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How to remove JSONFor (Removal Guide)

JSONFor is a browser extension that uses aggressive and unethical advertising methods to force victims to install the extension in order to close their browser window. Once JSONFor is installed it will read and change all your data on the websites you visit and inject the webpages you view with advertisements.

JSONFor

The description for the JSONFor Google Chrome extension says “Makes JSON easy to read. Open Source.” Whether or not the JSONFor functions as advertised does not matter. I would not trust a browser extension that can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and utilizes unethical advertising methods.

One of the biggest concerns with the JSONFor extension is that it is typically advertised by questionable advertising networks on websites that also promote malware, adware, spyware, and other malicious threats. This means that if you found the JSONFor extension attached to your internet browser without your consent it is likely that your computer is infected with other malicious programs that should be removed immediately.


How to remove JSONFor

The JSONFor removal steps on this page will help you remove the JSONFor extension, malware, viruses, and get rid of advertisements while you browse the web.

Step 1: Remove the extension
Step 2: Remove malware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware
Step 3: Check your computer for malicious trace files with HitmanPro
Step 4: Clean up and fix system issues with CCleaner
Step 5: Manually repair browser settings (Optional)

1. Remove the extension

Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

JSONFor extension

2. Click the trashcan icon next to the JSONFor extension to remove it.

Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Click Remove next to the JSONFor add-on to remove it.

Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Select the JSONFor add-on with your mouse and click Remove.

Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2. Click the Uninstall button next to the JSONFor extension to remove it.

2. Remove malware with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


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  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

3. Check your computer for malicious trace files with HitmanPro


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  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro.
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

4. Clean up and fix system issues with CCleaner


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  1. Open your browser window and download CCleaner Professional or CCleaner Free.
  2. Open the executable file (ccsetup.exe or other) to begin installing CCleaner.
  3. Click the Install button to begin stalling the program.
  4. Click Run CCleaner to open the program when installation is complete.
  5. Select the Cleaner tab and click the Analyze button.
  6. When the Analyze process is complete click the Run Cleaner button to clean all files.
  7. Next, select the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button to scan for issues in your registry.
  8. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected Issues button and Fix All Selected Issues button to fix the issues.
  9. Next, select the Tools tab and click Startup. Examine each area, search for suspicious entries, and delete any suspicious startup entries by selecting the entry and clicking the Delete button.
  10. Next, click Browser Plugins and search each internet browser for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions. Click the extension you want to delete and click the Delete button to remove it.

5. Manually repair browser settings (Optional)

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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