Disable adverttraff.org From the Browser – Removal Guide

By | September 24, 2014

I keep getting the Russia virus, this virus show up after boot to windows. It pops up automatically when I open my browser and redirect me to http://adverttraff.org, and then to http://gameharbor.org/. It is very annoying. How can I remove it completely?

What do you know about Adverttraff.org

Adverttraff.org is a browser hijacker or redirect virus which will hijack the default browser homepage and redirect user’s to its website. It can attack all the browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once the computer infected with Adverttraff.org, your default homepage will be redirected to Adverttraff.org. And then the adverttraff.org webpage will jump to gameharbor.org.   

adverttraff.org and Gameharbor.org are the malicious websites which is promoted many games and unsafe contents. The malicious links will introduce other malware in the computer through  exploiting system holes and unprotected networks. Moreover, it attempts to track your important personal information.

If your browser is infected with adverttraff.org, you should close it immediately and find the method to remove it from the computer. You’d better not click on its related links, or you may download some viruses automatically. The below removal guide is for your reference.

Screenshot of Adverttraff.org


Two effective methods to remove Adverttraff.org permanently from your computer system

1. Remove Adverttraff.org manually.

2. Remove Adverttraff.org by using SpyHunter anti-malware.


Detail instruction:

Method one: Manually remove Adverttraff.org

Step 1.Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by Adverttraff.org

Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu→type msconfig in the search bar → open System Configuration →Disable all possible startup items generated.

Step 2. Show all hidden files

(1).Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.

(2).In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

Step 3- Remove add-ons:

Internet Explorer

1) Go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ → choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Internet Options’, select ‘General tab’ and click ‘Use default’ button or enter your own website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save the changes.

Google Chrome

1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’.
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to google.com or any other and click the ‘Manage search engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Results’ from the list remove it by clicking the “X” mark.

Mozilla Firefox

1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engines….’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ → ‘Options’. Reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com under the ‘General tab’;

Step 4. Clean all the malicious files about this infection as below.

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

Step 5. Delete related malicious registry entries.

Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )

Delete all the vicious registries as below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = 
"http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"


Method two: Automatically get rid of Adverttraff.orgwith Spyhunter

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware,etc. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow.

Step one: Click the icon to download SpyHunter removal tool

download Spyhunter2

Step two: Install Spyhunter.

Open spyh File sph-setup-win7 spyhunter installed

Step three: After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your PC.


Step four: Select the detected malicious files after your scanning and click “Remove” button to clean up all viruses.

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Note: Manually removal is not an easy job. It is a complex and tough task only suggested to advanced computer users. If you cannot solve the problem with manual guide, you are highly recommended to download Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove Adverttraff.organd other threats from your system once for all.

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