The Joke Vault is another adware extension to such browsers as Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. Some users think of it as s useful tool because of ads and pop-ups it shows them, but it is not. It uses tricks and lies to sneak silently into your system and start to demonstrate you adverts. This adware might present a potential threat to your system security and help cyber criminals to steal your identity or infect your computer with malicious programs.
Once The Joke Vault is inside, you will notice tons of annoying ads in your browser. These adverts will seriously slow your system down and reroute you on potentially viral links once you left click them. It is a very common trick for programs like this. Keeping this kind of software on your computer is a great risk to your safety and your personal information. Some viruses can track and collect information like your internet activity and send it to a third-party people.
How does The Joke Vault get into my system?
The most common and effective ways of the installation, in this case, are bundling method and email spam messaging. The Joke Vault adware is fooling users by pretends something else and then installs into your system without your permission. These are main reasons why we advised you to remove The Joke Vault adware and scan your computer for any malicious activity. Follow the removal guide below, it will help you to deal with this threat.
Removal tool for The Joke Vault:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with The Joke Vault in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):