The Eqtasi.ru site appeared on your computer without any notice? After that, you’re faced with the fact that your browser is now re-directed to other annoying web sites and filled with a variety of pop ups and banners. The cause of all your problems with your computer is adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many machines around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this ad supported software has got into your system. In the guidance below, we will explain all the general features of adware and its typical behavior on the system, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your system.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to open dozens of ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. So, the Eqtasi.ru is just one of the many sites of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the web browser’s constant stream of advertisements, or reroute the web browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web sites. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising banners on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web-pages, 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.
The adware can change the settings of the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, but often that a harmful software like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the web-browser to see Eqtasi.ru annoying advertisements.
Table of contents
- What is Eqtasi.ru
- How to remove Eqtasi.ru redirect
- How to manually delete Eqtasi.ru
- How to delete Eqtasi.ru pop-ups with free programs
- How to stop Eqtasi.ru redirect
- Don’t know how your web browser has been hijacked by Eqtasi.ru redirect?
- Final words
Thus, it is clear that the presence of adware on your PC system is not desirable, and you need to clean up your PC as quickly as possible. Follow the guide below in order to get rid of Eqtasi.ru pop ups.
How to remove Eqtasi.ru redirect
There present several free adware removal utilities. Also it is possible to delete Eqtasi.ru pop-up advertisements manually. But we suggest to combine all these methods below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the tutorial. Some of the steps below will require you to exit the site. So, please read the tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually delete Eqtasi.ru
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete Eqtasi.ru advertisements from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Uninstall suspicious and potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
Some of PUPs, ad-supported software and hijacker infections can be removed using the Add/Remove programs utility which can be found in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. So, if you are running any version of MS Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Fix infected web browsers shortcuts to get rid of Eqtasi.ru redirect
Once installed, this ‘ad supported’ software may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will open an annoying ad site.
Open the properties of the web-browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser and choose the “Properties” option and it will show the properties of the shortcut. Next, select the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as shown on the image below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts that have been modified by ‘ad supported’ software such as Eqtasi.ru usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as on the image below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown on the screen below.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts that have been altered by adware.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers that are re-directed to the Eqtasi.ru unwanted page.
Get rid of Eqtasi.ru redirect from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
Once the procedure is complete, press “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s start page, new tab page and search provider by default to default state.
Get rid of Eqtasi.ru ads from Firefox
If the Firefox internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as new tab, homepage and search engine by default to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Remove Eqtasi.ru popups from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the ad-supported software, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s start page, newtab page and default search provider that have been modified by ad-supported software which redirects your browser to unwanted Eqtasi.ru web-site.
- First launch the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your web-browser’s newtab, startpage and search engine by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
How to delete Eqtasi.ru pop-ups with free programs
The ad supported software may hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the ad supported software once again infect your system and redirect your web-browser to Eqtasi.ru site. Moreover, We want to note that it is not always safe to delete ad-supported software manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best way to detect and remove adware is to run free malware removal software.
How to remove Eqtasi.ru ads with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility that can remove adware, PUPs, browser hijackers and other malicious software from your computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of computer resources.
Download Zemana antimalware on your computer from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
When the download is complete, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana anti-malware on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana anti-malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your PC system for the adware which redirects your browser to intrusive Eqtasi.ru web site. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your system. While the utility is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
Once the scan is complete, it will display a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found. When you are ready, press “Next” button. The Zemana antimalware will begin removing adware and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
Scan and clean your personal computer of ‘ad supported’ software with Malwarebytes
Manual Eqtasi.ru pop up ads removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system of ad-supported software. Moreover, the free program will allow you to delete malware, PUPs, hijacker infections and toolbars that your PC can be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is finished, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of Malwarebytes onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Malwarebytes will start and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your personal computer for the ‘ad supported’ software that cause annoying Eqtasi.ru popup advertisements to appear. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
- When the system scan is finished, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility.
- When you are ready, click the “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your personal computer. Once the procedure is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
If the problem with Eqtasi.ru popups is still remained
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana anti malware cannot remove this ad supported software, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and ad-supported software which redirects your web-browser to annoying Eqtasi.ru web-page.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- When downloading is complete, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, press “Scan” button to start scanning your PC system for the adware that causes web browsers to show annoying Eqtasi.ru popup advertisements. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan it will detect all threats exist on your computer.
- Once the system scan is finished, it’ll display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stop Eqtasi.ru redirect
If you surf the Net, you cannot avoid malvertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and use an adblocker application. AdGuard is an ad-blocking that can filter out a large amount of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocker program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the figure 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 instructions like below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop popup ads, web sites such Eqtasi.ru, as well as other malicious 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, that is located on your desktop.
Don’t know how your web browser has been hijacked by Eqtasi.ru redirect?
Now your PC system should be clean of the adware which cause intrusive Eqtasi.ru popup ads to appear. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop ups and intrusive malicious pages) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your system for new browser hijackers, 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 delete Eqtasi.ru advertisements from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.