Traffic Junky is an advertising company that is used by people who want to enable ads on their sites. But the bad news here is that these networks often tend to slither on computers via dubious ways. The “Ads by Traffic Junky” may be of all types and they may slither very suspicious advertisements onto computers that are compromised. Furthermore, “Ads by Traffic Junky” may also lead you to several sites, whose main goal could be to scam you or infect your PC with malware. So if you see “Ads by Traffic Junky”, we recommend that you read this article thoroughly.
|Short Description||Aims to display a lot of different ads on your computer.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to show various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Traffic Junky – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Traffic Junky could come on your computer as a result of pretending to be some sort of seemingly legitimate program, whose main goal is to pretend to be useful in a way. Usually these types of programs get included in the installers of other tools you may have downloaded from third-party sites, like a torrent program, media player or other often used apps. You can find Traffic Junky somewhere there by pretending to be a “free extra” or an “optional offer”.
Either way, once Traffic Junky ads have been installed on your computer, you may see the following types of advertisements on your computer:
- Browser redirects.
- Online search results that are ads.
- Banners on the sites you visit.
- Highlighted text ads.
These ads may lead you to sites that could collect different types of data from you. These tracking technologies could be the following:
- Locally Shared Objects.
The sites to which those advertisements may take you to could be scamming or malicious sites. These online locations could:
- Infect your PC with malware.
- Ask you to call a fake tech support number.
- Redirect you to many different sites that may pretend to be actual shopping sites, but aim to steal your information instead.
- Demand that you enter your login details on a fake login page for Gmail, Facebook and other sites of this type.
Remove “Ads by Traffic Junky” from Your Computer
To remove “Traffic Junky” ads from your PC, we strongly recommend that you follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They have been created with the primary idea to help you delete this adware either by yourself or automatically. If the first two manual removal steps do not seem to stop “Ads by Traffic Junky”, then we strongly suggest that you get rid of those advertisements automatically with the aid of a proffesional anti-malware tool. Such advanced software has the capability of thoroughly scanning your computer and removing any unwanted and virus files from it.
To remove Traffic Junky follow these steps:
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Traffic Junky from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Traffic Junky from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Traffic Junky from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Traffic Junky from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Traffic Junky from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Traffic Junky from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Traffic Junky from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Traffic Junky from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Traffic Junky
Step 2: Uninstall Traffic Junky and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Traffic Junky on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Traffic Junky there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Traffic Junky from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Traffic Junky and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Traffic Junky via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Traffic Junky files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Traffic Junky, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Traffic Junky from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Traffic Junky from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Traffic Junky from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Traffic Junky from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Traffic Junky will be removed.
Eliminate Traffic Junky from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.