Jimbrie Virus

This page aims to help you remove the Jimbrie “Virus” and answer what it is. These Jimbrie “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Reading this article probably means you are looking for ways to uninstall Jimbrie. Which you may have no idea how you got on the first place. Well, look no further! This article will explain what is Jimbrie and its appearance during your browsing sessions. Also – the mechanisms through which you could prevent future browser hijackers from entering your computer in seemingly mysterious ways and how to identify the reasons why you keep being bombarded with different, unwanted adverts while using Chrome or Firefox.

What is Jimbrie?

It is a type of browser hijacker, which is an advertising-supported software that earns money by pushing forward third-party advertisements. It is important to note that browser hijacker is not a virus; it is regarded as “safe”, besides its irritating behaviour pattern. Of course, there may be some exclusions in which certain adverts may be malicious (called malvertising), but generally browser hijacker is considered as the lesser “evil”.  A computer virus, on the contrary, is self-replicating, hence very stubborn and hard to remove.

The Jimbrie “Virus” may have several faces: it can present itself as a friendly pop-up advert for a tempting deal, or as a sleek-designed banner. It may also be the case that when you are watching content online, clicking on the “play” button redirects you to a couple of new, one-page advertisements. Suddenly another video has begun playing and until you find the tab where that voice is coming from, you have lost your patience and your online experience has been disrupted. This may happen because the browser hijacker has already incorporated itself in your browser.

How does Jimbrie function?

Perhaps after reading the above description, you are a bit puzzled, maybe even feeling slightly deceived. “Why did I not know?” The answer is very simple. Do you remember how many times you have downloaded some sweet free software? Or how about the torrent file you enjoyed last week with your family? That is right! Downloading free or unsolicited software might install some “hidden” programs without your knowledge. This is the so-called “software bundle” that gets installed together with the one program you intended to download. What about the actions that you perform on a daily basis when surfing the Net? Think about the way you interact with online advertisements. If you are a fervent online shopper and like clicking on pop-up adverts with tempting discounts, or just a curious banner explorer, your actions may be monitored. The very idea of browser hijacker is to collect, store and use browsing information. Thus, the program owners could sell this information to third parties, willing to target specific groups based on their online behaviour, interests, demographics and other patterns. It is best not to click on such Flash advertisements.

How to cope with Jimbrie in the future?

The best thing to do is to get more disciplined when it comes to your browsing culture. Do not visit any suspicious websites and do not download software from shady, unchecked providers. If you still want to benefit from the free software, make sure you go for the advanced installation option – this will give you an overview of what you are installing and will lessen the chance to get intrusive program bundles. When you come across a very curious and impossible to resist advert, instead of clicking on it, consider remembering the name of the company or the product and search it independently on their website. For instance, if you are eager to buy the new Sony headphones for ONLY $ 39.99, ONLY today, go straight to Sony’s website to double-check the offer and if it is real – do take advantage of it! As far as the software is concerned, the rule is very simple: stay alert when you see the word “free”. As the saying goes, “There is no such thing as a free lunch”.  

Take the before-mentioned precautions to avoid regret, annoyance and agitation. It certainly is better to change some browsing habits of yours, than to act post-factum. So even when it comes to this “free lunch”, choose wisely by taking only the harmless and most needed bits of it.

Now that you have become aware of the way Jimbrie works, as well as its numerous manifestations, you are advised to proceed to the removal guide. Please ignore the paragraphs that do not apply to your case and follow the instructions closely. If at any time you feel you need our help, do not hesitate to send us your questions. Ideas on how to improve the guides are always much welcome!


Name Jimbrie
Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Remove Jimbrie Virus

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android , iPhone


About the author

Bert L. Jackson

Bert L. Jackson has more then 13 years in the Cyber Security Industry consulting and collaborating. Distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.

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