Ads By Traffic Junky

Also Known As: Traffic Junky ads
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Ads By Traffic Junky removal instructions

What is Ads By Traffic Junky?

Traffic Junky is a legitimate advertising network that is used by web developers who are willing to monetize various websites. However, there are many cases when these networks are used by adware developers who were using them with malicious intents - to inject shady ads into legitimate pages. If a browser regularly displays various ads delivered by Traffic Junky, then it is possible that there is some adware-type apps installed on it. Apps of this type not only show intrusive and often deceptive ads, but gather various information too.

Ads By Traffic Junky adware

Ads displayed by Traffic Junky could be various pop-up ads, banners, surveys, add-ons and so on. Like most intrusive ads, they might be really annoying. Besides, it is known that clicking them often leads to malicious websites. Such sites often lead to downloads and installations of malicious applications. Some of the displayed ads could be designed to run scripts that will download and install unwanted, potentially malicious apps too. Furthermore, adware-type apps, if installed, gather various information about users/their browsing habits. To be more precise, they collect IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries and so on. People behind these apps (their developers) send it to other parties, potentially, cyber criminals. One way or another, whoever receives it, uses/misuses it to generate revenue. Clicking intrusive ads might cause computer infections, installations of malicious programs and cause other problems. If there are any adware-type apps installed, they should be removed immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name Traffic Junky ads
Threat Type Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
Official Website trafficjunky[.]com
Serving IP Address (trafficjunky[.]com) 64.210.151.78
Sibling Domains (trafficjunky[.]com) ads.trafficjunky[.]com, analytics.trafficjunky[.]com, api.trafficjunky[.]com, blog.trafficjunky[.]com, click.e.trafficjunky[.]com, getstarted.trafficjunky[.]com, image.e.trafficjunky[.]com, media.trafficjunky[.]com, members.trafficjunky[.]com, pt.trafficjunky[.]com, randy-maugans.pornhubpennsylania.org.trafficjunky[.]com, randymaugans.consciousconsumernetwork.tv.trafficjunky[.]com, static.trafficjunky[.]com, uat1.mp3vel.trafficjunky[.]com, webassets.trafficjunky[.]com
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.
Removal

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The Internet is full of malicious ads and adware, BWplayer, Fanatical Assistant and Free - Online Radio are just a few examples of apps that are categorized as adware. Basically, such apps are promoted as legitimate and useful apps that supposed to provide their users with some useful features and so on. Unfortunately, very often that is not the case with them. Adware is software that generates revenue for its developers by feeding people with ads without providing them with any value in return.

How did adware-type apps install on my computer?

To trick people into installing various unwanted apps, developers usually use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". In other words, they simply include unwanted apps into setups of other software. It means that people often download and install more than they actually wanted. To achieve it, developers hide these apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options/settings other software's setups. When people skip download or/and installation steps of various software without checking any included settings, they allow unwanted programs to be installed too. Another way to install such apps is by clicking deceptive, shady ads.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is important to browse the web, download and software appropriately. We recommend to download programs from official and trustworthy websites and to avoid using third party installers, downloaders, torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), dubious websites and so on. Download/installation processes should be handled properly too, we do not recommend to finish any of them without checking all "Custom", "Advanced", and other parts of software's setup. If a browser causes redirects to questionable websites or/and delivers intrusive, questionable advertisements, it is very likely there is some aware-type installed on a browser. We recommend to avoid clicking such ads in the future and to check the list of installed browser apps (extensions, plug-ins or and add-ons). If there are any unwanted, suspicious apps, they should be removed immediately. It should be applied to programs of this kind installed on the operating system as well. If your computer is already infected with Ads By Traffic Junky, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

pavadinimas adware uninstall via Control Panel

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 delivers Traffic Junky ads, 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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing pavadinimas ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing pavadinimas ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the traffic junky ads, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing pavadinimas  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing pavadinimas ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the traffic junky ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing pavadinimas ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing pavadinimas ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with traffic junky ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove traffic junky ads from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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