So what is datasrvrs.com? It's a quite popular tracking site which belongs to a certain advertising network. It redirects users to specific offers and sites. The website itself isn't malicious, that's why it doesn't matter who owns it. The thing is that scammers often try to manipulate advertising platforms. They infect PCs and then display survey popups to earn some quick cash. Even though, adware isn't the most dangerous infection you may get, you still need to remove it from your computer. And it goes without saying that these are normally adverts you didn’t want, didn’t ask for and are getting bugged by when you have to keep closing them time after time. The program will run whenever you’re online which means that no matter what website you’re visiting, you’ll be bombarded with a flood of pop-up windows and adverts from datasrvrs.com.
But that’s not all and adware garners most of its unsavory reputation due to the fact that as well as being really annoying, it also tracks and monitors which websites you are looking at, uses the data gleaned to compile a ‘profile’ on you and then sends that personal information about you on to a third party. This third party will then tailor the adverts you receive via the software to your browsing habits, thus increasingly the likelihood of you clicking on them. They may also sell your data on to an unscrupulous other party who have more serious intentions in mind, such as fraud or identity theft.
It’s not just the datasrvrs pop-up windows that you have to watch out for as the program’s code – i.e. adverts - may also take the format of pop-under windows – pages that appear behind the internet page you are currently looking at, as an advertising banner or as a bar that appears in your internet browser.
The problem is that datasrvrs and associated programs are sneaky and they don’t normally tell you if you are installing adware or spyware along with them. You may find reference to them – often very obliquely worded – in the EULA – the End User License Agreement, also known as that boring box of text that pops up asking us if we agree with the Terms and Conditions when we are about to download or install something. The problem is with this is that many of us don’t bother to read it anyway, even if we could decipher the mumbo jumbo and realized that adware has been bundled with it.
So, datasrvrs is pretty hard to spot at the initial stage. Not so subtle when it infects your computer but there you go. Should you want to familiarize yourself with some of the most common strains of adware that are out there you might want to keep an eye out for the following: Delta Search, Sweetpacks, Qvo6, Searchnu, Webcake, Search Conduit, CouponDropDown.
You know how it found its way onto your computer and you know what it does but how can you be proactive and stop datasrvrs virus from infecting your PC’s system in the first place? You should follow the number one rule and install some malware removal software or an anti-malware program. Once installed, or if you are already using one, make sure that you keep it updated so that it is always on top of the latest types of malware. As adware companies are constantly updating their malicious programs and releasing newer versions you need to make sure you have the latest updates to combat them and stop them in their tracks before they drive you insane and leave you vulnerable to further attack. Finally, to remove datasrvrs and associated malware from your computer, please follow the removal instructions below. If you have any questions or need help, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
Datasrvrs removal instructions:
1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this adware infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this adware. Hopefully you won't have to do that that.
2. Remove Datasrvrs related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).
Go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".
Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.
3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
- Coupon Server
- and any other recently installed application
Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.
Remove Datasrvrs from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove the following extensions: (Click to enlarge image)
Remove Datasrvrs from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to the following extensions. If you can't find the Remove button, then simply click on the Disable button.
Remove Datasrvrs from Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.
2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.