Are you seeing Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop ups in the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer every time you use the web-browser to surf the Net? This means that your 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 tons of intrusive ads. Currently, this adware are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free software, download and install them on the machine without proper attention to the fact that the adware can penetrate into the personal computer along with them.
Technically, the ‘ad supported’ software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates lots of pop-up ads. It may download and install on to your computer other harmful and unwanted applications without your permission, force you to visit misleading or malicious web-sites. Moreover, the adware can install browser hijacker. Once installed, it will modify your web browser setting like home page, new tab and search engine by default with an unwanted web site.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some ad-supported software to also alter all internet browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your browser to intrusive ad web-pages like Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co, some of which might be malicious. It can make the whole system more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Instructions that is shown below, will help you to clean your machine from the adware as well as remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co annoying popups from the Google Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge and other web browsers.
Remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co redirect
There exist several free adware removal utilities. Also it is possible to remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop up ads manually. But we recommend to combine all these methods below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the guidance. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your web-browser or reboot your personal computer.
How to get rid of Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co ads without any software
Most common ad supported software may be removed without any antivirus applications. The manual ad-supported software removal is guidance that will teach you how to remove the Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co advertisements.
Delete ad supported software through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Check out the Microsoft Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed software. We advise to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of applications by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and suspicious programs, they are the ones you need to remove.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all programs installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Fix infected browsers shortcuts to delete Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co redirect
After the adware is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web browser, it will show an intrusive web page.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web-browser as displayed below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will display a shortcut’s properties. Next, press the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as on the image below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers that are redirected to the Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co unwanted web-site.
Delete 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 run your PC system, it will display Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co undesired web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all harmful tasks that have been created by malicious software.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens 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 in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious program, 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 in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co ads from Google Chrome
Use the Reset web browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like newtab page, home page and search provider by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of internet browser redirects to intrusive ad web-sites such as Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co.
First open the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The internet browser will launch the procedure of cleaning. After it is complete, the web browser’s settings including home page, new tab and default search engine back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show 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 Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
After the procedure is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s newtab, start page and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop-up ads from Firefox
If the Firefox web-browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla 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 such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Click 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 as displayed in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Use free malware removal tools to completely remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co redirect
Run malicious software removal utilities to remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co popups automatically. The free software utilities specially developed for browser hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted applications removal. These utilities may delete most of adware from Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, it can remove all components of ad supported software from Windows registry and system drives.
Delete Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop up advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
We advise you to run the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer of Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co advertisements. Moreover, the utility will help you to delete PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and hijackers that your personal computer may be infected too.
Download Zemana AntiMalware on your computer by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the following example.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your personal computer.
Once setup is finished, you will see window as displayed on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button .Zemana Anti-Malware application will scan through the whole computer for the adware that made to reroute your browser to various ad web pages such as Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co. While the Zemana Anti Malware is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) has completed scanning your personal computer, Zemana Anti-Malware will display a scan report. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will start to remove ad-supported software that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and popups.
How to automatically remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co with Malwarebytes
You can remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop-ups automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We advise this free malware removal tool because it can easily get rid of hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware from the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When downloading is done, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown on the image below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Malwarebytes on your PC system.
Once install is finished, you will see window as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your system for the adware which causes intrusive Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop up advertisements. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is scanning, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
Once that process is finished, you can check all threats detected on your system. All found items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete adware that cause unwanted Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop-ups to appear. Once the cleaning process is done, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to remove hijacker infection, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM).
Scan your machine and remove Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co ads with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of malicious software, PUPs and ad supported software in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and IE internet browsers and thereby remove all intrusive Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop ups. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 30, 2021
- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- When the download is complete, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, press the “Scan” to begin scanning your computer for the ‘ad supported’ software that reroutes your web browser to intrusive Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co web-page. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. During the scan AdwCleaner will detect all threats exist on your PC.
- Once finished, AdwCleaner will display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Review the report and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your computer, press “OK”.
The few simple steps shown in detail in the following video.
How to block Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop-up advertisements
In order to increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying ads and harmful web-sites, you need to use ad blocker program that stops an access to malicious ads and web-sites. Moreover, the application can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard application from the following link and save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the following example.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 launch your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up advertisements, web sites such Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co, 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, which can be found on your desktop.
How does your PC system get infected with Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop up ads
The adware is usually is bundled with free programs and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your system. This happens especially when you’re installing a free programs. The program setup file tricks you into accepting the install of third-party software, that you don’t really want. Moreover, some paid software can also install optional software that you don’t want! Therefore, always download freeware and paid software from reputable download web-sites. Use ONLY custom or manual setup mode and never blindly click Next button.
Now your computer should be clean of the adware which created to redirect your internet browser to various ad pages like Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new ad supported softwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop undesired pop-ups and malicious sites). Moreover, to prevent adwares, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to detect PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Tracker2a.urbanconnection.co pop ups related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.