If you have encountered an Jetmedia program and it has gotten installed on your computer then your Chrome, Firefox or IE browser (or any other browser that you might be using) has likely started getting constantly flooded by a ceaseless stream of adverts such as box messages, pop-ups redirects to promoted pages, blinking promotional banners and other similar advertising contents. Naturally, no user would want this to happen to their browsers as it could be extremely frustrating and irritating.
Unfortunately, there are many such applications out there capable of causing such disturbance and in the next lines we will be focusing on one such app called Jetmedia. The Jetmedia Virus is an adware program that is able to latch onto the user’s browser and generate online ads for it. If you have this software on your machine, it is likely that each time you try to open your browsing program you’d be greeted by a big number of web ads that would obstruct your regular browsing experience making it difficult to do whatever it is that you want to do on the Internet. Due to this, adware applications are generally regarded as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). Of course, most users who have such an app on their machine normally want to get rid of it in the fastest way possible. If you, too, have recently found yourself in a similar situation, know that we might be able to help you with this intrusiveness. Just have a look at the removal guide for Jetmedia Virus posted below and use the instructions in it if you have this pesky adware on your PC and you need help removing it. There is also a suggested anti-malware tool put inside the guide for any of you who might need additional assistance with the uninstallation of the unwanted app. We also need to remind you that if you have any questions regarding Jetmedia Virus and its removal, you can always ask them in our comments section – we will be sure to address them as soon as we see them.
The Jetmedia Virus
Many users believe that apps like the Jetmedia Virus are some sort of nasty and harmful viruses similar to Ransomware, Spyware, Trojans and other threats of that rank. However, this is actually a common misconception – adware programs aren’t actually all that dangerous or problematic. Of course, no one can deny that they could be extremely irritating to have on your PC but in terms of potential for harm, they are actually relatively safe.
Most adware apps contain no malicious code and their purpose typically has nothing to do with causing any harm to your system, data or to your virtual privacy. All in all, a typical adware application is nothing more than a tool for aggressive advertising that its creators use to accumulate revenue via methods like Pay-Per-View and Pay-Per-Click. However, there are still some possible hazards that need to be factored in when talking about adware. The most notable of them is the ads themselves. Normally, an adware ad shouldn’t be something dangerous or harmful. However, since adware advertisers oftentimes stream ads from many different advertising networks, it is still possible that some of the ads might actually be coming from sketchy, unreliable and even unsafe sources. This means that if you happen to interact with the wrong advert, your machine might get exposed to certain security risks and might get more susceptible to hacker attacks. Therefore, if you don’t want to risk landing some nasty Trojan or Ransomware virus, we advise you to avoid clicking on any Jetmedia Virus-generated adverts.
Regarding adware distribution
Some programs of this category have official sources such as an official website. However, most such apps are typically distributed via other, stealthier methods. Some examples are misleading online advertisements and offers, spam e-mail attachments and links, low-quality/questionable software downloads, illegal or obscure websites, etc. File-bundling, however, seems to be the top technique used for spreading adware. When this model is used, the unwanted app is combined with another software piece – normally some freeware program that the user is more likely to download. The adware is bundled with the other program as an added install that should normally be optional. However, if the Quick installation configuration is used by the user, the added unwanted app’s installation would be enabled by default and it would get installed alongside the other program. For this reason, if you don’t want adware on your PC, you should always seek the Custom/Advanced settings for the installation. Inside them, you should be able to see a list of all the bundled optional installs with checkboxes next to them. Deselect the checkboxes next to any added apps that you deem unwanted and only then continue with the installation in order to avoid getting any undesirable software on your PC.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||If an Adware program is currently on your PC, you are likely to notice intrusive ads getting generated on your screen every time you try to use your browsing program.|
|Distribution Method||Shady weblinks online ads, obscure program downloads, spam, file bundles and others.|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
How To Remove Jetmedia Virus
To try and remove Jetmedia quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Jetmedia extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Jetmedia by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Jetmedia and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Jetmedia removal guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
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).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
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.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
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:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- 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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Jetmedia Virus from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Jetmedia Virus from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Jetmedia 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 it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
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—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!