The appearance of unwanted journal-good.net pop-ups in your internet browser means that your PC is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It makes changes to the computer settings and configures itself so as to run automatically each time the system is turned on. Immediately after startup, the adware begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert ads directly into the open windows of the FF, Chrome, IE and Edge. So, if you notice that your browser has become show this page, then you do not need to wait . Use the step-by-step guide below and remove journal-good.net advertisements as soon as possible.
The adware can change the settings of the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, but often that a dangerous software such as this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the internet browser to see journal-good.net unwanted ads.
The adware is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install browser hijacker that once started, will alter the browser’s start page and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what sites you are opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your PC from the adware as well as delete journal-good.net annoying advertisements from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and other browsers.
How to journal-good.net pop-up ads get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove journal-good.net pop-up ads
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guide below you should be able to get rid of the journal-good.net pop-up ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or reboot your personal computer.
- Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete journal-good.net redirect
- Remove journal-good.net advertisements from FF
- Get rid of journal-good.net advertisements from Google Chrome
- Delete journal-good.net from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements and internet browser redirect to unwanted pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed software. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to annoying journal-good.net ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications 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
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as shown in the figure below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the screen below.
You will see a list of software installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted popup ads and web 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 application, you need to uninstall, is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete journal-good.net redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also change the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying 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://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove journal-good.net advertisements from FF
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto journal-good.net site.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is complete, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of journal-good.net advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the browser’s settings that have been changed by ad-supported software.
- Now run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- When this procedure is finished, your browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage and search engine by default.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete journal-good.net from Internet Explorer
To remove the journal-good.net ads you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset IE settings” dialog box as on the image below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
When the task is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Get rid of 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 personal computer, it will display journal-good.net annoying web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a prompt that titled with 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 below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “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 adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove journal-good.net advertisements automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect journal-good.net threat and remove it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is complete, press “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
Stop journal-good.net pop-up ads and other annoying pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use application that stops access to dangerous advertisements and pages. Moreover, the application can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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After downloading is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is complete, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, web-pages like journal-good.net, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with journal-good.net pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove journal-good.net redirect, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out adware that generates journal-good.net advertisements.
- When it has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to remove ad-supported software with AdwCleaner.
Once you have complete the guide outlined above, your PC should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge will no longer show journal-good.net annoying pop-up ads and redirect you to unknown web-pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the scan is done, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted journal-good.net redirect.