Were you infected by Jungle Net Ads? We have prepared detailed instructions how to remove Jungle Net Ads from all parts of your system.
Jungle Net Ads
WARNING, READERS, PLEASE READ THIS! The moment you were infected by Jungle Net Ads, it started tracking what websites you are browsing, what accounts you are using, started analyzing cookies information and collecting passwords. The information that is gathered is later sent to the person/people who made Jungle Net Ads. We recommend a full change in any passwords connected to your credit cards or any other forms of online payment that may be related. Remember, the ultimate goal of these people is to either steal your money or promote websites. In fact if you just think of Jungle Net Ads as a crude marketing tool, you will be justified, as these things come in legally most of the time – by tricking you into installing them.
Jungle Net Ads is a virus categorized as an Adware based on the way it operates. It is advised that you remove this thing ASAP from your machine, because it is not only very annoying to deal with, but it might also serve as an entry point for other, vastly more potent viruses. As a typical member of the Adware family Jungle Net Ads might manifest in several different variations. The negative impact your computer can be summarized as a mixture of traits listed below, depending on the particular variation affecting your computer:
- Whenever you open your browser or load a new page an additional tab or page will be generated by Jungle Net Ads and will be full of Ads. These redirects can be incredibly dangerous, because some of them are set to start downloading an executable file that
- In addition to the virus a number of varying toolbars may be installed. It’s also possible to replace your default search browser with another, more prone to showing Ads.
- It can begin converting random letters in texts you read into hyperlinks. These hyperlinks are another form of Ads and will lead to all kinds of fake sites.
- A number of messages will spawn from time to time warning about some problem your computer supposedly has. You’ll also receive the offer to download a fix program for free. DON’T. We’ll explain why below.
Remember – anything Jungle Net Ads tries to do is rooted in one simple thing it wants from you – authorization. It will do anything do gain this. Just ignore all of the messages and you should be fine for the time being, since adware are simple and powerless things unless you make the mistake of giving them authority. If you play your cards careful and ignore all talks of updates, the worst thing that can happen is the virus collecting and tracking your personal information. Which is bad in itself, but you can easily protect yourself better against this than against some of the alternatives – like being infected with a ransomware for example. Jungle Net Ads is merely annoying – ransomware can make you go through a world of hurt. Ransomware are different from adware in the sense that adware are merely the first tool in the arsenal of virus creators. Ransomware are on top of the food chain – they are made to encrypt (basically lock up) your files and demand monetary compensation to release them. Jungle Net Ads leaves you exposed to such things.
Adwares are annoying but harmless… or are they?
Viruses like Jungle Net Ads are commonly believed to be the least dangerous and that is mostly correct if we are talking about negative impact inflicted directly by the Adware. This does not mean they should be ignored or tolerated over a long period of time.
These things can become pretty dangerous if you ever try to interact with the Ads. You can never be certain if the Ads will take you to a legitimate site or a fake copy sites, whose only reason for existence is to try to defraud you of your money. Since site outlook can be easily copied and Url’s can be nearly flawlessly mirrored (there will always be a character or two difference, but they are always hard to spot) the best course is to stay clear of the Ads. If something does strike your fancy you should look it up in Google yourself and buy and download it from the official developers’ site.
Even more dangerous is anything Jungle Net Ads offers you to download – be it free or heavily discounted. This is one of the major ways by which viruses replicate themselves. When you run such a program you are effectively turning off all of your systems defenses, but at the same time you have no possibility of knowing what exactly is hiding in those ads.
How did Jungle Net Ads get in?
There is a huge variance in the methods used, but its mostly as part of an infected file. It might be a software bundle or a file downloaded from an unsafe location like a torrent site. For this reason it’s a wise move to own an anti-malware program that can scan all files downloaded before you open them.
Remove Jungle Net Ads
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.
Jungle Net Ads 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 Jungle Net Ads . 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.
Jungle Net Ads 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 Jungle Net Ads 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 Jungle Net Ads. 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.