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Remove Jokerlivestream.com (Sept. 2019 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Jokerlivestream.com. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Having too many browsing ads getting displayed on your main browser is always an irritating annoyance and oftentimes the cause for this could actually be a software that you have unknowingly allowed to get installed on your computer. Such software, for example, is Jokerlivestream.com. It is an app capable of attaching itself to different browsers like Chrome, IE and Firefox (maybe even Safari!) and able to flood their tabs with different obstructive commercials. What you can expect from this software as well as from other similar apps is for them to generate excessive amounts of advertising materials inside the browser. This includes redirects to pages and sites that the users didn’t try to visit as well as generation of pop-ups, pop-unders, screen-wide banners, new-tabs and many more. It’s also likely that the search engine service of your browser as well as its toolbar and homepage could also get affected by the presence of the browser hijacker (that’s what apps like Jokerlivestream.com are referred to as) in your system. And, what’s even worse, any changes that this annoying app may make to your browser are likely going to be impossible to override as long as the hijacker is still operational. This is why the best method of dealing with any browser is to simply uninstall it from the system so as to restore the normal functionality of your browser. This, however, may be easier said than done due to the usual lack of any built-in uninstallation options in most hijackers. This really leaves you with two main options – locate and manually remove everything related to the unwanted software that’s in your computer or use the help of a specialized tool that will help you automatically get rid of the hijacker. Examples of both of these options are available in the guide that you will find right below.

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 Removing Jokerlivestream.com is important to your computer’s security

The best course of action if you notice a software like Jokerlivestream.com messing with the settings of your browser is to immediately have the annoying app taken away. This won’t only put an end to the otherwise ceaseless stream of annoying advertisements but will also make your system safer. The reason for this is related to the advertising and commercial materials that browser hijackers are known for spamming their users with. You can’t really be sure about what may wait for you on the other side of any given advert – it could indeed be the offer that is being advertised or it could be a shady website in which you may encounter fake offers, more unwanted and annoying software or maybe even threats like Trojan Horse programs, Ransomware encryption viruses and other similar hazardous programs. If you don’t want to have your files locked by some insidious Ransomware or your system corrupted by a malicious Trojan, we advise you to avoid touching any of the ads displayed on your screen by the hijacker and also to remove the ad-generating software ASAP.

SUMMARY:

Name Jokerlivestream.com
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Due to their annoying behavior, apps like Jokerlivestream.com really can’t stay unnoticed for long. 
Distribution Method Random spam messages, misleading web requests, different updates and software bundles.
Detection Tool

Remove Jokerlivestream.com 

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


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).

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Step2

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. 

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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.

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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 Jokerlivestream.com 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 Jokerlivestream.com from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Jokerlivestream.com 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

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!


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