Does this sound like what you are seeing right now? You see pop-up ads from www.jackpot.tv while browsing websites that usually don’t advertise in pop-up windows. The pop-ups manage to get round the built-in pop-up blockers in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Maybe the jackpot.tv pop-ups appear when clicking search results from the Google search engine? Or does the pop-ups appear even when you’re not browsing?
After a while, the pop-up redirected me to bet365.com.
If you also see this on your system, you probably have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the jackpot.tv ads. Contacting the owner of the web site would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the ads. I’ll do my best to help you with the jackpot.tv removal in this blog post.
If you have been spending some time on this blog already know this, but if you are new: A little while back I dedicated a few of my lab systems and wilfully installed a few adware programs on them. Since then I’ve been following the actions on these machines to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware updates itself, or if it installs additional unwanted software on the systems. I first observed the jackpot.tv pop-up on one of these lab machines.
jackpot.tv resolves to 126.96.36.199. jackpot.tv was registered on 2003-10-05.
So, how do you remove the jackpot.tv pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the jackpot.tv ads I had PriceLess, PriceHorse, OfferBoulevard and SpeedCheck installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the jackpot.tv pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
Judging from Alexa’s traffic rank, jackpot.tv is getting quite a lot of traffic:
The problem with this type of pop-up is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware, not just the adware that’s installed on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
So, what should done to solve the problem? To remove the jackpot.tv pop-up ads you need to check your system for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
- Examine what programs you have installed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Do you see something that you don’t remember installing or that was recently installed?
- How about your add-ons you have in your browsers. Anything in the list that you don’t remember installing?
- If that did not help, you can give FreeFixer a try. FreeFixer is built to assist users when manually tracking down adware and other types of unwanted software. It is a freeware utility that I’ve been working since 2006 and it scans your computer at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your computer. If you would like to get additional details about a file in FreeFixer’s scan result, you can just click the More Info link for that file and a web page with a VirusTotal report will open up, which can be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:
Here you can see FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:
Did this blog post help you to remove the jackpot.tv pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.