Remove Traffic Junky ads
What is Traffic Junky
Traffic Junky is a legitimate advertising service that many sites use to generate revenue. However, it’s also often misused by adware. This is not exactly unusual because many advertising services are misused this way. Users who have adware installed on their computers encounter a lot of ads by Traffic Junky, and thus start referring to it as Traffic Junky virus. Calling it a virus is not correct since it’s just a service that allows websites to make money by showing ads. The true “virus” is the adware.
As you’ve probably already noticed, adware aims to bombard your screen with ads. Making revenue is its main purpose which is why it shows so many ads. It’s not recommended to engage with them because adware generated ads are not always safe. They could expose you to all kinds of malicious or harmful content, so until you remove Traffic Junky adware, avoid ads.
Adware usually installs accidentally, when users install free programs. Freeware often comes together with additional offers which, while technically optional, are set to install alongside. Users can prevent these unwanted installations but in many cases, they are not even aware of them in the first place. Continue reading to learn how to correctly install free programs.
Adware distribution methods
Users usually install adware themselves, albeit accidentally. Infections like adware, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are attached to free software as extra offers, which are set to install alongside. To prevent users from deselecting them, the offers are initially hidden, and users who aren’t paying attention will surely miss them. This sly installation technique is why you should not allow programs that use this method to install.
When you’re installing freeware, you need to pay attention to what you’re doing. Don’t just click “Next” without reading anything. When given the option, choose Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. Those settings will make everything added visible, and you will be able to deselect the offers. Simply uncheck the boxes and you can continue the installation.
Most free programs will have attached offers, and if you do not deselect them, they will pile up on your computer. While these junk programs usually aren’t particularly dangerous, they’re still pests that interrupt your regular computer use. And it’s much easier to just uncheck a few boxes than it is to delete already installed infections.
Adware can expose to unreliable content
As soon as adware installs, it will attach itself to all popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and start showing you ads. In addition to the regular ads, you’ll also get pop-ups and be redirected. This is very typical adware behaviour, which immediately gives it away. As soon as you start getting randomly redirected all the time, you can be sure that there’s some kind of infection on your computer.
Adware by itself isn’t particularly dangerous because it doesn’t damage the computer, but its generated ads are a different story. The ads are not checked, meaning they could advertise scams and lead to malicious sites. Thus, engaging with ads while adware is installed is not a good idea. Some of the ads could be advertising certain programs which may seem useful. However, downloading anything from ads is not a good idea. The ads could easily be concealing malware, and instead of the advertised program, that’s what you’d end up with. For future reference, you should only download programs from official websites/stores, and not advertisements.
Adware also generates ads that claim you have won something. Those ads aren’t malicious but they are scams. They intend to get your personal information by claiming they need it to deliver your prize to you but in reality, scammers will use the information to carry out more elaborate scams on you in the future.
We should also mention that adware tracks what sites you visit, your searches, your IP address and other non-personal information. Adware then uses the collected data to generate more personalised ads which you’d be more willing to click on.
Traffic Junky removal
We strongly recommend you use anti-spyware software to delete Traffic Junky adware from your computer. The program will find all related files and get rid of them, preventing the adware from recovering.
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