Whenever I open any of my browsers, Internet Explorer keeps redirecting to random pop-ups like url.adtrgt.com.? How do I fix this.? My Norton scan does not do anything.? Thanks!

Well you are certainly on the right track that Norton does not do much with fixing spyware and virus problems.? It looks like you got something embedded in your system that we can try to take out and should leave you pop-up free!? See if running these programs and scans helps remove your problem with Internet Explorer redirecting to url.adtrgt.com.

First, please Download – ATF Cleaner? by Atribune.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.

Under Main choose: Select All

Click the Empty Selected button.


(If you use FireFox or the Opera browser

To keep saved passwords, click No at the prompt.)

It’s normal after running ATF cleaner that the PC will be slower to boot the first time.


Please download Malwarebytes? Anti-Malware

  • Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes? Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes? Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select ?Perform Quick Scan?, then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. <? very important
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Extra Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. (You may need this for a later post on the forums!)

Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately

Reboot and finish with SDFix

1.? Download SDFix to your computer, run the .exe after its fully downloaded.? It will extract the files to a %systemdrive%- usually C:/SDFix (Save it to your Desktop after)

2.? After this has been completed, boot up into safe mode (Hit F8 during your computer start up and in the options, chose Safe Mode)

3.? Rightclick on the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All. Open the extracted folder – C:\ SDFix and doubleclick on RunThis.bat to start the script.

4.? Type in Y and it will run the script.? It will automatically remove some registry keys that are/have been infected.? Once that has been complete, it will ask you to press any key to reboot? it?s ok to reboot at this moment.

5.? Your computer will be slower on reboot but that is normal for this process. Once your machine boots into the operating system, the utility will complete the removal process.? When it is done, press any key and your desktop will load like normal!

Your pop-up’s should be gone after your next reboot again! Your computer will be a bit sluggish as it gathers its pieces back together but by the end of the day, it should be back to its normal self!