The Traffisco.com is a browser hijacker that could bring some problems to your personal computer. After its installation, it may introduce some undesired changes to your browser’s settings, making your startpage, new tab and search provider by default to become its own page. You may have some problems such as being redirected to intrusive sites, receiving a large amount of unwanted pop-ups, and your user info being gathered without any knowledge, while the Traffisco.com hijacker is installed on your system.
When you perform a search through Traffisco.com, in addition to search results from Yahoo, Bing or Google Custom Search which provide links to web pages, news articles, images or videos you will also be shown a lot of intrusive ads. The developers of Traffisco.com doing this to earn advertising revenue from these advertisements.
Often, the personal computer which has been affected with Traffisco.com hijacker, will be also affected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which shows a large amount of various advertisements. It may be pop-ups, text links in the web-sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious ads which will offer to download and install malware and unwanted applications or visit the various dangerous and misleading web-pages.
We strongly recommend you to complete the steps which follow below. We will show you how to delete hijacker and thereby get rid of Traffisco.com browser hijacker infection from your FF, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge forever.
Remove Traffisco.com browser hijacker (removal instructions)
The Traffisco.com is a browser hijacker infection that you might have difficulty in removing it from your computer. Luckily, you have found the effective removal steps in this blog post. Both the manual removal method and the automatic removal solution will be provided below and you can just choose the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your web browser or reboot your computer.
To remove Traffisco.com, perform the steps below:
- How to manually get rid of Traffisco.com
- How to remove Traffisco.com browser hijacker with freeware
- Block Traffisco.com hijacker and other undesired web sites
- Why is my browser redirected to Traffisco.com?
- To sum up
How to manually get rid of Traffisco.com
The useful removal guide for the Traffisco.com hijacker infection. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Traffisco.com hijacker let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove potentially unwanted applications using Windows Control Panel
We suggest that you start the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and delete all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ‘ad supported’ software and hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Remove the unwanted software can get rid of the intrusive advertisements or internet browser redirect.
Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something like Traffisco.com then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option.
Next, delete any unknown and suspicious applications from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the application which has the name such as “Traffisco.com”, delete it.
Windows Vista, 7
Close all open browsers including the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. From the “Start” menu in MS Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Select the programs with the names like Traffisco.com, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this undesired application from your personal computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select the program named like Traffisco.com, the press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Delete Traffisco.com hijacker from Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted extensions or toolbars on your web-browser, which installed by a malware.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of Traffisco.com browser hijacker which cause a redirect to an undesired web-page, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page, new tab and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Traffisco.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome
Run the Reset browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings like home page, new tab and search provider by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of web browser hijacks such as Traffisco.com.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed on the screen below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Traffisco.com browser hijacker from FF
Start the FF and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Traffisco.com hijacker which created to reroute your web browser to an unwanted web-site. When, it’s done, click the “Finish” button.
How to remove Traffisco.com browser hijacker with freeware
The browser hijacker infection can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the hijacker again infect your PC and alter some settings of installed internet browsers to Traffisco.com. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to remove hijacker manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best solution to scan for and get rid of hijackers is to run free malicious software removal software.
Remove Traffisco.com hijacker with Zemana
We suggest using the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) that are completely clean your machine of the browser hijacker infection. The tool is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, adware, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
- Download Zemana Free by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- Once the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan” button to start scanning your PC system for the Traffisco.com browser hijacker infection which changes web-browser settings to replace your home page, new tab page and default search engine. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC and the speed of your PC system. When a malicious software, adware or potentially unwanted software are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
- Once Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) has completed scanning, Zemana Free will display a screen which contains a list of malware that has been found. Review the report and then press “Next”. When finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Remove Traffisco.com browser hijacker with Malwarebytes
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of the hijacker. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you delete browser hijacker infections, PUPs, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
- Download MalwareBytes Free on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- After the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Traffisco.com hijacker which alters web browser settings to replace your new tab, homepage and search engine by default. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- After that process is finished, you can check all threats found on your system. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once finished, you can be prompted to restart your system.
The following video offers a steps on how to remove hijacker infections, ad supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
Run AdwCleaner to get rid of Traffisco.com hijacker infection
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility which can scan your machine for a wide range of security threats such as adware, malicious software, PUPs as well as Traffisco.com hijacker and other malware and ad supported software. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and Microsoft Windows registry. After a malicious software is detected, it will help you to get rid of all detected threats from your machine by a simple click.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 3, 2018
When the download is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the utility is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Further, click “Scan” button . AdwCleaner tool will start scanning the whole computer to find out Traffisco.com hijacker infection which alters your homepage and search provider. After the scan is complete, you will be opened the list of all detected items on your computer as shown in the figure below.
In order to delete all items, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt like below.
You need to press “OK”. Once that process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. When your PC system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block Traffisco.com hijacker and other undesired web sites
It is also critical to protect your web browsers from malicious web pages and advertisements by using an ad-blocker program such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it’ll greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocking program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as displayed in the following example.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, pages such Traffisco.com, as well as other malicious 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, which may be found on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to Traffisco.com?
Most commonly, the Traffisco.com hijacker come together with the installers from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find a bundled hijacker. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the install, select the Custom or Advanced installation method. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install third-party programs. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted application on your computer like this hijacker.
To sum up
Now your PC should be free of the Traffisco.com hijacker and other web browser’s harmful add-ons. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new browser hijackers and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and malicious web sites). Moreover, to prevent hijacker infections, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Traffisco.com browser hijacker related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.