The fftrack.pro pop-ups should not be underestimated, because the reason for their appearance within your web-browser is penetration an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) into your computer. It can bring a security risk to your personal computer. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the fftrack.pro is just a web-site, but the ad supported software uses it to display intrusive and annoying ads, even without your permission and desire to see it. The unwanted ads can be just the beginning, because your system is hijacked by harmful software, so the amount of ads in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the web-sites, and more, can lead to crash the browser.
The ‘ad supported’ software usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer 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 PC for 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 start the web-browser, you will see an unwanted fftrack.pro web site.
What is more, the adware may show ads depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this adware, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your personal computer from the ad-supported software as well as remove fftrack.pro annoying pop-up ads from the FF, Google Chrome, IE and Edge and other web browsers.
How did fftrack.pro pop-ups get on your system
How to manually remove fftrack.pro pop-up ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, that will allow you manually remove fftrack.pro redirect from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and IE.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove fftrack.pro ads from Google Chrome
- Remove fftrack.pro from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove fftrack.pro pop-up ads from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete fftrack.pro redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program 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 like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web-browser redirect to unwanted fftrack.pro pop-up ads. 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 program, 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 on the screen below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your personal 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 annoying 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. When the program, you need to delete, is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Remove fftrack.pro ads from Google Chrome
Open the 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 in the figure below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove fftrack.pro from Mozilla Firefox
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display 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, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove fftrack.pro pop-up ads from IE
First, start the IE, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as on the image below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete fftrack.pro redirect
When the ad supported software is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the internet 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://” which 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 fftrack.pro web-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 application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box that called 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”, as shown in the figure 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 remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious application, 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 as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by unwanted applications. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of fftrack.pro with free malware removal application
Manual removal fftrack.pro requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free programs will help you to remove malware, internet browser hijackers and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click the Download button. Your internet browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- Once the download process is done, please close all software and open windows on your personal computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has complete installing, the malware remover will start and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole machine to find out adware that redirects your browser to the fftrack.pro annoying web site. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning, it will display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found.
- When you are ready, click on “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your system. When the process is done, you may be prompted to restart your machine.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
How to stop fftrack.pro redirect
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and pages. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which 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 run your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup ads, fftrack.pro redirects, as well as other malicious 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.
Scan your PC and delete fftrack.pro with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
When downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown on the screen below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the application, press Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole PC to find out adware which cause a redirect to fftrack.pro ads.
Once the scan is finished, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility as shown in the figure below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system. 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 instructions above, your system should be clean from malware and ad-supported software. The Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge will no longer show fftrack.pro annoying ads or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the guide 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.