Remove “Ads by Jumbo Sale” From Chrome/Firefox

How do you remove “Ads by Jumbo Sale“? Ads by Jumbo Sale is a virus of the adware class the can be exterminated using our instructions below.

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Adware viruses are the most common viruses that your computer can come in contact with. Thus it is no surprise that your computer has been infected with “Ads by Jumbo Sale”, since “Ads by Jumbo Sale” is a virus which belongs to the Adware family. These things pose little direct danger to your computer, but they can be a a real pain in the ass to put up with. They can also be hard to remove, unless you know exactly what to do. Deleting every file associated with the virus is vitally important, because if you don’t get them all it’s possible that the virus will greet you the next time you start your computer.

Do not interact with the Ads

There are two good reasons why you should never click on any Ads.

First – you can never be sure if the Ads are leading you to a real site or a fake. The fakes will look just like the legitimate sites they copy and their URL address will be nearly the same – with only a few characters in difference perhaps. Spend any money is obviously a very risky and unwise move, so you are better off just ignoring these Ads until the virus is removed.

Secondly – Adware often spread viruses. Whenever you are offered to download a file there is a good chance that file will be some kind of virus. It is an established fact that some of the most dangerous viruses like Ransomwares and Trojans use the “services” of Adware viruses like “Ads by Jumbo Sale”. NEVER download and install anything offered by “Ads by Jumbo Sale”.

Methods commonly used by viruses, “Ads by Jumbo Sale” included

The most likely way that “Ads by Jumbo Sale” might have used to get into your computer is through some kind of installer, as an additional program. In fact Adwares like installers with extra bundled programs attached to them. If you are looking at the installer for some free program, then there is a greater chance that one or more of the bundled programs will actually be Adwares. For this reason we never recommend using the default installation option for programs. Using Advanced is a much better idea. Pressing next a couple of times will give you the safe as default, but in addition you will be able to see what exactly will get installed and you have control over this. We recommend you block access to any additional applications you don’t really need.

Torrent and storage sites can be very dangerous too. If the main file is not infected then there is a good chance you’ll be shown multiple “Download” buttons. If you try to download a file from the wrong button you’ll still be offered a file with the name of the file you want, but that file will have the executable file extension (.exe) and what’s inside will be a virus. And if you are unlucky it can be a very dangerous one.

Remove “Ads by Jumbo Sale”


Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:

Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.


Proceed to Step 2.

For Windows 8 and 8.1 Users:

Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.Administrator permission required


Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the new pop-up.

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Proceed to Step 2.

For OS X Users:

When you Mac is turned off, press the Power Button. After you hear the Startup Sound, immediately press and hold the Shift key until the Apple logo appears.

Proceed to Step 2.


  “Ads by Jumbo Sale” has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each one.

ie9-10_512x512  For Internet Explorer Users:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find “Ads by Jumbo Sale” . Disable it.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.

firefox-512  For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-ons.

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Hit Extensions next.

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“Ads by Jumbo Sale”  should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-background For Google Chrome Users

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.


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In  Extensions,  find the virus and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

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 Click chrome menu icon   again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines.  Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.

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safari For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.


(Works for Windows XP, 7,  8,  8.1)

Hold windows-buttonand R together. Write appwiz.cpl  in the new field, then click OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for “Ads by Jumbo Sale” and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall  it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstallchoose NO:



This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.


Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can. If the virus returns later on, the reason is that you missed something here. However, we should warn you – doing this can be extremely risky, so the best course is to seek assistance from us.


Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.


We’ve had reports that this virus can come back after you uninstall it. This usually takes place on system boot. If this happens, do the following:

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. Alternatively, if you can’t find any this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random


STEP 6 – Optimization

And that’s it. Well done for removing “Ads by Jumbo Sale”. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested, you can check it out here.