Jawego “Virus”

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This page aims to help you remove Jawego “Virus”. These Jawego “Virus” removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

We all know the feeling: you switch on your computer one day, open your browser, but something doesn’t feel quite right. There’s a new homepage that’s greeting you, perhaps also a different default search engine or even a new toolbar. And then you slowly start to notice the increase in online ads, the different popping notifications, warnings and similar things that weren’t there before. And then you come to the realization that something may have found its way into your system, without you necessarily wanting it to. These are usually what we refer to as PUP’s or potentially unwanted program and one of these PUP’s that we will be discussing today is better known as Jawego. Jawego is a program that has been reported by users numerous times as scamware and below we will try to shed more light on what exactly it does and how you can remove it from your system. For that purpose we’ve also created a useful removal guide, which you can use for free after you’re done reading the article.

What is Jawego and how dangerous is it?

Jawego is marketed as a PC optimization tool, which will seemingly scan your system for different errors. After this it will reveal those errors and urge you to allow the program to fix them. Typically, these will be somewhere in between 100 and 200 different registry errors. And what’s more, these are usually easily fixed by Windows and don’t require external help. As a rule of thumb, the program will detect temporary internet files and ‘corrupt’ registry entries and claim that these are serious threats to your system’s stability. In reality, however, most of these so-called errors are pretty much harmless and can’t really cause any actual damage to either you or your computer. Nevertheless, Jawego will typically insist that these are critical problems that require immediate solving, or else you risk system crashes and sluggish overall performance.

If users would allow themselves to be tricked by the PUP, then they will accept to allow the program to clean the errors. And once they do that, they will be redirected to a webpage, where they will be required to purchase the full version of the program. Alternatively, Jawego will fix a couple of those issues it detected and only then offer you to fix the rest of them after you’ve bought the full version or license. This is quite evidently believed to be a scam and one of the oldest tricks in the book, due to the nature of the errors reported. As pointed out, they’re not genuine risks for your system, nor do they substantially hinder its performance. Moreover, your OS is likely capable of taking care of them on its own.

Now, while this program may be seeking to just make money off of naïve users, that’s not to say that it’s necessarily harmful or dangerous. That’s often the other extreme that people tend to jump to, when encountering such software. Jawego is not an actual virus or form of malware, so there’s no grounds for comparing it to harmful pieces of software like Trojans, ransomware or other such notoriously damaging viruses. However, that’s not to say that it’s completely safe either, as for now we can’t really say what other kinds of scripts these programs may install. Furthermore, it’s not uncommon for PUPs of this type to be linked to other programs and even chains of other such programs that mutually advertise each other. Not to mention that you could potentially even be redirected with their help to various shady and perhaps even dangerous pages.

So with all that in mind, it’s best to simply avoid clicking around on the popups and notifications that this ‘registry cleaner’ displays. Also, it’s a good idea to try and prevent these programs from getting installed on your machine altogether. This usually happens with the help of program bundles and that’s probably exactly how you ended up with Jawego in the first place. It’s likely that you ran the setup of some new program without paying too much attention to it and simply clicking through the steps. Try to be more mindful about the installation processes of new programs and don’t rush them. Opt for the custom or advanced settings and pay attention to see if there are any added programs included, so that you can remove them before they get a chance of being installed.


Name Jawego
Type PUP
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About the author


Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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