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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

Rts dsrlte

Rts dsrlte is quite an old browser hijacker that might be inactive these days; however, if you installed it some time ago, you might still have it on your computer. This threat was developed by the company PayByAds Ltd., so judging from the name of the company that created it, the primary goal of the Rts dsrlte browser hijacker is to generate the income for the developer by providing users with the commercial content. Such threats usually do not seem to be dangerous at first glance; however, you should know that they might put the system into danger during the time. Therefore, security specialists at pcthreat.com suggest that you remove Rts dsrlte immediately if you still have it installed on your computer.

Rts dsrlte was released in 2014, and it seems that it was very prevalent up to March, 2015. Nowadays, this threat is not common, and it does not work as it used to; however, new versions of this infection might be released, so you should always be cautious. We believe that some people might still have this threat on their computers these days too even though it does not work anymore. These users see the message that “the site can’t be reached” every time they launch their browsers and the address rts.dsrlte.com in the address bar. Back then Rts dsrlte was the most prevalent in Iran, Indonesia, Algeria, Nigeria, and India, according to our specialists, so if your place of residence is any of the mentioned countries, you should thoroughly check your computer, especially if an error appears on the main page of your browser when you open it.

Rts dsrlte used to be an annoying computer infection. Researchers say that it was mainly used to provide users with the commercial content. We do not think that it is surprising because it is clear that Rts dsrlte was based on the pay-per-click scheme, i.e. the more ads users clicked on, the more money the owner of the Rts dsrlte browser hijacker received. Even though the infection was used to generate money for the developer, we can say that it was quite simple. It has been found that it used to redirect all the search queries to search.yahoo.com/?fr=hp-ddc-bd&type=840__alt__ddc_dsssyc_bd_com, which resembles a trustworthy Yahoo! search engine. The page does not seem to be very harmful these days but we are sure that it contained advertisements and questionable third-party links. Users were also provided with the modified search results if they used this search engine to find the information on the web. It is very dangerous to click on commercial ads and links because they might take to websites that are unreliable at all. Finally, it should also be emphasized that questionable search engines are capable of gathering information about users in order to find out more about their interests and preferences. There is a bigger possibility that a user will click on an appealing commercial advertisement if compared to the one that does not look interesting at all.

As Rts dsrlte is inactive these days, it is not likely that you will encounter it again. Of course, there is still a small possibility that its new versions will be released, so you should keep in mind how it is spread in order to prevent it from entering your computer again. According to our specialists, the Rts dsrlte browser hijacker used to be dropped on the system by some kind of adware from the SuperWeb family. Also, it used to travel in software bundles with other applications. Its distribution is not the most important thing these days; however, you should know that other browser hijackers are distributed the same and might enter the system unnoticed. Be careful and install security software on your system.

Browser hijackers are not simple ordinary programs that can be uninstalled from Control Panel. Researchers say that Rts dsrlte cannot be fully removed from Control Panel either (only its component Search Protector can be removed from there). To eliminate Rts dsrlte fully, you need to reset your browsers one by one. Below the article you will find the manual removal instructions. If the manual method is too complicated, acquire SpyHunter and scan the system with it because letting Rts dsrlte to stay, even though it is already inactive, is a bad decision. Besides, you will be able to set the search engine and homepage you like after the deletion of this threat.

Delete Rts dsrlte

Windows XP

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs and click on the undesirable software.
  4. Click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and open Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Tap the Windows key + R simultaneously.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box and tap Enter.
  3. Open Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the undesirable application.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options and then open the Advanced tab by clicking on it.
  3. Click Reset.
  4. Check the Delete personal settings box.
  5. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click on this button again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and scroll down to Show Advanced settings.
  3. Click on the Reset settings button.
  4. Click Reset.
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