Jumbo Quiz “Virus” Pop-up Removal


In this article we are going to try and help you remove Jumbo Quiz “Virus” Pop-up. Our instructions cover all Windows versions as well as most browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc.

In the text below we are going to discuss the potential origin of your current potentially unpleasant browsing experience. What you should blame for the never-ending flow of pop-ups and banners, for the quick and unwanted redirecting to many unfamiliar web pages and for the latest substitutions of  your usual browser homepages, is Jumbo Quiz “Virus” Pop-up. The characteristics of this program put it in the browser hijacker category. Being a part of this family, it may affect every most commonly used browser that you could have installed on your computer – Firefox, Chrome, Opera and/or Explorer.

Are browser hijackers actual viruses?

This is possibly the basic question that comes to your mind – whether your PC has been infected with a virus and is this the reason why your browsers have been affected in such a noticeable way? Nonetheless, the news here is not that bad! You are not dealing with malware in this case; you are just experiencing a marketing-driven program that could be able to make your search engine behave in unusual ways. Such changed behavior of your browser may include the aforementioned alterations in terms of generated ads, redirecting to unknown pages and setting new homepages. If you had been infected with malicious programs, the consequences for you could have been completely different and so much more horrid. It is possible that some of your data might have been locked up and you would have had to pay ransom to restore it. Probably the infection with an actual virus would have resulted in a complete crash of your PC or the destruction of some files. Here, you shouldn’t worry about such effects as Jumbo Quiz doesn’t possess any of them. There are users who may consider the way this program spreads and the way it functions as suspicious and dubious. That has led to the classification of Jumbo Quiz as a potentially undesired software product. However, we are going to thoroughly discuss its features in order to inform you about everything that Jumbo Quiz may do in details.

Potential sources and installation

Browser hijackers could most often be found inside program bundles. Still, they may be present in email attachments, torrents, shareware websites, pages that stream videos and movies, as well as spam emails. If Jumbo Quiz has come to you as a component of a bundle, you need to know that these software combinations are legal and programmers create them in order to increase their earnings by being paid for every single advertisement that gets generated later. Often it is exactly the methods of installation that make this type of software so shady-looking. You are probably aware of the fact that to simply download a bundle is one thing, however, to get it installed on your system and allow it to integrate itself into your mostly used browsers is a totally different one. In fact, most of the affected users allow this program to get inside their machines themselves by being rather careless when it comes to the installation features of a given wizard. Jumbo Quiz typically enters your system without you even having a clue about that when you tend to select the quick, default or automatic installation features. An important safety tip: learn to use the more time-consuming but apparently nerves-saving installation options if you want to avoid Adware, browser hijackers, Ransomware, Trojans and other harmless or harmful online annoyances. These options are often referred to as advanced or custom.

Some more possible unpleasant effects that might result from the installation of Jumbo Quiz on your PC

In some rarer cases, Jumbo Quiz may result in some more quite undesired effects. For example, the intense generation of banners, pop-up and box ads might lead to quite a slowdown of your entire machine. What’s more, some of the redirecting that Jumbo Quiz could be the reason for may send you to places on the web, which may possibly contain malware {even  the worst type – Ransomware, has been mentioned}.  Despite all these, nothing  about this software is a sure sign of any malicious features, and the distraction may be the only quite negative effects of Jumbo Quiz that you might become a victim of.

 Jumbo Quiz’s removal – an easy task or not so much?

Fortunately, as far as we know, you are very likely to remove Jumbo Quiz only by using the instructions in the removal guide we have assembled for you. At times, under specific circumstances, some more professional tips or help might be necessary in your case. But we are confident that the advice in this article will be what you need to fight this hijacker.

Jumbo Quiz “Virus” Pop-up Removal

Many types of malware will restrict your access to their core files. It is highly recommended that you reboot your PC in safe mode before attempting to use this guide.

  • To enable Safe Mode reboot you PC, then hit F8 repeatedly. When the corresponding menu opens please select Safe Mode with Networking.

WARNING! If you are using Windows 8,0 or later and/or your operating system is installed on a fast SSD drive this may fail to work. In this case click here to see how to start your PC in Safe Mode.

#1: Uninstall the malicious program from your control panel


Enter control panel to look for any suspicious programs, which may have installed on your PC. To do that:

  1. Navigate to your Desktop
  2. Press simultaneously the Win button together with the R button (Win+R)
  3. In the Run window that just opened type appwiz.cpl

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  1. Go through the list of programs and find Jumbo Quiz or anything else that may seem suspicious. Right-click on it and choose the uninstallation option

WARNING! Carefully read any confirmation messages that may be created in the process. Sometimes you may get offers to download more Adware applications and this can be linked to either the Yes or the No answer depending on the wording!

  • Optional:

Go through the list of programs again and check online for any potentially unwanted programs. We have an article that covers this awesome free software that makes sure that your computer is free from bloatware and programs that you don’t need.

#2: Remove Jumbo Quiz From Chrome

Now we’ll remove the extensions that the malware has attached to your browser.

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Type chrome://extensions/  in the URL address bar and press Enter.
  3. Click on “Developer Mode” on the top right and look for the extension installed by Jumbo Quiz and anything that might be related to it. Copy their IDs (the string of letters), then remove them by clicking on the trash bin icon.

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  1. Type Regedit in the Windows Start Menu and press Enter. Go in : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions and delete the entries corresponding to the suspicious IDs you recorded.

#3: Remove Jumbo Quiz From Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Type “about:support” in the URL address bar and press Enter.
  3. Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button on the right and confirm.

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#4 Remove Jumbo Quiz From Internet Explorer

  1. Open your Internet Explorer internet browser.
  2. Click on the Gear icon on the up right, then on manage add-ons.
  3. Go through the list disable any suspicious extensions.

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#5 Remove any leftover parasitic processes


From the task manager:

  1. Use Ctrl + Shift + Esc and open the Task manager, then click on the Processes
  2. Go through the list of processes and look for unknown or otherwise suspicious entries.
  3. If you see anything suspicious right click on the process and shoes Open File Location, then terminate the process and delete any files you find in the directory.

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WARNING! If the directory you open from this menu has no files inside of it it’s probably because the malware has hidden them. You need to reveal hidden files and folders in order to be able to see them. Click here if you don’t know how to do that.

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From the start menu:

  1. Press simultaneously the Win button together with the R button (Win+R)
  2. In the Run window that just opened type msconfig
  3. Click on the Startup tab.

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This menu controls which programs are loaded when windows starts after a reboot. Disable anything that seems suspicious. Optionally you can also disable any program that you don’t need and also has a high impact on your startup time.

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