If your Firefox, MS Edge, Internet Explorer and Chrome constantly reroutes to the Imtrck.com, then it is possible that a potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) category get installed on your system. The ‘ad supported’ software will modify your web-browser’s search provider, homepage and new tab page or install an undesired browser addon so that it’ll randomly display a large number of annoying Imtrck.com popup advertisements. If you would like to clean your system of adware and thus remove Imtrck.com advertisements and are unable to do so, you can use the guidance below to scan for and delete this adware and any other malware for free.
While your PC is infected with the adware, the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and FF may be rerouted to Imtrck.com unwanted web-site. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open lots of unwanted advertisements. These ads will be injected within the content of web-sites that are you opening in your web browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all sites, including web pages where previously you have never seen any advertisements.
The ad-supported software usually hijacks only the Edge, Firefox, Chrome and IE by modifying the browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions. Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad supported’ software will perform a scan of the PC for internet browser shortcut files and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the web browser, you will see an intrusive Imtrck.com web page.
It is important, do not use Imtrck.com web-page and don’t click on ads placed on it, as they can lead you to a more harmful or misleading web-sites. The best option is to use the steps posted below to clean your personal computer of ‘ad supported’ software and thus remove Imtrck.com pop-ups.
Remove Imtrck.com pop ups (removal tutorial)
There are a simple manual guidance below that will assist you to get rid of Imtrck.com pop ups from your Microsoft Windows computer. The most effective method to delete this adware is to complete the manual removal tutorial and then run Zemana Free, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual solution will help to weaken this ad supported software and these malicious software removal tools will completely remove Imtrck.com pop-up ads and revert back the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge settings to default.
To remove Imtrck.com, use the steps below:
- Manual Imtrck.com pop up advertisements removal
- Uninstall Imtrck.com related applications through the Control Panel of your machine
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Remove Imtrck.com popup advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove Imtrck.com popup advertisements from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Imtrck.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
- Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts which have been infected by adware
- Get rid of Imtrck.com popup ads with freeware
- Block Imtrck.com ads and other annoying sites
- How did you get infected with Imtrck.com ads
- Finish words
Manual Imtrck.com pop up advertisements removal
The guide will help you remove Imtrck.com pop-up ads. These Imtrck.com removal steps work for the Internet Explorer, Chrome, FF and MS Edge, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Uninstall Imtrck.com related applications through the Control Panel of your machine
We suggest that you start the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and delete all unknown or questionable software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious apps such as ad-supported software and browser hijacker infections may be bundled with freeware. Remove the unwanted programs can delete the intrusive advertisements or web-browser redirect.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel like below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the ‘ad supported’ software responsible for redirects to Imtrck.com. If you’ve many software installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a dubious, 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’ as displayed on the image below.
You will see a list of software 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, it is the ad supported software that cause intrusive Imtrck.com pop up ads to appear. If you’re 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 uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the following example.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your machine, it will open Imtrck.com undesired web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all harmful tasks that have been created by unwanted software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Imtrck.com popup advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that IE web-browser settings such as newtab page, default search engine and homepage having been modified by ad supported software which reroutes your web-browser to intrusive Imtrck.com page, then you may restore your settings, via the reset 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 click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
After the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s default search provider, newtab page and start page to default state.
Remove Imtrck.com popup advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the hijackers, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s search engine by default, newtab page and homepage that have been replaced by ad supported software that causes tons of undesired Imtrck.com pop-up ads.
- First, run the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Imtrck.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If your Firefox internet browser is redirected to Imtrck.com without your permission or an unknown search provider shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web browser reset.
First, open the FF. Next, press 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 click on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts which have been infected by adware
Now you need to clean up the web browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut file referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file.
Open the properties of the browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut file of infected web browser and select the “Properties” option and it’ll show the properties of the shortcut file. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field like 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 shortcut files which have been altered by adware responsible for Imtrck.com popup advertisements, usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown 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 image below.
In order to fix the infected shortcut file, 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 shortcut files that have been altered by adware that causes multiple unwanted popup ads.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|FF||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|IE||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 internet browsers which are redirected to the Imtrck.com annoying page.
Get rid of Imtrck.com popup ads with freeware
Run malware removal tools to get rid of Imtrck.com advertisements automatically. The free programs tools specially developed for hijackers, ad-supported software and other potentially unwanted programs removal. These tools can get rid of most of adware from IE, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Google Chrome. Moreover, it may remove all components of ad-supported software from Windows registry and system drives.
Delete Imtrck.com redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You may download and install Zemana Anti-malware to scan for and get rid of Imtrck.com pop up ads from the FF, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on your personal computer.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Zemana for Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After downloading is complete, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup like below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your PC system.
Once setup is finished, you will see window as shown below.
Now click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the ad supported software that causes undesired Imtrck.com pop-up advertisements. While the Zemana Free utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
Once the scan is done, you’ll be opened the list of all detected threats on your computer. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will remove ad supported software that responsible for the appearance of Imtrck.com advertisements and move items to the program’s quarantine.
Run HitmanPro to get rid of Imtrck.com pop up ads from web browser
The HitmanPro utility is free (30 day trial) and easy to use. It may check and delete malware, potentially unwanted software and ad-supported software in MS Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox and IE web-browsers and thereby get rid of all annoying Imtrck.com pop up ads. HitmanPro is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
- Visit the following page to download the latest version of HitmanPro for MS Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When downloading is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this tool is launched, click “Next” button to look for ad supported software that responsible for the appearance of Imtrck.com popup ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. While the HitmanPro is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
- As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. In order to remove all items, simply click “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
How to remove Imtrck.com with Malwarebytes
Manual Imtrck.com popup advertisements removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We suggest that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your computer of adware. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, PUPs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
Please go to the following link to download MalwareBytes Free. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When downloading is complete, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown on the image below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once setup is done, you’ll see window as displayed in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that causes intrusive Imtrck.com popup ads. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malicious software, adware or potentially unwanted programs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
After the checking is complete, you’ll be opened the list of all found threats on your PC. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now get rid of adware that causes a ton of annoying Imtrck.com pop ups and add items to the Quarantine. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot your machine.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to get rid of hijacker, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes.
Block Imtrck.com ads and other annoying sites
By installing an ad blocking application such as AdGuard, you’re able to block Imtrck.com, autoplaying video ads and delete lots of distracting and undesired ads on sites.
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your PC from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is done, press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop up advertisements, Imtrck.com redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How did you get infected with Imtrck.com ads
Now your PC should be clean of the adware responsible for redirecting your web browser to Imtrck.com web-site. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and unwanted harmful web pages) and Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, hijackers and ad-supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, malicious applications and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Imtrck.com pop-ups from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.