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Simplejavaupdates.net virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as Simplejavaupdates.net pop-up ads, Simplejavaupdates.net adware | Type: Adware

What is Simplejavaupdates.net?

As soon as you start seeing Simplejavaupdates.net pop-up ads you should consider checking your computer with a reputable anti-spyware because it's a clear sign that your PC has security holes and has been affected by an adware-type program. It is compatible with all most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer, so no matter which one you are using, you will keep seeing misleading popups on each of them. Their appearance is also an indicator that your browsing history is collected, browsing activities are monitored, and your browsing habits are investigated. That's because Simplejavaupdates.net-related adware uses cookies in order to collect users' search queries, websites visited, data entered, time spent on certain websites, email address, IP address and so on. Even though such information is not identified as personal, after such leakage of information you may start receiving tons of spam or experiencing other inconveniences. The main signal notifying about this adware on your computer is Simplejavaupdates.net pop-up ads that usually notify about missing updates. People often fall into clicking fake Java, Flash Player, Download Manager, Media Player, web browser and other software updates, first of all, due to the fact that they appear convincing and due to the fact that they appear in at the right time. However, you have to remember that such and similar popups are mainly used for spreading other potentially unwanted programs. So NEVER click on any update alerts while surfing the net, or if you really believe that you need one, visit the official website of the program and install the update there. If Simplejavaupdates.net pop-up virus has appeared on your computer suspiciously, do not hesitate and run a full system scan with Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware in order to remove it.

How can Simplejavaupdates.net hijack my computer?

Simplejavaupdates.net can hardly appear on your computer on its own. It will rather infiltrate each of your web browser, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer along with free software. Thus, if you started seeing suspicious update alerts delivered by this domain, you should remember what freeware you have recently installed, check Add/Remove Programs list and find out what additional programs have got inside at the same time. We want to say that probably you have been tricked into installing a freeware that has been filled with 'optional downloads' and failed to opt out of them. Unfortunately, additional components, such as browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions seldom appear to be reliable and useful tools. Usually, these are programs that belong to the categories of adwares and potentially unwanted programs. Thus, pay a little bit more attention while installing freewares and you will stay safe from potentially unwanted programs, such as Simplejavaupdates.net. Always select Advanced or Custom installation option because it will give you control over the process. After that, check every detail step-by-step and decline propositions to install any of additional components. Otherwise, you can start experiencing Simplejavaupdates.net redirects to a new tab, suspicious popups, system slowdowns and other inconveniences.

How to remove Simplejavaupdates.net virus?

If you have already experienced all inconveniences that we have discussed in the previous sections, then you should not wait any more. Get rid of Simplejavaupdates.net virus either manually or automatically. For that, follow the guidelines:

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To remove Simplejavaupdates.net virus, follow these steps:

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Eliminate Simplejavaupdates.net from Windows systems

  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 Simplejavaupdates.net and related programs
    Here, look for Simplejavaupdates.net 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'
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Get rid of Simplejavaupdates.net from Mac OS X 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 Simplejavaupdates.net 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'
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Uninstall Simplejavaupdates.net 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 Simplejavaupdates.net 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 Simplejavaupdates.net removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Erase Simplejavaupdates.net virus 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, Simplejavaupdates.net should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove Simplejavaupdates.net 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 Simplejavaupdates.net 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 Simplejavaupdates.net removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Simplejavaupdates.net 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 Simplejavaupdates.net 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 Simplejavaupdates.net removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Eliminate Simplejavaupdates.net 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 Simplejavaupdates.net 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 Simplejavaupdates.net removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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