Pttsite.com POP-UP Redirect

Also Known As: pttsite.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

pttsite.com redirect removal instructions

What is pttsite.com?

pttsite.com is a deceptive website similar to bestadbid.com, dealclicks.us, goldoffer.online, and many others. It redirects users to various potentially malicious websites. Research shows that users typically visit pttsite.com inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or intrusive advertisements displayed by other malicious sites. In addition, PUPs often infiltrate systems without consent and, as well as causing redirects, deliver intrusive advertisements and gather sensitive data.

pttsite.com adware

Potentially unwanted programs open new browser tabs/windows and redirect to pttsite.com. Users then encounter several (typically 2 or 3) consecutive redirects to other untrustworthy (e.g., gambling, pornography, etc.) websites. At least one is likely to contain malicious content. Therefore, redirects to/from pttsite.com can lead to high-risk computer infections. With regard to redirects, potentially unwanted programs deliver various intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, pop-ups, etc.) that might also lead to malicious websites and even run scripts that stealthily download/install malware. Therefore, clicking these ads can also result in system infections. Intrusive ads are often delivered using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. In this way, they often conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Another important issue is information tracking. Potentially unwanted programs record IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other similar information relating to Internet browsing activity. Collected data (IP addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) is often shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse private data to generate revenue. Therefore, the presence of information tracking app(s) can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. All PUPs must be uninstalled immediately.

There are dozens of potentially unwanted programs, all of which are virtually identical. By offering a wide range of "useful features", they attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, however, all PUPs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers and deliver no real value for regular users. PUPs cause unwanted redirects, deliver ads, and record user-system information, thereby posing a direct treat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some PUPs have official download/promotion websites, however, due to the lack of knowledge and careless behavior of many users, they often infiltrate systems without permission. Developers proliferate them using an advertising model called "bundling" and intrusive advertisements themselves. "Bundling" is stealth installation of PUPs together with regular programs. Developers hide "bundled" software within "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of the download/installation processes. Many users rush these procedures and skip steps. In addition, they are very likely to click various advertisements without understanding the possible consequences. In this way, they expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent this situation, be very cautious when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Intrusive ads typically seem legitimate, but once clicked, redirect to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other dubious websites. If you experience these redirects, immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. Furthermore, select "Custom/Advanced" settings, carefully analyze each step of the download/installation processes, and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. You are also advised to avoid using third party download/installation tools, since developers monetize them by promoting PUPs. Software should be downloaded from official sources only, using direct download links. The key to computer safety is caution.

The appearance of pttsite.com website (GIF):

pttsite.com appearance gif

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Quick menu:

Adware 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 10 and 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.

pttsite.com adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted programs, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes pttsite.com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing pttsite.com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing pttsite.com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the pttsite.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

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing pttsite.com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing pttsite.com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the pttsite.com pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

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

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing pttsite.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing pttsite.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with pttsite.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 Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

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

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

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

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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