What is Wajam?
If your friends make various searches on the Internet and they have Wajam installed on their browsers, it allows you to access the content of your friends’ search, granted you have Wajam as well. This is what this browser extension is all about – Wajam gets installed on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari, and if any of the people you know make use of the same extension, it allows you to check their search content. Technically, it should be a useful feature, especially if you and your friends have common interests. However, Wajam is considered to be a potentially unwanted because of the advertisements it displays while you browse the Internet.
Wajam is not a computer virus
Nevertheless, the good news is that Wajam is not a computer virus, and you can remove it from your PC manually. A computer user might ask why it is necessary to remove a browser add-on that is not a malicious application. The truth is that Wajam can be downloaded at wajam.com, but it can also arrive at your system bundled with freeware. Thus, even though user intervention is required for a complete Wajam installation, a lot of users install this browser extension accidentally, without really checking what they install on their PCs.
Wajam may start displaying commercial advertisements
Later on, Wajam may start displaying commercial advertisements that could be easily hijacked by a third party to display links to corrupted websites. Keep in mind, that one cannot easily trust applications that come from third party websites, especially as extensions like Wajam can be hijacked to collect personal information and relay it to cyber criminals for marketing purposes. Nowadays the main goal of the biggest group of computer infections is financial gain, and you have to take your computer security seriously if you want to ignore a theft. Unfortunately, even the worst infection can start with something as innocent as Wajam. Therefore, you are highly recommended to remove this browser extension from your PC.
How to remove Wajam?
For Windows 8
- Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charms bar.
- Go to Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
- Remove Wajam.
For Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and remove Wajam.
For Windows XP
- Open Start Menu and click Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs and uninstall Wajam.
After manual removal perform a full system scan with SpyHunter to make sure that no other unwanted applications are present on your PC. Do all it takes to secure your computer from various cyber threats.
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