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 aim to monetize various websites. In many cases, however, these networks are used by adware developers for malicious purposes and to inject dubious ads into legitimate pages. If a browser regularly displays ads delivered by Traffic Junky, it is possible that adware-type apps are installed. These display intrusive, often deceptive ads and gather various user-system information.

Ads By Traffic Junky adware

Ads displayed by Traffic Junky include various pop-up ads, banners, surveys, add-ons, and so on. Like most intrusive ads, they can be very annoying. Clicking them often leads to malicious websites, which can download and installation malicious applications. Some of the displayed ads might be designed to run scripts that download and install unwanted, potentially malicious apps. Furthermore, if installed, adware-type apps gather various information relating to users browsing habits such as IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, and so on. People responsible for these apps (developers) send the data to other parties, potentially cyber criminals, who misuse it to generate revenue. Clicking intrusive ads might, therefore, cause computer infections, installation of malicious programs, and other problems. If there are any adware-type apps installed on your system, 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 some examples of apps that are categorized as adware. These apps are promoted as legitimate and useful, supposedly providing 'useful features', however, adware is software that generates revenue for developers by feeding users with ads and without providing any value in return.

How did adware-type apps install on my computer?

To trick people into installing unwanted apps, developers usually use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They include unwanted apps into set-ups of other software. Therefore, people often download and install additional rogue software. Developers hide these apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options/settings other software set-ups. When people skip download/installation steps of regular software without checking settings, they allow unwanted programs to also be installed. Clicking deceptive, dubious ads also allows rogue software to infiltrate.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Browse the web and download and install software properly. Download programs from official and trustworthy websites and avoid using third party installers, downloaders, torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), dubious websites and so on. Download/installation processes should also be handled properly. Do not finish without checking all "Custom", "Advanced", and other parts of software setups. If a browser causes redirects to dubious websites or delivers intrusive, dubious advertisements, it is very likely there is aware-type installed on the browser. Avoid clicking these ads and check the list of installed browser apps (extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons). If there are any unwanted, suspicious apps on the system, they should be removed immediately. Also apply this to unwanted programs installed on the operating system. 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:
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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
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Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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