Remove Tortuga Ads (Uninstall Guide)

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Tortuga browser is named after the Caribbean island of Tortuga. Well, if you have watched Pirates of the Caribbean, you already know that you are about to start swimming in risky and dangerous waters. Promoted as a convenient and quite enjoyable browser, Tortuga is actually classified as a potentially unwanted program and adware. Even though such threats might not be as destructive as some other computer viruses, our advice is to uninstall this program in an instant. Tortuga’s extremely aggressive and annoying advertisements are only a small part of the numerous negative effects this browser has.

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How did I get infected with?

Normally you download adware without knowing it and you complete the installation absolutely unconsciously. That is usually the case with so-called “bundles”. Unless you pay some extra attention every time you accept Terms and Conditions, especially from unknown and potentially dangerous websites, the threat of downloading malware is always there. It is rather ironic that something that is so easy to install could take so you so much time to remove. Remember to choose the advanced option when you install programs and be careful what software exactly you give green light to. Also, avoid third-party web links as they could be corrupted and only open email attachments or messages if you know the sender. The chances are, Tortuga made its way on your device behind your back which only gives you one more reason to be suspicious and delete it without hesitation.

The virus will surely not let you forget the fact that you somehow installed it. The weird part is, this browser is supposed to block useless advertisements, not bombard you with them. One quick look on your computer screen though will convince you in the opposite. The only difference is that now the ads are a lot more and this time they are chosen by hackers. Thanks to the access to your browser history that the virus provides to cyber criminals, they can adjust the commercials specially to your liking. Of course, don’t let let them trick you into clicking on anything Tortuga displays on your PC. It is most likely that those ads will lead to corrupted web pages filled with Internet parasites. In addition to that, you will also be redirected to suspicious and sponsored third-party websites. Pop-ups, pop-unders, in-texts, hyperlinks, coupons, price comparisons, banners, discounts, various offers, fake software and bogus program updates – every page that you visit will eventually experience the impact of this adware infection. Those ads are very persistent and annoying and you definitely do not need them on your PC.

Why are these ads dangerous?

Deleting the virus itself it the only way to stop the demonstration of advertisements. Apart from being irritating, the Tortuga ads slow down your computer and often cause it to crash or freeze. We already mentioned the danger your device is exposed to unless you are very cautious and never click on any of the tempting ads Tortuga offers you. However, the best thing you can do in regard of your virtual safety is remove the virus. Adware is rather stubborn but you can delete it successfully yourself following the instructions below.

How Can I Remove Tortuga Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Tortuga infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Stop  Tortuga processes

STEP 2: Uninstall Tortuga from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 1 : Stop Tortuga from your running processes

  • Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Locate the process of tortuga.exe and then click End Process


  • Open your windows registry editor by typing”regedit” in the windows search box

Navigate to

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

and delete the display Name: Tortuga

STEP 2 : Stop Tortuga from your running processes

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the Tortuga program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

Navigate to C:/Program Files and delete Tortuga folder. Double check with any antimalware program for any leftovers. Keep your software up-to date.

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