Game Jungle Browser Hijacker

Also Known As: feed.game-jungle.com redirect
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Feed.game-jungle.com redirect removal instructions

What is feed.game-jungle.com?

The Game Jungle application is promoted as allowing users to access an extensive collection of free online games. People tend to download and install apps of this type unintentionally. Therefore, Game Jungle is categorized as a potentially unwanted app (PUA), a browser hijacker. Typically, apps of this type modify browser settings and record data. Additionally, Game Jungle promotes a fake search engine called feed.game-jungle.com.

feed.game-jungle.com browser hijacker

In most cases browser hijackers can be installed on browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. After installation Game Jungle changes browser's settings, it makes the aforementioned fake search engine's address as a homepage, default search engine and new tab's URL. Whoever has this app installed is forced to visit feed.game-jungle.com when opening a browser, new browser tab or entering a search query into URL bar. It is worth mentioning that none of these changes can be undone, the only way to avoid having to visit this address/page is to uninstall the Game Jungle app. Another problem with browser hijackers is that most of them (together with fake search engines that they promote) gather various data. Typically, it is information related to user's browsing habits such as IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries and so on. Unfortunately, sometimes apps of this type are designed to collect personal details as well. Their developers usually share obtained information with third parties, potentially, cyber criminals. Simply said, gathered data gets misused to generate revenue. Besides, as a search engine feed.game-jungle.com is useless. It redirects its users to search.yahoo.com, a search engine created by Yahoo. In other words, it does not provide its users with any unique search results and used results generated by other search engine. We do not recommend to use feed.game-jungle.com or any other fake search engines. Same applies to browser hijackers, they should be uninstalled as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Game Jungle
Threat Type Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab
Browser Extension(s) Game Jungle
Supposed Functionality Claims to provide access to various online (browser) games.
Affected Browser Settings Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine
Promoted URL(s)
feed.game-jungle.com (fake search engine)
Symptoms Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). User's are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Damage Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites.
Removal

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Game Jungle shares similarities with other apps of this type, such as Kittens New Tab, bestMovies Now and New Browse. Browser hijackers usually are presented as some useful and totally legitimate tools. However, once installed, they hardly provide their users with any promised features, tools and so on. In most cases they put their users at risk of various issues related to online privacy, browsing safety or other problems.

How did Game Jungle install on my computer?

There are some potentially unwanted apps that can be downloaded from websites used to promote them. Game Jungle is one of those apps. Nevertheless, most users download and install them through intrusive advertisement that they click, or when they are bundled/included into some other, usually free software. "Bundling" is a deceptive marketing method used to trick people into downloading and installing unwanted apps by hiding them in "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings software setups. Usually it is software that people download and install on intentionally. Developers avoid disclosing information about unwanted apps being included in setups properly. However, only users who download and install various software without checking settings included in their setups cause such undesired downloads or installations of various PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We advise to download software from official, trustworthy websites. Third party software downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks and other similar channels are not the safest options. Moreover, do not skip any setup's steps without analyzing them first. Check all available "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings or options and deselect offers to install bundled/additionally included apps. Keep in mind that intrusive ads should not be trusted, especially if they are displayed on shady websites. These ads usually redirect people who click them to untrustworthy websites such as gambling, pornography, adult dating and so on. If such ads appear or redirects happen often, uninstall unwanted programs installed on a computer and remove unwanted, suspicious apps (extensions, plug-ins or add-ons) installed on a browser. If your computer is already infected with Game Jungle, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

Website promoting Game Jungle browser hijacker:

Website used to promote Game Jungle browser hijacker

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Quick menu:

Game Jungle browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

feed.game-jungle.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Game Jungle"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the feed.game-jungle.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Game Jungle browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing feed.game-jungle.com related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing feed.game-jungle.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://feed.game-jungle.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing feed.game-jungle.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "hxxp://feed.game-jungle.com".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the feed.game-jungle.com redirect, 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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing feed.game-jungle.com related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Game Jungle" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing feed.game-jungle.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Game Jungle", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.feed.game-jungle.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing feed.game-jungle.com from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "feed.game-jungle.com" when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the feed.game-jungle.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing feed.game-jungle.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Game Jungle", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing feed.game-jungle.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, disable "Game Jungle", remove hxxp://feed.game-jungle.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing feed.game-jungle.com from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "game-jungle"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with feed.game-jungle.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
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