Clixtrac.com POP-UP Redirect

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

Clixtrac.com redirect removal instructions

What is clixtrac.com?

The internet is full of rogue websites similar to clixtrac.com. Examples include cliksource.cool, defpush.com, and sociatemethio.club. This website redirects visitors to other untrustworthy, deceptive websites, however, most users arrive at clixtrac.com unintentionally - potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) cause these redirects. Note that users often install PUAs inadvertently. Once installed, they deliver intrusive ads and track browsing-related information.

clixtrac.com pop-up

Immediately after installation, these unwanted apps force affected browsers to continually open new tabs/windows and redirect to clixtrac.com, which then causes redirects by opening two or three additional untrustworthy, deceptive websites (that also might be malicious). Therefore, redirects to and from clixtrac.com might result in computer infections. Most PUAs feed users with ads (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on) that lead to untrustworthy websites and are displayed using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, they conceal underlying content. Furthermore, some of these ads (when clicked) run scripts that download/install unwanted apps or even malware. Another negative aspect is information/data tracking. Potentially unwanted apps often record browsing-related data (for example, IP addresses, search queries, URLs of visited websites, geo-locations, etc.) and continuously share the details with third parties. These third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) misuse private information to generate revenue. We recommend that you check for PUAs on your system and remove them as quickly as possible.

Developers of unwanted apps often promote them as 'useful programs' capable of delivering various features, however, these promotions are merely attempts to trick users into downloading/installing their apps. Only developers profit from PUAs - they generate revenue by using them to gather data and feed users with ads. PUAs deliver no real value or the functionality promised.

How did adware install on my computer?

In some cases, PUAs can be downloaded from their official websites, however, most users install them inadvertently through intrusive (untrustworthy) ads or software developers who use "bundling". Bundling is a deceptive method used to trick people into installing unwanted apps together with other software (that users are willing to install). Developers achieve this by hiding PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced", and other parts of the download/installation set-ups. Most users install these apps by skipping download/installation steps and leaving the default settings unchanged.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To avoid installation of unwanted apps, choose software download sources carefully. Download your software using official and trustworthy sources/websites, and avoid third party downloaders (or installers), untrustworthy/unofficial websites, and so on. Examine each download/installation setup and check available options/settings such as "Advanced", "Custom", and so on. Dismiss offers to download or install any additionally-included apps that you do not wish to download or install. Avoid clicking ads that are displayed on untrustworhty websites or redirect to dubious web pages (such as gambling, adult dating, pornography, etc.). If you encounter these ads/redirects, it is possible that there are unwanted apps installed on your browser or operating system. Check for unknown/unwanted extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons installed on your browser and remove them immediately. Also apply this to the programs installed on your computer. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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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.

clixtrac.com adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes clixtrac.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 clixtrac.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 clixtrac.com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the clixtrac.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 clixtrac.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 clixtrac.com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the clixtrac.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 clixtrac.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 clixtrac.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with clixtrac.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:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove clixtrac.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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