The trackmedia101.com is classified as ‘ad’ web-page. If you’re seeing this annoying page then most probably that your internet browser is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It can display unwanted pop-up ads within the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer or redirect your internet browser on other ads web sites. As a result of the adware infection, your browser will be full of ads (pop-ups, banners, in-text links, offers to install an unwanted software) and your machine will be slower and slower.
The adware can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, but often that a dangerous software like this can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the browser to see trackmedia101.com unwanted advertisements.
The adware is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertisements within the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software may install web browser hijacker that once started, will alter the web-browser’s home page 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 Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the step-by-step guide below as soon as possible. The guide will assist you to remove ‘ad supported’ software as well as clean your PC system from the trackmedia101.com redirect. What is more, the guide below will help you remove other malicious software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the computer along with the adware.
How to trackmedia101.com pop-up ads get installed onto your machine
Probably, the ad-supported software get installed onto your machine when you have installed a freeware like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the ad-supported software is bundled within the installation packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar sites. Even removing the application that contains ‘ad supported’ software, does not help you get rid of the trackmedia101.com ads. Therefore, you must follow the steps below to delete all unwanted advertisements.
How to manually remove trackmedia101.com pop-ups
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, that will help you manually delete trackmedia101.com ads from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete trackmedia101.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox
- Delete trackmedia101.com redirect from Google Chrome
- Get rid of trackmedia101.com from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete trackmedia101.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the application that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web browser redirect to unwanted web pages, 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’ under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed software. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the browser redirect to annoying trackmedia101.com pop-ups. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted pop-up ads and internet 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. When the application, you need to delete, is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Delete trackmedia101.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox
First, run the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete trackmedia101.com redirect from Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “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 on the screen below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Get rid of trackmedia101.com from IE
To remove the trackmedia101.com redirect you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your machine.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset IE settings” prompt as shown in the figure below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
Once the procedure is done, press “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete trackmedia101.com redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also modify the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 which starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying trackmedia101.com page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your machine. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove trackmedia101.com advertisements with free malware remover
Get rid of trackmedia101.com ads manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, internet browser hijacker and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
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- Close all software and windows on your system. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the install of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- When installation is finished, click on the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out ‘ad supported’ software which redirects your internet browser to the trackmedia101.com unwanted site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block trackmedia101.com redirect and other annoying pages
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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When the download is complete, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, sites like trackmedia101.com, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your PC system and delete trackmedia101.com advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (home page, newtab page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the download is complete, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the adware that cause a redirect to trackmedia101.com advertisements.
When it has finished scanning your PC system, it will open a list of all items detected by this utility as shown on the image below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” to begin the cleaning process. When the clean up is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have finished the step-by-step instructions above, your PC should be clean from malware and ad supported software. The Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge will no longer open trackmedia101.com unwanted pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted sites. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.