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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:

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

Traffic-media.co DLL's to remove:

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

Traffic-media.co processes to kill:

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