Eastrk-dn.com Ads Removal. How to stop pop-up?

Written by Valdis Koks

Eastrk-dn.com search hijacker is a kind of virus that squeezes into your PC, and afterwards modifies the search engine configurations in your internet browser to one which it is paid for. It likewise makes different unwanted modifications that might lead to private information leaks, in addition to various other malware penetration. In this article, you will see the guide of Eastrk-dn.com hijacker elimination in several strategies, as well as also the procedure of making your browser just as good as new.

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Eastrk-dn.com Info

Name Eastrk-dn.com extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Eastrk-dn.com hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the Eastrk-dn.com hijacker.

The ways of injection of Eastrk-dn.com search hijackers are different. Most of them belong to the malware dispersing with the malvertising or malevolent links of different sites. Sometimes, your personal computer can be contaminated with this malware with the trojan-downloader, which is utilized to spread different other malware. There is a single kind of this unwanted program – web browser plugin that might build into any web browser which supports the add-on setup2.

You will not likely install this plugin on your own, since their names are really dubious, and the functionality is extremely questionable. The “creators” of Eastrk-dn.com hijacker generally mention that it can save the .doc/.docx files from the sites already to .pdf format, or to save the whole web site on your disk. It is really hard to picture if someone can be needed in such features in 2023, when the Web access is not time-limited and every system has the ability to start the needed .docx files at Google Docs.

Nonetheless, besides their uselessness, they may effortlessly be found in the Chrome Web Store. Of course, virus analysts sound the alarm regarding such spam into the legitimate source of browser extensions, requiring the Google reaction – eliminating these extensions from their place. However, they are still not hurrying to take care of that protection problem.

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Is the Eastrk-dn.com virus?

At the first blush, you may think that these redirects are only bothersome, but not risky. Because of this factor a number of users are just playing for time instead of eliminating this malware, getting more and more possibilities of being contaminated with numerous other malware, which are much more harmful than Eastrk-dn.com is.

Besides the changed search engine or search results, you can also see various advertisements even on those sites that do not have any type of promotions on it by default. And you can just misclick while shutting off the promotion, and start the downloading of an unidentified file, which can be a malware, or a potentially unwanted application, or perhaps ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker desire.

If your browser is damaged because of the Azorult trojan task, the system may start malfunctioning in the near future – this symptome is among the most usual in case of trojan injection.

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How to remove Eastrk-dn.com?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Eastrk-dn.com malware injection. It is extremely simple to refer to the options of protecting your system from such annoying items as browser hijackers, however, it is extremely easy to be caught on this bait perhaps even being an experienced user. As it was specified above, this virus may hide after the eye-catching (at the first sight) advertisement, or in packs with various other adware you may get in dozens of means. But regardless of the typical intricacy of the injection techniques, it is extremely simple to avoid the Eastrk-dn.com hijacker presence in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing Eastrk-dn.com.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • Make sure you have this hands-on tutorial constantly ready to make use of.
  • Perform a back-up of all of your information, consisting of the stored logins, passwords and also various other credentials. You ought to back up your information with a cloud back-up option and ensure your data are protected from any type of sort of loss, even from one of the most extreme infections.
  • Wait until the lasting back-up process mores than.

Step 1: Uninstall Eastrk-dn.com and related software from Windows

Here is a technique in few simple steps that must be able to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl


3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of Eastrk-dn.com from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’


3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by Eastrk-dn.com on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by Eastrk-dn.com. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for Eastrk-dn.com with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.


3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

Loaris Trojan Remover - show viruses

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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