How to remove "TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS" redirect? Virus Removal Guide

What is TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS?

TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS is a browser hijacker!

TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS detected as HIJACK.TRAFFICVALIDATION.
TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS is appeared on your PC after installing free software, bundled with adware downloader program. Adware program changes the homepage and search engine for your web browser to TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS.
 
Ads by TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS

In addition, it changed Windows shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start Menu.
The link to TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS site is added into the command line.

TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS

Each time when you click on shortcut you will start displaying of TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS site.

Technical Information:

  • Full path on a computer= TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS


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You have 2 ways to remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS:

You have 2 ways

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Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

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How to remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.

http://TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS

You can see TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS virus from running processes

Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS virus from Windows services

Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS virus from Windows registry

Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS.

STEP 7: Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS from Google Chrome.
Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove TRAFFICVALIDATION.TOOLS from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.


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