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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:

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

Traffic-media.co DLL's to remove:

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

Traffic-media.co processes to kill:

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