TrustedOffer.com Pop-up

Also Known As: TrustedOffer Virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: <strong>Moderate</strong>

TrustedOffer.com - how to remove pop-ups ads from this site?

What is Trustedoffer.com?

TrustedOffer.com is a malicious website, which serves various deceptive ads in the hope that Internet users complete online surveys, divulge their private information, or install various adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). This site is related to unwanted browser add-ons, which, when installed on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox), cause pop-up ads served by TrustedOffer.com Whilst these pop-up ads do not cause malware, Internet users should avoid clicking them since they lead to installation of unwanted browser toolbars, redirect issues, and online surveys, which encourage computer users to subscribe to costly and useless mobile services.

Unwanted Trustedoffer.com pop-up ads are often related to free software download websites, which 'bundle' adware in order to monetize their free downloads. Trustedoffer.com pop-up ads appear whilst browsing the Internet - each opening a new browser tab and pop-up. The URL bears the name of the website from which the ad was generated. For example, when clicking on Google search results, the pop-up is displayed as Google.Trustedoffer.com Note that no legitimate websites are related to Trustedoffer.com - it is a malicious website and should be avoided.

TrustedOffer.com pop-up ads

Trustedoffer.com pop-up ads are directly related to potentially unwanted browser add-ons distributed using free software downloads. Trustedoffer.com is similar in behaviour to Ad.xtendmedia.com To avoid installation of adware causing unwanted pop-up ads and browser redirect issues, Internet users should express caution when downloading and installing free software - avoid installation of any additional browser add-ons and toolbars. Check each installation step and uncheck any options suggesting changes to the Internet browser settings (default search engine, homepage, etc.) Trustedoffer.com pop-up ads are a clear indication that your computer is infiltrated with adware - use the removal guide provided to eliminate unwanted pop-up ads.

Examples of Trustedoffer.com pop-up ads URL formatting:

youtube.trustedoffer.com
facebook.trustedoffer.com
amazon.trustedoffer.com
yahoo.trustedoffer.com
google.trustedoffer.com
bing.trustedoffer.com
ebay.trustedoffer.com
netflix.trustedoffer.com
avg.trustedoffer.com
ask.trustedoffer.com

After analyzing this adware, we concluded that pop-up ads served by Trustedoffer.com are caused by various unwanted browser add-ons. Note that each case can be different, thus when following this removal guide, bear in mind that browser plug-ins on your computer may have different names. If you discover browser add-ons causing Trustedoffer.com pop-up ads, and they are not listed in this removal guide, please list them in the "comments" section.

Quick menu: Quick solution to remove TrustedOffer Virus

TrustedOffer.com pop-up virus removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

TrustedOffer.com pop-up virus uninstall

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 remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

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Remove Trustedoffer.com pop-ups from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

TrustedOffer.com pop-up virus removal from Internet Explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "DownloadTerms, Unfriend Check, Less Tabs, Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook, WebCake" and disable them.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the trustedoffer.com pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

TrustedOffer.com pop-up virus removal from Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate: "DownloadTerms", "Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook", "LessTabs", "Unfriend Check", "WebCake", select these entries and click on the trash can icon.

If any of the listed extensions are greyed-out and you cannot remove them ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the trustedoffer.com pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

TrustedOffer.com pop-up virus removal from Mozilla FireFox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable these add-ons: "DownloadTerms", "Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook", "LessTabs", "Unfriend Check", "WebCake".

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with trustedoffer.com pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

Internet Explorer Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Summary:
declining installation of adware while downloading free software sample 1TrustedOffer Virus is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download. Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the decline button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications.

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sample 2

Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. To avoid installation of adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software.

If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars. When installing the already downloaded free program choose custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program.

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