Crtatix.com is a “show notifications” popup redirect in the web browser that is caused by an adware application. Once adware is installed on the computer, the browser is redirected by a variety and usually random pop-up advertisements in the web browser. Crtatix.com is a domain that redirects the browser to advertisements that are user-relevant. Adware does this by monitoring your online activity through Crtatix.com and Adware. This is a rogue form of showing ads to the user.
Adware applications redirect the web browser through various domains, as you can see in the image screenshot I took from my infected computer.
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Adware is responsible for the display of annoying and recurring ads from Crtatix.com. The ads may consist of pop-ups, ads in the content of the web page or random redirects in the web browser. Usually, the web browser is redirected by a random number of pop-ups in the web browser before landing on the eventual advertisement.
In this way, adware can use ad networks to determine which ad is most relevant to the user. Adware publishers benefit from the most relevant ads in order to generate sale leads and money by forcing pay per click ads to the user. In principle, the more relevant the ad, the more pay per clicks it delivers to the adware developers.
The problem lies in the fact that adware unwittingly collects all kinds of information from the browser and infected PC. This information consists of, your online activity, your browser history, your searches, and your online purchases. This is not something you unwittingly want to share with often suspicious advertising networks.
It is important to identify the adware application on your PC that displays the unwanted Crtatix.com pop-up in your Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Edge web browser. After the adware application is removed, the pop-up ads will also no longer appear. In this instruction, I will explain step by step how to remove the adware software that causes the Crtatix.com pop-up redirect.
How to remove Crtatix.com?
Remove Crtatix.com, complete the steps below
- Uninstall recently installed adware
- Remove Crtatix.com pop-up Google Chrome
- Remove Crtatix.com redirect Internet Explorer
- Remove Crtatix.com pop-up Firefox
- Remove Crtatix.com ad Microsoft Edge
- Go to Crtatix.com pop-up removal tool
Disable Crtatix.com Notifications in Google Chrome and Firefox
The Crtatix.com domain wants the user to accept/show notifications. If you have accepted these notifications in your web browser you should get rid of the Crtatix.com notifications first, follow instructions below.
What is Crtatix.com?
Click here to see the Crtatix.com notification in Windows 10. After you have disabled the push notification from Crtatix.com continue with the adware removal instructions in the menu.
Remove Crtatix.com notifications from Google Chrome
Open Google Chrome, in the top-right corner, open the Chrome menu. In the menu open Settings, scroll down to Advanced settings. In the Privacy and Security section open Content settings. Open the Notifications settings. Find the Crtatix.com URL and remove the Crtatix.com domain by clicking the three vertical dots on the right to the URL and select Remove.
Remove Crtatix.com notifications from Firefox
Open Firefox, in the top-right corner, open the Firefox menu (three horizontal stripes). In the menu open Options, in the menu on the left go to Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions open Settings next to Notifications. Select the Crtatix.com domain from the list and change the status to Block, save changes.
Remove Crtatix.com notifications from Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer. In the top right corner, open the gear icon (menu button). Open Internet Options from the menu, go to the Privacy tab and select Settings in the pop-up blockers section. Find the Crtatix.com domain and click the Remove button to remove the URL.
Remove Crtatix.com notifications from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge. In the top right corner, click on the three dots to open the Edge menu. Scroll down to Settings, scroll further down to Advanced Settings, in the Notification section click Manage. Disable the ON switch for the Crtatix.com URL.
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Uninstall adware to get rid of Crtatix.com popup
Windows 7 users: Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs, and Features”.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 users: Right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs and Features”.
Check the programs list for recently installed applications and click “Uninstall“. In the image, you see known adware applications.
Click the column “Installed On” to sort installed software by date, this makes it easier to detect recently installed software.
If you don’t know what to look for, go to this removal step.
Manually remove Crtatix.com from Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge
Remove Crtatix.com ads without tools from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge web browser.
Remove Crtatix.com from Internet Explorer
In this first step for Internet Explorer, you have to verify if internet explorer is infected with a malicious add-on. Add-ons could be responsible for the Crtatix.com pop-up ads in the Internet Explorer web browser.
choose the wrench button, and from the menu click Manage add-ons.
Check the add-on list for any suspicious add-on in Internet Explorer, click disable or remove to delete the add-on.
Continue to the next step to remove Crtatix.com from Internet Explorer.
Reset your default Homepage and Search engine for Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer has the possibility to reset to default, an Internet Explorer reset will affect your saved bookmarks and passwords. Internet Explorer reset is the easiest way to get rid of the Crtatix.com redirect.
pick the wrench button and from the menu click Internet Options.
Choose the Advanced tab, click the Reset button.
Check Delete personal settings and click the Reset button.
Restart Internet Explorer to complete the reset.
Good, Internet Explorer is reset to the default configuration, it is important to know there are adware (Crtatix.com) remnants on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove the virus files from your computer. Make sure the Crtatix.com redirect doesn’t occur again and all remnants are removed from your PC.
Remove Crtatix.com from Google Chrome
Google Chrome users on Mac OS, follow this Adware removal guide for Mac OS
In this first step for Google Chrome, you need to identify and remove the browser extension responsible for the Crtatix.com pop-up ads. Some browser extensions are ad-supported, e.g. adware and might show intrusive ads from Crtatix.com.
If you didn’t install any browser extension at all, remove all browser extensions from Chrome.
Click the menu button, from the Chrome menu click More tools and then Extensions.
Identify browser extension(s) from the list and click the Remove button to remove the extension.
If you are unsure if the extension is malicious, click the slider and disable the extension first. Continue to the next step.
Reset the Google Chrome profile sync
Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with the Google Cloud services. If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, and pop-up ads to Crtatix.com are synced with Google’s servers.
It is important to clean this synchronized cache. If the user doesn’t clear the synchronized settings, the Crtatix.com pop-up and malicious Chrome settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.
Open the Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window). Click the Reset sync button to clear all of your synced data on Google’s server, confirm with OK.
Continue to the next step.
Reset the Google Chrome homepage and search engine settings
Chrome has the option to reset to default settings, a Chrome browser reset will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords. Google Chrome reset is the easiest way to get rid of ad-supported browser extensions that display the Crtatix.com pop-up ad.
Click the menu button, from the drop-down menu click Settings.
Scroll down to Advanced and again scroll down to Reset settings.
Click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.
Confirm the reset of the Chrome web browser by clicking the Reset button.
Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.
Google Chrome is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of Crtatix.com redirect on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the adware does not reinstall and the Crtatix.com redirect doesn’t occur again.
Remove Crtatix.com from Firefox
In this first step for Firefox, you need to identify and remove any Firefox add-on that is unknown to you.
If you didn’t install any add-on at all, remove all add-ons from Firefox. Add-ons in Firefox could be ad-supported which basically means an add-on shows Crtatix.com pop-up ads in Firefox.
Click the Firefox menu button, from the drop-down menu click Add-ons.
Click extensions from the left menu. Identify any unknown Firefox browser extension.
Click the Remove button to delete the extension and get rid of Crtatix.com ads.
Reset the Firefox homepage and search engine settings
Firefox has the option to reset to default settings, this will reset Firefox completely. Reset Firefox is the easiest way to get rid of ad-supported add-ons from Firefox.
Click the menu button, from the menu, select Help ? (the question mark icon, at the end of the menu).
Click on Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
select the Refresh Firefox button, confirm the reset and restart Firefox.
The Firefox browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the Crtatix.com redirect is entirely removed from the Firefox web browser.
Remove Crtatix.com from Microsoft Edge
If you encounter Crtatix.com pop-up redirects in Microsoft Edge, follow these instructions.
Right-click the start button in Windows 10, from the start menu top click Apps and Features.
Scroll down through the right Apps and Features list till you see Microsoft Edge, click Advanced options.
Click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings. Microsoft Edge reset will clear the browsing history, cookies, and settings. Not the Microsoft Edge favorites web pages.
The Microsoft Edge web-browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of the Crtatix.com redirect on your PC. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer.
Remove Crtatix.com popup with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Crtatix.com with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove the Crtatix.com redirect from the web browser. Crtatix.com is a intrusive pop-up which is a type of malware, Malwarebytes will remove Crtatix.com pop-up redirect from the web browser.
Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start examining for the adware responsible for the Crtatix.com redirect in the web browser.
Malwarebytes will start searching for malware, please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
Once the malware scan is performed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the Crtatix.com malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.
Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.
Malwarebytes needs to make a system reboot to finish the Crtatix.com redirect removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.
After the system reboot, your web browser is free from the Crtatix.com pop-up redirect. Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future browser hijacker and other types of malware. Malwarebytes stops adware, abusive pop-ups, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your web browser.
Get rid of Crtatix.com with Zemana
Zemana Anti-Malware is an second opinion anti-malware scanner which uses Cloud technology with Crtatix.com pop-up detection. Removes annoying browser extensions, ad-supported add-on’s, unwanted applications and new tab/toolbars. It’s an efficient adware cleaner.
Open the Zemana anti-malware setup file.
Install Zemana anti-malware using the default settings, after successful installation Zemana anti-malware will update itself to the latest version.
Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan to detect the malware responsible for the Crtatix.com redirect
Please wait for the scan to finish, the scan usually takes a few minutes.
Click the Next button to remove the malware found by Zemana on your computer.
Wait a couple of seconds for Zemana to clean up your device from malware.
Your PC is successfully cleaned by Zemana. Zemana is an excellent protection for people searching for a lightweight malware detection and removal tool. Zemana is its best in addition to a more comprehensive antivirus or anti-malware security application such as Malwarebytes.
Remove Crtatix.com redirect with AdwCleaner
- Right-click the AdwCleaner executable you just downloaded and select “Run as Administrator” this is important.
- Select the Scan Now button.
- Wait for the adware & malware scan to finish.
- Click the Clean & Repair button to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
- Wait for AdwCleaner to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
- Click the Clean & Restart Now button to finish the malware removal process.
- After the reboot, AdwCleaner shows a summary of the detected and removed malware files.
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