I have a new Toshiba laptop that I’ve had for about 3 months now and I am starting to get a lot of pop ups on a daily basis. I have the pop up blockers in the web browser set to high to try to stop the majority of them but it hasn’t done any difference. My firewall is still on and I have antivirus program installed. However, over the past couple of days my internet browsing has been interrupted quite frequently by numerous types of pop up ads!! Most of time I get Jck.drivesection.net pop-up ads. How do I get rid of all these annoying popups from Google Chrome, Firefox as well as Internet Explorer?
If you keep getting Jck.drivesection.net pop-up ads while you are on Facebook or browsing any web pages, then your computer may get infected by an adware or a browser hijacker virus. This kind of threat mainly attacks target computer and annoys PC users by displaying advertising content on your computer. It often uses pop-up windows, adware programs and browser redirection to achieve its goal. Many of these ads popping up on your screen without your permission are designed to tout legitimate products. It may used to distribute malware and spyware as well. Just like this Jck.drivesection.net pop-up, it may give you false positive telling you that your video downloader might be outdated and then recommending you a new version to install. Once you did that, you will soon find out what you have downloaded on the computer is a big virus that completely messes up your computer, but not a useful program as it is recommended.
Some adware can be able to monitor your browsing activities and then use that information to deliver more focused advertising content. Some people don’t mind, but others may consider this practice an invasion of privacy. Actually PC users have to consider Jck.drivesection.net hijacker as something dangerous because it can greatly decrease your browser performance and install unwelcome program without your permission. It is able to attack Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and even Safari. It is likely that every time you go to google to search up something, it lags and then when you click a link, it redirects you to a different site. Malware associated with such kind of pop-up ads may often include a rootkit component designed to conceal the presence as well as disable any legitimate security programs that it detects on the infected computer. Consequently, antivirus product has no ability to detect it, even to get rid of it. To completely get rid of this unwanted pop-up and avoid your web browsing habits being recorded by someone you don’t know, it is highly recommended users to remove Jck.drivesection.net ads manually.
If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, or you get many unwanted pop-up showing you various ads, then your browser may have been hijacked by a virus. For this type of hijack virus, it can generate pop up from Jck.drivesection.net without your permission. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar.
Jck.drivesection.net pop up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Jck.drivesection.net redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Jck.drivesection.net Pop-Up manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
It is really annoying that a barrage of pop-up windows flood your screen or your browser suddenly send you to a slew of unsavory sites like Jck.drivesection.net, so how to prevent computer from getting unwanted pop-up is an important thing that every user should know. Normally this unwanted thing comes from unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. So you had better make sure you really need a program before downloading it, then read licensing agreements carefully, don’t allow anything that can change your browser settings to get installed on your computer. Most importantly, you should get rid of Jck.drivesection.net as quickly as possible.
Published by & last updated on January 5, 2014 11:15 am