I wrote this article to help you remove Pttsite.com. This Pttsite.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Pttsite.com site is a harbinger of bad news. Seeing it every time you so much as touch one of your browsers means that your machine is no longer infection-free. It harbors an adware pest. Before you panic, let us tell you that adware infections are considered relatively easy to tackle. Yet, this does NOT mean that they are harmless, let alone useful. They are not.
The adware you are stuck with is not an exception. It is malicious and dangerous. It uses trickery to invade your machine and once it does, it proceeds to cause damage. The best course of action you can take after spotting the Pttsite.com site is to start looking for the adware`s hiding spot and deleting it upon discovery. If you don’t, you will regret it. Delays lead to nothing but regrets. Read for yourself.
As soon as the pest enters, your browsers get modified. All of your browsers. The pest ads to them its pesky extension thus injecting them with ads. From this moment on, your online experience changes significantly. You are constantly interrupted. Your whole screen is covered with advertisements on daily basis. Coupons, deals, offers, video ads, best prices, comparisons, etc. No matter what you do, you cannot get rid of them without getting rid of the adware itself. Moreover, sometimes the ads appear right under the cursor of your mouse and you click unintentionally.
The adware goes out of its way to assure your clicks. In fact, it even spies on your and uses your own personal information to generate commercials which you will find appealing. A sneaky tactic, isn’t it? The pest knows you better than you think. By monitoring your every online move, the adware knows what your likes, preferences, and hobbies are and creates ads according to them. This way you will be at least tempted to click. Don’t!
As we mentioned, these ads are sponsored and hence dangerous. By clicking you will not only sponsor hackers, you will also risk your PC safety. You can never know which ad is safe and which one is corrupted. A single click on the wrong one and you automatically get more infections on your machine. And you already have an infection to worry about. The adware you currently have is more than enough.
Aside from jeopardizing your privacy and demolishing your browser experience, the pest also slows down your computer. Your PC starts crashing and rebooting more often. Your browsers freeze too due to the constant ad bombardment. Even your internet connection may worsen all of a sudden. Don’t put up with this pest`s shenanigans. The issues will keep piling up until the very moment you delete this intruder for good. Do it now. Use our detailed removal guide and clean your machine. This is the best course of action you can take.
How did the nasty adware trick you into giving it permission to enter? That’s right. You approved the pest`s entrance. It couldn’t have managed to get in without your consent and it fooled you into giving it. One of the most commonly used infiltration methods among adware is the so-called freeware bundling. Hackers attach the adware to another program on the web and leave the rest to you. When you install this program, you install the adware as well. But this is only because you rush the process. Don’t!
Take the time to read the Terms and Conditions before saying “I accept”. Choose the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones as they give you the chance to check the entire bundle program by program as well as deselect all extra apps. Do that. Remove all additionally attached programs as they are probably malicious and then, if you still want to, proceed with installing the software you originally wanted.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Pttsite.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Pttsite.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.