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One thing you might be interested to learn about Traffic Media – this is a virus. It may not appear to be dangerous at first sight. However, if you ignore the problem instead of solving it ASAP,  Traffic Media will indeed cause you damage. This pest has been classified as adware as well as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) for numerous reasons. Are you willing to witness all of its malicious traits? Don’t neglect your safety. The seemingly harmless Traffic Media could very quickly get out of hand. That’s what adware does. By pretending to be safe, the program tricks you into keeping in on board. And the more time it spends on your machine, the more problematic your situation becomes. Adware-type programs don’t do harm directly. They prefer much more stealthy and much more secretive techniques. Once your PC gets infected, Traffic Media begins to harass you. It will keep on harassing on till the very moment you take action. Therefore, why hesitate? Why jeopardize your own safety and privacy by keeping this infection? Traffic Media firstly compromises your browsers. Yes, all of them. The virus adds a browser extension which works with some of the most popular browsers out there. This way hackers make sure Traffic Media will successfully ruin your entire online experience. Which is exactly what it does. Thanks to its browser plugin, the virus injects your browsers with commercials. All types of commercials. Pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, interstitials, video ads, etc. – get ready to be seeing those on a daily basis. It goes without saying none of them is reliable because Traffic Media is ad-supported. That means the parasite displays advertisements so its developers could gain profit. Meet the wonders of the pay-per-click mechanism. Every single commercial on your PC screen helps hackers gain revenue. That explains why you can’t get rid of pop-ups, doesn’t it? What’s even more troublesome is the fact these pop-up ads might lead you to malware. Hackers have no reason whatsoever to take care of your security; they are only interested in gaining profit. However, their profit is coming solely at your expense. Stay away from these pop-ups unless you’re willing to install more infections on your already compromised PC. Apart from that, Traffic Media spies on your private data. Crooks now have free access to your passwords, usernames, IP addresses, browsing history, search queries, etc. It’s safe to say your private life online is no longer private. In the worst case scenario, you may fall victim to financial scams or identity theft. You see, the sooner you uninstall Traffic Media, the better.

Remove Traffic Media

How did I get infected with?

You probably didn’t even realize that this pest is getting installed. Most infections are impressively stealthy. Thus, viruses mainly prefer to travel the Web via lies and deceit. Traffic Media didn’t need your active cooperation in order to get installed. The virus relied on your haste. For example, this program might have been attached to some freeware/shareware bundle. This is one of the most efficient virus distribution techniques online. To prevent malware infiltration in the future, avoid illegitimate websites. More often than not, the unverified software they offer includes at least one virus. However, there could be more. Opt for the Custom option in the Setup Wizard and stay away from the Basic one. This seems like a rather time-consuming thing to do but it could save you a lot more time in the long run. Also, check out the EULA (End User License Agreement) as well. If you fail to do so, you’ll have no one to blame when you end up with a machine full of infections.

Why are these ads dangerous?

The Traffic Media pop-ups can’t be trusted. They are not only annoying, intrusive and hard to deal with but harmful as well. These commercials are misleading. What does that mean? It means you could end up on some immensely unreliable pages infested with malware. We assume you’re not deliberately trying to compromise your PC further. Then you will stay away from the pop-ups. Even if they appear to be attractive, you have to remember this is yet another cheap trick hackers use. By stealing your browsing history, crooks know what you’re interested in online. This way they can adjust the ads to make them more appealing to your preferences. Don’t allow hackers to fool you, though. Restrain yourself from clicking anything Traffic Media displays. That includes software updates and other questionable web links as well. To remove this nasty parasite (which is a must), please follow our manual removal guide.

How Can I Remove Traffic Media Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Traffic Media infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall Traffic Media from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete Traffic Media from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Traffic Media from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall Traffic Media from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

run command

Type “Appwiz.cpl


Locate the Traffic Media program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove Traffic Media from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

delete this user chrome

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

reset mozilla firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Traffic Media Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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