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How to uninstall Travel adware

Also Known As: Ads by Travel
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What kind of program is Travel?

Travel is the name of adware - an untrustworthy advertising-supported application that shows annoying advertisements. We discovered it after examining an ISO file downloaded from a shady website. We also found that it runs as "Travel tech Copyright © all rights reserved" in the Task Manager.

Travel adware files

More about Travel adware

Clicking on ads displayed by Travel can open questionable (potentially malicious) pages. Those ads can open shady websites asking for personal information, encouraging users to download untrustworthy apps, urging them to call a fake technical support number, etc. Also, those ads can download or install unwanted apps (if designed to run certain scripts).

Additionally, Travel may collect personal data (e.g., credit card details), browsing-related information, and (or) other details. Its presence may cause monetary loss, identity theft, problems related to online privacy, browsing safety, etc.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Travel
Threat Type Adware
Detection Names (Travel) Alibaba (AdWare:Script/AdSearch.61bb2719), ESET-NOD32 (JS/Chromex.Agent.BM), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Script.AdSearch.gen), ZoneAlarm by Check Point (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Script.AdSearch.gen), Full List (VirusTotal)
Detection Names (ISO File) ESET-NOD32 (Multiple Detections), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Script.AdSearch.gen), Lionic (Adware.Script.AdSearch.2!c), Zillya (Trojan.Agent.Script.1721515), Full List (VirusTotal)
Symptoms Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Adware in general

Adware is a type of software that displays intrusive advertisements. In addition to showing annoying ads, adware can be designed to hijack web browsers and gather data about users. Either way, adware should not be installed on any browser or operating system. More adware examples are Some-Light, NonLight, and Gallery.

How did adware install on my computer?

Travel installs after executing an installer in the ISO file downloaded from a shady website and completing the installation steps. Below is a screenshot of a deceptive page and ISO file used to distribute Travel.

Also, adware is often distributed via shady advertisements, fake installers, software bundles, and other similar ways. In all cases, most users download and install adware inadvertently.

How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?

Do not click advertisements appearing on questionable websites. Never agree to receive notifications from suspicious websites. Download applications (and files) from legitimate sources such as official pages and stores. Avoid using unofficial pages, third-party downloaders, P2P networks, etc.

Also, deselect unwanted applications included in downloaders/installers before downloading/installing software. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Deceptive website promoting Travel adware:

travel adware promoter

ISO file and its contents:

travel adware iso file contents

Travel running in the Task Manager as "Travel tech Copyright © all rights reserved":

travel adware travel tech copyright process in task manager

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.

Windows 10 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.

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.

macOS (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.

Travel adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

After uninstalling the unwanted application, 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 unwanted browser add-ons:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Travel adware 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 extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Travel adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by travel, 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 Travel adware from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".

Removing Travel adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by travel 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by travel, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What harm can adware cause?

It can affect computer performance (a computer may run slower with adware installed on it), diminish the web browsing experience, and cause problems related to online privacy.

What does adware do?

It generates annoying/intrusive advertisements. Also, it can be designed to promote fake search engines and gather data.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

Adware is monetized mainly via affiliate programs. Its developers participate in affiliate programs to promote products, pages, services, etc.

Will Combo Cleaner remove Travel adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will completely remove adware from the operating system. It is recommended to remove adware automatically because manual removal can be a difficult task. Quite often, files belonging to adware remain in the system even after the (manual) removal.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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