How to remove Treasure Track adware

What is Treasure Track?

Treasure Track is a malware that throws dust in people’s eyes being described as a browser extension that improves the impression of Internet surfing. But despite all assurances Treasure track only fakes advertisements to bring more people on affiliate websites. These pop-ups and banners, no matter how genuine and attractive they seem, lead to sources of no value, moreover, these sites often occur to spread other malware.The adware is a real nuisance and will keep ruining your browsing day by day, so it’s better to remove Treasure Track as soon as possible.

Treasure Track page

How Treasure Track got installed on your computer?

There is an official website promoting Treasure Track, which looks trustworthy, however one thing raises suspicions. If it lacks a download button, then how the application gets to computers. As many researches have revealed, the adware is distributed within freeware installators, that can be a media player, PDF editor, etc. So, when dealing with such software pay attention to what is included in a setup, as there are notifications, that the majority of users miss. To see the additional elements select Advanced installation instead of Default and deselect everything suspicious.


Symptoms of Treasure Track infection

  • First and the most striking proof of what you have an adware is ads generated on pages where they haven’t appeared before. The ads can be of any type – pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, banners and their amount increases on shopping sites. Some of them may be labeled as “Ads by Treasure Track”, “Brought by Treasure Track”, “Powered by Treasure Track”, etc.
  • Another indicator of adware infection is appearance of new programs that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for adware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides slowing down the computer itself, adware infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Treasure Track?

To make sure that the adware won’t appear again, you need to delete Treasure Track completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Treasure Track files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Treasure Track. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Treasure Track, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Treasure Track manual removal

Uninstall Treasure Track from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the adware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Treasure Track you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Treasure Track from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Treasure Track and click Uninstall

How to remove Treasure Track from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Treasure Track and click Uninstall

How to remove Treasure Track from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Treasure Track

How to remove Treasure Track from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Treasure Track and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Treasure Track from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Treasure Track from browsers

Since most of adware threats use a disguise of a browser add-on , you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Treasure Track from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Treasure Track or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Treasure Track from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Treasure Track or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Treasure Track from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Treasure Track or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Treasure Track from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Treasure Track or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Remove files and registry entries added by Treasure Track

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the adware. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove Treasure Track files and folders:

%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Treasure Track
%PROGRAMFILES%\Treasure Track
%Temp%\Treasure Track

Remove Treasure Track registry entries:

SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Treasure Track
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Util Treasure Track
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Util Treasure Track
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\utilTreasure Track_RASMANCS
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\Util Treasure Track
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Treasure Track
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Treasure Track_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\Treasure Track_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Treasure Track_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\Treasure Track_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\updateTreasure Track_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\utilTreasure Track_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\utilTreasure Track_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\utilTreasure Track_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{C15F7751-35BA-4CF7-854C-68F36524F7D8}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{C15F7751-35BA-4CF7-854C-68F36524F7D8}
SOFTWARE\Treasure Track
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {C15F7751-35BA-4CF7-854C-68F36524F7D8}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\treasuretrack.net
SOFTWARE\TreasureTrack
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\TreasureTrack
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Service Mgr TreasureTrack
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Mgr TreasureTrack
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Mgr TreasureTrack
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Update Mgr TreasureTrack
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1ef422df-c387-4f0d-88d1-b75bdfd51013}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\treasuretrack-a.akamaihd.net
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{6728f3c7-a58c-450a-ae5d-6570c21b77d6}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{6728f3c7-a58c-450a-ae5d-6570c21b77d6}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{1ef422df-c387-4f0d-88d1-b75bdfd51013}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1ef422df-c387-4f0d-88d1-b75bdfd51013}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {1ef422df-c387-4f0d-88d1-b75bdfd51013}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstaller\Treasure Track

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