Hi! My computer gets sluggish. I don’t know why. And when I surf on the Internet, I get many pop-up ads named Ahoy Traveler. Those ads are really annoying. I even can’t see the web content. I need to close them one by one carefully. This thing is not normal. Closing those ads one by one are really great waste of time. How can I fix this? Does my computer get virus? Can you help me solve this? Have you met this problem before? Please help me about this, I really want my computer get normal again and I don’t want to see these ads anymore, please help me. Thanks in advance.

Some details about Ads by Ahoy Traveler

Ahoy Traveler is an adware program which infect online user’s computer. It aims to promote many commercial websites. The more people access to the website, the higher rank the website page in search results. This Ads by Ahoy Traveler adware is so annoying that can occupy most of the screen and it makes hard to see the web contents. If you don’t be more careful when you browse on the Internet, you may access to the pop-up ads accidently. Once you click on the ads, it will redirect you to unknown websites. And there is a possibility that you may get more threat such as malware, spyware and Trojan virus. So I advise you to remove this Ads by Ahoy Traveler adware from your computer as soon as possible.

The screen shot of this adware

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This screen shot is one sample of this Ads by Ahoy Traveler adware. It also called “ Ahoy Traveler ads”, “brought by Ahoy Traveler”, “powered by Ahoy Traveler“, etc. Those ads commonly contain many kinds of discount codes or other commercial offers which may arouse your interest. However, those ads either link you to sponsored websites that may ask you to install various useless programs. And this adware can eat up computer system space and make computer perform slowly. The longer this adware stay in computer, the more damage the computer get. It may make your computer crash down. What’s more serious, there is a chance for the adware maker to record your browse habits remotely and they also can get your sensitive information such as bank account, home address, phone number and email. We don’t know what the adware maker do to the sensitive information. What we should do is trying our best to avoid this. The way to avoid this is to remove this adware immediately.

How does this adware get to online user’s computer system?

Usually, this Ads by Ahoy Traveler adware is bundled with free unknown software. Once you install the unknown free software, the adware will be installed in the computer at the same time. There is no prompt to tell you that this adware has been installed in your computer. So please be more careful and think twice when you want to install some software.

The characteristics of the adware

– Install some strange add-ons and extensions to your browser.
– Slow down your browsed speed or even make your browser crash down
– Many annoying pop-ups are injected with the website you are visiting
– Other unwanted programs may be installed without your permission
– May record your browse habits and get your confidential information like banking detail, home address and phone number

If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this Ads by Ahoy Traveler adware. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:

The way to remove adware (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Browser Hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

1st: Press “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” keys together to open Windows Task Manager, then end all Ads by Ahoy Traveler adware running processes. One of processes called random.

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2nd: Please find Folder Option in Control Panel, tap View, then select Show hidden files and folders, non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Then click OK.

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3rd: Go back to desktop then click on Start, then click on Control Panel
Then click on Add and Remove Programs, and find the program related to the browser hijacker then try to remove it.

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4th: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Mozilla Firefox as an Example)

Click on the button which has tree lines, then click on Options

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Then type the URL you want into Home page box and then close this Options tab.

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Similar video on browser hijacker removal:

Summary of this adware:

This Ads by Ahoy Traveler is one kind of adware. When the computer is infected by this adware, the website you browse will appear many annoying ads. And it will be hard for you to view the web contents. The ads label usually called “Ads by Ahoy Traveler”, “ Ahoy Traveler ads”, “brought by Ahoy Traveler”, “powered by Ahoy Traveler“, etc. And this adware can slow down the computer or even make the computer crash down. What’s worse, the adware creator can get the infected computer user’s sensitive information such as bank account, home address, phone number and email. The adware maker may sell your information to other to get money. There is no doubt that it is unsafe for your information. To keep your information in safe, you should remove this adware as soon as possible.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Ads by Ahoy Traveler adware? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on August 30, 2016 3:57 pm

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