The 2kruton.ru is a web site which is loaded into your web-browser with the help of ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The ‘ad-supported’ software may alter the settings of web-browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge or install a malicious browser extension, which created to generate tons of annoying pop-ups. It will lead to the fact that when you launch the web browser or surfing the Internet, it’ll always be forced to show 2kruton.ru pop-up ads, even when your internet browser is configured to stop ads or your PC system has a application that blocks ads. On current date, the ‘ad-supported’ software continues to increase the number of systems that have been infected.
The malicious software from the ad supported software family that alters the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the internet browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying 2kruton.ru ads.
While your system is infected with the adware, the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge may be redirected to 2kruton.ru annoying web-page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open a ton of unwanted advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of pages that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all pages, including web pages where previously you have never seen any advertisements.
We recommend to get rid of the ad-supported software, which redirects your web-browser on the 2kruton.ru unwanted web-page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your PC.
How does 2kruton.ru advertisements get installed onto computer
How to manually remove 2kruton.ru pop-up ads
This steps will help you delete 2kruton.ru . These 2kruton.ru removal steps work for the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the web-browser or reboot your PC system. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete 2kruton.ru redirect
- Get rid of 2kruton.ru redirect from Firefox
- Remove 2kruton.ru pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Get rid of 2kruton.ru redirect from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC system cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious programs. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up your web browser from ads, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It’ll show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete 2kruton.ru redirect
Now you need to clean up the browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web-browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can change it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example on the screen below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Get rid of 2kruton.ru redirect from Firefox
If the FF settings have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto 2kruton.ru web-site.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, press the Help button () as on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. When it is complete, press the “Finish” button
Remove 2kruton.ru pop-ups from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been changed by ad-supported software.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of 2kruton.ru redirect from Internet Explorer
To get rid of the 2kruton.ru advertisements you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset IE settings” prompt as on the image below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
When the task is done, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted 2kruton.ru web-page 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 applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This shows a prompt 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image 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, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. 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 adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove 2kruton.ru automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of 2kruton.ru ads from the infected PC system. This is because the adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your system and it will begin to show annoying 2kruton.ru ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove ‘ad-supported’ software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the PC.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. It is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ‘ad-supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Now, press the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your machine. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When the download is finished, close all software on your personal computer. Next, run the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following image, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC to find out ad-supported software which cause a redirect to 2kruton.ru. When the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your system, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware that cause 2kruton.ru advertisements. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to remove ad supported software and other malware.
How to block 2kruton.ru redirect
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and web pages. Moreover, the application can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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- When downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is done, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will help 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 launch your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, 2kruton.ru redirects, as well as other dangerous 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.
If the problem with 2kruton.ru ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete 2kruton.ru ads, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner using the link below. AdwCleaner download
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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 to start scanning your machine for the adware that generates 2kruton.ru advertisements.
- Once the system scan is complete, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
Once you have complete the step-by-step guide above, your computer should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge will no longer display 2kruton.ru annoying pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step 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.