- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If any of your browsers automatically redirect you to Abrts.pro (http://abrts.pro/?target=), this might be a sign that some kind of untrustworthy application, most probably, adware (an advertising-supported application) is installed and actively working on your system. Since they are capable of entering PCs unnoticed, you might not even know about the presence of such a program. We cannot tell you the name of the application responsible for opening the Abrts.pro domain, but we surely know one thing – you must erase that undesirable program from the system if you no longer want to see your browsers opening with Abrts.pro. Most likely, this will not be an easy procedure since the name of the program is unknown, but you should still manage to erase it from your computer with our help. Continue reading this article to find more about the deletion of active malware!
The majority of users find those constant redirections to Abrts.pro extremely irritating, but it is definitely not the only reason they should go to find and erase an untrustworthy application active on their systems. Research conducted by our experienced researchers at pcthreat.com has revealed that Abrts.pro opens various pages promoting different products, services, websites, etc. You might even end up on an adult website against your will. Anything might be found on those pages/ads opened. For instance, you might be presented with malicious links that will start automatically downloading suspicious software on your PC if you click on any of them. In addition, you might be redirected to a website whose main goal is to convince users to provide personal information. If users enter their name, surname, address or other personal details, this information is recorded right away and later on might be sold expensively in the black market. As you can see, the domain your browser opens periodically to you might be linked to a bunch of problems, so you must put an end to those irritating redirections today. As mentioned above, the only way to do this is to find and erase an untrustworthy program directly associated with Abrts.pro – it might be located anywhere and have any name.
It does not mean that malicious software is not active on your computer if you do not know anything about it. Untrustworthy applications usually enter computers unnoticed these days, and, unfortunately, users are the ones who help them to do that. In the case of a program opening Abrts.pro for you (as has been mentioned in the first paragraph, it should be adware), users could have installed it next to free software downloaded from some kind of untrustworthy page, most likely, a file-sharing website. In most cases, these untrustworthy applications are presented as additional offers, so users install them without even knowing that. It becomes clear for them that there is some kind of untrustworthy application active on the system only when browsers’ tabs start opening automatically with Abrts.pro in the address bar. Of course, you could have downloaded the untrustworthy program linked to the advertising domain you see from the web as well. We cannot blame those users because untrustworthy programs are usually disguised as legitimate software. Do not let the history repeat itself – install a security application on your PC to protect it from malicious software that might try to enter the system unnoticed in the future. You should never again download software from suspicious websites containing tons of free software too.
If you can no longer stand the domain Abrts.pro with all these websites/pages it promotes, go to search for suspicious software on your computer. You should first check Control Panel and delete all suspicious programs. Then, you should reset those browsers opening Abrts.pro for you to their default settings. If you still experience irritating redirections after doing that, scan your system with an automated malware remover. It will find and erase active threats within seconds and, if you keep it enabled, it will not allow other untrustworthy applications to show up on your system without your knowledge and permission again.
How to get rid of Abrts.pro
Delete suspicious software
Reset browsers’ settings to default