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Remove Addon Jet (Removal Guide) - Nov 2017 update

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Ads by Addonjet might not be reliable

The image of Addon Jet virus

Addon Jet is an adware that spreads bundled with freeware or shareware. After the hijack, it might modify browser’s settings to display an excessive amount of commercial content. This potentially unwanted program (PUP) mostly targets Chrome web browser on both, Mac[1] and Windows, devices. However, other browsers are not immune to this cyber threat as well.

Questions about Addon Jet

The online advertising platform belongs to the Sierra Labs company. Developers try to present the service attractively:

We perform better than all other ad companies because we do not advertise any Third party ads, Mostly they inject malware and also involved other harmful activities. You will earn Awesome revenue every day.

The program also claims to help computer users to monetize their browser extensions, add-ons, toolbars, and other additions that they have created. It is said that users can earn money by adding a snippet of code. However, in reality, it just floods web browsers with suspicious ads and causes browsing-related problems.

Due to the excessive amount of commercial content, the affected web browser might crash and freeze repeatedly. However, shady Addon Jet redirect tendencies are the main reason why users are advised to stay away from this service and get rid of the adware ASAP.

Clicking on some ads might lead to potentially dangerous websites. Thus, if you want to avoid cyber threats or privacy-related issues, you should remove Addon Jet with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or another anti-malware as soon as the first ads appear on your browser.

The dangers that might be hidden under the app

The description of the Addon Jet services tells about various types of sponsored content displayed on web pages when users browse the web:

AddonJet monetizes your users by targeted Coupon ads, display ads, Contextual NewTab, Contextual Search, Video Ads, In-Text Ads and Data Analysis with full INDUSTRY COMPLIANCE.

Unfortunately, pop-ups, banners and other advertisements labeled as “Ads by Addon Jet” or similarly might redirect to questionable third-party websites.

Of course, we have no right to claim that every single advertisement this add-on provides is dangerous or contains malware. However, some of these ads might route you to harmful websites. Keep in mind that third-party companies are unpredictable, so redirects caused on your web browser may lead you to such web sources:

  • Some unpopular domains that belong to the sponsors;
  • Sites that contain malware[2] and are deemed as unsafe.

The illustration of AddonJet adware
AddonJet ads and redirects might appear after infiltration of the suspicious adware program.

Adware might trigger redirects to risky websites and promote questionable software for Mac devices

Additionally, AddonJet X (one of adware's versions) is also capable of redirecting users to suspicious websites while their browse the web. The PUP might open your browser’s new tab and force to visit online casino sites[3] or participate in fake lotteries.[4]

It seems that the most affected country is France.[5] Users report that ad-supported program redirects to illegal mp3 download website. We want to point out that downloading music or other files from suspicious sites might lead to the installation of malware. Thus, you should never do it!

Furthermore, another adware campaign targets Mac computer users. The program might redirect to misleading websites that offer to download MacKeeper which is a well known optimization application for Macs.

However, users report that AddonJet removal from Chrome web browser and Mac OS is complicated. Security experts tell that the best way to get rid of adware and all its changes it caused to the web browser is using anti-malware/anti-spyware program. However, after system scan, users have to reset web browsers too.

It’s recommended not only reset Google Chrome, but other browser installed on the computer too. It might be necessary to get rid of all adware-related entries that might be responsible for re-installing adware.

Addon Jet data analysis service – an innocent name for data tracking

Addon Jet offers its users a data analysis service. Although the company promises to protect user’s privacy, it seems to gather information like:

  • search terms that user uses,
  • pages that user views,
  • data entered in them,
  • clicks,
  • email address,
  • IP address,
  • approximate PC geolocation,
  • software information,
  • etc.

Many Internet users are not fond of disclosing such information to third parties since they may start receiving tons of personalized and catchy ads. Thus, the longer you keep this adware installed, the more data will be leaked to third parties.

Distribution of the ad-supported application

The program has an official website However, the application that is responsible for flooding browsers with ads usually spreads in the form of the add-on with the help of freeware or shareware.

While the majority of users do not notice when and how it manages to enter and settle down its add-on on web browsers, there is a way to spot and prevent its infiltration. To spot whether you are about to install a software package, you have to select “Advanced” or “Custom” installation mode and opt out the free additional components suggested for you.

Removal of the Addonjet X

To remove Addon Jet virus, you have to find it on Add/Remove Programs list and eliminate it from there. After that, carefully investigate the list and try to find out if more unfamiliar apps have been installed alongside with it. We have provided a detailed step-by-step guide how to do this below the article.

However, there is another AddonJet removal option. Fortunately, you can use a more advanced technique – make a full system scan with anti-malware software. It ensures removal of all possible computer infections.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Addon Jet, follow these steps:

Eliminate Addon Jet from Windows systems

Follow manual removal instructions carefully to remove this PUP from Windows. We recommend you to uninstall Addon Jet and other files and apps that might be related to it.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Addon Jet and related programs
    Here, look for Addon Jet or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Uninstall Addon Jet from Mac OS X system

To fix Mac OS X, follow the following steps to wipe out adware from the system.

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Addon Jet or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase Addon Jet from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Addon Jet and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Addon Jet removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove Addon Jet from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Addon Jet should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Addon Jet from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Addon Jet and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Addon Jet removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Addon Jet from Google Chrome

Google Chrome is the most affected web browser. To get rid of AddonJet X ads from it, look up for suspicious extensions and uninstall them. You should also reset this browser.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Addon Jet and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Addon Jet removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Addon Jet from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Addon Jet or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Addon Jet removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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Gabriel E. Hall
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  1. MichaelABarber says:
    October 20th, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Hi! Is there a difference which anti-spyware Im going to use for Addon Jet removal? Manual removal of cyber threats is not my best side, so I consider installing anti-spyware software. Did anyone try to get rid of this adware automatically?

  2. Magnet1989 says:
    October 20th, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Hey. I believe that all anti-spyware programs promoted in this website are capable of detecting Addon Jet virus and removing it. Im personally using SpyHunter for many years and have always been happy about it.

  3. Kirsten Markus says:
    October 20th, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Addon Jet ads have been torturing me for about a month until I understood that I have an adware on my computer. My PC runs Windows 8 and Im using Firefox most of the time. Lucky me because Ive managed to remove Addon jet without installing anti-malware. But that took a lot of time, in fact.

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