Remove Atwola Tracking Cookie

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I wrote this article to help you remove Atwola Tracking Cookie. This Atwola Tracking Cookie removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Atwola is a tracking cookie. Do you know what this means? It is a cyber infection that was developed for the single reason of spying on you. This is why crooks created it and unleashed on users. They use it for their malicious purposes and you, currently having this cookie on board, get hurt in the process. What Atwola does is to spy on you. All the time. The cookie monitors your online activities. It has access to everything. It knows what your likes and preferences are. It knows that you searched for online. It knows what you find most interesting. It spies on your browser history as well.

Practically, the cookie invades your private life, gathers all the information it can about you and then it sends everything to the crooks who published it. Why? Because once these hackers know what appeals to you, they tailor specific ads that you would like and then flood you with them. They bombard you with commercials designed for you and you alone. Again, why? It is pretty simple actually. These crooks use the pay-per-click mechanism so they show you ads you are most likely to click on. They use your information so they wouldn’t leave anything to chance. Once they know that intrigues you and throw it at you, you will be at least tempted to click. If you do, they gain money.

Each of your clicks fills their pockets. And yet, this is not your biggest problem. Atwola may also steal your personally identifiable and financial information. You do know what could happen is this data ends up in the hackers` hands, don’t you? They won`t think twice before using it for their pesky goals. Or, they can sell it to third parties that can use it as they see fit. Either way, you lose. Nothing good can come out of having this tracking cookie on board. If you don’t take immediate measures, it won`t end well for you. So, don’t sit idly by while this infection is putting your privacy on the line. Find where exactly on your PC it is hiding and delete it upon discovery. The sooner you get rid of it, the better.

Atwola has no place on your machine. As we already stated, it brings you nothing but trouble. It jeopardizes your private life, which, as long as the cookie is on board, is no longer private. Aside from that, you are always exposed to malware risk. The ads crooks use to gain revenue cannot be trusted. They could easily lead you to pages brimming with infections. Or, they can conceal parasites themselves. Either way, a single click may be enough to invite more pests on your machine. And you PC is already underperforming. All these intrusions don’t go unnoticed by your computer. It slows down. It crashes. It freezes. Atwola also redirects you to suspicious pages all the time. You are not able to find anything you are looking for. Your browsing experience is effectively destroyed and there is only one thing you can do. Delete this cookie now. Use our removal guide below and clean your machine.

But how did you end up hosting this cookie in the first place? How did in manage to enter your system? Well, Atwola relies on the standard infiltration methods to sneak in, such as freeware bundling. This is one of the most effective and popular entering tactics that infection turn to as it provides one of the easiest access points. However, users play a huge part in this by being careless.

When installing a bundle most people tend to throw caution to the wind. They rush the whole process, they skip the Terms and Conditions and blindly press “next/I agree” until it is over. This is exactly what helps parasites infect you. They pray for your haste, distraction, and negligence. If you pay attention during the installation process, you would simply notice the intruder and prevent it from entering. All it takes is a little more time and attention. For example, next time you install a bundle opt for the Custom settings instead of the Basic ones. They take more time but they also allow you to see each program in the bundle as well as to decide which one stays and which one goes. Choose safety over speed and don’t make yourself an even easier target for crooks.

Atwola Tracking Cookie Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Atwola Tracking Cookie from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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