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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

Traffic-media.co

If you have started facing pop-ups and other kinds of advertisements served via Traffic-media.co, it is quite possible that malware is present on your operating system. The irrigating and misleading ads represented via this adware server might be shown to you as you click a redirect link, but it is much more likely that advertising-supported software (adware) is involved. In most cases, users install adware without realizing it because it is camouflaged as something harmless and inconspicuous. Because of that, you might not understand what is causing the suspicious advertisements to show up again and again. In general, it is always a good idea to scan your operating system using a legitimate malware scanner if something appears to be out of the ordinary. If malicious infections are present, you will be provided with all of the details immediately, and you will be able to take appropriate steps to delete existing infections. Only if you do that will you have the advertisements shown via Traffic-media.co removed as well. If you want to learn all about this, keep reading.

There are plenty of unreliable adware servers, many of which we have discussed on this website as well. Some of them include Traff-1.ru, Media-fire.org, and Mansjournaln.info. These adware servers are created for the sole purpose of generating a profit. The developer of the server earns money when users interact with the advertisements, unless these ads are created by the developer himself. In this case, the only purpose of the server is to generate traffic. Unfortunately, unreliable adware servers are often used for the representation of scams and malware installers. According to our research, the advertisements associated with Traffic-media.co display ads that are clearly misleading. Some of them promote miracle cures for various diseases, others are meant to provide you with weight-loss secrets, etc. Whenever you see an ad of this nature, it should be obvious to you that it is misleading. You should also stay away from surveys or prize giveaways promising too-good-to-be true deals and prizes. Unfortunately, these ads could be created or selected according to your browsing history, and so you might interact with them carelessly.

The advertisements represented by Traffic-media.co are most likely to be malicious, and so you should not pay attention to them at all. If you have interacted with them, you have to act appropriately according to your moves. Let’s say you have installed a file or an entire program via one of these advertisements. If that is what happened, your obligation is to find and delete that file/program immediately. In another scenario, you have shared confidential information – such as your full name, home address, email address, telephone number, or even credit card information – to win prizes or earn money. If that is the case, you need to be cautious about the emails you receive in your inbox to prevent yourself from interacting with corrupted spam emails. Also, you should call your bank and discuss the protection of your accounts (if you have shared private information regarding them). Even if you have not disclosed any personal data, by interacting with the Traffic-media.co ads, you might have let in data trackers capable of recording personal information. To get rid of tracking cookies, open the browser, tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete, and delete all cookies.

It is hard to discuss the removal of Traffic-media.co advertisements because specific programs might be involved, and every single threat is unique. If you have used a legitimate malware scanner, the chances are that you already know which infection you need to delete from your Windows operating system. If you have not found a removal guide for this threat on our website, do not hesitate to make the request via the comments section. Alternatively, you can install anti-malware software, which is a smart move if you also want to prevent other malicious programs from slithering in again. The guide below shows how to uninstall software from your operating system manually. Hopefully, this will be enough to delete Traffic-media.co-related malware, but we cannot guarantee that. If you choose to stick with manual removal, do not forget to perform a full system scan right after that.

How to uninstall unwanted applications

Windows XP:

  1. Navigate to the Taskbar and click the Start icon.
  2. Open Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the unwanted program, select it, and click Remove.

Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Move to the Taskbar and click the Windows logo.
  2. Open Control Panel and then move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Identify the unwanted program, right-click it, and select Uninstall.

Windows 8 or Windows 10:

  1. Launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys and then enter Control Panel.
  2. Navigate to the Uninstall a program menu.
  3. Identify the unwanted program, right-click it, and click Uninstall.
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How to manually remove Traffic-media.co

Files associated with Traffic-media.co infection:

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
VideoEklenti.exe
Seventh.exe
ContentHost.dll
contentagent.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
UpdateService.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
lsdprn.exe
litefile.bin
Autoload.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
timetasks.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
dlprotect.exe
wirtual.exe
UpdateTask.exe
psupport.dll
Updater.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
sv.exe
inspasio.exe
ieplug.dll
usetting.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
NTS.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
MSLSService.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
PlusMo.exe
BitGuard.exe
Win_Updater.exe
MAJTuto.exe
Client.exe
Toast.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
webmakerplus.exe
PackerV2.exe
PCProtect.dll
plura_autorun.exe
browsemngr.exe
regCheck.vbs
AutoUpdater.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
VirusRemover.exe
toolserv.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
playsetup.exe
R003.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
stprss.exe
BDL.dll
BrowserProtect.exe
safetynut.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
windhcpclient.exe
upr.exe
IEError.exe
monitorsvc.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
DeltaFix.dll
GoogleUpdate.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
VideoUsage.exe
Sixth.exe
ScriptHost.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
optimizer.exe
PCProtect.exe
smp2.exe
mngr.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
winclient32.exe
Assistant_x64.dll
update.exe
applications.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
openinst.exe
TorrentStat.exe
safebrowser.exe
systerm32.exe
dnkt.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
brfilterdrv.sys
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
ALiBaBar.dll
host.exe
Bind.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
CompTmp.exe
fiber.js
flashEnhancer.dll
uninstall_Winservices.exe
uninstaller.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
lmservice.exe
update1.dll
LiveUpdate.exe
Downloader.dll
chrome-links.exe
openinstall.exe
kometaup.exe
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
bi_client.exe
DFService.exe
NCdownloader.exe

Traffic-media.co DLL's to remove:

Assistant_x64.dll
update1.dll
psupport.dll
ContentHost.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
ScriptHost.dll
Downloader.dll
ieplug.dll
DeltaFix.dll
BDL.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
PCProtect.dll

Traffic-media.co processes to kill:

UpdateTask.exe
timetasks.exe
Client.exe
systerm32.exe
plura_autorun.exe
MAJTuto.exe
openinstall.exe
openinst.exe
UpdateService.exe
safebrowser.exe
MSLSService.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
lsdprn.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
playsetup.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
TorrentStat.exe
inspasio.exe
lmservice.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
Sixth.exe
smp2.exe
kometaup.exe
winclient32.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
mngr.exe
CompTmp.exe
R003.exe
safetynut.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
NCdownloader.exe
VideoUsage.exe
sv.exe
chrome-links.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
Autoload.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
PlusMo.exe
windhcpclient.exe
VirusRemover.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
dlprotect.exe
monitorsvc.exe
Seventh.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
webmakerplus.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
optimizer.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
Toast.exe
PCProtect.exe
applications.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
wirtual.exe
PackerV2.exe
IEError.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
NTS.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
BitGuard.exe
Bind.exe
uninstaller.exe
Updater.exe
stprss.exe
upr.exe
host.exe
update.exe
bi_client.exe
dnkt.exe
Win_Updater.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
usetting.exe
toolserv.exe
contentagent.exe
DFService.exe
browsemngr.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
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