Mp3juice is a browser hijacker application specialized in ad-displaying and web traffic-rerouting. If you have Mp3juice on your system, you may experience automatic page-redirects and uncontrolled exposure to ads, banners, and sponsored pop-ups during your web browsing sessions.
You will certainly recognize the symptoms of being infected with this browser hijacker because you’ll probably notice that your main web browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, etc.) is now welcoming you with a new homepage or a totally different search engine that you have not approved. You may also notice that your search queries are now getting automatically redirected to random websites full of aggressive ads, banners, pop-ups, and click prompts. This is nothing to be surprised about since programs like Mp3juice are programmed carry out such activities. On this page, however, we will explain how to uninstall those changes and how to permanently remove the annoying ads that constantly interrupt your web browsing activity. Just stay with us and carefully read the information that follows.
One thing that is certain is that Mp3juice.cc is not a virus or malware. Perhaps the most pressing question that brings many readers to this page is if your system or files could suffer any damage if you have Mp3juice.cc on your computer.
This browser hijacker has no dangerous features like threats such as spyware, ransomware, Trojans, and worms. Therefore, if you have it on your system, you are unlikely to experience serious system damage, file corruption, theft of data, or other harmful consequences. Though not malicious, however, a browser hijacker is still not completely safe to keep on your computer. Security experts typically identify such software as potentially unwanted and there are a number of reasons for that.
Generally, programs such as Mp3juice exist to promote certain products, services, and their related websites on the users’ screen and to generate pay-per-click profits for their creators. The people, whose browsers get affected by the hijackers’ activity, however, are often forced to deal with unwanted pop-ups, automatic redirects to random sites and unauthorized browser changes that they have not approved. In addition to this browsing disturbance, programs like Mp3juice can compromise the overall performance of a computer in the long run.
For instance, they can cause system sluggishness, unresponsiveness, browser crashes, and general system instability because they typically use a significant amount of RAM and CPU resources to run background tasks and to display all these ads on the screen. Besides, the browser hijackers are often known to interfere with the computer’s system registry in order to ensure their unstoppable generation of their ads. This, however, could lead to potential weaknesses in the system’s security which can be exploited by virus infections and malware such as Trojans and Ransomware. Moreover, with all these random pop-ups and odd pages that you constantly get redirected to on a day-to-day basis, you never know what security threats you may accidentally bump into. Therefore, your best option is to uninstall Mp3juice and remove its unwanted components once and for all. For assistance, please use the removal guide below and the attached removal tool.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Unauthorised changes in the browser’s homepage or the main search engine, aggressive stream of ads and pop-ups.|
|Distribution Method||Browser Hijackers are often distributed in a bundle with other free applications, torrents, free download managers, ads and spam.|
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Remove Mp3juice Virus
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
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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 Mp3juice 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 Mp3juice from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Remove Mp3juice 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!