If you’re reading this article, it means that you’re seeing the Traff-1.ru unknown web-site instead of your homepage or when you open a new tab or perform an internet search you’re automatically directed to the unwanted web-site. All of these problems with your system caused by browser hijacker, which is often installs on the PC with the free applications. You probably want to know how to get rid of this hijacker and remove Traff-1.ru redirect as well as to restore your internet browser’s homepage and search engine by default. In the step-by-step instructions below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
Most often, the Traff-1.ru browser hijacker affects most common web-browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE. But such hijacker infections as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the browser, it’ll open Traff-1.ru site. Even if you setup your homepage again, it is still the first thing you see when you launch the browser will be the unwanted Traff-1.ru web-page.
Also, adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) can be installed on the machine together with Traff-1.ru hijacker. It will insert a ton of ads directly to the web-sites which you view, creating a sense that ads has been added by the developers of the page. Moreover, the Traff-1.ru browser hijacker has the ability to collect a large number of personal information about you, which can later transfer to third parties.
Therefore it’s very important to free your PC as soon as possible. Follow the few simple steps below to get rid of Traff-1.ru , as well as other malicious software and ‘ad supported’ software, which can be installed onto your personal computer along with it.
Table of contents
- What is Traff-1.ru
- Traff-1.ru removal guide
- How to get rid of Traff-1.ru redirect without any software
- Remove suspicious and potentially unwanted software using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Traff-1.ru redirect
- Get rid of Traff-1.ru homepage from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of Traff-1.ru redirect from Chrome
- Get rid of Traff-1.ru from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
- How to automatically remove Traff-1.ru hijacker
- How to get rid of Traff-1.ru redirect without any software
- How to stop Traff-1.ru
- Prevent Traff-1.ru hijacker from installing
- Finish words
Traff-1.ru removal guide
Without a doubt, the browser hijacker infection is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this malicious software. To delete this hijacker, you can use the manual removal which are given below or free malware removal tool like Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal that will allow you to remove Traff-1.ru easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC or in the case where PC infection is not removed automatically.
How to delete Traff-1.ru search without any software
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Traff-1.ru redirect from the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge.
Remove suspicious and potentially unwanted software using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements or web browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your system. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of ads and web-browser redirect to the annoying Traff-1.ru web page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of advertisements and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to remove is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Traff-1.ru redirect
When installed, this PC infection may add an argument such as “http://traff-1.ru/go.php” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge. Due to this, every time you open the web-browser, it will open the unwanted startpage.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://traff-1.ru/go.php” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge.
Get rid of Traff-1.ru redirect from Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been changed by the Traff-1.ru browser hijacker.
First run the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown in the figure below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the task of cleaning. When it is complete, the browser’s settings including homepage and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Get rid of Traff-1.ru from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as home page, newtab page and search provider by default have been changed by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your FF browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of Traff-1.ru homepage from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer web browser settings like home page, newtab page and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, open the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
When the task is done, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state.
How to automatically remove Traff-1.ru hijacker
After completing the manually removal steps above all unwanted programs and browser’s extensions that causes browser redirects to the Traff-1.ru web-page should be removed. If the problem with Traff-1.ru hijacker is still remained, then we suggest to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components. use recommended free PC infection removal programs below.
How to automatically get rid of Traff-1.ru with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Traff-1.ru browser hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free application will allow you to delete malware, toolbars and adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that your PC may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a scan of your machine. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your machine. In order to remove all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step instructions or the video guide below.
Delete Traff-1.ru from internet browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your computer for adware, potentially unwanted software and browser hijackers such as Traff-1.ru and helps delete them easily. Moreover, it will also allow you get rid of any harmful internet browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 8, 2019
- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- Once the download is finished, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the Traff-1.ru browser hijacker.
- Once the scan is complete, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your personal computer, click “OK”.
The instructions shown in detail in the following video.
How to stop Traff-1.ru
By installing an ad-blocker program such as AdbGuard, you’re able to stop Traff-1.ru, autoplaying video ads and delete lots of distracting and annoying ads on pages.
Installing the AdGuard adblocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
Once downloading is done, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the indows and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, web-sites such Traff-1.ru, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. 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 desktop.
Prevent Traff-1.ru hijacker from installing
After completing the guide outlined above, your system should be free from browser hijacker, adware and malware. The Google Chrome, FF, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer will no longer display Traff-1.ru unwanted startpage on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.