|Type||An Ad-supported Potentially Unwanted Application.|
|Short Description||May display advertised content to third-party shopping sites.|
|Symptoms||Intrusive advertisements in all familiar forms. Slow PC.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, Browser Redirects, Advertisements via mail|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By JollyWallet|
JollyWallet is yet another ad-supported and unverified browser add-on that interferes with the user’s experience by displaying annoying advertisements. Originally, the application claims it will help the user with new applications. Jolly Wallet may promise to improve your online shopping process by being your personal wallet manager and features a cash back service. But do you really want to give away your online financial information to a third-party which is often regarded as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) by security experts and claims to share user information with third-parties? It is advisable not to trust such unwanted apps because Jolly Wallet may share your information with third-party vendors who may have their policies about what they do with your credentials.
JollyWallet – How Did I Get Infected?
There are several ways utilized by the developers of such applications to distribute them successfully. The most successful of them is called bundling because it involves the adding of the program to applications which the masses of users search and install actively. This may be your favorite media player, DVD watching program, video downloader, chat program or anything similar. Unfortunately, some third-party websites which provide all types of different programs in one place make a profit by bundling PUPs.
Another way of getting this app is by deliberately downloading it, believing it will serve you in some way. But do not be fooled and always do your check-up for legitimacy when it comes to your financials.
More About JollyWallet
JollyWallet could mainly be created to connect users to particular online stores since they claim to take a percentage of what is being sold on the website. This is otherwise known as affiliate scheme and is very profitable between third-parties. However, since the company works with third-party sites, it may as well slow down your computer in a way. More to it than that, this particular plugin is regarded by virus researchers to display various advertisements in intrusive forms. It might as well inject ad-supported content in the form of highlighted text or ad-supported search results.
JollyWallet may also employ different types of cookies in the user PC to collect various information from it:
The company claims to use such information for different purposes. What is disturbing is that the information may be shared to some extent with other parties. And other parties may or may not have a different policy regarding the information.
However, the main reason, applications like JoyWallet are regarded unsafe is that they may lead to unknown online locations. Some suspicious sites may either scam the user out of his funds or infect his PC with viruses such as ransomware. Some cyber-criminals use fake registration forms to obtain financial info from the user and then drain his funds out of his card, for example. Some crooks embed malware and typescripts that allow it to perform the so-called drive-by download – the ‘injection’ of the malware directly on the user PC from only opening a web link. But do not worry, because the countermeasures against such threats have increased as well.
Removing JollyWallet from Your Machine
One way to eliminate this application is to follow the removal instructions, provided below to uninstall it from your browser and delete any associated programs from the computer. But this is no guarantee that you are safe because you just might not be. To make sure you are safe and delete any left-over files from JollyWallet, such as cookies that track your online activities, for example, you should actively seek out and find a reputable anti-malware program. It will make sure not only to remove all the threats from your system but also to protect you from any malware and PUPs entering it in the future.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall JollyWallet in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall JollyWallet.
Step 2: Remove JollyWallet from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select JollyWallet and click “Remove”
After JollyWallet is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select JollyWallet to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After JollyWallet has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on JollyWallet
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall JollyWallet. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the JollyWallet will be removed.
Step 4: Remove JollyWallet automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all JollyWallet associated objects.