Do you know what Traff-1.ru is?
Traff-1.ru is a Russian advertising domain which has a number of different variants acting the same, e.g. traff2.ru, atraff3.ru, and reqque.ru. No matter which of these variations you encounter, it will act exactly like other advertising servers do – it will flood your screen with commercial advertisements. Users who keep seeing bothersome ads coming from Traff-1.ru should be aware of the fact that there is, most probably, an ad-supported application installed on their computers. Of course, in some cases, users might be redirected to Traff-1.ru from some kind of untrustworthy third-party page and thus see its commercial advertisements, but it is still more likely that a malicious application installed on your computer keeps opening Traff-1.ru which, as you already know, displays advertisements. As a consequence, irritating ads will leave your screen only if you find and erase an untrustworthy program installed on the computer. Our team of experienced specialists suggests doing that as soon as possible because some of these ads shown by the Traff-1.ru advertising server are even capable of exposing users to potential threats.
Advertisements coming from Traff-1.ru do not look harmful at all if you look at them for the first time, but it is impossible to fool our specialists. They have immediately understood that they might expose to potential threats if users click on them fearlessly. These Traff-1.ru ads should not start downloading malicious applications on your PC after you click on any of them, but you might be taken to untrustworthy third-party pages quickly. Ads are always associated with third-party pages and contain links inside them, but not all of them cause redirections to bad pages, of course. Since Traff-1.ru is not a good advertising domain, it is very likely that it will display ads leading to corrupted third-party pages too. Some of these pages might track users with the intention of obtaining sensitive information, whereas others might contain malicious applications and try to install it on users’ computers. This means that users can experience both online privacy problems and those security-related ones.
Research carried out by our team of specialists allows us to make a conclusion that adware using the service of Traff-1.ru to provide users with ads is of a Russian origin. We cannot list all the names of adware programs that can be associated with this advertising domain because any of them might display commercials using this advertising server. Yes, this makes it slightly more difficult to delete the program displaying Traff-1.ru ads, but, without a doubt, you should still be able to delete it after reading the last paragraph (we will focus on the detection and deletion of undesirable software there).
Adware programs are usually distributed in software bundles, i.e. they usually enter users’ computers next to other applications. As a consequence, users know nothing about their entrance. You must have installed a software bundle too recently if you keep seeing Traff-1.ru advertisements. It will not be an easy task to find the application showing them, but you should start checking your computer from Control Panel and %PROGRAMFILES% (or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%). If suspicious programs/folders are nowhere to be seen, it might be true that this undesirable program has only created several files in an unusual place. In this case, a reputable automatic malware remover should be used.
In most cases, adware programs can be easily removed through Control Panel, but if you cannot find a single suspicious program there or Traff-1.ru ads do not disappear from your screen after deleting doubtful items, you should perform a system scan with an automatic malware remover. With its help you could detect and delete all infections from your PC in the blink of an eye. We are sure that a reputable tool will not leave a single malicious component on your system.
Delete an undesirable program manually
- Press Win+R.
- Type Control Panel in the box and click OK to open it.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on the suspicious application you wish to erase.
- Click Uninstall.
- Click Start.
- Open Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the unwanted application.
- Click Remove to delete it.
In non-techie terms:
If you have deleted an untrustworthy program manually and no longer see irritating ads coming from the Traff-1.ru advertising domain, it does not necessarily mean that there are no other infections on your computer. You, of course, do not know about them, but, luckily, you can quickly find out whether or not they are inside your computer by scanning it with a reputable scanner. If other malicious programs are detected, delete them all too because they might be the reason new threats manage to enter your computer easily in the near future.