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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:

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

Traffic-media.co DLL's to remove:

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

Traffic-media.co processes to kill:

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