84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Wajam?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #659
United States Rank #752
Reach 1.0261%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.62 days
549.19 days >
Average installed length: 288.56 days


VersionDistribution 0.00% 0.00% (i1.0) 0.01% (i1.0) 0.00% (i1.0) 0.00% (i1.0) 0.00% (i1.0) 0.00% (i1.0) 0.00% (i1.0) 0.01% 0.00% (i1.0) 0.00% (i1.0) 0.01% (i1.0) 0.00%
2.9 (i2.2) 0.31%
2.9 (i2.0) 0.70%
2.8 (i2.1) 0.75%
2.8 (i2.0) 0.35%
2.7 (i1.9) 0.48%
2.6 (i1.8) 0.67%
2.5 (i1.7) 0.12%
2.4 (i1.6) 0.05%
2.3 (i1.2) 0.00%
2.19 (i2.6) 0.31%
2.18 (i2.6) 0.59%
2.17 (i2.6) 0.02%
2.16 (i2.6) 0.01%
2.16 (i2.5) 0.01%
2.15 (i2.5) 2.58%
2.15 0.21%
2.14 (i2.5) 1.60%
2.14 0.64%
2.13 (i2.5) 0.03%
2.13 0.58%
2.12 (i2.5) 1.73%
2.12 (i2.4) 2.37%
2.12 0.15%
2.11 (i2.4) 0.97%
2.11 0.27%
2.10 (i2.4) 0.07%
2.10 (i2.3) 0.22%
2.10 0.04%
2.09 0.34%
2.08 0.18%
2.07 1.25%
2.06 2.82%
2.05 5.73%
2.04 0.44%
2.03 1.84%
2.02 1.45%
2.01 0.67%
2.00 0.01%
477 versions


What is Wajam?

Wajam is a search-enhancement product, but it does not change homepage or search. This product shows display and/or text ads into third-party websites which may alter normal web page layouts. Wajam is a social search engine that lets users get recommendations from friends by letting them search through public and private data shared on social networking platforms. Its first product is a plug-in or browser extension that uses social networks to increase the relevancy of search results in Google, Yahoo and Bing. In addition to links and photos, users also get semantic-based grouping of results based on the type of result: location-based recommendations, video and products. Wajam aggregates links posted by the users’ network in social tools such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Del.icio.us to enhance search results on the principle that great minds think alike.

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy and Download.com. "Offer your users a free browser add-on which integrates relevant results from their social media accounts into their regular search results."

About  (from the publisher)

Everyday your friends share lots of useful stuff on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Most of this content never reaches you since there’s too much to keep up with. But what your friends share matters. That’s why Wajam gives you search results based on what your friends share, on top of y...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Wajam.
wajam.dll (d0e747bba0d8c4b77a174642c0396117) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Malwarebytes v2013.10.29.10 PUP.Optional.Wajam
VIPRE Antivirus 22702 Wajam (fs)
WajamUpdaterV3.exe (58e407df43ca11ade8aecfe629feacd1) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 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)
priam_bho.dll (12318ae6ea535e8bfc0e3c8b9fe3307c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG AdInject.Wajam
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2467
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Wajam
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1025
VIPRE Antivirus 23574 Wajam (fs)
WajamUpdater.exe (4aa2cc5979aff984227364f2c23b04f3) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9151 Win32/Wajam.A
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Wajam.A
VIPRE Antivirus 24186 Wajam (fs)
uninstall.exe (b9d65caec378a3933cab98012247eefe) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG AdInject.Wajam
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1030
VIPRE Antivirus 24412 Wajam (fs)
WajamUpdaterV2.exe (a658a05b955f02961f33784ffe6eb001) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9255 a variant of Win32/Wajam.D
VIPRE Antivirus 25142 Wajam (fs)
       View all 21 all detections

Program detailsProgram 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

Program filesFiles installed by Wajam

Program module:wajam.dll (Malware detected)
Wajam Internet Explorer Add-on
Path:C:\Program Files\Wajam\IE\wajam.dll
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.
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) priam_bho.dll - Wajam (Wajam Internet Explorer Add-on)
  • (Malware detected) WajamUpdater.exe - Auto-updater
  • (Malware detected) WajamUpdaterV2.exe
  • (Malware detected) WajamUpdaterV3.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors 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).
Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AF1E47AB-2293-4AF5-BA67-2ECD7E861309}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • WajamUpdaterV3.exe runs as a service named 'WajamUpdaterV3' (WajamUpdaterV3) "Wajam Updater V3".
  • WajamUpdaterV2.exe runs as a service named 'WajamUpdaterV2' (WajamUpdaterV2) "Wajam Updater V2".
  • WajamUpdater.exe runs as a service named 'WajamUpdater' (WajamUpdater) "Wajam Updater".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.82 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0028256424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00206598%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00075966%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,370
8,062,084 average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.04 MB
User CPU:0.00001595%

How do I remove Wajam?

You can uninstall Wajam from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Wajam, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Wajam.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Wajam you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.23%
Windows 10 28.81%
Windows Vista 7.20%
Windows XP 4.76%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.69%
Windows 8.1 8.62%
Windows 7 Professional 7.83%
Windows 8 7.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.65%
  Germany 7.28%
  United Kingdom 6.47%
  Italy 5.52%
  France 5.47%
  Canada 4.70%
  Brazil 4.65%
  India 2.80%
  Spain 2.28%
  Netherlands 1.93%
  Sweden 1.53%
  Australia 0.99%
  DK 0.87%
  Indonesia 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.22%
Acer 19.90%
Dell 17.72%
ASUS 9.87%
Toshiba 7.81%
Samsung 4.40%
Lenovo 3.76%
Intel 0.97%
Medion 0.67%
American Megatrends 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.14%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.07%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.58%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.40%


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