Did you just get a pop-up from pwrtrade.com and ask yourself where it came from? Did the pwrtrade.com ad appear to have been popped up from a web site that under normal circumstances don’t use advertising such as pop-up windows? Or did the pwrtrade.com pop-up show up while you clicked a link on one of the major search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo?
Here is how the pwrtrade.com ad looked like on my machine:
If this description sounds like what you are seeing, you presumably have some adware installed on your system that pops up the pwrtrade.com ads. So there’s no use contacting the site owner. The advertisements are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you with the pwrtrade.com removal in this blog post.
Those that have been visiting this blog already know this, but here we go: A little while back I dedicated a few of my lab systems and intentionally installed some adware programs on them. I’ve been monitoring the actions on these systems to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware updates itself, or if it installs additional unwanted software on the systems. I first noticed the pwrtrade.com pop-up on one of these lab systems.
pwrtrade.com resolves to the 18.104.22.168 IP address and lps.pwrtrade.com to 22.214.171.124.
So, how do you remove the pwrtrade.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the pwrtrade.com ads I had SSFK.exe, FastSearch, PhaseProfessor, YTDownloader, WebShield, SFKEX64.exe, PrimaryColor, mystartsearch and Wajam installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the pwrtrade.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The problem with pop-ups like this one is that it can be popped up by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the pwrtrade.com 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 check the add-ons you installed in your browsers. Same thing here, do you see anything that you don’t remember installing?
- If that does not help, you can give FreeFixer a try. FreeFixer is built to assist users when manually tracking down adware and other types of unwanted software. It is a freeware utility that I’ve been working since 2006 and it scans your system at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your computer. If you would like to get additional details about a file in FreeFixer’s scan result, you can just click the More Info link for that file and a web page with a VirusTotal report will open up, which can be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:
Did this blog post help you to remove the pwrtrade.com pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.