If you keep receiving the traffic.trafficnetworkads.com pop-ups, when you surf the Internet with the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, then it could mean your personal computer is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) from the big malware family. Once started, it may install a harmful internet browser’s extension that generates a huge number of pop-up ads or modify the internet browser’s settings to show ads on all web pages that you are opening in the internet browser, even on those sites where before you did not see any advertisements. We recommend you to clean you computer from adware and thereby get rid of traffic.trafficnetworkads.com pop-ups. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below as quickly as possible. It’ll remove the unwanted pop-up ads and protect your PC from more dangerous programs and trojans.
The malicious software from the adware family that changes the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the web browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted traffic.trafficnetworkads.com advertisements.
What is more, the ‘ad supported’ software may show ads depend on a web site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
We suggest you to delete ad-supported software and clean your computer from traffic.trafficnetworkads.com pop-ups ASAP, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will allow you to completely remove the redirect to traffic.trafficnetworkads.com annoying web-site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How can you protect your PC from traffic.trafficnetworkads.com pop-up ads
Most commonly, the ‘ad supported’ software is bundled within the installation packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find some bundled ad supported software. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During setup, select the Custom or Advanced installation option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install an unknown software. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your system like this ad supported software which reroute the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge onto the annoying traffic.trafficnetworkads.com web page.
How to manually remove traffic.trafficnetworkads.com pop-ups
This useful removal guide for the traffic.trafficnetworkads.com advertisements. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete traffic.trafficnetworkads.com let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove traffic.trafficnetworkads.com from Chrome
- Get rid of traffic.trafficnetworkads.com ads from Firefox
- Remove traffic.trafficnetworkads.com pop-ups from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove traffic.trafficnetworkads.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the PC system cleaning process by checking the list of installed applications and uninstall all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Uninstall the unwanted applications may remove the unwanted ads or web-browser redirect to unknown or annoying sites.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It’ll display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Remove traffic.trafficnetworkads.com from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s home page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of traffic.trafficnetworkads.com ads from Firefox
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove traffic.trafficnetworkads.com pop-ups from IE
To get rid of the traffic.trafficnetworkads.com advertisements you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove traffic.trafficnetworkads.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your PC system, it will open traffic.trafficnetworkads.com annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete traffic.trafficnetworkads.com pop-up ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect traffic.trafficnetworkads.com threat and get rid of it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC system.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, click “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole machine to find out ‘ad supported’ software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to get rid of all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
How to block traffic.trafficnetworkads.com ads
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that stops access to malicious ads and pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- After the download is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop advertisements, traffic.trafficnetworkads.com redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with traffic.trafficnetworkads.com pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove traffic.trafficnetworkads.com redirect, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to begin checking your computer for the adware that generates traffic.trafficnetworkads.com ads.
- Once the scan is finished, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the steps above on how to get rid of ‘ad supported’ software with AdwCleaner.
Now your system should be clean of the traffic.trafficnetworkads.com advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and unwanted harmful sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware and ‘ad supported’ software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete traffic.trafficnetworkads.com ads from your machine, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.