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Remove AddonJet(.)com Ads Effectively

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AddonJet(.)com is the main website page for a monetization marketing platform. AddonJet spreads advertisements and redirects to other websites and is considered adware. Websites and addon owners make money off of the adverts, by monetizing the traffic coming from them. To remove all adverts related to this marketing platform, you should read the article carefully.

Threat Summary

NameAddonJet(.)com
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe site generates advertisements on different websites and monetizes the online traffic.
SymptomsYou will see advertisements all around your browsers, like pop-ups, message boxes, in-text links and others.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundle Packages
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AddonJet(.)com – Ways of Distribution

The AddonJet(.)com monetization marketing platform has a few ways in which it can distribute itself. That usually happens through third-party installations. Without you knowing, the adware can be put on your computer with these third-party installers via bundling or by installing freeware programs. Installer setups might be set by default to add supplemental components along with the main application they install. Avoiding any unwanted software from intruding your PC can be done if you find Custom or Advanced settings. From there you should be able to deselect unneeded components.

The creators of AddonJet(.)com exceed in their line of business, so advertisements around the internet must be a common way for distribution. Anything from banners to pop-up ads can be an entry to your computer if you are not careful. Visiting websites which are unknown or look dubious can be another distribution way, using redirects on said sites. Browsers that can get affected are the following: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.

AddonJet(.)com – More Information

AddonJet(.)com is the main page of the official website for the marketing platform with the same name – AddonJet. Lots of advertisements and redirects can be shown while you browse if you have any software connected to AddonJet. The platform and its applications are considered adware. On the image below you can see how the AddonJet(.)com works and some of the ads it will put:

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When your computer has any software programs inside it which are related to AddonJet(.)com, you will see a huge amount of invasive online adverts. The same thing goes if your browsers have extensions tied to the same adware. You might be redirected to different web pages which could be in affiliation with the owners of the monetization platform. You could end up on other websites which pay up for the same traffic generation tactic utilizing advertisements.

Adverts can display one of the following texts inside:

  • Ads by AddonJet(.)com
  • Advertisement by AddonJet(.)com
  • Ad by AddonJet(.)com
  • Advert from AddonJet(.)com
  • Powered by AddonJet(.)com
  • Brought to you by AddonJet(.)com

Redirects and redirect ads hosted by the AddonJet platform are put on sites to generate online traffic and to present various content that website owners want to advertise. The online traffic, which accumulates can be monetized afterward with the adware platform or with a pay-per-click scheme as well.

The advertisements can be of all sorts and shapes, but each of them will have one and the same purpose – to make revenue for website and app owners. Advertisements associated with AddonJet(.)com can be seen around the Web as pop-ups, in-text links, pop-unders, banners, interstitial or transitional ads. Other kinds of ads are not excluded from showing up, too.

AddonJet(.)com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of AddonJet(.)com is long, but explicit. Sierra Labs Services is the company that created AddonJet. Both personal and technical information will be collected from you if you are using the platform, site or services of that company. If anything related is on your computer and you do not remove it, you automatically grant your consent for data collection. You can see a picture of the Privacy Policy here:

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If you have AddonJet, you are using the Sierra Labs Services servers from which the adware is hosted. Take a closer look at this excerpt from the policy:

Your use of any of the Sierra Labs Services serves as your consent to the collection, storage, manipulation, transfer, disclosure and any other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Personally identifying information, which is collected:
  • Your username
  • Your password
  • Your names
  • Your mailing / postal address
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your account
  • Your credit card number
  • Zip code
  • Your age
  • Your income
  • Other information
Information collected when you search for a product online:
  • Pages that you visit at a website
  • Information about whether you choose to purchase a product
  • The URL of the site you originally searched on
  • The characteristics of the product
  • The search terms (if any) you used to get there
  • The URL of any site that you visited
Non-personally identifying information, which is collected:
  • Technical information
  • Routing information relating to your product search
  • Any visit you make to a third party site
  • Time and duration of session
  • Last known login date and time
Additional information, which is collected:
  • IP addresses
  • Cookie information
  • Traffic data and other information you reques

Take note that any of the information listed above can be disclosed to third parties, stored and transferred on different company servers and even manipulated, as stated in the Privacy Policy. The recommended action is for you to remove this adware and everything that can be related to it.

Remove AddonJet(.)com Effectively from Your PC

To remove AddonJet(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial provided below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the ads completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such an application can keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove AddonJet(.)com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove AddonJet(.)com

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall AddonJet(.)com and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by AddonJet(.)com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by AddonJet(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for AddonJet(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of AddonJet(.)com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall AddonJet(.)com and remove related files and objects

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We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to AddonJet(.)com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to AddonJet(.)com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to AddonJet(.)com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove AddonJet(.)com via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as AddonJet(.)com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove AddonJet(.)com from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase AddonJet(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall AddonJet(.)com from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove AddonJet(.)com from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the AddonJet(.)com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate AddonJet(.)com from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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