What is Rtaxcriteo.com?
Rtaxcriteo.com is an application classified as a browser hijacker. It will take over your browsers and change their settings without your permission. The main purpose of the application is to expose you to various websites. By generating web traffic the developers of the program make profit. The hijacker will also cause redirects and make various adverts appear on your screen. It will make your system and Internet speed slow down. Rtaxcriteo.com comes bundled with other freeware and is installed silently. If you do not pay attention to the installation process of free software, you are bound to end up with a potentially unwanted program sooner or later. The hijacker is not useful in any way. You should delete Rtaxcriteo.com as soon as you can.
How does Rtaxcriteo.com work?
Once Rtaxcriteo.com gets access to your PC, it installs BHO’s or extensions in your browsers that cause various changes. As the hijacker is compatible with all popular browsers, you will not be able to avoid it no matter which one of them you use. Rtaxcriteo.com is set as you home page and new tab page. The main page promotes various third party websites. The search engine that also changes when the application takes over should not be trusted either. It will present you with sponsored links that may have nothing to do with your search queries. In general, it is best to avoid all commercial data provided to you by this intrusive program as you can not be sure that it is legitimate. Cyber criminals can very easily make use of browser hijackers as the developers of these programs do not endorse the links that they provide you with. That is why it is best to stay away from those links and eliminate Rtaxcriteo.com from your browsers if you want to keep your PC safe.
How to remove Rtaxcriteo.com?
We recommend using a malware removal tool in order to delete Rtaxcriteo.com from your system. With the anti-malware utility you will be able to scan your PC and detect all potentially unwanted applications that may be on it. Afterwards, you will be able to remove Rtaxcriteo.com from your system. The security application will also protect your PC in the future from similar and more dangerous threats. Alternatively, you can terminate Rtaxcriteo.com manually. You can use the instructions below to complete this task. If you are not sure which program to uninstall in the first step, download the free malware scanner that will help you identify the problem.
Manual Rtaxcriteo.com removal
Uninstall potentially unwanted programs:
Windows XP/7 & Vista
- Click on Start and open Control Panel
- Go to Add or remove programs
- Select the program and click Remove
- Move cursor to the bottom right
- Select Settings -> Control Panel
- Click on Uninstall a program
- Choose and delete the software
Remove Rtaxcriteo.com from browsers:
Reset Internet Explorer
- Alt+T → Internet Options → Advanced tab → Reset → Delete personal settings → Reset → Close
Reset Mozilla Firefox
- Alt+H → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox → Reset Firefox → Finish
Reset Google Chrome
- Alt+F → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Reset browser settings → Reset