Jungle Arcade “Virus” Removal (June 2017 Update)

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

Adware can be very unpleasant and can take over any browser – it doesn’t matter if is it the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or some other browsing app. However, apart from the irritation it may create, you should not be very worried about this type of software. It is not as harmful as computer viruses, Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware and some other nasty forms of malware. In fact, it is nothing more than a harmless tool, which serves the online advertising industry in a somewhat aggressive way. Jungle Arcade “Virus” is one such piece of software, and you probably landed on this page, because you have been disturbed by its constant generation of ads, pop-ups, banners and different intrusive sponsored messages. In the article below, we will help you easily remove it and get rid of the nagging ads, but for that, you first need to gain some general understanding of the nature of the adware, as well as the specifics of Jungle Arcade “Virus” . Read the next lines to find out more, and once you have understood the basics, scroll down to the removal guide, which will help you safely uninstall this program and remove all of its related unpleasant activities.

Aggressive marketing is the main reason for Jungle Arcade “Virus” to exist

The main disturbance from an adware piece of software like Jungle Arcade “Virus” comes from the overwhelming amount of intrusive advertisements that constantly pop-up on the users’ screen. They appear the moment the invaded browser is opened up and are usually very hard to get rid of, regardless of the attempts of users to close them. Oftentimes, clicking on the “X” button doesn’t really shut the nagging advertisements but redirects the people to some other pages, new tabs, banners, and ads instead. This can create a lot of confusion and interruption of the normal browsing activity as well as much irritation to a lot of people. That’s why many of them refer to the adware as potentially unwanted and seek for ways to uninstall it and remove its nagging ads from their screen. Some users even mistake it for a virus and get panicked. However, there is no need for such an overreaction because the general idea behind the adware and its ads is not to harm you the way that a computer virus or some Trojan-Ransomware based infection would do, but to generate money by exploiting remuneration methods like Pay-Per-Click and sponsored ads positioning. This means that basically, it serves as a tool for aggressive online advertising and revenue gaining from advertisements. For each and every click the users make on any of the intrusive pop-ups, the owners of the adware receive some money and this is what motivates them to flood the users’ screen with dozens of ads every day.

Jungle Arcade “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

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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.

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 Jungle Arcade “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 Jungle Arcade “Virus”  from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Jungle Arcade “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

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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!

Is Jungle Arcade “Virus” related to any security risks?

As we already said above, Jungle Arcade “Virus” won’t harm your PC in a serious way and definitely cannot be compared to the malicious effects of a Trojan horse, a virus or some other nasty threats like Ransomware, for example. However, this doesn’t mean that you should completely trust the adware because despite not being made for criminal or destructive purposes, it can create a certain disturbance and perform some questionable activities. A lot of security experts refer to pieces like Jungle Arcade “Virus” as potentially unwanted and there are a few good reasons for that. Some of the issues you may face with this type of software are related to the ads that it displays. It is good to keep in mind that some of the popping messages might be compromised or misleading and if you happen to click on them, they may unknowingly redirect you to some insecure web locations or pages, which may hide security threats and computer viruses. That’s why interacting with them is highly inadvisable if you want to avoid some dangerous infections. Also, you may notice issues with your browser – it may suddenly start to crash, freeze or become unresponsive because of the huge amount of banners, ads and notifications it is forced to display. Most of the times the adware can also extract data from it, such as your latest web searches, browsing history and bookmarks, and try to use it for its aggressive advertising campaigns, which most of the users may find disturbing. The only way to effectively get rid of all these issues and questionable activities is to fully uninstall the adware from your system. If you feel like doing that, then follow the steps in the removal guide below, as they will guide you through all the removal process safely and will help you remove Jungle Arcade “Virus” without any risk for your system.

SUMMARY:

Name Jungle Arcade “Virus”
Type  Adware/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Huge amount of intrusive advertisements that constantly pop-up on the users’ screen.
Distribution Method Spam, emails with attachments, freeware platforms, torrents, software bundles, free downloads from the web. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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