Are you bombarded with Ads by Traffic Junky? We can show you how to remove Ads by Traffic Junky completely with our free removal instructions.
Having an Adware like Ads by Traffic Junky on your compute can be a harrowing experience. Until you remove it you are going to be pestered with all kinds of advertisements (Ads). It will pop a new Ads filled page every time you open your browser or a new tab/page inside it. It can also turn random words into hyperlinks, which is just another form of Ads. On rare occasions it might even install parasitic toolbars or mess with your default search engine.
Since you are reading this article then you probably already want this thing removed, which is a good thing. Our Removal Guide can be found at the bottom of the article, but we recommend you find a few minutes to read the rest of this article in full. The truth is that most viruses use similar patterns to infect computers – be it Adware or more dangerous stuff. Ads by Traffic Junky is no different in this regard. And the way they usually work is that they try to manipulate the user – you – into overriding the Window defenses and letting them in. We’ll list the most common tricks used so you are aware of them and you are able to stop the viruses that use them before you end up in your computer.
The things you have to watch out for
The first is very popular with Adware viruses and we like to call it the program bundle trick. There is certain installers that can install more then one program on your computer. The secondary programs are usually trial programs or demos, but in some circumstances they also might be Adwares. This is much more likely to happen if the installer belongs to some freeware program. This is the main reason we recommend skipping the default installation option and used the Advanced. It gives you both knowledge and control over what is getting installed. Deny any extras you don’t really need.
Second are Adwares like Ads by Traffic Junky themselves. Any files offered by Ads generated by Ads by Traffic Junky has a very high chance to actually be a virus or some hacked program that will try to work some money scam on you. Some of the most dangerous viruses like Ransomware or Trojans use the help of viruses like Ads by Traffic Junky.
Torrent sites and online storage sites are also very likely to land you with a virus. Trusting the files you get from them is risky in the first place, but there is also a more direct and dangerous trick. Often you will see many banners and pop-ups or even fake “Download” buttons. Clicking at the wrong place will result with a download offer for a file, which has the same name as the file you want, but the executable file extension (.exe).
REMEMBER! Virus files are almost exclusively .exe files. Never run and install .exe files that you downloaded from insecure locations!
Remove Ads by Traffic Junky
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button , then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For OS X Users:
When you Mac is turned off, press the Power Button. After you hear the Startup Sound, immediately press and hold the Shift key until the Apple logo appears.
Proceed to Step 2.
Ads by Traffic Junky has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each one.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Ads by Traffic Junky . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
Ads by Traffic Junky should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
(Works for Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Ads by Traffic Junky and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can. If the virus returns later on, the reason is that you missed something here. However, we should warn you – doing this can be extremely risky, so the best course is to seek assistance from us.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
We’ve had reports that this virus can come back after you uninstall it. This usually takes place on system boot. If this happens, do the following:
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. Alternatively, if you can’t find any this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
STEP 6 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing Ads by Traffic Junky. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested, you can check it out here.