Do you know what Rts dsrlte is?
Rts dsrlte (also known as rts.dsrlte.com) is a browser hijacker that started spreading in 2014. Even though it is not active these days, users might still have it on their computers. Of course, the page of Rts dsrlte does not work anymore, which means that users see an error (“This site can’t be reached”) every time they open any of the browsers installed on their computers. Even though Rts dsrlte does not work properly anymore and should not cause harm to your PC, you still need to remove it to be able to set another homepage and search engine. Unfortunately, it is impossible to remove Rts dsrlte through Control Panel, so it will not be easy to do that. We hope that we will answer all your questions about the removal process in this article and will provide you enough reasons to delete Rts dsrlte fully.
Rts dsrlte was developed by PayByAds Ltd. As the name of the company says, it is very likely that it creates products that show advertisements and thus generate revenue for it. Our security specialists say that the Rts dsrlte browser hijacker was not developed for the benefit of computer users either. According to researchers, this threat was released in order to promote search.yahoo.com/?fr=hp-ddc-bd&type=840__alt__ddc_dsssyc_bd_com, so it is not surprising that it used to redirect all the searches to this page. Even though the page looks like a decent Yahoo! site, the truth is that it is modified and contains the commercial content. It is quite dangerous to click on ads that are available on this site because they might redirect to other untrustworthy third-party websites in the blink of an eye. You might find anything on these sites, and nobody is going to protect you from malware that might be hiding on these websites.Rts dsrlte screenshot
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Specialists say that Rts dsrlte was not a trustworthy piece of software also because it used to gather information about users every day. It needed this data to be able to show commercials based on users’ personal browsing preferences. It seems that it mainly gathered non-personally identifiable information, e.g. search queries, links you click on, etc. Researchers do not find this surprising at all because all browser hijackers act like that, i.e. they gather information and use it to provide the relevant commercial content. Of course, they might also sell the gathered information to third-party companies, so it is a must to eliminate a browser hijacker the moment you detect it on the computer.
There are two main ways browser hijackers are spread. Remember these distribution methods – this will help you to prevent other similar threats from getting in. First of all, researchers have found that Rts dsrlte used to travel in software bundles together with freeware and shareware. Browser hijackers these days also do that, so always carefully install free software. Secondly, you should be very careful on file-sharing and torrent websites because you might get a browser hijacker unknowingly as well. Finally, research has shown that Rts dsrlte used to be dropped by SuperWeb adware as well. This might happen these days too, so you should not keep questionable software installed. Scan the system with an antimalware scanner periodically too to ensure the system’s cleanliness.
Unfortunately, Rts dsrlte cannot be removed from the system like an ordinary application. It has been observed that only one of its components, the so-called Search Protector, can be erased through Control Panel. To eliminate Rts dsrlte itself, you will have to reset browsers – use our instructions if you do not know how to do that. Be sure you get rid of it even though it does not work properly anymore because nobody knows when it might be launched again.
Delete Rts dsrlte
- Click on the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and find the program you wish to remove on the list.
- Right-click on it and click Uninstall.
- Launch RUN (tap the Windows key + R).
- Enter Control Panel and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Find the unwanted application and right-click on it.
- Click Uninstall.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset and mark the Delete personal settings box.
- Click on the Reset button again.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+H and then open Troubleshooting information.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button in the top-right corner.
- Click on the same button again in the dialog box.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down to Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click on the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
The Rts dsrlte browser hijacker is probably not the only threat existing on your computer because these infections might come together with questionable software or might download it on computers without users’ consent. Therefore, we suggest scanning the system with an automatic scanner, e.g. SpyHunter after the deletion of this browser hijacker.