.jse File Virus Removal

This page was created to help you remove the .Jse file virus from your system. There has been a sudden influx of virus-infested archives being sent on Facebook via trickery. We saw a lot of international users asking questions like “.jse é virus,” “comment .jse,” “archivos .jse,” prompting us the explore the issue.

If you are on this page, then you have either fallen prey to this, or someone else in your personal circle has. We created this article specifically to help you understand all of this and provide step by step instructions on how to remove .jse file virus.

Without further ado, let us get down to the matter at hand: the .jse file virus is a form of malware that exploits the human element in the PC equation. There are several important factors that you absolutely need to remember, mainly:

  • You will see several topics on the internet where people wholeheartedly will advise you to contact Facebook (as it is the primary source the malware is distributed through). Facebook is in fact NOT infected. Your PC is. Contacting Facebook is a complete waste of time. If you feel the need to do anything at all, we advise you to circulate a post warning people of the danger 
  • The .jse file virus exploit basically serves as a backdoor: it makes your PC into a part of a botnet for the malware creators. Its primary functions  are to open you up for later use and infect as many other PCs as possible. This is incredibly dangerous, as you are basically at the mercy of the malware creators.
  • It is particularly worrying that this piece of malware uses javascript – javascript recently came into the spotlight for being used to disseminate Ransomware. It is clear the .jse viruses can do a lot more harm than you are presently seeing.

 At the moment the one thing that’s particularly nasty, is that there is very little information to go on. There are many people asking at which point the malware can take a hold of you – when you open the link, download the archive, or open the archive. The truth is we don’t know, as the threat is too new. However the consensus up until now is that you are safe as long as you only click the link. However do not in any way interact with the files themselves.

Exploit kits of this kind are very slippery and particularly dangerous. Much of the time users tend to ignore them because they keep down to a dormant state, but in reality are particularly vicious, because whoever created it also likely has a keylogger installed on your system. This means any passwords you have can be recorded if you simply input them. To take advantage of this “feature”, malware creators usually reset your browsing cookies so that any “remembered” accounts have to be cleanly input again. 


Name Does not have an official name, but operates through .jse files
Type Rootkit
Danger Level High (a grave security risk)
Symptoms  Links being spammed through your facebook account.
Distribution Method An archive that is being linked to you; a notification that a comments awaits you on Facebook
Detection Tool The .jse Virus may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.

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.

.jse File Virus Removal

.jse File Virus Removal

Unfortunately, it’s very, very difficult to completely eradicate this malware without the help of an anti-malware program. For that reason, Step 1 in this case is to download SpyHunter – its scanner is free and it can help you find the infected files. It is particularly important to do this, since there may be a keylogger on your PC, and that means your banking accounts may be in danger.

We urge you to change your passwords for any accounts containing any sensitive or personal information – but do it AFTER you are done with the removal of .jse File Virus

.jse File Virus Removal

Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – .jse File Virus  may have hidden some of its files.

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

.jse File Virus Removal

You are now in the Control Panel. Sort the installed programs by date and look for anything suspicious, which has been installed after you encountered the malware. Uninstall it/them.

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

.jse File Virus Removal

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

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

.jse File Virus Removal

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).

.jse File Virus Removal

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

.jse File Virus Removal

.jse File Virus RemovalRemove .jse File Virus  from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

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

.jse File Virus Removal

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.

.jse File Virus Removal

You need to disable JavaScript to prevent the malware from spamming your Facebook profile. Bear in mind that this is just a temporary measure.

In Google Chrome:

Open Chrome and write the following in the URL bar: chrome://settings/content

Select Do not allow any site to run JavaScript. After that press Done.

.jse File Virus Removal

In Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox and type about:config in the URL bar. Click on I’ll be careful I promise to open the configuration window.

.jse File Virus Removal

You will now see a big list of settings, but above all you should see the search bar. Type Java inside the search bar.

Right click on the javascript:enabled line -> select Toggle

The value column should now switch from True to False. Once that happens you are done here.

.jse File Virus Removal

  • IMPORTANT! Turning JavaScript off will prevent the virus from interacting with your internet browser, but the virus itself is not yet deleted. JavaScript is also necessary for many sites to properly function. After you delete the malware re-enable JavaScript by following the same instructions..

.jse File Virus Removal

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine if which of the processes has been started by the malware.


Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.

.jse File Virus Removal

.jse File Virus Removal

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 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 all of this failed to help you, contact us in the comments and use an anti-malware program!


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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