I wrote this article to help you remove BingTracker Virus. This BingTracker Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
BingTracker belongs to the category of adware applications. The program has been classified as potentially unwanted because it is run by unknown third parties, whose main purpose is to gain profit from you. As soon as BingTracker enters your PC, it starts providing you with numerous coupons, deals and offers which are meant to help you save money. However, despite being promoted as a useful tool for online shopping, the application does not actually help you to save money, but makes efforts to steal yours instead.
BingTracker is capable of acting as a spy and stealing your personal data. Thus, even if you do not mind the multiple advertisements that much, keeping BingTraker on the system puts in danger your personal security. For that reason, the best thing you could do it to delete the adware application immediately and to protect your computer against any other threats in the future.
BingTracker uses various methods for infiltrating your virtual machine. In fact, the program should get your approval before it installs itself on your PC, but it does not mean that this will keep you safe. On the contrary, BingTracker is such a trickery application that you won’t even realize that it has infected your system until the pop-up ads start flooding your monitor.
Usually, BingTracker hides behind other freeware, due to the fact that most computer users do not pay any attention while going through its installation process. Having in mind that freeware is often bundled with malware, you should be very careful when setting up new software on the system, as well as read all the terms and conditions provided by the installation wizard. In other case, it is very likely to end up with adware like BingTracker on your PC.
Some of the other methods used by BingTracker to enter the system include hitching a ride with corrupted links, corrupted websites, and spam email attachments, or simply posing as a false system or program update which you should install on your computer.
Every time you try to open your web browser, you will see a pop-up advertisement by BingTracker. This will happen again and again until you remove the adware program from your PC. The adverts you’re seeing have been chosen especially for you and they have a specific purpose. Once installed on your system, BingTracker starts monitoring your browsing activity in order to understand your virtual preferences. In this way, the adware gets to know you and learns which ads will provoke your interest and result in a click. Then it provides you with them.
Keep in mind that each click on an advert is of great importance for the ad-supported program, because it gains profit for the people hiding behind the tool. Nevertheless, observing your browsing habits is hardly the only purpose of BingTracker. Actually, the application is programmed to record every move you make online and to keep a track on it. When the adware collects enough information on you, it shares it with the aforementioned third parties, who can use it for malicious purposes. So, if you want to avoid risking your security, you should erase BingTracker from your computer right away.
Fortunately, the BingTracker removal is not a hard process. You can delete the program along with the advertisements either manually, or automatically. The manual removal instructions are provided bellow this article. Though, even if you have completed the manual removal process, you still have to run a full scan of your PC in order to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files. You can do this by installing a reputable antimalware tool which will erase all the existing threats at once and will protect your system against malware 24/7 a day.
BingTracker Virus Removal
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.
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.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker 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 BingTracker Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.