This page aims to help you remove Triangle Trial Ads. These Triangle Trial Ads removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as every version of Windows.
Triangle Trial Ads has been labeled a malicious software by a number of online security databases. Its class – Adware. The general consensus about this type of malware is that it’s not too dangerous and damaging to users’ devices.
We are inclined to agree with such a statement but to a certain degree and with a pinch of salt thrown into the mix. We are going to elaborate on that in a moment.
|Name||Triangle Trial Ads|
|Danger Level||Medium or High|
|Symptoms||A variety of unwanted Ads and Browser redirects.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, infected .exe files.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Triangle Trial Ads from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove attachments to browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
5: Permanently delete the threat from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
First though, let’s see what the typical side effects of having Adware on your computer are:
- An ever-increasing number of unwanted advertisements. They can be showcased in the form of pop-ups, banners or even whole pages riddled with Ads.
- The website redirects. That is when you try to open a certain web page and instead you are are being redirected to a completely different one.
- You may notice that certain parts of text or numbers on a web page have been highlighted and turned into hyperlinks.
- A strange toolbar might appear in your browser(s) seemingly out of nowhere and without your permission.
- In some cases even your default search engine might be replaced with another one.
When we mentioned the pinch of salt, that’s what we had in mind. While it is true that Triangle Trial Ads is not outright dangerous as say a rootkit or a ransomware for example, if you fall for one of its many traps that you are going to face, then it is entirely possible additional malware applications might find a way to access your computer and you might find yourself in a real pickle. All of the above side effects are basically a way for the virus to try and trick you into letting more of its “family and friends” come to the party, so you should avoid any form of interaction (clicking).
Triangle Trial Ads Removal
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is just the first preparation.
The first mandatory thing is to Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders. Each version of Windows does this slightly differently.
- I repeat – it’s extremely important you do this. Triangle Trial Ads may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them to delete them.
You should head into the next section of our removal instructions with the full knowledge that this virus can and has probably already infected all web browser applications that you have on your computer. That might not seem too worrisome in the grand scheme of things but you should consider a couple of things:
- You can’t leave any infected files on your hard drive. That means that even if you don’t use a particular browser and let’s face it the majority of people use Chrome, Firefox, IE and sometimes a combination of one of the above but rarely use more than one or two browsers at a time, you can’t clean only the ones you use. You need to be thorough if you don’t want to risk the malware coming back.
- In order to complete the Triangle Trial Ads removal from your browsers you will need to repeat steps 2 and 3 from our extensive guide and apply for each infected browser.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware. Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Remove Triangle Trial Ads from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
The problem should be lurking somewhere around here – Remove it.
Remove Triangle Trial Ads from Chrome:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the malware and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Delete everything but the search engines you normally use.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, delete EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Uninstall any suspicious programs. Also, viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – then copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Right click on the Taskbar and choose “Start Task Manager.”
Then click the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
IMPORTANT NOTICE! READ FIRST!
You have almost completed the removal instructions for Triangle Trial Ads. What is yet to come though are the last and most important steps left to accomplish. At the same time they are the hardest and most dangerous ones out of the whole removal guide. You will need to mess with important system files, which are essential to the normal functioning of your operating system. Even a small mistake or an unfortunate misclick might have pretty much catastrophic consequences if the wrong system files have been affected. If something like this would happen the only remedy would be a complete hard drive wipe down and a consequent fresh installation of a new operating system. Obviously that would mean you losing all your information so only proceed if you are feeling 100% prepared and ready to face the consequences if something goes wrong.
If you are not confident you will handle the delicate operations that are to follow, then we urge you to seriously consider installing an official anti-malware scanner and remover. Not only will it help you with the particular problem, it will also be useful in the future if you have a similar problem.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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