Jamper Virus Removal (For Chrome/FF/IE)

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This page aims to help you remove Jamper Chrome Virus. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

From the regular user’s perspective, programs like Jamper Chrome Virus are nothing more than a nuisance and a source of unpleasant browser changes, homepage or search engine replacements, page redirects and intrusive ads, pop-ups, and banners. But what exactly is hiding beneath this invasive behavior? Is this some virus-like activity that messes with your Chrome, Firefox or Explorer, or malware with some Trojan-Ransomware based harmful abilities? Fortunately, it’s none of the above, but if you stay with us, you will get to know more about the specifics of Jamper Chrome Virus, its abilities, level of harmfulness and all the issues it may cause. What is more, if you find its activity disturbing, you can use the instructions in the removal guide below to remove all of its modifications and fully uninstall it from your system.

What is the purpose of the browser changes that Jamper Chrome Virus initiates?

The purpose of the strange replacements in your browser’s homepage or search engine as well as the numerous unwanted redirects, ads, and banners, generated by Jamper Chrome Virus, is tied down to a very aggressive advertising approach, which aims to generate profits for the developers of the program. In the basis of this approach is the online advertising industry and its counteragents, which try different methods to advertise certain products, services, and web pages, directly on the users’ screens. They usually use pieces of software like Jamper Chrome Virus (also known as browser hijackers) to help them position specific items on the users’ screen and prompt them to click on them and eventually make a sale. This happens thanks to some rather aggressive approaches like search redirecting and browser settings modifications (aka browser hijacking), as well as the intrusive exposure to ads. As you may guess, everything boils down to making more sales and of course, more profits for the vendors and the marketers, whose items are advertised. The developers, who create such software tools, can also benefit from investing time and efforts into creating them. They usually involve these browser hijacking programs in remuneration models like Pay-Per-Click to earn some profits out of the clicks that the users give on the displayed advertisements and sponsored promotions. This pretty much explains the intrusiveness of programs like Jamper Chrome Virus inside the users’ browser, because they are usually programmed to behave this way and serve the needs of the advertisers, who own them.

What issues may Jamper Chrome Virus create?

The intrusiveness of the browser hijackers is one of the biggest issues that the affected users have to face and one of the main reasons for them to want to get them uninstalled. This intrusiveness is often dictated by the hunger of the browser hijacker developers to make more profit and collect more clicks on the sponsored ads, pop-ups, and websites, which their programs display. Web users, however, may not really see any actual benefit from all the ads and browsing invasion and they may actually end up being disturbed by the undesired changes in their browsing settings, the unstoppable flow of ads, the page redirects and the nagging popping messages that may cover their entire monitor. What is more, programs like Jamper Chrome Virus may affect the way the browser behaves, cause some sluggishness and unresponsiveness as well as some sudden crashes and freezing of the screen, which may interrupt the users’ activity when they least expect it.

Apart from these unwanted effects, which could be enough for some users to decide to remove the browser hijacker from their system, the developers may also use programs like Jamper Chrome Virus for some rather invasive marketing techniques. In their attempts to maximize their profits, they may program the hijackers to collect “traffic data”, keep a track on the users’ latest web activity and searches and gain access to their browsing history in order to increase the effectiveness of the browser hijacker’s advertising campaigns. The problem with these marketing practices is that they can be seen also as a privacy violation and, in fact, are often regarded as concerning according to users. But is there really something concerning about programs of this type? Let’s find out.

Is Jamper Chrome Virus a threat to your system’s safety?

You may see different opinions about the danger level of programs like browser hijackers online. While some users see browser hijackers as a source of some mere browsing disturbance which can be easily ignored, others refer to them as computer viruses and put them next to threats like Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware and other nasty malware. The truth is somewhere in the middle. According to most security experts, programs like this are generally seen as potentially unwanted due to the eventual issues they may cause. However, they are not categorized as a security threat to your system and definitely don’t have the harmful abilities of a virus, or some Trojan-Ransomware based infection. What is more, they are usually legally developed and have nothing to do with the criminal schemes and the destructive activities that the real malware is involved in. Nevertheless, if your browsing has been disturbed, you have all the rights to uninstall any browser hijacker from your system and remove all of its modifications, ads, and nagging popping messages from your browser. 

SUMMARY:

Name Jamper
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Unpleasant browser changes, homepage or search engine replacements, page redirects and intrusive ads, pop-ups, and banners.
Distribution Method Software bundles, free installation packs, shareware platforms, torrents, freeware sites, spam, intrusive ads, direct downloads form the web. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Jamper Chrome Virus Removal

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Jamper Chrome Virus from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Jamper Chrome Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Jamper Chrome Virus from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!