Trotux.com pop-ups, how to remove them?
What is Trotux.com?
Also Known As: Trotux.com virus
Type: malicious process
The trotux.com pop-up pages is a first sign of an adware infection. This page is considered as a browser hijacker that appear in your browser as a home page or as a new tab pop-up, depends on the version of the infection. It can be very dangerous to ignore this issue or use Trotux.com for any purposes, you should fix this problem while you still can.
As we said before, trotux.com is a browser hijacker that appear as a result of the infection with an adware program. And cyber criminals have a lot of ways how to make users install a malicious program. You could manually install it from some misclick on an ad or a pop-up on a suspicious website. Such program often spreading as legit services and usually bundled with freeware programs. You may even don\”t know that you have installed an unwanted program.
Anyway, after the installation of trotux.com infection, this page will quickly become a part of your browser. During the installation of such hijackers, they are changing some options of your browser like a home page and a default search provider. This behavior makes your browser open this page every time. But the developers of trotux.com came further, along with this virus installs a simple module that resets trotux.com page when you are removing it manually. It will happen on next browser startup or reboot of your computer.
The main purpose of the infection like trotux.com hijacker is to collect information and promote various products. Developers and cyber criminals making a lot of money simply on such activities as selling the information and advertising services. Manual removal of trotux.com may not be suitable for this situation, it is advised to scan your computer with proven anti-malware tool that will help you to locate and remove reinstallation module of trotux.com virus. Follow the removal guide below.
STEP 1. Trotux.com removal guide
In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:
If you need help in removing Trotux.com infection,
Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:
The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:
Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:
Scan computer for Trotux.com related files
Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:
When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:
(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some
STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser
GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:
Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings“
Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:
Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):
STEP 3. Protect your computer from Trotux.com reinfection
Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:
Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advise to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.
Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.
Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.
Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.
Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.
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