall the unwanted software may remove the annoying ads or browser redirect to unknown or annoying sites.
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Click “Uninstall a program” It will show a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove terraclicks.com redirect
Now you need to clean up the internet browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can replace it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example on the screen below. Once is done, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web-browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove terraclicks.com ads from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto terraclicks.com ads.
Run the Firefox and press button to open the Tools menu. It shows the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type about:support in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will open the confirmation dialog box. Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad-supported’ software. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove terraclicks.com advertisements from Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click to Settings option. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click on the Reset settings button. Confirm your action, click on the Reset button.
Remove terraclicks.com advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To get rid of the terraclicks.com advertisements you need to reset the IE’s settings to the state, they were when the Windows OS was first installed on your computer.
Launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Open the Tools menu (click ‘gear’ icon ). It displays the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options”. In the “Internet Options” dialog screen, you need to click on the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Click on the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next press the “Reset” button. Once the task is done, click “Close” button, then close the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to back your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ad-supported browser’s extensions.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will show the terraclicks.com unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. This displays a dialog box that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click Enter. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following image.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://terraclicks.com” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also can be safely removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove terraclicks.com redirect automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of terraclicks.com pop-up ads from the infected system. This is because the adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ‘ad-supported’ software again infect your PC and it will begin to show unwanted terraclicks.com pop-up ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to delete adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the PC.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. It is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you delete browser hijackers, malware, ‘ad-supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your PC system. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your system. Next, start the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your system for the ad supported software which cause a redirect to terraclicks.com. When a malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing terraclicks.com redirect and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to Restart.
I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes application to remove ad-supported software and other malware.
How to stop terraclicks.com popup ads
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and pages. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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- After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, terraclicks.com redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon , which is located on your Windows desktop.
Delete terraclicks.com and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the annoying terraclicks.com popup ads from the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloading is finished, open a directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for malicious extensions and the ad supported software that opens ads from terraclicks.com web page. Once the checking is done, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad supported software, browser hijackers and other malicious applications.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for terraclicks.com ads removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted terraclicks.com pop-up ads.