Wajam is usually presented as a social search engine, which returns results according to user's friends activity on FaceBook, Twitter or Google+. This program is not a virus and it has never been found to spread malware and other cyber threats. However, while ones find it useful and trustworthy, some people declare that they are bothered by its ads and have never installed this program by themselves. Most likely, this program can get on user's computer without his consent because it is related to free software and spread in a bundle with it. Frankly, this way of distribution is not a fair one. You should be vary careful when installing freeware and shareware on your computer because it may result in more dangerous viruses, not only a simple browser add-on, infiltration.
As we have already mentioned, Wajam is distributed by freeware and shareware. Its creators bundle their programs with a bunch of free software for money purposes, of course, but you can avoid that by checking every step of installation. Be aware that such programs can not only bombard you with annoying pop-up notifications, but alter your homepage, Internet browser's settings, the default search engine and other settings. If you see Wajam ads on your computer and you didin't installed it by yourself, we recommend eliminating this porgram from your computer.
In order to remove Wajam from your computer, you can try using manual method by following these steps:
You can remove Wajam automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Wajam:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Wajam are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Wajam right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-14 09:02
Information updated: 2014-08-14 09:02