If your internet browser is being re-directed to the site called the Traffic.fstsrv.com, then it is possible that your system has become a victim of the potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) category. Most often the adware was set on your machine without your consent. Because, the adware is often used to display tons of undesired advertisements within the Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer’s screen. As, the advertisers don’t disdain to use any methods to promote their web pages and attract new users. Below we explain how to remove ‘ad supported’ software and thus remove Traffic.fstsrv.com redirect from your web-browser.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a lot of pop up advertisements. It may download and install on to your system other malicious and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit misleading or harmful web sites. Moreover, the adware can install browser hijacker. Once installed, it will change your web-browser setting like startpage, search provider and new tab with an undesired web-site.
The adware often modify all web browser shortcut files that located on your Desktop to force you visit certain undesired ad sites. As a result, your web-browser can still reroute you to an undesired ad web site despite your computer is actually clean of adware and other malicious software.
To find out how to delete Traffic.fstsrv.com pop up ads, we recommend to read the step-by-step guidance added to this article below. The guidance was designed by experienced security researchers who discovered a method to remove the annoying adware out of the personal computer.
Remove Traffic.fstsrv.com pop-up ads
There present several free ad-supported software removal utilities. Also it is possible to delete Traffic.fstsrv.com redirect manually. But we advise to combine all these ways below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the instructions. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your web-browser or reboot your system.
To remove Traffic.fstsrv.com, execute the steps below:
- How to remove Traffic.fstsrv.com pop-up ads without any software
- Scan your machine and remove Traffic.fstsrv.com advertisements with free utilities
- Stop Traffic.fstsrv.com pop-up advertisements and other annoying web pages
- How to prevent adware from getting inside your PC system
- To sum up
How to remove Traffic.fstsrv.com pop-up ads without any software
These steps to delete Traffic.fstsrv.com redirect without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step steps completely to fully get rid of this ad-supported software that causes intrusive Traffic.fstsrv.com pop up ads.
Deleting the Traffic.fstsrv.com, check the list of installed apps first
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted apps, ad-supported software software and browser hijacker infections through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your PC system. Most likely, one of them is the ad-supported software related to Traffic.fstsrv.com popup ads. If you’ve many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as on the image below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown in the following example.
You will see a list of apps installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most probably, it is the ‘ad supported’ software that causes tons of unwanted Traffic.fstsrv.com pop ups. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application which you need to remove is found, simply press on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Delete Traffic.fstsrv.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to Traffic.fstsrv.com web page. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
Launch the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display 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 on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software that causes multiple annoying pop-ups. Once, it is done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Traffic.fstsrv.com pop up ads from Chrome
If you are getting Traffic.fstsrv.com ads, then you can try to delete it by resetting Chrome to its original settings. It will also clear cookies, content and site data, temporary and cached data. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Traffic.fstsrv.com redirect from Internet Explorer
By resetting IE internet browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware which cause annoying Traffic.fstsrv.com pop ups to appear.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware that responsible for the appearance of Traffic.fstsrv.com pop-up ads, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page, new tab page and default search provider to default state.
Scan your machine and remove Traffic.fstsrv.com advertisements with free utilities
Many antivirus companies have created apps that help detect ‘ad supported’ software and thereby get rid of Traffic.fstsrv.com from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to run. Your system can have a large number of potentially unwanted software, adware and browser hijackers installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or harmful application returns after rebooting the PC, then start your PC system into Safe Mode and run the anti-malware utility once again.
Automatically get rid of Traffic.fstsrv.com redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove Traffic.fstsrv.com pop up ads automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malware removal tool because it may easily remove hijackers, potentially unwanted software, adware which redirects your web-browser to Traffic.fstsrv.com website with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana Free from the following link.
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Update: July 16, 2019
When the download is finished, close all apps and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the screen below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your machine.
Once install is finished, you will see window as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the adware that reroutes your browser to undesired Traffic.fstsrv.com web-page. Depending on your machine, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) tool is checking, you may see count of objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
After finished, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will remove adware responsible for Traffic.fstsrv.com pop up advertisements and add items to the Quarantine.
Scan your machine and remove Traffic.fstsrv.com pop-up ads with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a portable utility which detects and uninstalls unwanted programs like hijacker infections, ad-supported software, toolbars, other browser extensions and other malicious software. It scans your PC for adware that responsible for the appearance of Traffic.fstsrv.com pop up ads and prepares a list of items marked for removal. HitmanPro will only erase those unwanted programs that you wish to be removed.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will start the Hitman Pro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to launch the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to detect adware that reroutes your internet browser to intrusive Traffic.fstsrv.com web-site. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your computer. While the Hitman Pro is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After the checking is finished, HitmanPro will show a list of all threats found by the scan like below.
All found threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will delete ad-supported software responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Traffic.fstsrv.com web site and move items to the program’s quarantine. After the procedure is done, the tool may ask you to restart your machine.
How to remove Traffic.fstsrv.com with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system of the adware. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you remove annoying Traffic.fstsrv.com ads from your web-browsers, PUPs, malicious software, hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Please go to the link below to download MalwareBytes. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is finished, close all apps and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as displayed on the screen below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once installation is finished, you’ll see window as shown on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes lots of undesired Traffic.fstsrv.com popups. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware utility is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
When the system scan is finished, you may check all items detected on your computer. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove adware that causes web-browsers to show intrusive Traffic.fstsrv.com popup advertisements. Once the process is done, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video explains guide on how to remove browser hijacker, ad supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
Stop Traffic.fstsrv.com pop-up advertisements and other annoying web pages
If you want to get rid of unwanted advertisements, web-browser redirects and pop ups, then install an ad-blocker application such as AdGuard. It can stop Traffic.fstsrv.com, advertisements, pop ups and stop web-sites from tracking your online activities when using the IE, MS Edge, Firefox and Chrome. So, if you like surf the Internet, but you do not like intrusive advertisements and want to protect your system from malicious webpages, then the AdGuard is your best choice.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-ups, websites such as Traffic.fstsrv.com, as well as other malicious or misleading 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 is located on your desktop.
How to prevent adware from getting inside your PC system
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the adware that designed to reroute your internet browser to various ad web-sites such as Traffic.fstsrv.com. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new ‘ad supported’ softwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block annoying pop-up ads and harmful web-pages). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party apps, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for potentially unwanted software.
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