Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Moderate
TrustedOffer.com - how to remove pop-ups ads from this site?
TrustedOffer.com is a malicious website which serves various deceptive ads hoping that Internet users will fill online surveys, give away their private information or install various adware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs). This site is related to unwanted browser add-on which when installed on one's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) will cause pop-up ads served by TrustedOffer.com While these pop-up ads doesn't lead to malware Internet users should definitely avoid clicking on them - they lead to installation of unwanted browser toolbars which causes redirect issues, online surveys which tries to force computer users into subscribing for costly and useless mobile services etc.
Most commonly unwanted trustedoffer.com pop-up ads are related to free software download websites which bundle adware in order to monetize their free downloads. Trustedoffer.com pop-up ads appear when browsing the Internet - it opens a new browser tab and pop-up's URL has a name of the website from which the ad was generated - for example when clicking on Google search results, the pop-up will be displayed as google.trustedoffer.com Notice that none of legitimate websites are related to trustedoffer.com - it's a malicious website which should be avoided.
Trustedoffer.com pop-up ads are directly related to potentially unwanted browser add-ons which are distributed using free software downloads. By it's behaviour trustedoffer.com is similar to Ad.xtendmedia.com To avoid installation of adware which causes unwanted pop-up ads and browser redirect issues Internet users should be very careful when downloading and installing free software - be sure to avoid installation of any additional browser add-ons and toolbars. Check every installation step and be sure to uncheck any options which suggest to change one's Internet browser settings (default search engine, homepage etc.) Trustedoffer.com pop-up ads is a clear indication that your computer is infiltrated with adware - use the provided removal guide and get rid of unwanted pop-up ads.
Examples of trustedoffer.com pop-up ads URL formatting:
After analyzing this adware we came to a conclusion that pop-up ads served by trustedoffer.com are caused by various unwanted browser add-ons. Notice that every case can be different, when following this removal guide keep in mind that browser plug-ins on your computer can have different names. If you discover browser add-ons which causes trustedoffer.com pop-up ads and they are not listed in this removal guide, please list them in "comments" section.
TrustedOffer.com pop-up virus removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features".
WIndows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
In the uninstall programs window look for "DownloadTerms 1.0", "Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook", ffdshow", "Haali Media Splitter", "Less Tabs", "Unfriend Check", "Updater Service", "WebCake" select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling potentially unwanted programs scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Trustedoffer.com pop-ups from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Trustedoffer.com pop-ups from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for DownloadTerms, Unfriend Check, Less Tabs, Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook, WebCake and disable them.
If you continue having problems with removal of trustedoffer.com pop-up ads you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Trustedoffer.com pop-ups from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "DownloadTerms", "Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook", "LessTabs", "Unfriend Check", "WebCake" select these entries and click on a trash can icon.
If any of the listed extensions are greyed out and you can't remove them ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled") please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
Remove Trustedoffer.com pop-ups from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable these add-ons: "DownloadTerms", "Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook", "LessTabs", "Unfriend Check", "WebCake".
If you continue having problems with removal of trustedoffer.com pop-up ads you can reset you Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.