Are you seeing onlinegame.travian.us pop-up ads in the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge every time you use the web-browser to surf the Net? This could mean that your personal computer is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it opens a large number of annoying ads. Currently, this adware are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find freeware, download and install them on the computer without proper attention to the fact that the ad-supported software can penetrate into the PC along with them.
The adware usually affects only the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge by changing the browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the computer for web browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web browser, you will see an annoying onlinegame.travian.us web-site.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to show dozens of pop-up ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. So, the onlinegame.travian.us is just one of the many web-pages of the so-called ‘ad’ type. The adware is designed to fill the internet browser’s constant stream of ads, or reroute the web browser to not expected and intrusive advertising sites. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate ads on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their sites, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your machine from the ad-supported software as well as remove onlinegame.travian.us unwanted pop-up ads from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge and other internet browsers.
How can you protect your PC from onlinegame.travian.us pop-ups
How to manually remove onlinegame.travian.us advertisements
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your PC. So you need to quickly and completely remove this dangerous software. To get rid of this ad-supported software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware utility for removing malicious programs, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will help you to remove onlinegame.travian.us ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in personal computer or in the case where ‘ad supported’ software is not removed automatically.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
- Remove onlinegame.travian.us ads from Firefox
- Remove onlinegame.travian.us advertisements from Chrome
- Remove onlinegame.travian.us pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and remove all unknown or suspicious software. 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 software. Uninstall the unwanted applications may remove the unwanted advertisements or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web-pages.
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Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
When the ad supported software is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will be redirected to an annoying advertisements.
To clear the web-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 that starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove onlinegame.travian.us ads from Firefox
First, launch the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press 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”.
Remove onlinegame.travian.us advertisements from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to onlinegame.travian.us annoying ads that is caused by the ‘ad supported’ software.
At first, start the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will open the settings screen. 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 the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The program will start the procedure of cleaning. Once it is finished, the internet browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove onlinegame.travian.us pop-ups from Internet Explorer
To remove the onlinegame.travian.us redirect you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your PC.
First, run the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown 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 restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying onlinegame.travian.us site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “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 open 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’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ application, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then press 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 malicious program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove onlinegame.travian.us advertisements automatically
You can delete onlinegame.travian.us redirect automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily get rid of ad-supported software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your personal computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the download is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole PC system to find out malware and ad supported software that cause the onlinegame.travian.us ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your personal computer, you can check all threats detected on your system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and adware that cause onlinegame.travian.us advertisements. Once the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to delete adware and other malicious programs.
How to block onlinegame.travian.us ads
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- When downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is complete, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that will allow 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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop ads, onlinegame.travian.us redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading web 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 Windows desktop.
If the problem with onlinegame.travian.us is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete onlinegame.travian.us ads, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is opened the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC to find out adware that generates onlinegame.travian.us ads.
- When it has finished scanning your computer, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your computer should be clean of the onlinegame.travian.us . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and annoying harmful web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware and ‘ad supported’ software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove onlinegame.travian.us pop-ups from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.