Are you seeing s921.thetrafficstat.net in the status bar of Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and IE every time you use the web browser to surf the Web? This means that your PC system is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it opens a large amount of unwanted ads. Currently, this ad supported software are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free software, download and install them on the computer without proper attention to the fact that the adware can penetrate into the PC along with them.
The ad-supported software can change the settings of the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge, but often that a malicious software like this can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the internet browser to see s921.thetrafficstat.net annoying advertisements.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a huge number of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted programs without your permission, force you to visit malicious web pages. Moreover, the ad supported software can download and install internet browser hijacker. Once installed, it will rewrite your homepage with an unwanted web-site.
We suggest you to get rid of adware and clean your computer from s921.thetrafficstat.net advertisements as soon as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the few simple steps below that will allow you to completely remove the reroute to s921.thetrafficstat.net annoying web site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How can you prevent your personal computer from the attack of s921.thetrafficstat.net popup ads
How to manually remove s921.thetrafficstat.net
This guide will help you get rid of s921.thetrafficstat.net redirect. These s921.thetrafficstat.net removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the internet browser or reboot your PC. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove s921.thetrafficstat.net from Firefox
- Delete s921.thetrafficstat.net pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Remove s921.thetrafficstat.net ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of s921.thetrafficstat.net redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted web pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed programs. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the browser redirect to annoying s921.thetrafficstat.net ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs 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
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel like below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of software installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted popup ads and 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 press ‘Uninstall’ as shown below.
Remove s921.thetrafficstat.net from Firefox
First, launch the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press 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, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete s921.thetrafficstat.net pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s start page and search provider by default that have been modified by ad supported software.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that 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 web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove s921.thetrafficstat.net ads from Internet Explorer
To remove the s921.thetrafficstat.net redirect you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, start the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset IE settings” prompt as shown in the figure below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of s921.thetrafficstat.net redirect
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also alter the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web-browser, it will be redirected to an annoying advertisements.
To clear the web-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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your system, it will open s921.thetrafficstat.net unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a dialog box which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press 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 display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “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’ software, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete s921.thetrafficstat.net ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect s921.thetrafficstat.net threat and remove it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, press “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the steps or the video guide below.
Block s921.thetrafficstat.net advertisements and other annoying web-sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop ads, web pages such as s921.thetrafficstat.net, as well as other malicious 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 AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Delete s921.thetrafficstat.net pop-up ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted s921.thetrafficstat.net redirect from the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
Once downloading is finished, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, press the “Scan” button for scanning your PC for the malicious extensions and adware which opens ads from s921.thetrafficstat.net web-site. Once the scanning is finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of adware, browser hijackers and other harmful applications.
Once you have done the steps outlined above, your system should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer display s921.thetrafficstat.net annoying pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions 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.