What is Traffic Junky

Traffic Junky is a legitimate advertising network that is used by website holders for displaying ads and generating profit. However, if your browser is cluttered with dubious ads without your consent, then more likely it is because adware infected your system and modified certain settings. Most extortionists abuse legitimate networks by inserting malicious banners that contain redirects to dangerous domains, especially those running executable scripts to penetrate computers. They bundle customized software into freeware that plagues your browser with multiple ads, surveys, pop-ups, and other intrusive content. If you think that adware-type does not endanger your privacy, then you are totally wrong. Besides spreading deceptive advertisements, adware-type programs can lead to serious privacy issues since they are often capable of collecting personal data (e.g. credentials, IP-addresses, geolocations, passwords) and transferring them to cybercriminals. Considering this, you should get rid of Traffic Junky as soon as possible to prevent inadvertent data leaks.

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How Traffic Junky infected your computer

All types of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) including adware are distributed via questionable ads and bundling. Bundling is a marketing tool used to promote third-parties software along repacks. Such programs are usually freeware that is hosted on multiple websites for monetization purposes. During the installation, people remain blindfolded since they rush till the end of the set-up not spotting additional offers on the way through. As a result, users get puzzled due to unintentional infiltrations that bring fraud necessary information to be shared with other figures. Of course, unwanted apps belong to a minor category of malware that is easily removed, but it is much better to check “Advanced/Custom” sections before you move into the final step of the set-up and allow the adware to penetrate your system as a result. In order to wipe out Traffic Junky without traces, read the following guide in the article below.

  1. Download Traffic Junky Removal Tool
  2. Stop Traffic Junky notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Traffic Junky from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Traffic Junky extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Traffic Junky search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Traffic Junky

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove Traffic Junky completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Traffic Junky and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Traffic Junky completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Traffic Junky and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Traffic Junky manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Traffic Junky removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Traffic Junky installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Disable push notifications from Traffic Junky in browsers

Remove Traffic Junky from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. Open advanced settings by clicking Advanced in the bottom.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Content settings.
  4. Click on Notifications menu (with the bell icon).
  5. Set up preferred overall settings for push notifications and click Manage exceptions… button.
  6. Find Traffic Junky in the list and click cross icon to remove it. Click Done button to confirm the action.

Remove Traffic Junky from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Options.
  2. Choose Content tab on the left side.
  3. Under Notifications, set up preferred overall settings for push-notifications and click Choose… button.
  4. Find Traffic Junky in the list and click Remove site to remove it.
  5. Click Safe Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Traffic Junky from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find Traffic Junky in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Traffic Junky from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find Traffic Junky, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove Traffic Junky from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click on the three-dots menu, in the top-right corner.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, and in the left part click Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions section, click Manage permissions button.
  4. Find Traffic Junky in the list and click on the cross sign to remove the setting and disable its notifications.

Remove Traffic Junky from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Traffic Junky you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Traffic Junky”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove Traffic Junky from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Traffic Junky might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Traffic Junky from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Traffic Junky from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Traffic Junky from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Traffic Junky from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Traffic Junky from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Traffic Junky from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Traffic Junky

In some cases, Traffic Junky won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Traffic Junky. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Traffic Junky folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Traffic Junky in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Traffic Junky using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Traffic Junky. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Traffic Junky from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Traffic Junky.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Traffic Junky from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Traffic Junky related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Traffic Junky extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Traffic Junky related extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Traffic Junky related extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Traffic Junky from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Traffic Junky, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Traffic Junky related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Traffic Junky does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Traffic Junky extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Traffic Junky installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Traffic Junky

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Traffic Junky push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Traffic Junky” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Traffic Junky, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Traffic Junky.