Can’t Remove JetMedia Virus? This page includes detailed instructions on how to remove JetMedia Virus that can be found at the bottom half of this article.
If Adware programs such as JetMedia find their way inside your PC, they can cause you a lot of annoyance. What is more, such programs may expose you to certain security risks if you are not careful with the ads, pop-ups, banners, and redirects they generate. These applications are well known for their ability to integrate with any browser (be it Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge and others) and to fill it with intrusive pop-ups, banners, blinking boxes and adverts of a similar kind. If a similar thing has recently happened to you and JetMedia has taken over your default browsing app, then you probably landed on this page with the hope to learn how to uninstall it. We won’t disappoint you because our “How to remove” team has prepared a special Removal Guide below, as well as some helpful tips on how to avoid adware programs in the future. Read the information that follows and let us know if you need additional assistance.
Adware and its goal
Adware programs, as their name suggests, are pieces of software, which are specialized in advertising. Their purpose is to promote certain things on your screen and to gain profits for their developers through different online advertising models. One of the most popular methods used by programs of this type is the so-called Pay-Per-Click model which gains profits through clicks on sponsored commercials. JetMedia “Virus” is a new application which obviously works on this principle because it tends to feed the users’ screen with various aggressive ads, pop-ups, banners and offers and tries to force the users into clicking on them if they want to have them removed. Sadly, clicking on one ad typically causes even more of them to appear and quickly turns the normal web browsing into a real ad-broadcasting nightmare. That’s why, we advise our readers to limit their interaction with the irritating pop-ups as much as possible and to focus on uninstalling the software that is displaying them.
Issues and hazards JetMedia virus may cause
Many people feel disturbed by the never-ending ad-generating activity on their monitor. The excessive exposure to different commercials may not only be really irritating and hard to deal with but it may also land users on unfamiliar websites, unknown or insecure web locations, the legitimacy of which could be questionable. With this in mind, one has to be very careful as to what kind of content they interact with because on the Internet, sometimes, one wrong click on a misleading link may cause contamination with nasty viruses like Trojan horses and Ransomware.
Now, it is not guaranteed that the Adware will display obscure and potentially hazardous content on your screen. However, it this is still a real possibility. That’s why, you should keep in mind the risks and maybe think of uninstalling JetMedia from your machine as a preventive measure against the exposure to more serious security threats.
Tips on protection and effective elimination of Adware
If you don’t like to have your browser taken over by irritating programs like JetMedia or risk geting your PC attacked by cyber threats such as Ransomware or Trojans, you should definitely take precautions in order to make your machine safer and less likely to be invaded by such software. One of the first things we would suggest you do is to think about proper system protection on your PC for which you can use a reliable antivirus software. Now, many users may neglect the importance of such software on their computers but the truth is that in most of the cases, the investment is really worth it if the product is of high-quality. The professional JetMedia removal tool on this page, for instance, is a decent software tool that can easily deal with Adware and even more complicated security threats.
Secondly, your online browsing habits can really make a difference so try to avoid sketchy or intrusive web content and mind your software sources. When you download a new software program (especially a free one) and you intend to install it on your PC, you should always keep an eye out for additionally bundled applications inside the installation pack. Adware can usually be found there, so use the most detailed installation options to check for any “recommended” or “suggested” components, and remove any pre-selected checkmarks, which may allow any unwanted apps to get installed by default.
In case you skip this important step and some potentially unwanted program becomes part of your system, you may need to uninstall it with the help of a Removal Guide such as the one below or by using reliable security software.
How To Remove JetMedia “Virus” | Instructions
Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
Mac user, please use our Mac Malware Removal guide.
The following guide will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant JetMedia software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.
Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders
Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.
For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove the virus. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.
Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.
Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs
Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name JetMedia on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs
Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name JetMedia in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
Open your Start Menu and copy-paste notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts in the search bar. In the notepad file, look below Localhost and see if there are any IP addresses there. If there are some, send them to us in the comments and we will tell you if you should take any action.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers
You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Remove JetMedia From Chrome
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.
You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Remove JetMedia From Firefox
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Remove JetMedia From Internet Explorer
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Remove JetMedia From Edge
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.
Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor
Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type JetMedia and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for JetMedia in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries
For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore
In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset
Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.