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How to Remove Wajam Browser Hjiacker? ( Removal Guide )

 

Have you been annoyed by the Wajam popups recently? If you want to remove these popups completely, please follow the below removal guide step by step. Read more.

 

About Wajam Browser Hjiacker

 

Wajam is a social search engine that lets users get recommendations from friends by letting them search through public and private data shared on social networking platforms. Wajam aggregates links posted by a user’s network in social networking services such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter to enhance organic search results in web browsers. However, it is reported recently that Wajam installs on users’ PC without their consent; they even don’t know when and how it get into computers.

Although Wajam is not a virus, it is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that installs on your PC sneakily. It hijacks browsers in the form of Wajam add-on or extension. Once infiltrated by Wajam , your browsers will pop up ads from Wajam when you attempt to search something. Not only are you prompted to sign in it to get your friends’ share information in the Twitter and Facebook, but also it pops up advertisements related what you are searching for. These are just appearances of the PUP. In the fact, it will collect your cookies, browsing habits to show you more related advertising. Meanwhile you important personal data may also in the risk of being revealed and used.

 

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How Dose Wajam Browser Hijacker Infect Your PC

 

Typically, Wajam browser hijacer installs on your computer as a bundle of free software downloaded from websites. When you install free software that seems useful for you, the truth is that you are probably installing such browser hijackers, toolbars or other type of malware. Mostly, you don’t know that there is a potentially unwanted program installing on your PC and modifying some settings of your PC system and browsers as you keep the option—Recommended installation the free software gives you during the process of installing this free software. Therefore, please always remember to select Customized installation and refuse any unknown programs’ installation.

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How to Remove Wajam browser hijacer

 

Step 1: Uninstall Wajam and other unknown applications installed recently from control panel

Step 2: Remove Wajam add-on and extension from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

Step 3: Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC using Cloud System Booster

Step 4: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker

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Step 1: Remove Wajam from your computer through Control Panel

 

Please note, Wajam browser hijacer is installed on your PC alongside different free software you download from the internet. So you are suggested to uninstall this free software. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of Wajam browser hijacker installing.

 

For Windows XP:

 

Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Wajam and other unknown programs, select them and click Remove.

For Windows 7/Vista:

 

Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Wajam and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
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For Windows 8:

 

Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Wajam and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

Note: If you select to uninstall Wajam from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome when uninstalling Wajam from control panel, then you only need to follow step 3 and 4 to finish the removal.

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Step 2: Remove Wajam add-ons and extensions from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

 

Option 1: Remove Wajam extension and add-on form IE, FF & Google Chrome via Anvi Slim ToolBar ( Recommended )

Option 2: Remove Wajam extension and add-on form IE, FF & Google Chrome manually

 

Option 1:Remove Wajam extension and add-ons form IE, FF & Google Chrome via Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Remove extensions from browsers

 

After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When result is displayed, select Wajam and any other toolbar to want to remove and then click on Remove.

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Option 2: Remove Wajam extension and add-on form IE, FF & Google Chrome manually

For Internet Explore:

 

1. Open Internet Explorer> click on the gear icon(for window 7 users)/Tools (for Windows XP users) at the top (far right)>click on Manage Add-ons.

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2. In the Manage Add-ons box, click on Toolbars and Extensions, right click on  Wajam extension and click on Disable.

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For FireFox:

 

1. Click on the Firefox button button, and then click on Add-ons.

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2. Click on Extensions, and click on Wajam extension, then click on Disable.

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For Google Chrome:

 

1. Click on wrench or 3 bar icon (next to the address bar)>Tools>Extensions.

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2. Locate Wajam browser extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

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Step 3: Remove residual junk files, invalid registry entries form your computer

 

There may exist some residual junk files and invalid registry entries in your computer system after uninstalling Wajam browser hijacer. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and save your disk space so as to increase running speed of your computer.

 

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

1. After you install the program, please open it, click on the BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

 

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2. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 

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Step 4: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi AD Blocker

 

It is possibly that Wajam browser hijacer will infect your computer again when you are tricked into downloading free software from unknown page or open malicious links, webpage carelessly. To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It  protects Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet. Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites. Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html  

After installing the spam ads and malicious URLs blocker, please click on the ON button to keep it running, so it will give you a real-time protect to help you out of the annoying of popup ads and attack of various malicious URLs.

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When appearing malicious or unwanted URL, Anvi Ad Blocker will popup this window to Remind you. If you are agree to block it, please click OK; if not, please select Add to the White list to let the URL never be blocked again.

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Recommended Tips

 

Though you have remove Wajam browser hijacer and other potentially unwanted programs successfully, your disk drives may still carry a heavy load. Due to the infection of adware or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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