Join Date: Dec 2007
What is Wajam?
I'm not sure where I got this, and I don't remember accepting it's installation, but it seems to be malware.
I removed it and AVAST told me it had also installed a rootkit, which was malware which I then removed.
Info about it here.
What does it do? Does it change the search results that show up in your search engine?
It might sound silly, but I noticed my search results for various news articles were strange, specifically the Guardian had dropped off. I tried different search engines, and something even stranger happened, so in Dogpile nearly all the results were AFP/CNN and their ilk.
I was using Internet Explorer, so thought I'd go back to Google Chrome. This tells me it has disabled an add-on I "may not be aware of" - Wajam.
This time the same search in Dogpile gives totally different news results - using Internet Explorer as before.
If that last paragraph didn't make sense, basically, it appears as though Wajam is malware I didn't ask for and couldn't remove which alters my access to news and information on the Internet via search engines. Is this possible?
If so, I have a BIG problem with this and with the fact that it seems to be marketing itself as a bona fide company.
Surely this is illegal?
And how do I make sure it is gone for good?
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Join Date: Nov 2012
To remove unwanted stubborn BHOs (browser helper objects) and search hooks, I use hijackthis. You have to be careful because sometimes the BHO redirects your search for anti malware to sites that have more malware !
Hijackthis at Sourceforge
then copy/paste results here for analysis
hijackthis makes registry changes, so proceed with caution.