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 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.
|Name||Traffic Junky ads|
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Serving IP Address (trafficjunky[.]com)||220.127.116.11|
|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.|
To eliminate Traffic Junky ads our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
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.
Instant automatic removal of Traffic Junky ads:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Traffic Junky ads. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Ads By Traffic Junky?
- 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 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 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:
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 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.
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 traffic junky ads, 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 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, 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 add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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.
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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