Are you suddenly seeing Ads by JumboSale? We have prepared extensive instructions how to remove Ads by JumboSale from your PC.
VERY IMPORTANT!!! READ HERE FIRST!!!
Ads by JumboSale is a malicious software of the adware class. What must be known and remembered about this type of viruses is that the people who create them not only want you to click on the ads, but they they also want to trick you into installing more adware. You shouldn’t fall for that of course, but keep in mind the ads in themselves will probably (but not definitely) not cause harm to your computer unless you decide to interact with them in any way. If you completely ignore and disregard the fake ads you will be safe for the time being. If you do however misclick or for whatever reason click on purpose on an ad brought to you by Ads by JumboSale then you invite all kinds of trouble to your personal computer.
First of all let’s make one thing clear: these are most likely fake advertisements. Chances are you will not be able to successfully buy or rent whatever it is you were tricked into believing you will. At the very least you will get nothing, unless you count being infected with additional viruses.
What you will be getting for sure though is –
The dangers associated with Ads by JumboSale:
- Your browser activity information, including cache and cookies might be gathered
- Your browser will start redirecting you to numerous fake and shady websites offering you stuff to download and install – DO NOT DO THIS in any case!
- Toolbars might be installed in your browser without your intention or permission
- Your default browser might be altogether replaced with another one more prone to displaying ad links
- The conversion of numbers or letters into hyperlinks might occur in the texts displayed in your internet browser
- You will be getting different type of pop-up windows informing you that your PC is infected (which in fact it is), or messages prompting you to download a program or a file that is going to fix your problem once and for all, again – DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR INSTALL anything
- You might get a pop-up window prompting you to install a missing plugin or a program update ( Adobe Updates are a common target for some reason)
We highlighted some of the more common tricks and occurrences of Ads by JumboSale, now let us explain why we put the DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR INSTALL in bold letters a couple of times. This malware will seek your authorization before it can really start hurting your device and make your life miserable. It will try to trick you, if successful then you are in trouble. If not though its effects are limited and are more annoying than anything else. In both cases though you definitely do not want Ads by JumboSale on your computer any longer than it takes you to go through our removal guide.
Remove Ads by JumboSale
Our first step here is a reboot in Windows 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 window of 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 Windows 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button , then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
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 JumboSale has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each one.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Ads by JumboSale . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
Ads by JumboSale should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Ads by JumboSale 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 Uninstall, choose 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.
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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
STEP 6 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing Ads by JumboSale . 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.