Removal of Tortuga Browser and Ads by Tortuga

Tortuga Browser and Ads by Tortuga are two related problems. There might be some other infections in your computer, but these two applications are connected to one another. The first one may be classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), whereas the last one is referred to as adware.

Tortuga Browser

Tortuga Browser is often recommended for installations while users deal with free applications. Sometimes in order to find freeware they go to various online resources with very poor reputation. To be more precise, these freeware download websites are known for distributing adware and other unwanted software of the basis of bundling. In other words, users may indeed find some free applications, however, their installers will suggest them to additionally bring various junk extras into their PCs.

Junk software is the correct word which can be applied to Tortuga Browser. Once installed, it will add a lot of strange shortcuts to the Desktop. When you attempt to open other browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, you will open Tortuga Browser instead.

In addition to the above-mentioned troubles, users see a lot of Ads by Tortuga when they make certain queries online by means of this pseudo browser. These ads are not safe, since they may lead you to a lot of third-party domains also engaged in massive distribution of viruses or malware.

To remove Tortuga Browser and Ads by Tortuga manually and for free you need to terminate all its running processes via the Task Manager. so, open the Task Manager, find “tortuga.exe” processes and terminate (stop) them. Afterwards, uninstall Tortuga in a regular way (through the Control Panel of your computer).

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Tortuga Browser (folder contents)

Because of Tortuga virus in your system the PC functions extremely slow. This program consumes a lot of system resources and causes high CPU usage. As a result, your system may freeze from time to time. You will truly come to the correct decision to get rid of this malicious program right away.

In case manual removal of Tortuga Browser and Ads by Tortuga didn’t help, please follow these steps to get rid of these and other infections automatically with the help of a proven antispyware program, such as GridinSoft Trojan Killer. You will need to get rid of all the infections it finds (with its full registered version) and to reset your browsers with its help.


Screenshot of Ads by Tortuga:

Ads by Tortuga

Anti-malware tool necessary to eliminate Ads by Tortuga automatically.

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Step-by-step automatic uninstall tutorial:

  • Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer through the download button (above).
  • Install the application and scan your computer with it.
  • At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections related to this browser hijacker:
  • Apply scan results by Trojan Killer

  • Important! It is also very important that you reset your browsers using GridinSoft Trojan Killer after you delete this particular hijacker. Shut down all your available browsers right now.
  • In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click on “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
  • Tool to reset browser settings

  • Select which particular browsers you would like to be reset and choose the reset options:
  • Options to reset browsers

  • Finally, Click on “Reset” button.
  • You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
  • Reboot your system now.

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:

Manual (free) instructions to get rid of Ads by Tortuga.

Step 1. Uninstalling suspicious software from the Control Panel of your system.

  1. Make sure that all the processes related to Tortuga Browser are ended.
  2. In Windows XP, Vista and 7 click on “Start” and go to the “Control Panel“:
  3. Accessing the Control Panel in Windows XP, Vista and 7 versions

  4. To access the Control Panel in Windows 8 or 8.1, move the PC mouse next to the left-bottom hot corner of your Windows 8 or 8.1 screen, then right-click on it:
  5. How to access the Control Panel in Windows 8 and 8.1

  6. In Windows XP click on “Add or remove programs“:
  7. Add or remove programs in Windows XP

  8. In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 click on “Uninstall a program“:
  9. Uninstall a program in Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1

  10. Uninstall all suspicious programs from your PC. To do it, in Windows XP click “Remove” button related to it. In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 right-click on the suspicious program with the computer mouse and click on “Uninstall / Change“.
  11. Step 2. Removing all junk items from the list of add-ons and extensions of your browser.

    In addition to removal of any suspicious programs from the Control Panel of your PC as explained above, you also need to remove all suspicious elements from the add-ons or extensions of your browser. Please follow this guide for managing browser add-ons and extensions for more detailed information. Remove any items related to this particular hijacker and other unwanted applications installed on your PC.