JustPlugIt virus

JustPlugIt (JustPlugIt virus, Just Plug It) is a potentially unwanted program noted for serving targeted advertisements across multiple internet browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and others. Although JustPlugIt is sometimes referred to as the “JustPlugIt virus, the potentially unwanted program is not technically detected as one by reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware software. Instead, JustPlugIt is included in the adware family of possible computer threats due to the fact that the unwanted program is primarily used to inject websites with pop-up advertisements.

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JustPlugIt adware also installs alongside other unwanted programs and even malicious threats, such as malware and definite computer viruses. While JustPlugIt is simply an advertisement serving program the programs and files that it bundles with cause concern and can put users at risk. This also means that in order to remove the adware and stop unwanted ads by JustPlugIt from appearing it may also be necessary to uninstall multiple programs and remove multiple browser attachments, as well as files that pose a threat.

How to remove JustPlugIt virus

This JustPlugIt removal guide will help you completely remove the JustPlugIt virus, other potentially unwanted programs, uninstall JustPlugIt malware, and get rid of ads by JustPlugIt on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Step 1: Scan your computer for malware

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2. Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the Anti-Malware program. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

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5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button and reboot your computer to complete the removal process.

If you are still having issues with potential JustPlugIt malware after using Malwarebytes it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings

1. Install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall JustPlugIt using CCleaner, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

Step 3: Uninstall JustPlugIt

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to gain access to the Windows 8 Start Menu. Windows 8 may also select Programs and Features).

2. In Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. In the list of installed programs, search for JustPlugIt. Once the program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. *Follow any on-screen instructions that may prompt to remove this program. Repeat the steps to remove additional unwanted programs.

4. Restart your computer.

Step 4: Remove JustPlugIt browser attachments

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the JustPlugIt extension and other suspicious extensions and remove them individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the JustPlugIt add-on and other suspicious add-ons and remove them if located.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the JustPlugIt add-on, click it, and click the Remove button. Remove other suspicious add-ons if found. If the Remove button does not appear you must first uninstall associated software through the Control Panel.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential JustPlugIt malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.

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