I wrote this article to help you remove Jurnal-only.net. This Jurnal-only.net removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Jurnal-only.net page is bad news. It indicates the presence of a cyber infection of your machine. A browser hijacker, to be precise. The hijacker has managed to slither in your system and it will continue causing trouble until you delete it. Moreover, the more time it spends on board, the more problematic it will become. Hijackers may not be the absolute worst type of pest out there but it should not be underestimated. No parasite should be. The virus will eventually get out of hand and then it may be too late for you to undo the damage.
So, take the Jurnal-only.net`s appearance as a warning because this is exactly what it is. It`s the hijacker`s way of informing you of its presence. As soon as you notice the site taking over, start looking for the pest`s hiding place and delete it upon discovery. If you don’t, it won`t be long before you regret it.
Once the hijacker enters your PC, you start enduring constant interruptions. It all starts with your browsing experience. It changes significantly and not for the better. The hijacker adds a plugin to all of your browsers thus taking control over them. You are no longer in charge and your opinion or permission are not relevant. The pest makes changes in your browsers` settings as it sees fit.
For example, all of a sudden the Jurnal-only.net site it everywhere. Every time you as much as touch your browsers, the page pops up. When you open a new tab, it is there. You try visiting a page, you get redirected back to it. This domain even replaces your homepage and search engine. Again, your approval was neither needed nor required. And this is not all. The hijacker also bombards you with a myriad of unreliable advertisements on daily basis. Your screen is always covered with ads. Ads that you can`t get rid of. Ads that come is all forms and shapes.
Banners, coupons, deals, offers, comparisons, video ads, pop-ups, pop-unders, and so on and so forth. Needless to say, due to all of this, your browsing experience is effectively ruined. You are no longer able to search the web at peace anymore as you are constantly interrupted. What is worse, you are also always one click away from more infections. Of course, you are. Nothing the hijacker generates can be trusted. One wrong click on an ad/link and you automatically download more parasites on your already infected machine. And, you help crooks earn money in the process. Yes, the crooks use these ads and pages to boost web traffic and make money via the pay-per-click method. You are becoming their sponsor just by keeping the virus on board. It is a lose-lose situation for you. You PC is already underperforming due to the hijacker`s presence and the last thing you need is more infections.
So, click nothing as, as long as the pest remains, you are not safe. And like this is not enough. Your privacy is jeopardized too. The hijacker spies on you and threatens to expose your private details to crooks. Are you going to sit idly by and wait for this to happen? Or are you going to take action and delete this nasty intruder? We suggest the latter. So, use our removal guide and get rid of this pest once and for all.
But how did the hijacker enter in the first place? Did you download it on purpose? We doubt that and yet, here it is. It managed to trick you into giving it your permission as it cannot get it without it. So, it turned to the oldest tricks in the book. We are talking freeware, spam email messages and their attachments, fake program updates, corrupted pages, third-party pop-ups, unverified download sources, etc. The hijacker could have used any of these tactics to get it. But it had help. From you. That’s right. The one thing infections need the most to succeed is your carelessness. This is what they pray for. If you provide it and you are distracted, the pests get it undisturbed.
If you want to keep your machine infection-free, be more cautious. Pay more attention to what you click on and what you agree to. Stay away from shady pages. Take the time to read the Terms and Conditions/EULA when you are installing a bundle/update. Delete messages from unknown senders without opening them. Same goes for messages on social media. Don’t click on everything that comes your way. Negligence leads to malware. What doesn’t lead to malware is caution.
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 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.
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 Jurnal-only.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.