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NameTraffikim(.)info Facebook Scam
TypeScamming website.
Short DescriptionWebsite pretending to be a Facebook giveaway.
SymptomsThe user may experience pop-ups that let him know he has won a prize.
Distribution MethodBundling.
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam
User ExperienceJoin 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.”

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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

This particular scam claims to be official Facebook giveaway. Once redirected to it, the user sees the following pop-up:
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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.
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Once the user has made a choice what reward to receive, there is a fake countdown timer of 5 minutes that does absolutely nothing after expiry. What is more, the website itself does not feature a privacy policy and it is highly advisable if you come across sites without any terms and conditions to disregard them since they may be potentially dangerous.
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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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam.

    Step 2: Remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam and click “Remove

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    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.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    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’.

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    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.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    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.

    Step 3: Remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

    1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam.
    Step 1: Click here to go to SpyHunter’s download instruction page.
    Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
    Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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    Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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    Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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    Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

    2. Remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    2. Remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam. 2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam associated files automatically.
    Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.
    Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue ‘Scan Now’ button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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    Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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    Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to detelete them permanently.
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    Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

    3. Remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    4. Remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam with STOPZilla AntiMalware

    1. Install STOPZilla Anti Malware to scan for and remove Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam. 2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam associated files completely.
    Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
    Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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    Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
    Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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    Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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    Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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    Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.
    Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you havent launched it after install.
    Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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    Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam in the future

    4. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

    Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

    1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

    1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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    2-Type Backup And Restore
    3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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    4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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    5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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    6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam.
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    1-Press Windows button + R
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    2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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    3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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    4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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    5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam.

    1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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    2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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    3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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    5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
    6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam is on.
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    Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
    1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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    2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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    3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam should be restored.

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    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam threat: Manual removal of Traffikim(.)info Facebook Scam requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
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