Did you just get a pop-up from lp.titantrade.com and wonder where it came from? Did the lp.titantrade.com ad appear to have been initiated from a web site that under normal circumstances don’t use advertising such as pop-up windows?
Or did the lp.titantrade.com pop-up show up while you clicked a link on one of the major search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo?
Does this sound like your system, you apparently have some adware installed on your system that pops up the lp.titantrade.com ads. So there’s no idea contacting the owner of the site you were browsing. The ads are not coming from them. I’ll try help you to remove the lp.titantrade.com pop-ups in this blog post.
Those that have been reading this blog already know this, but for new visitors: Recently I dedicated some of my lab machines and knowingly installed a few adware programs on them. Since then I have been monitoring the behaviour on these computers to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware updates itself automatically, or if it installs additional unwanted software on the machines. I first observed the lp.titantrade.com pop-up on one of these lab computers.
lp.titantrade.com was created on 2011-09-11. lp.titantrade.com resolves to the 126.96.36.199 IP address and titantrade.com to 188.8.131.52.
So, how do you remove the lp.titantrade.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the lp.titantrade.com ads I had istartsurf, MedPlayerNewVersion and Movie Wizard installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the lp.titantrade.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The lp.titantrade.com domain is attracting quite a lot of traffic, just check out the Alexa traffic rank:
The problem with pop-ups like the one described in this blog post is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware, not just the adware that’s installed on my system. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the lp.titantrade.com ads removal:
The first thing I would do to remove the lp.titantrade.com pop-ups is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the “Uninstall programs” dialog. You can find this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows you can just type in “uninstall” in the Control Panel’s search field to find that dialog:
Do you see something suspicious listed there or something that you don’t remember installing? Tip: Sort on the “Installed On” column to see if some program was installed approximately about the same time as you started getting the lp.titantrade.com pop-ups.
The next thing to check would be your browser’s add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons dialog in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there something that looks suspicious? Anything that you don’t remember installing?
I think you will be able to identify and remove the adware with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I’ve developed since 2006. It’s a tool designed to manually track down and remove unwanted software. When you’ve tracked down the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.
FreeFixer’s removal feature is not locked like many other removal tools out there. It will not require you to purchase the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you’re having difficulties determining if a file is clean or malware in FreeFixer’s scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your browser with a page which contains more information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:
Here’s a video tutorial which shows FreeFixer in action removing adware that caused pop-up ads:
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the lp.titantrade.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.