Having troubles with pop-ups from track.adform.net? If so, you might have adware installed on your computer. I got the track.adform.net pop-ups in Firefox, but they can appear if you are using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera too.
Here’s how the track.adform.net pop-up looked like when I got it on my computer:
If this description sounds like your computer, you presumably have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the track.adform.net ads. Contacting the owner of the website would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the ads. I’ll try help you to remove the track.adform.net pop-ups in this blog post.
For those that are new to the blog: Some time ago I dedicated a few of my lab computers and deliberately installed a few adware programs on them. Since then I have been tracking the actions on these machines 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 downloads additional unwanted software on the computers. I first spotted the track.adform.net pop-up on one of these lab machines.
track.adform.net resolves to the 220.127.116.11 IP address.
So, how do you remove the track.adform.net pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the track.adform.net ads I had WebShield, PrimaryColor, SSFK.exe, YTDownloader, PhaseProfessor, SFKEX64.exe, mystartsearch, Wajam and FastSearch installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the track.adform.net pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The bad news with pop-ups such as this one is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the track.adform.net ads removal:
- What software do you have installed if you look in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel? Something that you don’t remember installing yourself or that was recently installed?
- You can also examine the add-ons you installed in your browsers. Same thing here, do you see anything that you don’t remember installing?
- If that didn’t solve the problem, I’d recommend a scan with FreeFixer to manually track down the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I’m working on that scans your computer at lots of locations, such as browser add-ons, processes, Windows services, recently modified files, etc. If you want to get additional details about a file in the scan result, you can click the More Info link for that file and a web page will open up with a VirusTotal report which will be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the track.adform.net ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.