Jumbo Quiz “Virus” Pop-up Removal

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This page aims to help you remove Jumbo Quiz “VIrus” Pop-up. These Jumbo Quiz “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Jumbo Quiz “Virus” is the name of the program we will be elaborating on today. This piece of software is actually a browser hijacker. In short, this type of software is characterized by provoking changes in the way all your browsers (Firefox, Opera, Explorer and/or Chrome) normally behave and look. Such modifications could involve setting entirely different homepages and search engines; making your browsers redirect you to some online places you have never meant to go to; or displaying many ads – most often pop-ups and banners. All this may seriously disturb your browsing and make you very angry. We have included all the information about Jumbo Quiz (and about browser hijackers, in general) that you need in order to understand them and later remove them in the article below.

What could a browser hijacker normally do while on your PC?

When your system catches a browser hijacker, the situation is not hopeless at all. Generally, we have already mentioned all the common effects of any browser hijacker at the beginning of this article. In fact, this software is clearly oriented to promotion. Obviously, it has been developed with the simple purpose to advertise products, software, web pages, homepages, services and search engines. In this way everyone in the marketing business is happy – developers earn money from creating such software and producers have their goods advertised in the most efficient way nowadays – online. There is really nothing bothering about these programs. In the paragraphs below you will see why it is very different from a virus and cannot seriously damage you or/and your computer. 

Is there anything more disturbing that Jumbo Quiz may possibly do to your system?

To be completely precise, there actually could be such a feature typical of some hijackers (including Jumbo Quiz). This characteristic consists of the research that some hijackers could do about your personal preferences. For that purpose, the programs usually access your browser history records and try to come up with your tastes by reviewing all your common and/or latest search requests. As a result, the stream of ads that Jumbo Quiz could provoke may be related to that data. Also, the caused redirecting processes may lead to web pages with similar content as of your regular searches. Indeed, such a research could seem slightly more intrusive to some users. Consequently, browser hijackers are often seen as potentially unwanted programs. Another possibly disturbing feature of hijackers is their ability to broadcast a great number of ads and to cause sudden redirecting. Sometimes your browsers may freeze because of that production. Also, your entire system may become more sluggish, although this possibility depends on the processing power of your machine and the amount of RAM it possesses.

What makes Jumbo Quiz different from a virus?

The main differences between a browser hijacker and an exemplary malicious program like a Ransomware, for instance, are in the way these programs are distributed and in the way they normally behave after infecting your system. While the Ransomware could come automatically and doesn’t really need any authorization from you to invade your computer, all browser hijackers need you to agree to install them. Despite that, they may trick you into agreeing to do that in a way that we will discuss in the next paragraph. After catching the Ransomware infection, the virus will receive access to your entire system and will review all your data. On the contrary, Jumbo Quiz could only access your browsers and their records, no more data on your PC could be reached by the program. Then, after accessing all your files, the Ransomware-based virus will encrypt the most important ones of them; while the hijacker could only build an advertising campaigns based on your previous search requests. While the Ransomware really puts all your data in awful danger, no hijacker could really endanger your system.

How may Jumbo Quiz seduce you into installing it?

The secret of the hijacker developers is the distribution method they normally use to spread their creations. It is via the infamous program bundles – free combinations of diverse apps, programs and games, which usually include Adware and/or browser hijackers as well.  When you download such an interesting free set of software, you may want to try some of the programs inside it immediately. That’s why you may make the mistake to incorporate the entire bundle into your system. In order to avoid making such mistakes, please, do not choose the following options from the wizard:

  • The DEFAULT / EASY / AUTOMATIC/ QUICK or RECOMMENDED ONES:
    as they normally install the whole bundle on your PC, as well as all the features of all the programs inside it; and authorize any changes to your system.

Instead, please, make sure that you select these ones:

  • The CUSTOM OR THE ADVANCED ONES:
    as they usually give you the chance to remove features and programs from the list of the to-be-incorporated ones.

How to remove this program?

Simply go to the Removal Guide below and follow all the steps there as closely as possible.

SUMMARY:

NameJumbo Quiz
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
SymptomsSome irritating changes made to your browsers: in terms of the generated pop-ups; the redirecting that may be going on and the typical search engine/homepage that you use.
Distribution MethodVia bundling (putting all kinds of software together and spreading them for free); torrents; spam.
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Jumbo Quiz “Virus” Pop-up Removal


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

This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove Jumbo Quiz successfully!

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. 

malware-start-taskbar

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.

appwiz

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.

DNS

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 Jumbo Quiz 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 Jumbo Quiz from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Jumbo Quiz 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

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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

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