How to Remove Jungle Arcade Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Jungle Arcade Virus. This Jungle Arcade Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Jungle Arcade falls under the umbrella of the adware family. Have you had to deal with an adware infection before? If yes, you know just how extremely annoying these pests are. If not, prepare yourself. Most users tend to underestimate adware, thinking they are just harmless ad-generating applications. Well, they are indeed ad-generating apps but they are not harmless. There is no such thing as an innocuous infection.

Each parasite is capable of causing you irreversible damage, especially if given enough time to operate. But do not panic. The good news is that Jungle Arcade is relatively easy to remove. However, you should act promptly. As we said, the longer the adware stays, the more time it has to make a mess. And it will unless you take measures against it. Take experts` advice and remove the adware as soon as you realize it is on board. The sooner it is gone, the better.

As an ad-supported program, Jungle Arcade`s goal is to generate as many ads as possible. Why? Because its developers use the pay-per-click marketing system to make money. If the adware fails to help them, it gets taken down. That why once on board, the adware goes after your browsers first. All of them. It doesn’t matter if you use Mozilla, Chrome, IE or some other browsers, Jungle Arcade is perfectly compatible with each one. It messes with their settings and adds a pesky plugin. This way, it injects them with ads. Tons of ads actually.

You are flooded with so many commercials that your previous normal online activities are completely ruined. Every time you try visiting a page, you get bombarded with advertisements which are impossible to get rid of. Even clicking on the “X” button doesn’t make them go away. In fact, when you click you get redirected to different really shady pages which are also covered with ads.

Also, by clicking, you are helping the adware`s developers to make money. Each of your clicks fills their pockets. But that’s not the worst part. When you click, you get redirected to sites which are probably infested with malware. You could compromise your machine in a matter of seconds. With a single click. Do you want that? Of course, not. We would advise you to avoid everything the adware displays but that is simply impossible as the links and ads are too many. Sometimes they even appear right under the cursor of your mouse and you click anyway.

The only way to get rid of the annoying commercials and regain control over your browsing is to delete the adware for good. It has to go. It is not beneficial to you in any way and it is not going to be. Get rid of it before you flood your machine with more infections and it shuts down completely. Use our removal guide below to help you deal with this pesky pest. All you have to do is follow the steps but if you prefer an automatic solution, you can always download a good anti-malware program to help you.

How did Jungle Arcade enter? Usually, adware arrives with bundles. Hackers attach it to another program and when victims download this program they get the adware as well. However, there is a way to prevent that. You just need to be more attentive.

When you install programs, make sure to opt for the Customized settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. They allow you to check the entire bundle program by program and see all the additionally attached apps as well as deselect them. Deselect all ads which are there as a “bonus” and then you can still install the program you wanted in the first place. Keeping your machine infection-free requires vigilance and caution. If you give into carelessness and rely on luck, your PC will never be safe.

Jungle Arcade Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Jungle Arcade Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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