In this article we are going to try and help you remove Junemike “Virus”. Our instructions cover all Windows versions as well as most browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc.
The article below is going to discuss the characteristic traits of Junemike “Virus”– an Adware-based program that, once installed on your machine, starts affecting all your browsers (Chrome / Firefox / Explorer) by making them produce immense numbers of pop-up ads and in this way may seriously interrupt your online activities. You will find more information about this piece of software below.
What does Junemike represent? How does it infect your PC?
As it has been mentioned above, experts identify Junemike as a type of advertisement-producing software or Adware. Such programs could be exceptionally irritating because the total number of the advertisements generated by them might be extremely big and this could slow down your PC or possibly prevent you from using all your browsers fully, no matter whether you use Firefox, Chrome or another one.
What you must know about all Adware-based programs is that they are legitimate marketing tools. You are probably already used to the advertisements you see on TV. The ones that your browser could be now producing as a result of Junemike’s effect on it are their online equivalent and there is nothing wrong with that. However, some users might get especially suspicious because the intensity of the pop-up, banner and/or box ads production could indeed be perceived as too aggressive and even somehow intrusive. The truth is that all such ad-generating software has been programmed to strive for big numbers of ads, because its creators get generously paid by vendors and producers to promote their goods, services and products via online advertising. The general belief is that if you are shown many pop-ups and boxes containing deals about a certain product or service, you are more likely to become interested in this product/service, click on the corresponding ad and actually purchase it. All these facts lead us to the way programs like this one normally get distributed. The methods of spreading Adware could generally be very diverse (torrents / spam emails / infected webpages). However, there is one whose success rate of distributing programs like Junemike is exceptionally high. This method is the creation and usage of software bundles. The programmers we have mentioned above are willing to earn more profits by promoting anything on the web so that they mix many different programs and gather them in a bundle. After that they offer these bundles, usually consisting of ad-broadcasting software and other programs, for free downloading.
The actual contamination process, though, is not limited to the download of such a program bundle. An installation is needed to allow it to influence your browsers and it cannot perform this by itself. The most effective prevention advice is to install any program on your device in a sensible way, because a thoughtless installation process will most probably leave you infected with unwanted software. Remember that most Adware-caused infections are results of improper installation practices like choosing the Automatic / Default or Quick setup wizard feature. Do not do that ever again. Instead, try to stick to the longer installation option – the Custom one, and you will have the opportunity to install any necessary program from a bundle on your computer without getting contaminated with Junemike.
If the process of getting infected with Junemike is called “contamination”, is this program a virus?
Fortunately, no virus characteristics really apply to Adware. No malicious activities and effects like destroying or corrupting data; sneaking into one’s system (as Trojans do); encoding files with a double encryption key (like Ransomware) or stealing and using any personal details apply to this type of programs. Still, some minor details about all ad-producing programs might seem too shady to some users. Such traits are their ability to show ads corresponding to your tastes, because they have reviewed your surfing history and determined what you could potentially be interested in; or the redirections that some of the displayed ads might result in, which could be considered potentially dangerous as they usually lead to unfamiliar and suspicious sites.
What about the process of removal of this annoying Adware?
The process shouldn’t be too complicated. Usually it is completely possible to uninstall Junemike on your own. You can try using our tested Removal Guide for this purpose. Remember to pay close attention to the instructions and follow the steps exactly as they are described in order to avoid deleting the wrong files. Let us know in the comment section if you happen to come across any difficulties or have any questions.
Junemike “Virus” 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:
- Navigate to your Desktop
- Press simultaneously the Win button together with the R button (Win+R)
- In the Run window that just opened type appwiz.cpl
- Go through the list of programs and find Junemike 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!
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 Junemike From Chrome
Now we’ll remove the extensions that the malware has attached to your browser.
- Open your Google Chrome browser.
- Type chrome://extensions/ in the URL address bar and press Enter.
- Click on “Developer Mode” on the top right and look for the extension installed by Junemike 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.
- 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 Junemike From Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Type “about:support” in the URL address bar and press Enter.
- Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button on the right and confirm.
#4 Remove Junemike From Internet Explorer
- Open your Internet Explorer internet browser.
- Click on the Gear icon on the up right, then on manage add-ons.
- Go through the list disable any suspicious extensions.
#5 Remove any leftover parasitic processes
From the task manager:
- Use Ctrl + Shift + Esc and open the Task manager, then click on the Processes
- Go through the list of processes and look for unknown or otherwise suspicious entries.
- 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.
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.
From the start menu:
- Press simultaneously the Win button together with the R button (Win+R)
- In the Run window that just opened type msconfig
- Click on the Startup tab.
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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