What is trafficmarket.pro?
trafficmarket.pro is one of many rogue websites (including liverealdeals.com, flyrlk.com, cpm10.com, and so on) designed to redirect visitors to other untrustworthy/unreliable sites. In most cases, potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) force users to visit trafficmarket.pro against their will.
The same applies to installation of PUAs. Furthermore, PUAs deliver intrusive advertisements and gather information.
Following infiltration, potentially unwanted applications force affected browsers to open new tabs/windows that redirect users to trafficmarket.pro. They are then redirected to even more (usually two or three) other untrustworthy sites. There is a high probability that one of these websites will contain malicious content that could infiltrate computers with high-risk infections.
Another downside of PUAs is the intrusive ads they deliver. These are often coupons, banners, surveys, and pop-ups displayed via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site and conceal underlying content.
Once clicked, they usually redirect to untrustworthy websites and sometimes execute scripts that download and install other potentially unwanted applications. Furthermore, many PUAs gather data such as IP addresses, keystrokes, search queries, URLs of visited websites, geo-locations, and so on.
Some of the data might contain personal or sensitive details that PUAs developers sell or share to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) to generate revenue. These actions can lead to privacy/browsing safety issues or, even worse, cyber criminals might steal users' identities. You are strongly advised to eliminate these PUAs immediately.
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Many potentially unwanted applications are very similar (or identical), and thus cause identical problems. PUAs developers offer "useful" features, but potentially unwanted applications of this type are designed only to generate revenue (by delivering advertisements, causing unwanted redirects, and collecting information).
Having this rogue software installed will cause browsing safety and privacy problems, rather than provide any real value.
How did adware install on my computer?
Many potentially unwanted applications can be downloaded from their official websites, however, most users install them inadvertently. Applications of this type are often installed when software developers use the "bundling" method. "Bundling" is essentially stealth installation of third party applications with regular software that users download from the Internet.
Software developers hide PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar options/settings of the installation processes. Furthermore, many users skip installation steps without checking these settings, and thus PUAs are installed. In some cases, PUAs are installed through intrusive ads.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Install software with care. Do not skip installation steps without studying them carefully, especially if the software is free. Check the installation settings and options (including "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar settings). Opt-out of extra applications and only then finish the installation. Do not download software from untrustworthy/unofficial websites or use torrents.
Use official and trustworthy sources only. Avoid clicking intrusive ads. If you happen to click an ad that causes a redirect to pornography, adult dating, gambling, or other untrustworthy/suspicious websites, close the site/s immediately and remove any unwanted or unknown extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins from your browser, or programs from your computer.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
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- What is trafficmarket.pro?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes trafficmarket.pro redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the trafficmarket.pro pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the trafficmarket.pro pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with trafficmarket.pro pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the trafficmarket.pro pop-up, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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