Our security team says that Traffic Exchange is a potentially unwanted application. It means that this program is not a direct computer security threat, but it might have entered your system by accident. If that is the case, we would recommend removing Traffic Exchange because the program might be associated with corrupted third parties. It is especially applicable if the program is distributed with other freeware apps. To see whether you have more unwanted applications installed, please run a full computer scan with a licensed antispyware tool. Uninstall those programs if necessary, and do not forget to leave us a comment if you have any further questions about computer security.
Probably, the most annoying aspects of this application are that it can connect to the Internet without your permission and that the program could be installed on your PC behind your back. You still need to initiate the installation yourself, and it is very unfortunate that users often download and install multiple freeware applications without acknowledging the risks behind such practice. Programs like Traffic Exchange cannot enter your computer unless you allow them to. They are not Trojans or another type of malware applications that can bypass your system’s protection. They actually need an invitation.
According to the program’s EULA, the application may collect sensitive data about your web browsing history, and this data could be sold to third parties. It means that your web browsing history becomes a commodity that can be used in online marketing schemes. Thus, with Traffic Exchange installed on your computer, you can expect to see more commercial ads on your system. For the most part, these ads will be annoying, but you should not click them because you can never know where they come from. Some of the ads could be embedded with outgoing links that lead to corrupted websites.
Thus, inadvertently, Traffic Exchange could expose you to a malware infection. Of course, that is not the reason this application entered your system, but it is better to be safe than sorry. So check out the manual removal instructions below to remove Traffic Exchange from your system. If you think you may need to terminate other unwanted apps, perhaps you would be more willing to delete them automatically.
For automatic software removal, you will have to invest in a security application that will do the job for you. It would be a good investment because the program would protect your PC from other threats that might come barging at your doorstep.