I wrote this article to help you remove Jav123.com. This Jav123.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Do you see the Jav123.com website every time you open your browser? If you do, you have been infected with an adware parasite, which is currently working on wrecking your machine. Jav123.com is a spam advertising platform and it is dangerous. The infection that you are stuck with causes it to appear. And it is not the only one. You will also be bombarded with many other issues, such as ads, redirects, worse PC performance, malware and privacy risk, etc.
Even though adware is considered to be among the least harmful and easy to tackle cyber infections, you should not underestimate it. It is still a parasite and you don’t have a place for a parasite on your system. What you need to do is remove the parasite as soon as you spot it. The more time you grant it on board, it will use every minute to cause you problems. So, take immediate action. Find the adware`s hiding spot and get rid of it once and for all.
As a classic member of the adware family, don’t expect any originality from the pest behind Jav123.com. However, do expect it to be annoying. Adware pieces are incredibly irritating. When they sneak in they make a complete mess of your online activities. You cannot surf the Web at peace anymore as you are constantly interrupted. The adware redirects you to all kinds of shady pages every time you so much as touch one of your browsers. Of course, Jav123.com is at the helm but you are forced to visit many others just as suspicious sites. Also, you are bombarded with tons of annoying pop-up ads on daily basis.
Coupons, deals, offers, video ads, best prices, comparisons, etc. and etc. Needless to say, these commercials claim to be helping you enhance your online shopping. But they are not. In fact, they do the exact opposite. These links are sponsored and crooks use them to gain money via the pay-per-click marketing system. They were never meant to be beneficial to you in any way. On the contrary. By clicking, you are not only sponsoring hackers but you are also risking downloading more parasites on your computer. The problem is that these ads are pretty hard to avoid. They are so many and pop up so unexpectedly, that you will click sooner or later. And the only way of getting rid of them is to get rid of the adware itself.
The pest has no place on your machine. Aside from the online intrusions, it also causes your PC to lag and crash often, your browsers to freeze and your system to reboot. And like this is not enough, your privacy is being jeopardized as the parasite spies on you and monitors your every online move. This includes IPs, email addresses, usernames, passwords, browser-related data, personally identifiable and financial credentials, etc. Do the right thing and delete the infection now. Otherwise, it won`t be long before you regret it.
Do you know how the adware managed to enter? Did you download it on purpose? No. And yet, it is there, which means that it tricked you. These infections need your approval on their installment and they rely on tricks and deceit to get it. For instance, freeware bundling is one of hackers` favorite tactics. All they do is attach their malware to another program and you do the rest by being careless.
It is very important to be extra vigilant when installing programs. Never skip the Terms and Conditions/EULA and take your time to see what you are giving permission to. Opt for the Custom settings instead of the Basic ones. They may be more time-consuming but they also allow you to see each additional program in the bundle as well as to deselect it. Choose safety over speed. Being in a rush and blindly pressing “Yes/I agree” only brings you infections. And so does your negligence. No crooks` tactic would work without it. It is what cybercriminals pray for the most. Don’t grant it.
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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here 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.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Jav123.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.