If you keep receiving the Poptraff.com pop-up ads, when you surf the Net with the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox, then it could mean that you are a victim of adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). Once started, it may install a harmful browser’s add-on, which generates a large count of popup advertisements, or alter the browser’s settings to show advertisements on all websites that you are opening in the browser, even on those sites where before you did not see any ads. We suggest you to clean you computer from adware and thereby get rid of Poptraff.com pop up ads. You need to follow the steps below immediately. It’ll remove all unwanted pop-up ads and protect your machine from more malicious software and trojans.
What is more, the ‘ad supported’ software that causes a ton of undesired Poptraff.com pop-ups, may display advertisements depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this adware, without your permission, steals your user data 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.
Even worse, the adware may monetize its functionality by gathering confidential data from your surfing sessions. This user data, later, can be easily transferred to third parties. This puts your user information at a security risk.
Therefore it is very important to follow the step-by-step tutorial below without a wait. The steps will assist you to get rid of adware as well as clean your system from the Poptraff.com ads. What is more, the few simple steps below will help you delete other harmful programs such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, that can be installed onto computer along with the adware.
How to remove Poptraff.com pop up ads
In the steps below we will have a look at the adware and how to remove Poptraff.com from Google Chrome, Edge, Mozilla Firefox and IE browsers for MS Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal utilities. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your PC or close this web page. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Poptraff.com, perform the steps below:
- How to remove Poptraff.com pop-up advertisements without any software
- How to remove Poptraff.com redirect with free programs
- Stop Poptraff.com redirect and other undesired web-sites
- How to adware get installed onto computer
- To sum up
How to remove Poptraff.com pop-up advertisements without any software
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove adware related to Poptraff.com redirect. Even if the few simple steps does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such ad-supported software responsible for redirections to Poptraff.com.
Deleting the Poptraff.com, check the list of installed programs first
First, go to MS Windows Control Panel and remove suspicious programs, all applications you don’t remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to applications you installed just before Poptraff.com advertisements appeared on your web browser. If you don’t know what a program does, look for the answer on the Internet.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the figure below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all suspicious and unknown applications. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. Once you’ve found anything questionable that may be the adware responsible for redirects to Poptraff.com or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully delete it from your PC system.
Remove Poptraff.com redirect from Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the browser’s settings such as startpage, new tab page and search provider that have been replaced by the adware related to Poptraff.com popups.
- First, launch the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the 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, press 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 blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete Poptraff.com advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
The Firefox reset will remove redirections to intrusive Poptraff.com page, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
Run the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware that responsible for internet browser redirect to the annoying Poptraff.com site. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Poptraff.com pop-up advertisements from IE
By resetting Internet Explorer browser you return your browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad-supported software responsible for Poptraff.com pop-up ads.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware that responsible for web-browser redirect to the unwanted Poptraff.com site, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like search provider, new tab page and start page to default state.
How to remove Poptraff.com redirect with free programs
The easiest way to delete Poptraff.com ads is to run an anti malware program capable of detecting this adware which cause unwanted Poptraff.com pop up advertisements to appear. We recommend try Zemana or another free malicious software remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to ad-supported software, hijackers and other potentially unwanted apps.
How to remove Poptraff.com pop-up ads with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer of the adware. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal application created by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you delete PUPs, hijacker infections, malware, toolbars, ransomware and ad-supported software that redirects your web-browser to unwanted Poptraff.com site.
Now you can install and use Zemana Free to remove Poptraff.com popup advertisements from your web browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the link below to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) setup package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your system. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this tool on your computer.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malware removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window like below.
Now press the “Scan” button to start scanning your PC system for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes web browsers to show unwanted Poptraff.com popup advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the checking is done, you can check all items found on your computer. Review the report and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of ad-supported software which made to redirect your web browser to various ad websites like Poptraff.com and add threats to the Quarantine. When disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer to make the change take effect.
Delete Poptraff.com pop up ads from browsers with HitmanPro
All-in-all, Hitman Pro is a fantastic utility to free your system from any unwanted software such as adware related to Poptraff.com redirect. The Hitman Pro is portable program that meaning, you do not need to install it to run it. HitmanPro is compatible with all versions of MS Windows operating system from Windows XP to Windows 10. Both 64-bit and 32-bit systems are supported.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for MS Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After downloading is done, open the file location and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will run the Hitman Pro tool. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to run the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” to perform a system scan for the adware related to Poptraff.com pop-up ads. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the Hitman Pro program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
As the scanning ends, a list of all threats found is prepared as displayed in the figure below.
In order to get rid of all items, simply click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will remove adware responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Poptraff.com site and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When the clean-up is done, the utility may ask you to restart your PC.
How to automatically get rid of Poptraff.com with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine of the adware. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It is able to help you get rid of undesired Poptraff.com redirect from your web browsers, PUPs, malware, hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
- Please go to the link below to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- When downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes program will scan through the whole computer for the adware that responsible for internet browser reroute to the unwanted Poptraff.com site. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) application is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once MalwareBytes completes the scan, MalwareBytes Free will open a list of found items. When you are ready, press “Quarantine Selected”. When disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to restart your machine.
The following video offers a few simple steps on how to delete browser hijackers, ad supported software and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Stop Poptraff.com redirect and other undesired web-sites
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those annoying pages like Poptraff.com using only built-in Windows capabilities. However, there is a program out that you can use to stop annoying internet browser redirects, advertisements and popups in any modern browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Firefox. It is named Adguard and it works very well.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to start 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 as displayed on the screen below.
Click “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 launch your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup advertisements, websites like Poptraff.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web-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, which is located on your desktop.
How to adware get installed onto computer
Most commonly, the freeware installer includes additional applications such as this ad supported software that causes a lot of intrusive Poptraff.com advertisements. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual install option. Here uncheck all third-party applications in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install any bundled software which you do not trust! The only one thing I want to add. Once the free applications is installed, if you uninstall this software, the undesired Poptraff.com popup ads will not be uninstalled. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial above.
To sum up
Now your system should be free of the ‘ad supported’ software responsible for redirects to Poptraff.com. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and intrusive malicious webpages) and Zemana AntiMalware (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malicious software, hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for 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 delete Poptraff.com pop-ups from your internet browser, then ask for help here.