The Overtraff.com web-site appeared on your personal computer without any notice? After that, you’re faced with the fact that your web browser is now redirected to other undesired web sites and filled with a variety of pop-up advertisements and banners. The cause of all your problems with your personal computer can be an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many computers around the world without users permission, so you are one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this ad supported software has got into your computer. In the guide below, we will explain all the general features of adware and its typical behavior on the computer, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your PC.
Technically, the ad-supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large number of popup advertisements. It may download and install on to your PC other malicious and unwanted applications without your permission, force you to visit misleading or malicious web sites. Moreover, the adware can install web browser hijacker. Once installed, it will replace your internet browser setting like start page, new tab and default search provider with an unwanted page.
Most often, the adware affects the most common browsers such as the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the web-browser, it will reroute to the unwanted Overtraff.com web site. Even if you setup a new startpage, an annoying web-page will be the first thing you see when you launch the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
So, obviously, you need to remove the ‘ad supported’ software as soon as possible. Use the free step by step guide below. This guide will allow you clean your system of ad-supported software and thereby remove the Overtraff.com annoying popup ads.
Remove Overtraff.com pop up advertisements
As with uninstalling ad supported software, malicious software or potentially unwanted programs, there are few steps you can do. We recommend trying them all. If you do only one part of the tutorial, then it should be use malicious software removal tool, because it should delete ‘ad supported’ software and block any further infection. But to completely remove Overtraff.com advertisements you will have to at least reset your web-browser settings such as startpage, new tab and search provider by default to default state, disinfect computer’s web browsers shortcuts, remove all unwanted and suspicious programs, and remove adware with malicious software removal utilities. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit the web-site. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Remove Overtraff.com pop up ads without any utilities
These steps to get rid of Overtraff.com popup ads without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully delete this adware that causes internet browsers to display unwanted Overtraff.com ads.
Delete potentially unwanted software through the MS Windows Control Panel
Some potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacking programs and adware may be removed by uninstalling the free software they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed software in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to get rid of them.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then press 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 displayed in the following example.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Fix web-browser shortcuts, changed by ‘ad supported’ software
After the ad supported software is started, it can also alter the web 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 open an unwanted page.
To clear the 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 similar to “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Overtraff.com page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
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 click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open 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 is a component of the unwanted programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Overtraff.com redirect from FF
If the Firefox settings such as start page, new tab and search provider by default have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Start the FF and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open 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 displayed on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The FF will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware that reroutes your browser to undesired Overtraff.com web-site. When, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Overtraff.com redirect from IE
By resetting IE web browser you return your browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware which cause intrusive Overtraff.com pop up advertisements to appear.
First, open the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed on the screen below.
When the process 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 web browser’s startpage, newtab page and default search engine to default state.
Remove Overtraff.com pop-up ads from Chrome
If your Google Chrome web-browser is redirected to undesired Overtraff.com web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser program to its default settings.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
How to automatically get rid of Overtraff.com pop-ups
If your computer is still infected with adware that causes a large number of undesired Overtraff.com pop ups, then the best way of detection and removal is to use an anti malware scan on the personal computer. Download free malware removal utilities below and start a full system scan. It will help you delete all components of the adware from hardisk and Windows registry.
Automatically remove Overtraff.com ads with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility that can remove ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted software, browser hijackers and other malicious software from your PC easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of PC system resources.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware by clicking on the following link and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the download is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click the “Scan” button for checking your PC system for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes web browsers to show undesired Overtraff.com pop-up advertisements.
This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana AntiMalware utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove ad supported software that causes tons of annoying Overtraff.com ads and add threats to the Quarantine.
Remove Overtraff.com popup advertisements with Malwarebytes
You can remove Overtraff.com popups automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily delete hijacker infections, ad supported software, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once installation is done, you’ll see window like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that causes browsers to display intrusive Overtraff.com popup advertisements.
After the scanning is done, MalwareBytes will open a list of all items detected by the scan. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove ad supported software that causes tons of undesired Overtraff.com advertisements. Once the task is finished, you may be prompted to restart your system.
The following video explains tutorial on how to get rid of hijacker, ad supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
Remove Overtraff.com pop up ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can check and get rid of malware, PUPs and adware in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge web browsers and thereby remove all annoying Overtraff.com popup advertisements. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility on your MS Windows Desktop from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: July 23, 2020
When downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as displayed in the following example. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to run the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” .AdwCleaner program will scan through the whole PC for the ad-supported software which cause intrusive Overtraff.com ads to appear. This task can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
After that process is finished, a list of all items found is produced like below.
Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will get rid of ad-supported software that causes browsers to display intrusive Overtraff.com pop-up ads and add items to the Quarantine. After finished, the utility may ask you to restart your machine. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Run AdBlocker to stop Overtraff.com and stay safe online
We recommend to install an ad blocker application that can stop Overtraff.com and other undesired web pages. The ad blocker tool such as AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Net and stops access to malicious web-pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocking applications is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the download is done, 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 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 run automatically and stop pop up advertisements, web sites such Overtraff.com, 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 icon named AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
How to prevent Overtraff.com pop-up advertisements from getting inside your computer
The adware is usually spreads bundled with free programs and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your personal computer. This happens especially when you are installing a free software. The application installer tricks you into accepting the installation of optional applications, which you don’t really want. Moreover, some paid programs may also install third-party programs which you do not want! Therefore, always download free programs and paid programs from reputable download web sites. Use ONLY custom or manual installation mode and never blindly click Next button.
Now your computer should be free of the ad-supported software which redirects your browser to intrusive Overtraff.com web page. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your PC for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block intrusive popup ads and malicious web pages). Moreover, to prevent ad supported softwares, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Overtraff.com pop ups related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.