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Travel Giga Adware Removal

Travel Giga is an application classified as adware. Once on your PC, it will attach itself to your browser. Currently, the adware displays different ads, fake update messages, survey pages and sponsored content. A browser extension may be added. You can be redirected to websites with potentially malicious content or be prompted to download malware disguised as something that seems important.

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NameTravel Giga
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionYou may see advertisements in your browsers and messages prompting to install potential malware.
SymptomsYou may see advertisements across webpages, fake update messages, get redirected to unwanted sites, sponsored surveys and see pop-ups leading to potential malware.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundling, Official Site
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Travel Giga
User Experience Join our forum to discuss Travel Giga.

Travel Giga – Delivery

One way Travel Giga is delivered to your PC is via third-party installers. You can get it on your computer without knowing, that this adware is hiding in freeware installations and bundled packages. They contain additional components for installation that are not always disclosed properly, and you can get tricked into installing Travel Giga. Sometimes this can be avoided if you find Advanced or Custom settings in an installation setup.

Another way of this adware’s delivery to your computer is if you visit suspicious sites, and you click on different advertisements, banners, and pop-ups that are displayed. Also, you can download it from its official website at travelgiga(.)com.

Travel Giga – Details

Travel Giga is classified as an adware. When inside your computer, it attaches to your web browsers. Then it starts generating many different messages at each browser launch. The adware keeps showing advertisements, message boxes, pop-ups, banners. Some of them prompt you to download and install other adware or even malicious software masked as updates for the Adobe Flash Player, Java or others that are in reality, fake updates.

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The Travel Giga adware also redirects you to suspicious sites, like ones with sponsored results, surveys, and such prompting you to do some action like clicking or installing things. If you install anything further, know that is most probably another sort of adware or something malicious.

Also, you may have a related browser extension causing some of the browser redirects, pop-ups and advertisements appearing, with a text such as:

  • Ads by Travel Giga
  • Ad by Travel Giga
  • Powered by Travel Giga
  • Brought to you by Travel Giga

Most of the redirects may be with the aim of generating revenue for its authors on a pay-per-click basis. Some of the redirects want you to download updates of a fake Adobe Flash Player. If you upload the file in the VirusTotal site you will get multiple detections by different anti-malware software:

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The Travel Giga adware is using cookies, and every time you are redirected to any websites from it, you can be tracked. That may allow for sensitive information to be stolen secretly from you. Part of that data can be used to generate more advertisements and redirects for the same purposes described above.

The Privacy Policy of Travel Giga is stating that various information about you and your system may be collected – like personally identifying information:

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All the collected information may be shared with third parties, meaning that you automatically accept the Privacy Policy of any third-party affiliate sites of Travel Giga.

Travel Giga – Removal

To remove Travel Giga manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this adware completely, you should search and remove any leftover files with an advanced anti-malware program. Such software will also make sure that your computer is safe in the future.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Travel Giga 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 Travel Giga.

    Step 2: Remove Travel Giga 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 Travel Giga and click “Remove

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    After Travel Giga 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 Travel Giga and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Travel Giga 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 Travel Giga 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 Travel Giga 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 Travel Giga
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Travel Giga. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Travel Giga will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove Travel Giga automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    1. Remove Travel Giga with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
    2. Remove Travel Giga with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    3. Remove Travel Giga with STOPZilla AntiMalware
    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Travel Giga threat: Manual removal of Travel Giga 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.

    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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