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Remove Jogotempo adware (Removal Guide) - Nov 2016 update

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How malicious is Jogotempo virus?

Jogotempo virus is yet another gaming platform used to promote funny-looking games. Nevertheless, its aim is to earn the money, so there is no surprise that this page is filled with different pop-up ads and banner ads. The majority of these ads are aggressively trying to promote certain games and services that should never be trusted. You should be extremely careful with those Jogotempo ads that are informing you about various deals, discounts, promo codes and similar things because they can result in the infiltration of Internet Speed Check, DNS Unlocker and other tools that are malicious. Because of these and other malicious traits, this service has been included to “adware” category. If you have been suffering from its ads (they typically show up after installing one of games promoted on this website), you need to remove Jogotempo virus from the system. the safest way to do that is to use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

The picture showing Jogotempo ads

We have received lots of reports about a suspicious infiltration of this gaming platform and found out that it can be injected to your browsers as a simple add-on. Unfortunately but such activity does not require your permission. Right after that, virus starts causing advertisements labeled as “Ads by Jogotempo” and “Jogotempo ads”. In this case, you should be very careful during your browsing because you can never know how an accidental click on one of these pop-ups can end up. For example, you can be infected by virus, tricked into downloading a useless program or run into privacy-related issues. Besides, Jogotempo uses cookies to collect your browsing-related information. No matter how harmless that sounds, unauthorized usage of cookies is not acceptable because your email address, search terms or computer’s IP address can be used for illegal tasks. All in all, there is no need to let this adware stay on your computer. If you have been suffering from its ads, don’t wait any longer and take care of Jogotempo removal. 

How can I let this adware to my PC?

Redirects to site are usually noticed after the browser hijacker or adware manages to infiltrate the system. Typically, such PUPs are spread in via software packages as optional components. They can be attached to various download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software and similar shareware. Nevertheless, such attachments are always set by default, what means that you can untick them and prevent their infiltration. If you want to prevent this kind of scenario, you have to check whether the freeware, that you are about to install, is filled with browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, etc. To do so, you have to select Advanced/Custom installation option, read all the terms and untick all components that you are not familiar with.

How to remove Jogotempo virus?

Technically, this is just a gaming platform which has been involved to the distribution of third parties. However, ads that are displayed with its help are really questionable. According to PC security experts, you need to remove Jogotempo and every game that you installed from this page. If you are not tech savvy, you should think about automatic removal of this adware. For that, you should select one of Jogotempo removal tools that are listed below. If you don’t want to install additional software on your computer, you can select manual removal method. In this case, you will have to perform several steps prepared by experts.

Jogotempo FAQ:

Question: Why right after closing Jogotempo ads or even reporting that it’s irrelevant, they keep reappearing during my browsing again and again?

Answer: The mere fact that you are receiving those advertisements is warning. These ads are not generated by the websites that you are visiting. These ads are typically caused by sponsored add-ons activated in your web browsers. As we have already noted, virus is ad-supported and may initiate a variety of unwanted activities. If you have already received ads generated by this adware and even clicked on some of them, our strongest recommendation would be to check your machine with a reliable anti-spyware. This way you will remove this adware and all other PUPs that might have entered your machine with its help.

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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Mozilla Firefox hijack on the system

To remove Jogotempo adware, follow these steps:

Delete Jogotempo from Windows systems

To remove this adware/browser hijacker from Windows, you need to uninstall each of its entries. Make sure you remove Jogotempo 3.2 and other versions of this PUP. In addition, you should also get rid of suspicious entries, such as Delta Homes, Search Protect, Internet Speed Check, DNS Unlocker, etc.

  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 Jogotempo and related programs
    Here, look for Jogotempo 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'

Get rid of Jogotempo from Mac OS X system

To get rid of Jogotempo virus, you should uninstall every component of this adware. Delta Homes, Search Protect, Internet Speed Check and DNS Unlocker could be related to this virus. At the moment, there is 3.2 version spreading around and infecting PC users.

  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 Jogotempo 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'

Uninstall Jogotempo 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 Jogotempo 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 Jogotempo removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Jogotempo adware 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, Jogotempo should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Jogotempo from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To fix your Mozilla browser after Jogotempo hijack, you need to remove this and other suspicious add-ons from this browser. You can find them here:

 Mozilla Firefox hijack on the system

  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 Jogotempo 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 Jogotempo removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Jogotempo from Google Chrome

  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 Jogotempo 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 Jogotempo removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Jogotempo from Safari

If your Safari is infected with virus, you can fix it by removing it from your browser’s add-ons. To find them, go to Preferences..

 The picture showing Safari infected with Jogotempo virus

  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 Jogotempo 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 Jogotempo removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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