Remove Traffic Exchange “Virus” from Chrome/Firefox

I wrote this article to help you remove Traffic Exchange. This Traffic Exchange removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are an incredibly nasty cyber infection and they should be, by all means, avoided. They will make a complete mess of your computer and it will be impossible for you to continue doing your regular online activities while you have a PUP on board. Not only they will interrupt your browsing experience all the time but they also pose a great threat to your private life. That is what Traffic Exchange does as well. It is a PUP and it doesn’t differentiate from these parasites in any way. There is no second opinion about it: the PUP has to be removed. And the sooner the better. Otherwise, you are giving it enough time you complete all the malicious activities it was designed to do in the first place. Keep in mind that once it has finished you will be in a lot of trouble. Do yourself a favor and delete the pest. The second you notice it, and you will because it act up in a disturbing way, take measures. Find out where exactly it is hiding and set your PC free. Remember that you don’t have too much time as the PUP starts wrecking you system the minute it settles in and from then, the seriousness of the problems will only escalate.

For starters, after Traffic Exchange has found its way into your system your browsing experience will drastically change. Every single time you try using your browser or loading a page you will get interrupted by an avalanche of incredibly annoying pop-up ads. They will be everywhere covering your whole screen and prompting you to click on them. Not only that, though. Don’t forget the redirects. You will find it extremely difficult to visit any website because you will be constantly redirected to other ones. Sounds pretty irritating and it is! You simply won`t be able to use your machine normally. However, everything the PUP generates is just half the trouble. There is more. Each pop-up, each commercial, and each webpage you get redirected to puts you at risk. They are all dangerous and unreliable. There is high chance they are laced with malware or hide other malevolent apps in them. Do not click on anything Traffic Exchange generates unless you want to end up infected with much more harmful threat while still struggling to get rid of this one.

Keep in mind that sometimes only one click on a malicious pop-up/page is enough to install a malware. Avoid everything until you are sure your PC is infection-free. Even though this is more than enough to convince you Traffic Exchange is no good, it has more to show you and it is ever more dangerous. It has to do with the security risk. For those who haven`t dealt with a nasty PUP before and don’t know what they are capable of, PUPs spy on you! It is designed to monitor you and each online move you make. This includes browsing history, search results, email addresses, usernames, passwords, everything.

Even worse, it not only monitors the information you also keeps it. The PUP gathers it until it decides it has enough and then sends it to the people who have developed it. This means that very sensitive data of yours ends up in the hands of some crooks. You can never know what they intend to do with it but it can`t be good. If you are extremely unlucky they may shark up your financial credentials and you may fall victim to a financial fraud. Don’t sit calmly while this virus is raging out in your system. Keep you and your private information safe. Our removal guide below will help you uninstall this PUP and set your PC back to normal. Follow the instructions in the exact order and soon your will be able to enjoy your computer again.

How did you get stuck with the Traffic Exchange PUP? Like other cyber threats, Traffic Exchange uses the standard methods of invasion but, above all, it relies on your carelessness. Probably, the easiest tactic for a PUP to get in your system is freeware. This is because the majority of users never take the time to go through the installation process carefully. They don’t read what they agree with and that’s how they end up with an unwanted additional program. This is not a smart thing to do. Terms and Conditions must not be skipped. Remember, it is always easier to prevent an infection than to tackle it. Your carelessness leads to infections and alertness can save you from a lot of troubles.

Traffic Exchange Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Traffic Exchange from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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