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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:

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

Traffic-media.co DLL's to remove:

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

Traffic-media.co processes to kill:

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