Did you just get interrupted by a pop-up ad from voluumtrk.com? You are not alone. I also get the voluumtrk.com pop ups while browsing. Do the popups also escape the pop-up blocker in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Do the pop-ups appear on sites that does not advertise with pop-ups. Then read on...
Here's how the voluumtrk.com pop-up looked like when I got it on my machine:
(I'm sorry for the many watermarks. If I don't add them, the screenshot always show up at some copy-cat blogs.)
Does this sound like your story, you apparently have some adware installed on your system that pops up the voluumtrk.com ads. Contacting the owner of the website you were at would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the ads.
I'll do my best to help you remove the voluumtrk.com pop-up in this blog post.
Those that have been reading this blog already know this, but here we go: A little while back I dedicated some of my lab machines and wilfully installed some adware programs on them. Since then I've been observing the behaviour on these machines to see what kinds of adverts that are displayed. I'm also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware updates itself, or if it downloads and installs additional unwanted software on the systems. I first noticed the voluumtrk.com pop-up on one of these lab computers.
voluumtrk.com was registered on 2014-08-06. voluumtrk.com resolves to 22.214.171.124.
So, how do you remove the voluumtrk.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the voluumtrk.com ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the voluumtrk.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The bad news with popups like the one described in this blog post is that it can be popped up by many variants of adware, not just the adware that's installed on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
So, what can be done to solve the problem? To remove the voluumtrk.com popup ads you need to check your machine for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here's my suggested removal procedure:
What software do you have installed if you look in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel? Something that you don't remember installing yourself or that was recently installed?
You can also review the add-ons you installed in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Same thing here, do you see something that you don't remember installing?
If that didn't help, you can give FreeFixer a try. FreeFixer is built to assist users when manually tracking down adware and other types of unwanted software. It is a freeware utility that I've been working since 2006 and it scans your machine at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your machine. If you would like to get additional details about a file in FreeFixer's scan result, you can just click the More Info link for that file and a web page with a VirusTotal report will open up, which can be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:
Here's a video tutorial which shows FreeFixer in action removing an adware that caused pop-up ads:
Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the voluumtrk.com pop ups? What did you do to stop the popup in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thank you very much!
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the voluumtrk.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.