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Registered: ‎10-16-2012
What is that annoying Wajam popup and how do I get rid of it?

I just started seeing this popup in the last week or so. I found the programme using control panel in Windows 7. I uninstalled it, then re-started my browser. The darn thing is still there. How do I get rid of it - I only see it on Ebay, no other sites.

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Community Member
Posts: 1,498
Registered: ‎09-24-2011
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in reply to canajungirl

Someone had a similar question here just a day or two ago.  Does any of this sound like your situation?:

http://community.ebay.ca/question/Selling-On-Ebay/Has-Any-Anyone/4000006423?#msg4000042351

 

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Registered: ‎03-07-2004
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in reply to canajungirl

This is their FAQ page..

 

http://www.wajam.com/faq

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Registered: ‎12-14-2015
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in reply to canajungirl

Wajam is also found to be an adware generating ads. To remove it you may try manually delete it from the Control Panel and from the list of add-on of your browser. Nevertheless, it requires some skills, since you shall also need to adjust the registry. If you are not sure that you can manage it, use Malwarebytes. It's a free antimalware program that can completely remove Wajam adware. Restoring the browser settings may also help. For this run avast Browser Cleanup - it will retrieve the browser work.

 

http://www.free-uninstall.org/how-to-uninstall-remove-wajam/

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Registered: ‎12-16-2015
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in reply to canajungirl

This is adware. Before you know about Wajam, you should understand what social search is because that is what it is used for. Social search can be viewed as the evolution of regular search, yet it still remains underdeveloped even now. When web users search for something via any search engine, no matter it is Google, Bing or any others, users usually get the results that automatically generated by the algorithmic methods while the search results of social search are mainly generated by users who are among your social circle. In other words, instead of listing the search results based on impersonal algorithm, social search provides the results according to your network of contacts and friends you know and trust. It would be better for some users for they’d like to see useful information including photos, videos and other contents from their connections on network.

 

manual removal guide:

 

1. uninstall program from control panel

 

2. remova extension from web browser

 

3. clear related files and registr entries

 

4. better donwload removal tools to scan the entire system

 

source:

http://guides.uufix.com/simple-guide-on-how-to-remove-wajam-ads-from-your-pc/

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Registered: ‎12-16-2015
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in reply to canajungirl

The original idea of Wajam was brought up in 2009 and became popular in 2011. This application is able to work on most of search engines and enables users to search data from almost all social networks. It presents users with the private results from Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn and Delicious in addition to Google+. But it is regarded as adware program. Here is how to remove it:

 

Step 1 Kill the Process from Task Manager

 

Step 2 Uninstall it from Control Panel

Step 3 Remove its malicious browser extension from your browser

 

http://guides.uufix.com/simple-guide-on-how-to-remove-wajam-ads-from-your-pc/

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Registered: ‎12-08-2015
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in reply to canajungirl

Do you still see Wajam appear on the control panel? You may need to remove its malicious extensions from your browser too.

Here is how to do

Community Member
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Registered: ‎10-22-2012
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in reply to canajungirl

Wajam is a social search engine that lets you find recommendations shared by your friends on social networks when you need it.  You can connect your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts to Wajam in order to get results from your network when you search or browse the web.

 

If Wajam was installed by mistake, you can find 

uninstall instructions on the Wajam FAQ: http://wajam.com/faq/

 

If you're having trouble with the uninstall process, or think you've found a bug (which appears to be the case), write to feedback@wajam.com so that they can resolve this issue.