Traffic Junky Removal

What is Traffic Junky

Traffic Junky functions as a legitimate service to promote certain content through its advertisement network. However, apart from relatively genuine content, it may be involved in distributing malicious programs. For this reason, Ads by Traffic Junky are not considered to be safe and should be treated with extreme caution. To prevent your computer from being infected more dramatically, it is strongly advised that you do not interact with Ads by Traffic Junky, even though some of its promoted websites could be interesting for a certain group of people. Traffic Junky services are described by its developers as a useful feature to “help advertisers and publishers to achieve their marketing goalsâ€. On the other hand, many website owners who subscribed to its service were extremely dissatisfied with it. The traffic did not increase as initially promised. Additionally, it was indicated by many disappointed customers of Traffic Junky that their websites were contaminated with advertisement banners containing malicious scripts leading to a wide range of unsafe domains.

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Impact of Ads by Traffic Junky on your browsing

Ads by Traffic Junky may be injected into your browser as a result of certain adware to be in control of your browser settings. It may be formalized as some standalone program mentioned in the list of available programs, or active through certain browser extension (add-on). Intrusive ads brought by Traffic Junky may also be caused by hidden processes or services running in the background. They will be launched whenever you start your computer. As a result, Ads by Traffic Junky may be displayed practically in all popular browsers – Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari and other browsers. The adware will produce a wide range of annoying pop-ups that will eventually redirect you to plenty of other suspicious websites. Finally, while visiting legitimate websites you may keep encountering the multitude of advertisement banners, video or audio ads, coupons and other methods to promote specific content. For this reason, people often use the term “Traffic Junky virusâ€, even though this is a typical adware behavior.

While Ads by Traffic Junky are displayed, your system will be running under extremely high CPU usage. Numerous browser tabs opened by Traffic Junky adware will cause stability issues and the system may start freezing. Eventually, you may experience periodical system crashes and will need to perform a hard reset of your computer occasionally. It is absolutely clear that browsing the web with Traffic Junky adware enabled does not render any positive experience. Instead, the adware prevents you from properly reading the content of legitimate websites and does not let you find the right information.

How to remove Ads by Traffic Junky

First of all, it is important to realize how exactly Ads by Traffic Junky may be injected into your browser. Understanding its infiltration methods will help you to avoid intrusion of similar suspicious adware in the future. Generally speaking, there could be following leaks through which the adware may penetrate into your system: Misleading pop-up ads; Freeware downloads bundled with adware and other PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs); Fake Adobe Flash Player update notifications; Pirated software installers on P2P (peer-to-peer) networks. It is very important that you exercise extreme caution while you surf the Internet today. There is a multitude of websites that are not safe and may be hacked. The problem is that many anti-virus programs tend to fail to identify the danger of specific websites you visit. So, they allow the malicious codes to be injected easily into the system through bundling, fictitious software update warnings and other channels.

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Manually removing suspicious software from the list of available programs may partially help, however, this does not guarantee that Traffic Junky aware will be completely removed. As we mentioned above, some of its processes or services may still be running in the system and cause Ads by Traffic Junky to be displayed. We recommend you to refer to the help of Anti-Malware Tool or Anti-Malware Tool that will identify the root of the problem and will get rid of it in an effective way.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Traffic Junky. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Traffic Junky Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Traffic Junky or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Traffic Junky Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Traffic Junky or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Traffic Junky Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Traffic Junky or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Traffic Junky.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Traffic Junky Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Traffic Junky or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Traffic Junky is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Traffic Junky program.
  7. Select Traffic Junky or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Traffic Junky

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Traffic Junky

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Traffic Junky, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Traffic Junky in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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