If you keep receiving the Recommended: Disable Search Tracking pop up ads offering install an unknown software, when you surf the Internet with the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge, then it could mean your machine is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) from the big malware family. Once started, the adware may install a malicious browser’s add-on that generates a huge number of popup ads or alter the browser’s settings to show ads on all web sites that you are opening in the web browser, even on those sites where before you did not see any advertisements. We recommend you to clean you PC system from adware and thereby remove “Disable Search Tracking” popup advertisements. Complete the tutorial below as soon as possible. It’ll remove “Disable Search Tracking” pop-ups and protect your computer from more harmful software and trojans.
What is more, the adware may display ads depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this ‘ad supported’ software, without your permission, steals your private information 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. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
The ad supported software often alter all web-browser shortcuts that located on your Desktop to force you visit certain intrusive ad pages. As a result, your web browser can still redirect you to an annoying ad web page despite your PC is actually free of ad-supported software and other malicious software.
We recommend to remove the adware which reroutes your web browser to annoying “Disable Search Tracking” web-site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources that may load other harmful software on your personal computer.
Remove “Disable Search Tracking” pop ups
Fortunately, it is not hard to delete adware which reroutes your browser to intrusive “Disable Search Tracking” web-page. In the following guidance, we will provide two ways to clean your computer of this ad-supported software. One is the manual removal solution and the other is automatic removal solution. You can select the way that best fits you. Please follow the removal instructions below to get rid of “Disable Search Tracking” advertisements right now!
How to manually remove “Disable Search Tracking”
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove “Disable Search Tracking” popup advertisements from the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer.
Delete “Disable Search Tracking” related applications through the Control Panel of your personal computer
Some of potentially unwanted software, ad-supported software and browser hijackers can be deleted using the Add/Remove programs tool that can be found in the Windows Control Panel. So, if you’re using any version of Microsoft Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all programs installed on the system.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Fix infected web-browsers shortcuts to get rid of “Disable Search Tracking” redirect
Now you need to clean up the internet browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file.
Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser as displayed on the screen below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll show a shortcut’s properties. Next, press the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field like below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are redirected to the “Disable Search Tracking” annoying web site.
Remove “Disable Search Tracking” pop-up advertisements from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer web browser settings such as new tab page, startpage and search engine by default having been changed by ‘ad supported’ software that causes intrusive “Disable Search Tracking” pop up advertisements, then you may return your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed in the figure below.
Once the procedure is finished, press “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s homepage, new tab page and default search provider to default state.
Remove “Disable Search Tracking” advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
If your Firefox web browser is re-directed to “Disable Search Tracking” without your permission or an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset.
First, run the FF and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown 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 adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software that causes tons of intrusive “Disable Search Tracking” popups. When, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove “Disable Search Tracking” pop ups from Google Chrome
Use the Reset browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like startpage, newtab and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of web-browser redirects to undesired ad web pages like “Disable Search Tracking”.
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, press 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, click the “Reset” button.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you open your machine, it will show “Disable Search Tracking” intrusive page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all malicious tasks that have been created by malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a dialog box that called 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, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this malicious task. 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 press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by unwanted programs. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of “Disable Search Tracking” ads with free applications
Manual removal instructions does not always help to completely remove the ad-supported software, as it is not easy to identify and remove components of ad-supported software and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you run malware removal tool to completely remove “Disable Search Tracking” off your web browser. Several free malicious software removal utilities are currently available that may be used against the adware. The optimum solution would be to use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
How to remove “Disable Search Tracking” pop-up advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
You can get rid of “Disable Search Tracking” pop up advertisements automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malicious software removal utility because it can easily remove hijacker infections, PUPs, ad-supported software that redirects your browser to “Disable Search Tracking” page with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana Free from the following link.
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Once the downloading process is done, close all windows on your PC. Further, run the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically run and you may see its main window as displayed below.
Next, click the “Scan” button for checking your system for the adware that causes internet browsers to show annoying “Disable Search Tracking” advertisements. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana Free will detect all threats exist on your computer.
Once the system scan is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the results once the tool has finished 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 remove adware that designed to redirect your web browser to various ad web pages such as “Disable Search Tracking” and add items to the Quarantine. Once the procedure is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your system.
How to automatically remove “Disable Search Tracking” with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find adware and thereby remove “Disable Search Tracking” ads from your web browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your PC system by clicking on the link below.
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Update: April 15, 2020
After downloading is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this process is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ad-supported software that redirects your web-browser to undesired “Disable Search Tracking” web-site. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the step by step tutorial or the video guide below.
Use AdwCleaner to delete “Disable Search Tracking” advertisements from browser
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your computer for ad supported software which redirects your web-browser to annoying “Disable Search Tracking” web-page, potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it’ll also allow you get rid of any harmful browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the download is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the utility is opened, you will see a screen as displayed on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the adware that causes multiple unwanted advertisements. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. When the system scan is done, AdwCleaner will open a list of detected items as displayed in the following example.
Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as displayed in the following example.
You need to click “OK”. After the procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. When your machine is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop “Disable Search Tracking” ads and other annoying web pages
It’s also critical to protect your browsers from malicious web sites and advertisements by using an adblocker program such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocking application is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link and save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image 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 tutorial like below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop popup ads, web-pages such “Disable Search Tracking”, as well as other malicious or misleading 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, that is located on your desktop.
Prevent “Disable Search Tracking” pop up advertisements from installing
Now your personal computer should be clean of the ad-supported software that causes lots of intrusive “Disable Search Tracking” pop-ups. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and unwanted malicious web sites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new ad supported softwares and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete “Disable Search Tracking” redirect from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.