The journal-good.org web-site appeared on your system without any notice? After that, you’re faced with the fact that your browser is now redirected to other annoying web-pages and filled with a variety of pop-up ads and banners. The cause of all your problems with your computer is ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that has been installed on many PCs around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this ad-supported software has got into your machine. In the steps below, we will explain all the general features of ad-supported software and its typical behavior on the PC system, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your PC.
The malicious software from the ad supported software family that changes the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the web browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted journal-good.org ads.
While your PC system is infected with the ad supported software, the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge may be redirected to journal-good.org annoying web-page. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display tons of annoying ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web-sites that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all web pages, including web pages where previously you have never seen any advertising banners. In this case, when you open any site, you may see in your browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for journal-good.org’, ‘Transferring data from journal-good.org’, ‘Looking up journal-good.org’, ‘Read journal-good.org’, ‘Connected to journal-good.org’.
So, obviously, you need to delete the adware as quickly as possible. Use the free guide below. This guide will help you clean your computer and thereby remove the journal-good.org unwanted pop-up ads.
How to journal-good.org pop-up ads get installed onto PC system
How to manually remove journal-good.org pop-up ads
This step-by-step guide will allow you delete journal-good.org pop-up ads. These journal-good.org removal steps work for the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the internet browser or restart your computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove journal-good.org redirect
- Get rid of journal-good.org ads from Firefox
- Delete journal-good.org pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Remove journal-good.org pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted web-pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed programs. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the browser redirect to unwanted journal-good.org advertisements. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the image below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted advertisements and internet browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to remove, is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove journal-good.org redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted ads.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that begins with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of journal-good.org ads from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto journal-good.org web-site.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it’s complete, click the “Finish” button
Delete journal-good.org pop-ups from Google Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to journal-good.org unwanted advertisements which is caused by the adware.
At first, launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will start the task of cleaning. Once it is done, the browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Remove journal-good.org pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the IE, then click button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to journal-good.org unwanted page.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your computer, it will show journal-good.org unwanted web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will display a prompt which titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ software, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete journal-good.org automatically
You can delete journal-good.org pop-ups automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily get rid of adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloading is complete, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your machine for the malware and ‘ad supported’ software that cause the journal-good.org ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your machine, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and adware which cause journal-good.org pop-ups. Once the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other harmful applications.
Block journal-good.org pop-ups and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use application that blocks access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Update: July 17, 2017
Once the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, web-pages such as journal-good.org, as well as other harmful or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your personal computer and remove journal-good.org pop-up ads with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to show the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole machine to find out adware which cause a redirect to journal-good.org ads.
Once the scanning is finished, it will open a list of all items detected by this utility as shown on the image below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” to begin the cleaning process. Once the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your computer should be free of the journal-good.org pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and unwanted dangerous web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware and ad-supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new harmful programs and ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete journal-good.org pop-up ads from your PC, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.