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Thejornal.xyz ads Removal Guide

What is Thejornal.xyz ads?

Thejornal.xyz is the push notification virus that shows browser pop-ups and causes additional issues

Thejornal.xyzThe push notification virus is the one threat that can silently cause all the issues, but you won't know what app needs to be removed

Thejornal.xyz is the program that triggers constant redirects, pop-ups, banners that come to your screen and often directly to the desktop when the browser is closed. The shady site tries to trick people into allowing additional content and subscribing to spam notifications. Often those push notifications, pop-ups are filled with NSFW content,[1] pornographic material, promotional ads that directly trigger the installation of a useless tool or browser-based program.

The intruder mainly affects the Google Chrome browser or different apps like Safari, Mozilla Firefox. However, the site is not dangerous itself. Mostly, when you visit the page directly, you see articles about various things from lifestyle to news in the world or Russia. Developers of the domain claim that this is the news page, but the most annoying thing about the page is those advertisements and redirects that get triggered when you visit sites associated with the so-called news page.

However, when these intrusive and annoying Thejornal.xyz ads fill up the screen, and you see more issues with the commercial content delivery, speed of the machine, you should be concerned with the general security of the system. The computer might have a PUP running in the background, so these adware-type symptoms keep you from using the PC normally.[2]

Name Thejornal.xyz
Type Adware, push notifications virus
Issues Redirects, pop-up ads, push notifications fill the screen and cause speed issues
Distribution Freeware installations, deceptive sites, promotional pages lead to PUP infiltrations
Danger The PUP developers and sponsors can use Ad-tracking to access and record various data about users' habits online. This is the issue that can result in identity theft or privacy issues
Removal PUPs are best removed with anti-malware tools that find all threats at once and can clear infections properly
Repair Additional tools like ReimageIntego can find and repair system data affected by the infection

Once the intruder managed to trick you into allowing the notifications and additional content, you will receive tons of pop-ups, banners, desktop messages with the sponsored material, notes from dating or pornographic sites, news portals, commercial websites. There is nothing worse than all the intrusive behavior and having no clue how this Thejornal.xyz PUP ends up on the system.

If you click on Allow or Enable when the browser pop-up appears, you subscribe to additional notifications from this and other pages. Interaction with the pop-up window can be considered as agreement, so even choosing Block on the window can count as a subscription. Any messages like the following should be ignored entirely:

Type Allow to verify that you are not a robot

Unfortunately, when you visit ransom commercial sites, use streaming services of free TV shows, movies, download software from the web, you can catch the cyber threat. It is quick and easy when you do not pay enough attention. You encounter the redirects and ads, but you need to remove the adware itself to stop those notifications.

Thejornal.xyz adsAdvertisements in the form of banners, pop-ups, notifications can create the cycle of redirects and trigger more problems

That can be done with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes tools, other security or anti-malware programs. Researchers[3] note that having a potentially unwanted program or a different type of intruder can lead to additional malware installs without even noticing. Make sure to remove the PUP and then recover those settings on the web browser.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies, and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Remove dangerous extensions from Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select the unwanted plugin and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content, and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune-up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox.Reset Firefox 2

The worst issues with shady sites pushing ads

You shouldn't agree to any notifications or additional content from a site you are not familiar with, especially when the page is showing commercial material, claiming about not related system issues it malware. Interaction with such sites can cause redirects to additional spammy sites.

When the phone or computer gets affected by the PUP, and these intrusive Thejornal.xyz ads become annoying, spam notifications can expose the user to adult content, online web game sites, show fake software updates, promotional advertisements, and finally lead to the installation of unwanted applications.

Besides the push notification site and redirect itself, all the related pages and additional layers of content that appear on the screen can be used to track and collect information about your most searched items or sites that get visited more than others. This information is useful for advertisers who can create personalized commercial content based on those preferences.

Push notifications virusThe site itself is not malicious, but material found on the sponsored pages can lead to malware infiltrations

End the unwanted behavior and clear intrusive programs properly

Sites like Thejornal.xyz do not provide valuable information, so there is no need to keep it on the system and allow those notifications to come to your screen all the time. The best option you have here is to remove the infection and terminate all the possibly dangerous pieces, so the infection is no longer active and cannot repeat the infiltration again in the future.

If the program works on the machine for a while, it can trigger issues with security and significantly diminish the time online. However, intruders like this tend to alter system files and other parts of the machine, system data that control functions, and features of the PC. This is where you need additional help – repair tools.

You can use ReimageIntego and find any affected, corrupted parts on the machine that got changed to ensure the persistence of this PUP. This way, your machine works best, and you can then go to settings and eliminate web browser-based applications, extensions, add-ons that still affect the time on the internet.

Remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome (desktop):

  1. Open Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Locate the Privacy and security section and pick Site Settings > Notifications.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 1
  4. Look at the Allow section and look for a suspicious URL.
  5. Click the three vertical dots next to it and pick Block. This should remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 2

Remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome (Android):

  1. Open Google Chrome and tap on Settings (three vertical dots).
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Scroll down to the Sites section.
  4. Locate the unwanted URL and toggle the button to the left. Stop notifications on Chrome Android

Remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Menu > Options.
  2. Click on Privacy & Security section.
  3. Under Permissions, you should be able to see Notifications. Click Settings button next to it.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 1
  4. In the SettingsNotification Permissions window, click on the drop-down menu by the URL in question.
  5. Select Block and then click on Save Changes. This should remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 2

Remove unwanted notifications from Safari:

  1. Click on Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Websites tab and, under General, select Notifications.
  3. Select the web address in question, click the drop-down menu and select Deny.Stop notifications on Safari

Remove unwanted notifications from MS Edge:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click the Settings and more button (three horizontal dots) at the top-right of the window.
  2. Select Settings and then go to Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions, pick Manage permissions and select the URL in question.Stop notifications on Edge 1
  4. Toggle the switch to the left to turn notifications off on Microsoft Edge.Stop notifications on Edge 2

Remove unwanted notifications from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and go to Settings.
  2. Select Site permissions.
  3. Go to Notifications on the right.
  4. Under Allow, you will find the unwanted entry.
  5. Click on More actions and select Block.Stop notifications on Edge Chromium

Remove unwanted notifications from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, and click on the Gear icon at the top-right on the window.
  2. Select Internet options and go to Privacy tab.
  3. In the Pop-up Blocker section, click on Settings.
  4. Locate web address in question under Allowed sites and pick Remove.Stop notifications on Internet Explorer

Thejornal.xyz ads are caused by the PUP and similar adware-type intruders that only focus on creating redirects and triggering problems with the browser, but various changes happen in settings, system folders. It is an intrusive program that spreads around silently but affects the machine significantly.

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Getting rid of Thejornal.xyz ads. Follow these steps

WindowsmacOS

Uninstall from Windows

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.
WindowsmacOS

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

How to prevent from getting adware

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

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

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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