Remove JumboQuiz.com “Virus” from Chrome/Firefox

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

JumboQuiz.com falls under the umbrella of browser hijackers. You know what these parasites are capable of, don’t you? They are useless but also unbelievably annoying and dangerous. The hijacker you are stuck with has already managed to slither in your PC and the JumboQuiz.com website is its way of informing you of its presence. That’s right. The pest uses the page to lurk behind. Take that as a warning sign and as soon as you spot it, start looking for the hijacker`s hiding place. Keep in mind that the longer you let it stay on board the more problematic it gets. If you procrastinate the problems will escalate so quickly that before you know it your private life will be in jeopardy.

Immediately after installation, the hijacker starts messing with your machine. It adds an extension to all your browsers thus injecting them with the Jumbo quiz ads and taking control over them. Yes, Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer are all infected and you don’t even have one reliable browser to use. Whichever was your preferred one before it is now dangerous. First of all, the pest has replaced your homepage and search engine with the JumboQuiz.com. As you could imagine your permission was not needed. The pest is capable of making unauthorized reshuffles all it wants and whatever it alters, you cannot change it back. This is because you are no longer in charge of your browsing. The hackers are. That’s why you are constantly being redirected to JumboQuiz.com and other just as shady pages. Because of the pest, you can forget about surfing the web like you used to.

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The JumboQuiz.com Virus

The hijacker makes that impossible and, not to mention, very dangerous. Moreover, as we mentioned above, your browsers are now flooded with ads. All kinds of commercials will be covering your screen on daily basis preventing you from doing anything. You cannot get any work done. If you try visiting a website you are immediately redirected to another one covered with advertisements. Trying to close them won`t work either but clicking anywhere on an ad may buy an infection a one-way ticket to your machine. Let`s explain. Most of these ads are hiding more parasites in them and your one click, no matter if on purpose or by accident, it more than enough for you to get infected.

What is even worse, aside from compromising your machine even more, you are also helping crooks gain money. How? Don’t you wonder why these ads are so intrusive? Because hackers use them to boost web traffic on specific pages and fill their pockets via the pay-per-click method. Simple as that. This is why you are bombarded with them. Cybercriminals want to use you in their nasty scheme. They want you to become their sponsor. Don’t allow them. All this hijacker brings you are a headache and problems. There is no point of keeping it on board. The ads and the redirects aside, it also slows down your machine, which underperforms all the time. And, to top it all, the hijacker puts your privacy in danger by spying on your, collecting information and giving it to the crooks behind it. Don’t waste any more time. Act now. Use our removal guide below to delete this intruder once and for all.

And finally, do you know how you got infected? The hijacker didn’t appear as if my magic. You let it in. These infections cannot enter unless you allow them to. Given your situation, you must have done so at some point. They ask for your permission but they do in in the sneakiest way possible. For example, they use freeware/shareware bundles. All kinds of parasites travel the web applying this technique. To avoid infection always opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones when installing a bundle. This way you will be able to not only see each program in the bundle but you can also deselect each one if it looks suspicious.

Also, don’t ever skip the Terms and Conditions unless you want to agree to something you will later regret. Carefully read what you are pressing “I agree/OK/next” to as rushing the process does only one thing – it helps a parasite to attack you. Being distracted and careless is what pests need to succeed. Be more vigilant and not only with bundles. There are other methods which infection use like spam emails, third-party pop-ups, compromised sites, fake updates, etc. You must always be on the alert as by being negligent you are making yourself an even easier target.

JumboQuiz.com Removal

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 perform to remove the hijacker 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 JumboQuiz.com 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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