I wrote this article to help you remove Msmtrakk21a.com. This Msmtrakk21a.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The appearance of the Msmtrakk21a.com website indicates that your computer is no longer infection-free. It is now a host to a nasty cyber infection. A browser hijacker, to be exact. And if you don’t take measures on time this hijacker will completely ruin your browsing experience. But what is even more dangerous is that the pest puts your private life in jeopardy. The problem that you are actually able to see are just the tip of the iceberg. It is what the parasite does in the background which it the worst. It spies on you. It is programmed that way – to monitor your every online move and to gather sensitive information. This includes IPs, email addresses, accounts, usernames, passwords, browser-related data, etc.
If you are particularly unfortunate, the parasite could even get to your financial and identifiable details. The hijacker keeps on collecting information until it decides it is enough, after which, it send everything to the crooks behind them. This is how hackers take over your PC and become the ones in charge. Do you realize what could happen then? They can use your details for their malicious purposes. Don’t allow them. Find the hijacker while you still have time and delete it on the spot.
Aside from the privacy risk that you are taking, there are many more issues. Issues which you can actually notice. The first one has to do with your browsers which are no longer safe and reliable. The hijacker adds an extension to Mozilla, Chrome, and Internet Explorer and thus taking control over them. The fact that all your browser are infected means that you are stuck with the parasite no matter what. For starters, you will find that your homepage and search engine have been replaced with Msmtrakk21a.com without any authorization of yours. This is how this infection operates. It makes all kinds of reshuffles and it doesn’t need your permission for any of them. From this moment on the Msmtrakk21a.com page is everywhere. You cannot get rid of it. It appears all the time no matter what page you are trying to load. You get redirected back to it and to other shady pages all the time. You are not able to surf the web anymore. And if you think this is annoying, wait to hear the rest.
The hijacker bombards you with countless commercials. Your screen is flooded with banners, pop-ups, video ads, offers, best prices, pop-unders, etc. Do you imagine what that is like? The ads cover your whole screen, they constantly blink before your eyes AND they cover the content of the pages your visit. Or should we say attempt to visit? The non-stopping interruptions and redirects make your online surfing impossible. Not only that. You are risking infecting your machine even more. Everything the hijacker throws your way is highly unreliable.
Take the ads for instance. Most of them conceal more malware infections in them which you can get only with a single click. Your click equals your permission. You can fill your PC with parasites in a matter of days. What would you do if the nest infection you get is a ransomware? It this worth it. The hijacker only brings you trouble, there is no point of keeping it on board. Ads, redirects, malware risk, security risk and, to top it all, awful PC performance. Your machine starts lagging, crashing, freezing, etc. Stop all this right now. Remove the pest for good. To do so manually, use our removal guide at the end of this article.
But how did the hijacker infect you? If you know that you can prevent another infection. Well, hijackers need your permission to get it but since you will not give it if they ask openly, they turn to the old but gold means of infiltration. They use trickery and deception to dupe you into giving them green light. For example, they hide behind freeware bundles, spam emails, third-party pop-ups, fake updates, corrupted pages/links/torrents, etc. However, none of these tactics is good enough to succeed without your inactive cooperation. By “inactive cooperation” we mean your carelessness. This is what all parasites need the most. If you are negligent and don’t pay attention, they can sneak right in.
So, don’t give them what they want. Be more cautious online. Don’t use unverified sources. Avoid shady pages, links. Carefully read what you are agreeing to when installing a program and DO NOT rush the process. By doing so you are only making it easier for a parasite to infect you. And last but not least, get a reliable anti-malware program, update it regularly and perform frequent scans of your PC to be sure that it is clean.
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 follow to permanently remove 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 Msmtrakk21a.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.