Remove Wajam
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Wajam | Type: Adware

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.

HOW CAN I GET WAJAM ON MY COMPUTER?

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.

HOW CAN I REMOVE WAJAM?

In order to remove Wajam from your computer, you can try using manual method by following these steps:

Automatic Wajam Removal Guide

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.

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Manual Wajam Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Wajam and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Wajam or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Wajam or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2: Remove Wajam from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Wajam and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Wajam removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Wajam and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Wajam removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Wajam and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Wajam removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Wajam or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Wajam removal process.

What is adware?

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

Geolocation of Wajam

This map reveals the prevalence of Wajam. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Spain, France, Canada, Italy and United Kingdom.

QR code for Wajam removal instructions

Wajam qrcode 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.

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Information added: 2014-08-14 09:02
Information updated: 2014-08-14 09:02

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