Has your internet traffic been redirected to R.srvtrck.com or to some other URL that you never intended to visit? If this is the case, then you are likely infected by the R.srvtrck.com malware.
What is the R.srvtrck.com
R.srvtrck.com is a browser hijacker that was created by cybercriminals to redirect their victims to shady sites that are capable of stealing user information and infecting computers with viruses. Another malicious purpose of the hijacker is to bombard its victims with a barrage of ads that make their surfing experience frustrating and annoying.
How to Remove R.srvtrck.com
How do you get rid of R.srvtrck.com? For that, you will need an anti-malware solution such as Outbyte Antivirus. The software will scan your computer, find and remove R.srvtrck.com and all the files that are associated with it. At the same time, it will protect your computer, making future infections impossible.
When dealing with malware that attach itself to your browser, it is also recommended to use a PC cleaner tool as that is the only way that you can delete junk files, repair registry errors, and monitor which processes are taking too much computing power and are slowing your computer down. A PC repair tool can also be used to remove problematic apps.
Are there other ways of removing the R.srvtrck.com adware from your computer? Definitely! Here are some of the most effective:
Using the Control Panel to Remove R.srvtrck.com
With the help of Control Panel, you can locate and remove any app from your computer. To get to the Control Panel, take the following steps:
- On the Windows search box, type “control panel”.
- Select Control Panel from the search results.
- Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
- On the list of installed apps, look for recently installed apps or suspicious programs. Example of apps that power the R.srvtrck.com malware include Babylon Toolbar, Babylon Chrome Toolbar, and Search Protect by conduit. If you see any of these apps, uninstall them.
Using the Task Manager to Locate and Uninstall R.srvtrck.com
With the help of the Windows Task Manager, you can locate and delete the files and folders that power the R.srvtrck.com adware. The following are the steps to take:
- Press the Ctrl, Alt and Delete keys.
- Choose the Task Manager app from the list of security options that appear.
- On the Processes tab, find suspicious processes like the Babylon Toolbar, Babylon Chrome Toolbar, or Search Protect by conduit programs.
- Right-click to open the file location. Right-click again and choose End task.
- Now, go to the file location and delete all the contents from the folders.
Removing Suspicious Extensions from your Browser
Even after deleting the files and folders that power the R.srvtrck.com adware, you still have to be on the lookout for browser extensions that might be enabling the malware.
Removing an Extension on Google Chrome
To remove an extension on Google Chrome, take the following steps:
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- At the top right of the browser, select More tools > Extensions.
- Click Remove on the extension that you want to remove.
- Confirm by clicking Remove.
Removing an Extension on Mozilla Firefox
- Click on the menu button. Choose Add-ons and select Extensions.
- Choose the Extension that you want to remove.
- Click the three-dot icon for the extension that you intend to remove and select
Removing an Extension on Opera
To remove an extension on Opera, take the following steps:
- Open the Opera browser.
- On the top-left corner, go to Extensions > Extensions.
- Choose the extension that you intend to remove.
- Click the X button near the top-right corner to uninstall the extension.
Removing an Extension on Safari
- Open the Safari browser.
- Go to Preferences > Extensions.
- Click the Uninstall button next to the extension that you want to remove.
Now that you have cleared your browsers of any extensions that you are not familiar with, it is time to take some steps to make sure that your PC never gets infected again by the R.srvtrck.com adware.
First, you need to stop visiting unsecure sites as they are probably laden with malware. If your browser (and most browsers will do this) warns you against visiting a particular site, it is best to heed the warning.
Secondly, be wary of opening email attachments from unfamiliar sources as hackers and cybercriminals use such attachments to spread malware. It also helps keep your computer clean of any junk files as these serve as the hiding places of most computer viruses, including the R.srvtrck.com adware.
Most importantly, always keep your computer up-to-date. Any and all apps need to be upgraded so that their vulnerabilities cannot be used to launch attacks against your computer.
That will be all about the R.srvtrck.com adware, unless you have something to add in the comment section below.
A Computer Engineer by degree and a writer by profession, Cathy Trimidal writes for Software Tested and Outbyte. For years now, she has contributed articles focusing on the trends in IT, VPN, web apps, SEO, and digital marketing. Although she spends most of her days living in a virtual realm, she still finds time to satisfy her infinite list of interests.