Wajam virus. How to remove Wajam toolbar

What is Wajam? is it safe?
Wajam.com is a social search engine that helps people share and find recommendations through friends. But Wajam extension for browser has been reported as a bug. Maybe there is a corrupt or infected version of its toolbar application which can hijack any web browser like Mozilla Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer. In most cases, this BHO application gets installed on a computer without user consent. User gets to know about it when he sees a Wajam bar added to browser that he did not download. Anyhow, this malware is reported for changing homepage to http://www.wajam.com without user permission. It displays unwanted advertisements, pop-ups or inside the Internet browser. Some anti-malware tools have also detected Wajam.dll file as a Trojan. And the WajamUpdater.exe file has been found corrupt in most cases. Perhaps there is some virus that injects itself into Wajam files because many people do not have any kind of problem with using this program. The virus may also redirect user to Wajam.com or unexpected websites while surfing the Internet. It may also replace Google search results with bad links that lead user to wrong websites. Anyhow, if you feel any suspicious activities on your system since the installation of Wajam software, yo are highly recommended to uninstall it and don`t forget to scan your computer with a legit anti-malware program.

What are symptoms and possible risks of adware like Wajam malware:

  • It is a corrupt toolbar/application.
  • It can modify your browser and DNS settings without your permission
  • Displays irritating popups, unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks web browsers, displays wrong websites when searching on google, Yahoo, Bing
  • makes computer and especially web browser run slower
  • It can steal private user information such as credit card details, usernames, record user activity and transmit the stolen data to a Hacker/Spammer on remote server
  • It can bring additional viruses and malwares from remote server
  • Once installed, it wont go away from infected computer just by uninstall process
  • It installs useless add-ons, extensions and toolbar application to the browser. Wajam virus can affect Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer

  • Computer infected with Browser Hijack Wajam virus?
    Need not to worry if your PC is infected. An efficient anti-malware program can fix your PC. If you want to remove it manually, please keep in your mind that manual removal is a complicated thing. Moreover this method dose not ensure 100% removal of malware. The best, easy and simple way to get rid of this virus is to install a proper anti-malware tool.

    Ordinary uninstall method to Block Pop-ups, Remove Plugin & add-ons:
    Here are instructions on how to manually uninstall an unwanted toolbar, add-on, plugin or popup malware from your browser. The ordinary process dose not get you rid of malware programs but it might be helpful in fixing a toolbar application which is annoying but not a virus.

    Step 1:
    Go to “Control Panel”
    Open ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or PROGRAMS AND FEATURES
    In the list of installed program, find the software you are trying to get rid of, Once found, click UNINSTALL. (Some malicious browser applications may appear as UNKNOWN in this list)

    Step 2:
    Internet Explorer
    Go to INTERNET OPTIONS (Internet Explorer)
    click CONNECTIONS tab
    Click LAN SETTINGS and make sure no proxy is being used. (All the 3 options should be unchecked as default)

    Now click on TOOLS and then click “MANAGE ADD-ONS”
    In this window, disable any suspicious TOOLBAR & EXTENSION and also disable any SEARCH PROVIDER you do not trust like Wajam virus

    Now again click on TOOLS and click on POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. There you may add any website you wish to block popups from.

    Mozilla Firefox:
    Click on the TOOLS and then ADD-ONS. From this list, disable/uninstall any suspicious PLUGIN or EXTENSION.
    Now click on the drop down arrow just beside the SEARCH BOX which is placed top right corner of Firefox. Then select MANAGE SEARCH ENGINES. And then disable/remove any bad application like Wajam virus if listed.

    Google Chrome:
    Click on the drop down arrow just beside the SEARCH BOX which is placed top right corner of Firefox. Then select MANAGE SEARCH ENGINES. And then disable/remove any bad application like Wajam toolbar if listed.

    Spyware Wajam virus Manual removal instruction:
    Please make sure to create backup before getting started.
    Stop malicious processes:
    Open windows task manager, go to “Processes” tab and stop any Wajam virus process which is running. It can be stopped by Right click on it and select “End process”.

    Remove Wajam virus corrupt registry settings:
    Open Windows Registry editor by typing REGEDIT into RUN. Find and delete any keys and values related with this malware. (Please use the name of Malware to search for keys related to it)
    Below is a list of possibly infected registry keys:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes” = ‘/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:’
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0

    Delete Wajam virus infected files & folders
    wajam.dll
    wajamupdater.exe
    %UserProfile%\Application Data\
    %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\

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