How to remove Traffic-media.co Pop-up Ads & Redirects
What is Traffic-media.co:
Threat Classification: Adware/Browser Hijacker
Traffic-media.co is an advertising platform, which could be very annoying, once it geins access to a computer. Traffic-media.co Pop-up Ads & Redirects are causing a lot of stress to the average user and because of the Traffic-media.co lacks any control in ads checking – it has been classified as a dangerous and nasty browser hijacker / search redirect virus, capable of modifying web browser settings and injecting various malicious code in almost every web page, the user visits. The malicious code will be responsible for generating a revenue for the creators / owners of the Traffic-media.co, by showing of ads to lots of users. Furthermore, the code will also allow Traffic-media.co to continue overriding browser settings changes, making it extremely hard to recover using conventional methods. If you have already seen or experienced some of the random Traffic-media.co Pop-ups, Ads or Redirects, you should consider your PC compromised & infected and we strongly advise you to clean your computer ASAP, by executing a full system malware scan using our latest award winning anti-malware product called SpyHunter 4. After a thorough reveiw, our malware researchers are pretty sure, that these annoying Redirects & Fake Pop-ups by Traffic-media.co are generated by a malicious browser extension, that has been installed on your system by some active infection or (what they consider is more likely) by some questionable or even dangerous software bundle, that was installed by the user, because of some popular, freeware software product. Furthermore, our security experts came to the conclusion, that the rogue browser extension is capable of infiltrating computer systems without users’ permission or their consent – usually hidden into the Custom/Advance part of these software bundles. When activated, the malware will start collecting various private browsing data including usernames, email addresses, SSNs, Real Names, Postal Addresses, Birthdays, passwords, Credit Card Information and/or other financial data or online bank account information, which later will be either sold to some 3rd party company, which then will use it for their own marketing purposes. Our security researchers warned us that the Traffic-media.co is a malicious website, often used by hackers, attackers or cyber criminals from everywhere, just to redirect traffic to their sponsor links and/or ads and to earn some revenue or to spread other infections. Our security experts found out that once activated, the malware will modify browsers’ settings and/or windows registry database, which will make the recovery much harder! The adware is capable of displaying ads on random web pages, which could lead to websites design alterations, however it seems that the infection is compatible with all the well-known web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Google Chrome.
Generally, users that have this particular adware and/or PUP installed on their systems might see various pop-up & pop-under browser windows, informing the victim that a Video Player is Ready for Download, Install Media Downloader, Infection was Detected, Please Install The New Java Update or Important Software Update, New Driver Updates are Released etc.. The Traffic-media.co is set to display FAKE POP-UP ALERTS on the victim’s computer. Please note, that all these web alerts are FAKE! Actually the main purpose of the Traffic-media.co is to drive as much traffic as possible to certain domains, which then is converted to cash via one of the many online marketing platforms.
Traffic-media.co is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation. That’s why, you should be very careful what you agree to install and always opt-out for a custom installation and skip or deselect the software you don’t want to install or you are not familiar with. The possible distribution of Traffic-media.co bundle varies, but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free PDF software, free Video editors or other free software products or downloading e-mail attachments etc..
The purpose of Traffic-media.co is to attract more users to certain domains, so that the creators of such or similar adware could generate income from the online traffic, using one of the many online marketing platforms. Traffic-media.co may use tracking cookies and other relevant techniques to steal your personal data such as account information, usernames & passwords, bank account data etc. That’s why this malware infection should not be left unattended, and needs to be terminated immediately, as it seems to be a serious threat to your online security.
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove Traffic-media.co Pop-up Ads & Redirects:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for all users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Automatic Traffic-media.co Removal:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Traffic-media.co and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but to use it as a removal tool, you need to buy a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter and please, review the End User License Agreement – EULA. Furthermore, we strongly encourage you to read the SpyHunter Installation Instructions. SpyHunter’s free diagnosis offers unlimited free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or to purchase a subscription, which will allow you to use the automatic removal feature and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Manual Traffic-media.co Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove Traffic-media.co manually. However, you should proceed at your own risk. Any of these interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this Manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove Traffic-media.co Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to Traffic-media.co, AdsKeeper.co.uk, Mega.viral-content.site, Home.getpokedex.com, Thesearch.com, Searchme.com, Search-armor.com, Greenet.xyz / UPortal, Gosecurity.com, Search.gogetsport.com, VMC Media Player, Crvlck.com, Search.searchfdf.com, Search.youremailnow.com, Newpage16.site, C.cldlr.com, 2345.com, 2080.hit.buy-targeted-traffic.com, Ads by Advertise, Ads by Albireo, BazzSearch.com, BuyNSave, Chum Search, Diet Runner, FixIt, Freemake Video Converter, Feed.BazzSearch.com, Flirchi.com, FunDay24.ru, Ghostify, Gamesflight, Gangnamgame.net, Hohosearch.com, Jyhjyy.top, Liveadexchanger.com, MySites123.com, MPC Cleaner, N121adserv.com, Outbrain.com, Ps4ux.com, PC Backup 360, Quick Swipe, Search Manager, SafeSurfs.com, SafeBrowsing.biz, Searchguide.level3.com, Smartsputnik.ru, S.admathhd.com, Searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net, TTwifi, Trafliesb-ph.ru, Vaudix, Vofiles.com, Vertech Ads, YeaBests.cc, WinFlix 10, Woruanjian.com, YoutubeAdBlocker or any other third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. You should also look for all kinds of suspicious programs, installed on the same date as the infection. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove it. Although, please mind, that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit Enter.
2. Remove Traffic-media.co from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After IE completes the operation, click the close button and then start again the IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/Windows 7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button (3 horizontal lines), go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset / Refresh Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset / Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will soon reopen.
3. Check for arguments added by Traffic-media.co in any Browser shortcuts or links to webpages:
Traffic-media.co might also hijack your web browser shortcuts to force-load its home page. This causes the Traffic-media.co`s web page to open up when you launch a hijacked shortcut.
The argument that Traffic-media.co uses to hijack shortcuts should look like (or is similar) to the one below:
You can remove it manually by editing the shortcut’s target line.
4. Delete any folders or files related to Traffic-media.co by checking the following locations: