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Remove JuicyAds (Removal Instructions) - updated Aug 2019

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JuicyAds is an adult-themed advertisement service that might not be that safe

JuicyAds adware

Questions about JuicyAds

JuicyAds is a legitimate advertising network that specializes in adult content. While multiple publishers and website developers might choose the platform, regular users noticed quite persistent pop-ups, pop-unders, redirects, banners and other ads marked by JuicyAds marker. The adverts might show up on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or another browser at any time during web browsing sessions, because of adware[1] presence on the PC. JuicyAds infection might lead users to unsafe sites, where malware infection or personal data leak could occur. Therefore, we highly advise users to pay attention to this article in order to protect their virtual safety and computer security.

Name JuicyAds
Type Adware
Developer Tiger Media Inc.
Infiltration Software bundling, unsafe sites
Affected browsers Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
Main dangers Malware infection and data leak
Symptoms Intrusive ads, redirects, sponsored links, etc.
Elimination Use our guide below and then scan your device with Reimage

The self-proclaimed “sexy advertising network” JuicyAds.com displays ads that may be offensive and inappropriate for children or certain individuals. However, that is not the only feature of these ads that are negative, prompting users to complete JuicyAds removal immediately.

Once the redirect by JuicyAds occurs, you can see that a few different URLs change in the address bar until the actual offer is loaded. This is how this adware fetches third-party content to display. Typically, these ads come from adserver.juicyads.com or mobile.juicyads.com sites.  If these ads pop up on your screen, you should not rush to click on them, no matter what content they provide.

Shockingly, JuicyAds virus typically presents adult-only offers and redirects to erotic-themed sites, and if you are at least a little bit interested in computer’s security, you probably know that such sites are considered insecure.

You should always think before clicking on JuicyAds as they can connect you to shady web pages, or download a dangerous piece of software to your computer. Please, stay away from offers to install free applications or software updates, because such downloads can include a few infectious files that might do damage to your computer system.

To avoid possible data leakage, keep your personal information to yourself and never agree to reveal it to some suspicious websites. You might also come across secure Internet sites by clicking on these advertisements, however, to lower the possibility of infecting the computer with dangerous software, try to stay clear of these ads as much as you can.

What is more, JuicyAds adware program monitors user’s behavior online. It inserts tracking cookies that spy on user’s browsing history, search queries, and other information that can reveal what the user is interested in. The worst part is that personal data is handled by the company as well, as follows:[2]

We may collect, use, store, and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier, and date of birth.
  • Contact Data includes mailing address, email address, telephone number, ICQ number, and Skype handle.
  • Financial Data includes bank account and payment account details.
  • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of services you have purchased from us.
  • Technical Data includes Internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Profile Data includes your username and password, deposits or withdrawals made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback, and survey responses. <…>

It is unclear why this ad-supported program needs such information, but if you do not want to share it, remove JuicyAds adware from the computer without delay. You can make use of out instructions below, or opt for automatic elimination which can be achieved with the help of security software. Additionally, we suggest you scan your machine with Reimage – it can repair all the damage done to your device and bring it back to a fully working state.

JuicyAds potentially unwanted program
JuicyAds is a potentially unwanted application that operates ad-supported scheme

Potentially unwanted apps are distributed with the help of software bundling: here's how to avoid them

Potentially unwanted programs are distributed together with other apps that can be downloaded from the Internet for free. Therefore, if you like to download applications from file sharing sites, you should take a look at this short tutorial on how to install computer software correctly (as noted by security researchers):[3]

  • Read Terms of Use and Privacy Policy papers carefully. Look for any statements that seem suspicious to you;
  • If everything seems normal, proceed to the next step. Choose where do you want to install the program, and then set installation mode from Default/Standard to Custom/Advanced;
  • Deselect all proposals to make changes to your computer system or to install new and never-heard-of apps.

The best way to remove JuicyAds

This adware can cause you problems at the workplace and home as well. Therefore, you must eliminate it immediately. The fastest and easiest way to remove JuicyAds virus is by running reliable security software that specializes in potentially unwanted programs. It will only take you a couple of minutes to perform a scan and get rid of the application.

Alternatively, you can also rely on manual JuicyAds removal. Simply follow the detailed instructions below. Be aware that you should have some basic computer knowledge to be able to complete this process yourself.

After you eliminate the threat, make sure you reset each of the installed browsers, as adware often alter its settings, which may result in more redirects, even if the unwanted program is gone.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove JuicyAds, follow these steps:

Get rid of JuicyAds from Windows systems

To remove JuicyAds from Windows OS, follow these steps:

  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 JuicyAds and related programs
    Here, look for JuicyAds 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'

Remove JuicyAds from Mac OS X system

If you got affected by unwanted pop-ups, banners, pop-unders and other unwanted activity on your macOS, follow these steps:

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

Delete JuicyAds 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, JuicyAds should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate JuicyAds from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

You need to reset Mozilla Firefox in order to make sure the unwanted activity does not comes back:

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

Erase JuicyAds 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 JuicyAds 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 JuicyAds removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of JuicyAds 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 JuicyAds 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 JuicyAds removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Adrian says:
    July 27th, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I have seen these ads all over the Internet! I was so shocked. Thank you, Reimage has deleted these ads for me.

  2. joshua says:
    July 27th, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Hey guys, ive stopped by to say thanks. I have just finished scanning the computer with your suggested security program and it has detected the cause of juicyads. now these ads are gone.

  3. Serena says:
    July 27th, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I am so nervous. I dont know who has installed this nasty application on my computer…

  4. Girl260 says:
    July 27th, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I clearly have no idea when did I install JuicyAds adware. I am just glad that its gone now. I hate intrusive advertising, especially this kind of…..

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