Adware.Jawego

Short bio

Adware.Jawego is Malwarebytes’ specific detection for the registry key, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Jawego, which is typical for the installation of several potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) classified as system optimizers. These programs keep reminding users to register/buy the full version of the software.

Associated threats include:

Win Tuneup Pro

Driver Updater Plus

Reg Tuneup

PC Purifier

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Jawego without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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