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Ads by Travel Output

Also Known As: Travel Output adware
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What is Travel Output?

Travel Output is a deceptive browser plug-in claiming to enable various functionality that enhances the Internet browsing experience - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Travel Output product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!"

On initial inspection, this browser extension may appear legitimate, however, Travel Output is considered to be adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). After stealthily infiltrating Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without users' permission, Travel Output delivers intrusive advertisements and gathers various user/system information.

Travel Output adware

This PUP displays banner, pop-up, interstitial, transitional, full-page, search, and coupons ads. To achieve this, developers of rogue applications employ a virtual layer, which enables placement of third party graphical content on visited websites. These advertisements overlay website content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience.

Furthermore, some redirect to untrusted sites that can be infectious, and this, clicking them might result in high-risk adware or malware infections.

Users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since Travel Output records and stores various information that may be personally identifiable including IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries entered into search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), unique identifier numbers, and other similar details.

This information may seem insignificant, however, some details may be private. Therefore, having Travel Output installed can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, we strongly advise that you uninstall this adware immediately.

Travel Output Privacy Policy statement regarding data collection:

We only share or sell your non-public personal information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe doing so is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. In addition, the Company may share your personal information with our parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies without restriction.

The developers of Travel Output (SuperWeb LLC), have released over one hundred PUPs identical to Travel Output including SnapSearch, Super Great, and Gem Grab - these are just some examples.

All claim to be legitimate and useful, however, Travel Output and all other applications developed by this company, provide no useful features for the user. SuperWeb LLC aims to generate as much revenue as possible, and thus, their products merely display advertisements and track personally identifiable data.

How did Travel Output install on my computer?

This bogus add-on is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional apps with the chosen software/apps), and therefore, it usually infiltrates systems without users' permission. Bundling is effective since many users do not pay enough attention during the download and installation processes.

Unaware that bogus applications such as Travel Output are usually hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, users often skip this section, thereby exposing their systems to risk of infection or inadvertently installing rogue applications.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The key to computer safety is caution. Do not rush the download or installation procedures. Follow each step and decline all offers to download/install additional software. These processes should be performed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any concealed potentially unwanted programs listed for installation and enable you to cancel them.

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Quick menu:

Travel Output 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 Output adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Travel Output", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

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

Remove Travel Output adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Travel Output 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 "Travel Output", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Travel Output ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the travel output adware, 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 Travel Output  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Travel Output", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Travel Output ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the travel output adware, 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 Output 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 "Travel Output".

Removing Travel Output ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with travel output adware 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 travel output adware, 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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Tomas Meskauskas

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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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