How to remove Wajam (Uninstall guide)

Wajam is an ad supported platform that can be installed into your computer without your knowledge. It will promote sponsored website and generate traffic in order to make affiliate revenues. It can be classified as an adware. Usually it is installed into your web browsers as a plugin or add-on and as soon as it is in your computer it will change your system, network and browser configurations, so it will be started automatically on every system boot and it may change your default homepage and search engine or appear within a new tab. Every time you click on pop-up ads or banners you will be redirected to some suspicious websites where you can get infected by some spyware, malware or adware. Wajam was designed specifically to make money by redirecting infected users to numerous sponsored websites. You might even see some fake virus alerts that will try to convince you to download some program. Do not click on those.

Wajam Removal

Usually Wajam is spread over the internet by bundling with suspicious freeware programs or hiding in the attachments of spam emails. The first sign of the infection is changed homepage and search engine, pop-up ads and banners all over your screen when you browse the internet. The developers of Wajam stating that it is a useful service that provides you with search results based on what your friends share. That’s sound a bit weird isn’t it? How do they know what my friends are searching? Here is the answer, once installed it will intercept your traffic and collect your browsing history and other private data. They may even collect your credentials from email, social networks or even worse, your banking account, home address and phone number. Also Wajam allows you to search on Amazon, Trip Advisor and Ebay, but we can assure you that it’s dangerous and your privacy may be compromised.

Wajam is technically not a virus, so your antivirus protection software can’t protect you from this threat. That’s why you should pay special attention while browsing the Internet. You should never open attachments in the spam emails and never download freeware programs such as pc optimizers, download managers and video players from unsafe and suspicious websites. During the installation of any software you should always pay special attention to the end users license agreement and also always opt for custom installation. You will be able to prevent the installation of additional bundled software.

In order to remove Wajam you will need to perform some simple steps mentioned in the removal guide below. Those simple tasks will not require from you any computer knowledge at all. In a matter of few minutes you will be able to clean up your PC. We recommend you to perform the steps in the correct order.

Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Wajam.

wajam.dll (d0e747bba0d8c4b77a174642c0396117) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:

Anti-Virus software Version Detection
Malwarebytes v2013.10.29.10 PUP.Optional.Wajam
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Wajam (fs)
K7GW 9.175.10807 Trojan ( 0049105f1 )
Total Defense 37.0.10498 Win32/Tnega.UKIAJE
VIPRE Antivirus 25296 Wajam (fs)
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WajamUpdaterV3.exe (58e407df43ca11ade8aecfe629feacd1) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:

Anti-Virus software Version Detection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Skodna.Generic_c.NZ
ESET-NOD32 9276 Win32/Wajam.D
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10807 Trojan ( 0049105f1 )
K7GW 9.175.10807 Trojan ( 0049105f1 )
Total Defense 37.0.10498 Win32/Tnega.UKIAJE
VIPRE Antivirus 25296 Wajam (fs)
View all detections

priam_bho.dll (c137444f29dffb5f7b65123c79975948) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:

Anti-Virus software Version Detection
AVG 10.0.0.1190 AdInject.Wajam
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2467
ESET-NOD32 8727 Win32/Wajam.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.Wajam.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0808
VIPRE Antivirus 20884 Wajam (fs)
K7GW 9.175.10807 Trojan ( 0049105f1 )
Total Defense 37.0.10498 Win32/Tnega.UKIAJE
VIPRE Antivirus 25296 Wajam (fs)
View all detections
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Wajam has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Incredibar Toolbar on IE by Perion Network
DefaultTab by Search Results
Anti-phishing Domain Advisor by Visicom Media
InternetHelper Toolbar by Conduit
AVG SafeGuard toolbar by AVG Technologies
Shopping Sidekick Plugin by 215 Apps
MyPC Backup by JDI BACKUP LIMITED
Delta toolbar by Babylon Ltd
TopArcadeHits by EpicPlay
lucky leap by Yontoo Technology
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Program details
URL: www.wajam.com
Help link: www.wajam.com/contact_us.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Wajam
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Wajam\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 536.91 KB
Files installed by Wajam
Program module: wajam.dll
Name: Wajam Internet Explorer Add-on
Path: C:\Program Files\Wajam\IE\wajam.dll
MD5: d0e747bba0d8c4b77a174642c0396117 Wajam Internet Explorer Add-on for the Wajam Toolbar is the Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and content.
Behaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs

priam_bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name ‘Wajam’ with the class of {A7A6995D-6EE1-4FD1-A258-49395D5BF99C} (Wajam IE BHO).

wajam.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name ‘Wajam’ with the class of {A7A6995D-6EE1-4FD1-A258-49395D5BF99C} (Wajam IE BHO).

Wajam Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Wajam

Symptoms of Wajam infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Wajam threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for Wajam

Step 1
UNINSTALL WAJAM AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Wajam remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Wajam remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Wajam and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Wajam or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Wajam remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE WAJAM FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Wajam from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Wajam and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Wajam from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Wajam from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Wajam completely.
  • Remove Wajam from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Wajam from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Wajam and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Wajam from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Wajam from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Wajam completely.
  • Remove Wajam from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Wajam from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Wajam and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Wajam from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Wajam from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Wajam from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Wajam from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Wajam completely.
  • Remove Wajam from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL WAJAM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the WAJAM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 07/18/2015 08:11 AM;