Remove dstrack1.com Pop Up Ads

Did you just get interrupted by a pop-up ad from dstrack1.com? You are not alone. I also get the dstrack1.com pop-ups while browsing. Do the pop-ups also evade the pop-up blocker in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Do the pop-ups appear on sites that does not advertise with pop ups. Then read on...

Here is a screen-cap on the dstrack1.com pop-up from my machine:

dstrack1.com pop up

(Sorry for the watermarks. Need to add them to prevent the most blatant attempts of other bloggers using my screenshots without attribution)

If this description sounds like your computer, you apparently have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the dstrack1.com ads. So don't send angry emails to the site you were browsing, the adverts are presumably not coming from them, but from the adware on your computer.

I'll do my best to help you remove the dstrack1.com pop up in this blog post.

I found the dstrack1.com pop-up on one of the lab computers where I have some adware running. I've talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The adware was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if anything new has appeared, such as popup windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on website that usually don't show adverts, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.

dstrack1.com was registered on 2015-11-10. dstrack1.com resolves to 46.229.168.195.

So, how do you remove the dstrack1.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the dstrack1.com ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the dstrack1.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.

The bad news with pop ups like this one is that it can be popped up by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my computer. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.

So, what can be done? To remove the dstrack1.com popup ads you need to examine your machine for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here's my suggested removal procedure:

  1. Review what programs you have installed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Do you see anything that you don't remember installing or that was recently installed?

  2. How about your add-ons you installed in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Anything in the list that you don't remember installing?

  3. Please also try to disable the web browser proxy and the system proxy on your machine. Did that stop the pop ups?

  4. If that did not help, you can give FreeFixer a try. FreeFixer is built to assist users when manually tracking down adware and other types of unwanted software. It is a freeware utility that I've been working since 2006 and it scans your system at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your system. If you would like to get additional details about a file in FreeFixer's scan result, you can just click the More Info link for that file and a web page with a VirusTotal report will open up, which can be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:

    FreeFixer More Info link example

  5. As a last resort, if the above steps did not solve the popups problem, you can block dstrack1.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

Here's a video guide showing how to remove pop-up ads with FreeFixer:

Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the dstrack1.com popups? What did you do to stop the pop-up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thanks!

Did this blog post help you to remove the dstrack1.com pop up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

Thank you!

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