Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Jollywallet - how to remove?
Jollywallet is a browser plug-in created by Radyoos Media Ltd. It promises to save users money whilst shopping online (by recouping a percentage of any money spent). This browser add-on is not technically a computer virus or related to malware infections, however, computer users have recently reported that Jollywallet was installed on their computers without their consent. Many also complain that they feel annoyed by pop-ups ads generated by this browser add-on and prefer to shop online without the imposition of these offers. Unwilling or inadvertent installations such as these may occur as a result of Jollywallet's use of a deceptive marketing method called bundling. Commonly, Internet users inadvertently install browser extensions such as these together with free software downloaded from the Internet.
Today, many download websites and freeware developers use so-called 'installers' or 'download clients' to monetize their free services - when installing free software, they offer installation of additional promoted software, browser toolbars, or plug-ins. To avoid unwilling installation of Jollywallet and other potentially unwanted software, always closely inspect each freeware installation step, opting-out of any additional installations and disallowing any suggested changes to your browser homepage, default search engine settings, etc.
Whilst Jollywallet is not malware, it can be categorized as adware due to the deceptive promotion techniques employed. If you feel that Jollywallet was installed on your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla FireFox) without your consent, use the removal guide provided to eliminate unwanted ads when visiting online shopping websites. To avoid adware or PUP (potentially unwanted program) installation in the future, only visit legitimate websites for your freeware downloads and always select the 'Custom Installation' option, rather than 'Typical Install', when installing any free software (this allows you to opt-out of additional software installation).
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "JollyWallet" (JollyWallet), select this entry and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "JollyWallet" (JollyWallet), select this entry and click Remove.
After uninstalling JollyWallet, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Jollywallet from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Jollywallet from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for Radyoos Media Ltd. related entries ("JollyWallet") and disable it.
If you continue to have problems with teh removal of Jollywallet, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window, click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove Jollywallet from Google Chrome:
Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "JollyWallet" select it and click on the trash can icon.
Remove Jollywallet from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "JollyWallet".
If you continue to have problems with removal of Jollywallet, reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.
Jollywallet Adware is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download.
Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the “decline” button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications. Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in Jollywallet Adware distribution:
To avoid installation of Jollywallet Adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars:
When installing the already downloaded free program choose “custom” or “advanced” installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Jollywallet Adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.