|Name||Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam|
|Short Description||Website pretending to be a Facebook giveaway.|
|Symptoms||The user may experience pop-ups that let him know he has won a prize.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam.|
Traffikim.info is another scamming website that lures users into entering their personal and financial information via social networks. The site that resembles Facebook’s mobile versions begins with the following message:
→“Every Monday we select one lucky visitor to get a special offer from our sponsors, as our “thank you” for being a loyal Facebook mobile user.
Today this could be you! You can select any 1 of these awesome offers for your chance to get an amazing reward.
Note: These exclusive offers are limited and may be taken down at any time so act fast. Details apply.”
Users are strongly advised to avoid this website and to immediately scan their computers since they this scamming redirect may be administered by virus flooding social networks such as Facebook by spam messages or posts.
Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam – How Did I Get It?
Experts believe that this Facebook pretending third-party website may be caused by an unwanted program or a virus on the affected PC or by affected computers of one of the friends in the social circles of the user. Some bots in social networks may come in the form of online games that post on the user’s behalf and one of the malicious links of those posts may be traffikim.info scamming website.
Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam – More About It
After clicking on ‘Ok’ the user is then being transferred to the questionable site which says that there is a daily giveaway. However, do not trust this scam in any way, because you might fall for a big trap if you do. What is more, the questionable website offers a choice of several rewards, under which there is a list of comments by users, which may or may not be fake. Some users have even taken pictures of the rewards, increasing the likely-hood of the user trusting them.
The website may be not functional, since the buttons on it were non-operational and nothing happened, but experts believe that it may be used in combination with an application that possibly modifies the site’s content to either infect the user with malware or redirect him to other sites.
Removing Traffikim(.)info Virus Scam Completely
Since it is very likely that this scam may be on your computer because of an unwanted program in it, users are highly advised to follow the step-by-step manual below towards manually identifying and removing any suspicious programs that may be ad-supported on their computer. More so, users should change the passwords of their social network accounts, emails and other online accounts since their information may be compromised. For maximum efficiency in identifying any possible threats, it is advisable to scan your computer more than once with an advanced anti-malware program which will make sure any associated objects with traffikim.info are removed from it.
In case this redirect has come via a malicious program on your computer, use these steps to identify and remove it from it:
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam.
Step 2: Remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam and click “Remove”
After Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam will be removed.