Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Get Rid of Gzj.jsopen.net Popup Virus

‘This - I think - hijacker is driving me nuts and slowing things to a craw. Sometimes I have to try 5 or more time to get to the page I want wading through all the crap this thing brings up including surveys for what look like legitimate sites.’ – quoted from one of its victims.

FAQ: Why reputable anti-virus programs will not help get rid of gzj.jsopen.net popup virus?

Anti-virus programs don’t usually take add-on/plug-in/extension as virus. Browsers (e.g. IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) use add-on/plug-in/extension to perform personalized activities. Hackers knows well the point and thus create adware like gzj.jsopen.net to implement what a virus typically does.


Gzj.jsopen.net Get Bloody Annoying


When one sees gzj.jsopen.net pops up often on a new tab, one needs to know that it is a signal telling all registry entries of gzj.jsopen.net popup virus have been settled down and information stored on the target machine has been collected and transmitted to its remote server. Alongside with the annoying problem, victims would simply detect troubles on PC performance:
  • Page loading speed is much slower than before;
  • General PC speed is significantly slowed down;
  • Unknown search engine program hijacks default homepage;
  • Web search is changed to unwanted one;
  • It takes longer to launch a program;
  • Windows firewall will not stay stable.




User Guide to Get Rid of Gzj.jsopen.net Popup Virus


Step1: End running process of gzj.jsopen.net popup virus to avoid any error messages telling the item we are trying to remove is in use.

> Windows7/vista/XP
Hold Ctrl, Alt and Delete key combination together -> Task Manager shows -> hit Process tab -> find and select items related to gzj.jsopen.net -> hit ‘End Process’ to get rid of gzj.jsopen.net popup virus.

> Windows 8
Start screen -> type ‘Task’ -> Task Manager shows -> hit Process tab -> find and select items related to gzj.jsopen.net -> hit ‘End’ to get rid of gzj.jsopen.net popup virus.

Step2: Reset browser to get rid of gzj.jsopen.net popup virus.

> Internet Explorer users please follow the instruction here:
  • Open Internet Explorer. 
  • Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options. 
  • In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab. Then click on the Restore Defaults button and then press OK.

> Firefox users please follow the instruction here:

  • Click on the Firefox button > Help > Troubleshooting information.
  • Locate a box containing ‘Reset Firefox’ button on the left uppers corner of the web page.
  • A box pops up for confirmation, please click ‘Reset Firefox’.

> Google Chrome users please follow the instruction below:
  • Choose ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ menu.
  • Select ‘Options’.
  • Click ‘Under the Hood’ tab on ‘Options’ window.
  • Click ‘Reset to Defaults’ button.

Step3: Make gzj.jsopen.net popup virus disappear by build-in functionality.

> Mozilla Firefox users are welcome to follow the steps here:
  • Open Mozilla Firefox.
  • Click Tools.
  • Click Options.
  • Click the Web features button on the left hand side of the Options window.
  • Get rid of gzj.jsopen.net popup virus.

> Microsoft Internet Explorer users are welcome to follow the steps here:
  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Click Tools.
  • Click Options.
  • Click the Privacy tab.
  • Locate pop-up Blocker section at the bottom of the Privacy tab.
  • Check "Block pop-ups" option to get rid of gzj.jsopen.net popup virus.

> Google Chrome users are welcome to follow the steps here:
Use Google Toolbar that includes a free popup blocker to get rid of gzj.jsopen.net popup virus.

Step4: Show hidden files and folders to find out and delete any item associated with gzj.jsopen.net popup virus in Drive C.

> for Windows 8 users:
  • Open Windows Explorer by clicking on Windows Explorer application from Start Screen.
  • Select View tab on Windows Explorer window.
  • Tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options.

> for Windows 7/XP/Vista users:
  • Open ‘Control Panel’ from Start menu and search for ‘Folder Options’.
  • Under View tab to tick ‘Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ and then click ‘OK’.

Step5: Go to the Registry Editor, navigate to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows to find items related to gzj.jsopen.net popup virus contained in folders of infected browser (e.g. IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome)

> Windows 8 users to follow up:
Move your mouse over lower right screen -> charms bar appears -> click Search charm -> type ‘regedit’/‘regedit.exe’ -> hit Enter key.

> Windows 7/XP/Vista users to follow up:
Press Win key and R key together -> type ‘regedit’ (without quotation) in the box -> hit Enter key.


If you encounter failure after finish all the steps above, you’d better recheck your system to see if there is any leftover or additional virus that you don’t know it is. If all shows clean, you may have to go through the same process in Safe Mode. It is worth the mentioning that extra caution should always be applied when one accessing Registry Editor for it is the very place to issue order so that the machine body works properly. Provided that you have difficulty in understanding the above steps, you should go through the steps under the guidance of VilmaTech online experts; otherwise, damages overtime can be made without your own knowledge.



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