Guide to Remove Jumbo Quiz Thoroughly

I have a problem on my computer that when I watch videos on YouTube I am redirected to the Jumbo Quiz webpage every now and then. Besides, I keep receiving Jumbo Quiz ads when browsing the web. I wonder if my computer has been infected by a malware. But my antivirus program cannot detect any suspicious item. These problems annoy me a lot and I hope I could fix them soon. Could you give me some help? — Adele

 

Adele is not the only one with the problem of YouTube switching to the Jumbo Quiz webpage. This happened to other users, too. See the screenshot below:

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In fact, Jumbo Quiz is an adware program that can redirect users to unwanted websites and generate a lot of annoying ads on the web pages that users are visiting. To help Adele and other victims, we are going to talk about Jumbo Quiz in details, including what it is, how it gets into a target computer, what effects it could bring, and how it can be removed thoroughly. And in the final part of this article, we will show some tips that help users surf safely to avoid unwanted malware infections.

If you want to clean Jumbo Quiz immediately, you can skip to the removal part by clicking here. Or you can directly download and use an exclusive malware removal tool to automatically remove it out of your PC.

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What Is Jumbo Quiz?

There are many programs created to perform unwanted activities on your PC. They won’t destroy your system, erase your important data, or steal your confidential information like credit card numbers and passwords, but still can be harmful and therefore shouldn’t be ignored. Jumbo Quiz is such an unwanted program. To be more specific, it is an adware program that can cause various problems on your PC. Most programs are considered as adware because of their intrusive and annoying behaviors. Jumbo Quiz, which looks like a normal program, often appears on your computer out of nowhere, which means that it gets into your computer without your knowledge. Upon the installation, it will get installed on your web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as an extension. Then, it starts changing your browsers’ settings automatically. As a result of this, you may get redirected to unwanted websites while browsing the web, and also receive a lot of unwanted advertising content including popup ads, banners, deals, coupons, text links, or deceptive security alert messages. Below image is a screenshot of the ad generated by this adware program:

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So you can see that Jumbo Quiz is used as an Internet promoting tool that helps boost website traffic and generate advertising revenue for its developers. However, it is quite aggressive and aggravating for users. If your computer has got infected by this adware, you should not leave it alone. It is wise to take immediate action to thoroughly get rid of Jumbo Quiz from your PC.

 


How Does Jumbo Quiz Get into Your PC?

Like other types of adware, Jumbo Quiz can get into your PC in different ways that you may not know. Below is a list of common ways in which an adware program could reach your PC.

#1. Free Software

You must have downloaded free software from the Internet, don’t you? But have you ever thought a question that why a developer makes his product available for free? There are three possibilities to make a program be free: free trial, GNU (open source) or containing malware. If a piece of software is available for free, but it is neither a trial version nor open source, then most probably, it contains malware program. You may get adware, browser hijackers and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) in this way.

#2. Email Attachments

We often preach to our readers that it is not safe to open email attachments from unknown contacts. Cyber criminals usually send a malware file as an email attachment to thousands of email users. If you click and open the attachment, some malicious codes will be activated and certain malware program could be downloaded on your computer immediately.

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#3. Malicious Websites

It should be admitted that there are a lot of malicious websites on the Internet that loads malicious codes and programs. When you visit such websites, you may be distracted by some pop-up and pop-under ads many times. By clicking on those ads, you might directly download malware programs on your machine. Sometimes, even you don’t click any ads or links within a website, malware could be downloaded automatically. This is because that this website has been injected certain malicious codes which can trigger the downloading of malware programs once your visit the website.

 


What Effects Could Jumbo Quiz Bring?

Although this adware program cannot cause huge damage like what Trojans and ransomware could do, it does bring some effects to you if you keep it on your PC. After all, it can tamper with your web browsers’ settings, which could lower the security level of your PC. Here is a list of effects that could be brought by the adware program:

Web browsers get redirected to unwanted websites. The adware has the ability to change the browsers’ settings and even HOSTS file, which makes the browsers to get rerouted to particular websites.

Many ads appear on the web pages and cannot be blocked or removed. The adware can display a number of popup ads and other types of advertising content almost on every webpage you visit in order to attract your clicks.

Web browsers run sluggishly and crash occasionally. The adware may install other unwanted toolbars and extensions on your web browsers, which decrease the browsers’ performance, making it run slowly and freeze from now and again.

Personal information is collected and shared with third parties. The adware may collect and share your personally identifiable information & non-personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of delivering more target ads to you.

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Additional malware is downloaded on the computer. The adware could redirect you to malicious websites or show deceptive ads. By visiting the dangerous sites or clicking on those ads, some other malware could be downloaded on your PC without your knowledge.

 


How Can Jumbo Quiz Be Removed Thoroughly?

Considering that Jumbo Quiz is a harmful adware program, you should remove it out of your PC by all means. Now you can follow our professional removal guides to thoroughly get rid of this risky program from your computer. We will offer the automatic removal guide and the manual removal guide in the following. But before getting down to the removal, we are willing to reminder you that, the manual removal guide is not for novice users, since it is quite difficult for an inexperience computer user to accomplish all the steps. We worry that if you make any mistake during the manual removal process, there will be something wrong with your computer system. Hence, if you are not skilled at dealing with computer malware, you’d better choose the automatic removal guide.

Automatic removal guide – Run SpyHunter to remove the adware from your PC

SpyHunter is a top anti-malware program which can help many computer users to solve their malware problems. It can fully scan your computer system to detect and delete the existing malware threats including adware, browser hijackers, Trojans, worms, viruses, PUPs, and more. With SpyHunter, you can quickly and completely remove Jumbo Quiz adware as well as all potential threats brought by the adware within a few clicks of mouse.

Now follow the steps below to install and use SpyHunter to clean the malware on your PC.

» Download the SpyHunter set up file on your PC.

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» Locate and double click the downloaded file. When a dialog box pops up as below, click the Run button.

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» Select your preferred language.
» Click CONTINUE button.
» Check the I accept the EULA and Privacy Policy option and click the INSTALL button.

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» Follow the prompts until the installation finishes, and then click the Exit button.

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» SpyHunter will run automatically on your PC.Then, click on the Scan Computer Now button to run a scan for any existing threats.

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» The scanning process may take more than 30 minutes. Be patient and wait until the scanning is completed.

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» Upon the scanning is done, you will be shown all detected threats on your PC. To remove them all, click on the Fix Threats button.

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Then, restart your PC to make the changes take effect. Jumbo Quiz adware and other threats should have been completely removed from your computer system.

 

Manual removal guide – Remove the adware from your PC by following the steps below.

 

Main steps:
Step 1: Uninstall the adware program from your PC.
Step 2: Remove the adware from your browser.
Step 3: Remove the adware related files & registry entries from the system.
Step 4: Clear your browser cache and cookies.


Step 1: Uninstall the adware program from your PC.

Some adware program will be added to the list of all installed programs in Control Panel. So, you can try to remove the adware  via the Windows uninstall utility. The steps will be different, depending on the operating system version you use.

Windows XPFor Windows XP:

Click Start button, click Control Panel, and then double click on Add/Remove Programs. This will open a window that shows all recently programs installed on your PC. Find out the Jumbo Quiz program, click it and click on the Remove button.

Windows 7For Windows Vista/7:

Click Start button, select Control Panel, and then click on Uninstall a Programs under Programs. When a window opens, scroll down and look for the adware program, select it and then click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8For Windows 8/8.1:

Press the key combination Windows key + X key, and click on Programs and Features in the menu. In the popup window, look for the unwanted program, highlight it and click on the Uninstall button to remove it.

 

Step 2: Remove the adware from your browser.


For Mozilla Firefox:

Click on the Firefox menu (3-bar icon) in the top right corner of the browser window, and click Add-ons.

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In the Extensions tab, look for the extension named Jumbo Quiz, and then click the Remove button.

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For Google Chrome:

Click the Chrome menu (3-bar icon) in the top-right corner of the browser window, click Settings.

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In the page that opens, click the Extensions tab.

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In the new open page, find and remove the adware extension by clicking the trashcan icon next to it. When a confirmation dialog box appears, click Remove to complete the removal.

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For Internet Explorer:

Click the Tools menu or gear icon in the top right corner, and select Manage add-ons. On the left side of the open window, look for the adware extension, select it and click on the Disable button.

Step 3: Remove the adware related files & registry entries from the system.

Open the local dick C, and nagivate to the following directories. Then, search for and delete all files related to the adware.

%Temp%\
%AppData%\
%LocalAppData%\
%CommonAppData%\

Open the registry editor by taking these steps: press Windows key + R key together > type redegit into the search box and click OK.

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When the registry editor is opened,  click Edit and select Find.

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Type the adware name into the box and click Find Next. Wait for a while until you see the search results. Then, delete the items associated with the adware.

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Press the F3 key to repeat the searching so as to make sure that you have delete all items related to the adware.

 

Step 4: Clear your browser cache and cookies.

Jumbo Quiz adware may use cookies to record your online data and send it to some advertising companies in order to tailor specific ads for you. A way to avoid your personal information being exposed to other third parties should be clearing your browser cache and cookies timely. Follow the instruction below:

 

IEFor Internet Explorer:

Open IE browser, click the gear icon and select Internet Options. Under “Browsing history,” click Delete. Check the boxes labeled “Temporary Internet files and website files” and “Cookies and website data”, and then click Delete.

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FirefoxFor Mozilla Firefox:

Click the 3-bar icon 3baricon and select History. Then, click Clear Recent History. Select Everything from the Time range to clear drop-down menu. Under Details, check the boxes labeled “Cookies” and “Cache”, and click Clear Now.

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Google Chrome iconFor Google Chrome:

Open Chrome browser, click on the 3-bar icon 3baricon in the top right corner of the browser, and click Settings. Click Show advanced settings…. Under Privacy, click Clear browsing data…. Select “the beginning of time” from the down-drop menu, and check the boxes for Cookies and other site and plug-in data” and “Cached images and files“, and then click the Clear browsing data button.

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Tips to Avoid Adware and Other Malware

One last thing that we need to cover after the adware removal is how to protect your PC from adware and other types of malware in future. Here are several tips which will help you avoid the unwanted malware infections.

  • You should download software only from trustworthy sources, for example, from its official websites or reputable download sites. Don’t download software through unfamiliar websites, or else you will be more likely to download software that contains malware.
  • Install a reliable malware removal tool and make sure it is running when your computer is connected to the Internet. Besides, you should keep it updated regularly so as to protect your computer from the latest malware threats.
  • When installing software, you should choose the Custom installation so that you can check the installation menu for additional programs. If you find that some programs are bundled with the software you are going to install, you should deselect them. Just as the below image shows, you need to uncheck all boxes in the red frame so as to avoid their installations.

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  • Keep away from websites that look suspicious, especially those full of banners and popup ads. If you inadvertently access a dangerous website, leave it immediately.
  • Check if your browser settings and make sure that you don’t allow your browser to automatically download files without first asking your permission.
  • Watch out for spam emails since they are often used to spread unwanted software like Jumbo Quiz. Don’t open the email attachments nor click on links in the messages, if the emails are sent by unknown people.


To sum up, Jumbo Quiz is an aggressive and annoying adware program that can enter your PC in different ways without your knowledge. Even though it cannot be considered as a malicious computer threat, you shouldn’t ignore it at all. This adware program will interfere with your online activities by redirecting you to websites that you don’t have intention to visit and also display a sort of annoying advertisements on your web pages. Besides, it could slow down your web browser, collect your personal information and even bring other types of malware on your PC.

Therefore,  you need to remove Jumbo Quiz from your PC quickly, so that you can fix and avoid the mentioned problems. We have given the step-by-step removal guides above, and you can choose the method suitable for you to perform the removal. If you are a novice computer user, it is not recommended that you use the manual removal method out of the security. You know, any wrong operation could result in unexpected system problems. So, downloading and using a professional malware removal tool will be a wiser option.

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