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Remove Ahoy Traveler (Improved Guide)

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The important information about Ahoy Traveler virus

Even if you are a passionate traveler, you should be careful not to run into Ahoy Traveler virus. It belongs to adware category. Thus, it will only cram your browser with a vivid bunch of ads which bear no relevant information for those who enjoy wandering around the world. Additionally, the program might redirect you to potentially dangerous websites. Due to the pop-ups, your browser becomes sluggish as well. If you are searching for a useful informational application to inform you about the best trip deals, the PUP is surely not the right choice. IT Specialists advice you to remove Ahoy Traveler as soon as possible. In this article, you will find out why.

First of all, the adware may be quite aggressive in the sense that it replaces the advertisements of online advertising companies. Therefore, if getting updates about newest travel offers is relevant to you, you may only see Ahoy Traveler ads. In other words, you are excluded from the right to see objective commercial offers. Thus, this feature might be quite annoying. Additionally, the program might try installing additional applications on your PC. Frequently, they might be related with traveling as well, but sometimes they are of different origin. Their presence might be quite damaging to your system. Though often they are adware-type programs programmed to display sponsored ads, some might be “enhnaced” with malicious files or malware in general. If you get instantly infuriated when some unknown programs attempt to enter your computer, we recommend proceeding with Ahoy Traveler removal. You might use a powerful anti-spyware, Reimage, to do that.

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Questions about Ahoy Traveler

Secondly, the PUP is notoriously known for Ahoy Traveler redirect issue. If your patience exceeds its limits and you want to cancel the popping ads, you might get even more enraged after several unsuccessful attempts. Moreover, you are directed to another advertising websites. Sometimes you may even find yourself in websites with highly disturbing content. Besides causing disgust, the web pages might also hide significantly treacherous viruses. Thus, if you spend too much time surfing there, the viruses might take a liking of your operating system and attack it. All in all, Ahoy Traveler hijack might be more damaging than you expect.

How did the adware slip into the computer?

Have you recall recently installing a new program? Then most likely, the adware used the opportunity to get into your computer via it. If you are still wondering how it happened, then, let us explain everything in detail. Since most of the users tend to skip long installation guides, scammers place the PUP, in this case, Ahoy Traveler, under “Basic” installation settings. Once users click “Install”, the automatically pre-ticked adware gets installed as well. If you would like to know more about the ways to escape such unwanted programs, take note of these recommendations. Select “Custom” installation guide and watch out for any possible “bonus” apps. If you suspect them malevolent, or they are simply irrelevant, untick them one by one.

Ahoy Traveler removal process

There are two main options to delete the PUP from your computer. Firstly, let us explain about the first solution – manual elimination. It doesn’t require any specific tools, and you can get rid of Ahoy Traveler virus quite easily. We provided several versions below for your convenience. However, the latter option requires more time and attentiveness. Some users might find them a bit complicated, for that purpose, we advise installing a computer security program. It will remove Ahoy Traveler instantly and ensure that all traces are completely deleted. It is also a more time-saving option. After the uninstallation of the adware is finished, remember to be more vigilant and careful while installing new programs.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Ahoy Traveler, follow these steps:

Eliminate Ahoy Traveler from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Ahoy Traveler and related programs
    Here, look for Ahoy Traveler or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase Ahoy Traveler from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Ahoy Traveler or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Uninstall Ahoy Traveler from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Ahoy Traveler and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Ahoy Traveler removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Ahoy Traveler from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Ahoy Traveler should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Ahoy Traveler from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Ahoy Traveler and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Ahoy Traveler removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Ahoy Traveler from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Ahoy Traveler and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Ahoy Traveler removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Ahoy Traveler from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Ahoy Traveler or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Ahoy Traveler removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Philip says:
    April 22nd, 2016 at 2:11 am

    I downloaded the program. Initially, it looked like quite useful, but then those pop ups…

  2. Quincy says:
    April 22nd, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Just use the websites of online travel agencies No need to meddle with the adware.

  3. Sam says:
    April 22nd, 2016 at 2:13 am

    Ahoy, adware! 🙂

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