This article and the Removal Guide attached to it are going to help you successfully manage to remove Jamper Virus. This particular program is a browser hijacker representative, and is capable of infiltrating and influencing all the browser apps you have installed and use – Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and/or Opera. What may possibly result from this browser hijacker infection are the irritating activities listed below:
- Your search requests could get redirected to different websites;
- Your homepage and search engines might get changed without your direct permission;
- The web pages you want/need to visit may be loading a lot more slowly than they usually do;
- You could notice plenty of newly-set toolbars in your browsers that you do not remember ever having installed;
- A huge number of of pop-up advertisements and other forms of ads could be generated on your screen.
For the purpose of getting ready to deal with this kind of contamination, you first need to understand and realize its characteristics. We are talking about Jamper Virus’s nature and effects thoroughly in the text below.
What does the term “browser hijackers” really mean?
As we have briefly reviewed the features and possible effect of this kind of software before, these programs normally affect the way your browser apps look and behave. It’s worth mentioning that no browsing program can escape their influence. Nonetheless, they are not dangerous, and as a result we can only say that their activities are just incredibly irritating. Precisely, browser hijackers are members of the family of advertising software. Actually, they are created for the purpose of fulfilling merely promoting goals and aims. That’s why they could only affect your browsers. Users are believed to spend most of their time online using their browsers, rather than any other computer app or program. Consequently, affecting your Chrome, Firefox and/or Explorer is actually believed to be the activity they need to enhance their advertising campaigns. It may sound surprising, however, but hijackers are legitimate and do not break any regulations or laws.
Is there any possibility that Jamper Virus may have even a few malicious consequences?
Fortunately, that is not possible. Such ad-related software can’t result virus infections or serious harm for your PC. For the purpose of illustrating the considerable differences between actual types of malware and hijackers, we are going to discuss the exact way a Ransomware virus differs from this particular hijacker member – Jamper Virus. Firstly, all the real viruses, whatever type they are – Trojans or Ransomware, are usually set to infiltrate the victim user’s system. On the other hand, no hijacker could invade your system. It is only you, who can authorize their installation. Secondly, viruses are normally created with illegal, often dishonest, purposes, such as spying, data theft and destruction, while no browser hijacker could have such capabilities. Lastly but most importantly, most of the viruses are very hard to remove, while the ad-broadcasting programs are not that difficult to get rid of.
Still, a few experts might consider such ad-related programs ‘unwanted’, as they may have some relatively shady features such as their abilities to review your online searches and set the whole pop-up campaign and redirecting process to be conducted according to your supposed interests. Moreover, the way programmers could deceive you into unknowingly install any hijacker might raise some questions or concerns.
What tricks do programmers usually use to distribute hijackers?
One more time, we have to claim that these developers who spread hijackers are not doing anything against the law. Despite this fact, they could mingle such ad-spreading programs with other free apps and games for the purpose of making it plausible to you to download and install such a software mix. These combinations are famous as program bundles, and could be blamed for the majority of the known hijacker and Adware infection cases. What you have to do so as to stay safe is to just select the right installation option. The name of the best installation feature, ensuring a harmless installation procedure, is ADVANCED. Thus, when the installer is displayed, search for this particular option. There is a possibility that this option might also be labelled as Custom or Customized. Remember to always select those in order to conduct a safe and controlled process of installing any software piece.
Getting rid of a program like Jamper Virus:
For the purpose of removing this irritating hijacker, you will need to refer to a trusted and tested uninstallation guide. We suggest that you check out our Removal Guide just below.
Jamper Virus Removal
Before you begin completing the steps from the following guide, we advise you to place a bookmark on this page or have it opened on a separate device since some of the following steps will require you to close your browser.
Enter Safe Mode. If you don’t know how to do it, use this guide.
Open the Task Manger by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Go to the processes/details Tab and take a look at the resulting list. If you see a process with the name of the unwanted program or looks shady, right-click on it and select Open File Location. If you believe it is part of the infection, delete the files.
Use the Winkey+R key combination to open the Run window and in the search field type appwiz.cpl. Hit Enter and in the resulting list, look for recently installed programs that look potentially unwanted. If you find anything – uninstall it.
Re-open Run and this tie type msconfig. Hit Enter again and in the resulting window, go to the Startup tab. See if there are any shady programs there and if anything looks suspicious uncheck it and then select OK.
In the Start Menu search field, copy-paste the following line: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts . Open the first result and look at the bottom of the file where it says “Localhost”. If there are any IP addresses below that, tell us what they are in the comments since they might be coming from the unwanted software.
Type Network Connections in the Windows search field and click on the first result. Right-click on the adapter that you are using at the moment and go to Properties > Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) > Properties.
If the DNS line is not set to Obtain DNS server automatically, make sure to check that option.
Now go to Advanced > DNS tab and remove everything in DNS server addresses, in order of use.
Right-click on your browser’s icon and select Properties. Delete everything in Target that is after .exe”.
For Chrome users
Close Chrome and go to this folder: C:/Users/*Your username*/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. Change the name of the Default folder to Backup Default. Re-open Chrome.
For Firefox users
Open Firefox and click on the Main Menu > Add-ons > Extensions. If you see anything suspicious there, remove it.
For IE users
When you open the browser, go to Tools > Manage Ad-ons and remove the unwanted software if you see it there. Next, go to Tools > Internet options and change the homepage URL to whatever you are normally using.
Open Run (Winkey+R), type Regedit and click on OK. Next, press Ctrl+F and type the malware name. Hit Enter and delete everything that gets found.
If there are no results from the search, manually visit those folders in the Registry Editor.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main
If you find there any suspicious keys that have names with a lot of random letters and numbers, delete them or if you are not sure, tell us in the comments what you saw.