[This is malicious software that takes over your search
box, among other things. Looks like the scam is to get you to buy
uninstaller software such as Perfect Uninstaller,
which claims to be free but then asks for
$34 to uninstall Jzip.
None of the below 'solutions' worked on this computer so still looking for the
real solution. Some connection to search called Babylon, a satanic name,
another pain in the arse 'search'. It is no surprise that Mozilla Firefox
does absolutely nothing to provide proper (or built in tools) advice on how to
remove it, meaning you have to spend ages trawling the net for the solution.]
home for the planets worst psychopaths, now Wichita, Kansas
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
The firm that recommends it
registered in Romania
Hosted in Atlanta
was mentioned a few times on SU, the problem is that it is
The most prominent problems I've found are:
- The website was registered via a proxy service, there's no way to
figure out who owns it
- The website seems to be associated with the
Panthera Project, which is a project of the Discordia Limited
company, part of the RIAA 'P2P hunters'.
- A scan on virustotal.com of the Setup didn't reveal anything, but
I'm not eager to test it out by installing it
Yes, I know that this is very vague information...so, shall I further
investigate this or leave it be?
I had the same problem but found the solution on an other site. Basically you
have to do the following:
1. go to C:/Program Files/Windows jZip Toolbar
2. in the folder there is a uninstall file for the toolbar execute it
refuses to delete
3. delete the folder (not necessary)
4. open FF and type in the adressbar "about:config"
5. say you will be careful
6. type jzip in the filter bar
7. reinitialize all the values with "jzip" that are shown
8. close FF and restart => no more jzip startup page
I hope this helps NO
In the Firefox folder, C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins (or
wherever you have it installed), delete the JzipWebSearch.xml file. It should be
in the searchplugins directory, if it's not just search for it in another
folder. That should take care of it.
If this doesn't fix it for you let me know and I'll tackle it again.
FIX: Did everything suggested, but none the less the pesky
search.jzip.com was still
there. So here it goes.
1. Disable in IE: Tools / Manage Add-Ons / Disable Jzip Toolbar (I had 2)
2. Remove jzip (i know it hurts, i've depended on this program for a long time)
3. Uninstall Firefox completely, even browsing history.
5. Re-install Firefox and be happy (mine was totally gone).
- Uninstall jZip from Control Panel >
Add or Remove Programs.
- Open Windows Explorer, then the
C:\Program Files\ folder, then the
Windows jZip Toolbar folder.
- Double-click the uninstall
- Delete the Windows jZip Toolbar
- In Firefox, open the Tools
menu and choose Add-ons, then
- Select the jZip Toolbar
entry if it's there and click the
NOT THERE. Or Doesn't have uninstall button, only disable and
remove. Only disable works
- Type about:config in the
address bar and press Enter.
- Press the big button to bypass the warning.
- In the Filter bar, type jzip
- In the search results, right-click each entry and choose
- Restart Firefox.
Search box still there. DOES
As a WinZip alternative, I recommend either
WinRAR, which has a user-friendly interface and supports themes, but
is shareware requiring a one-time fee to register.
7-Zip, which has an ugly interface but is completely free.
As an additional bit of trivia, the offending toolbar is provided by
Discordia Limited, the company most known for hijacking the domain name of
the file-sharing application Shareaza and using it to distribute a fake
version loaded with malware. I recall that when it was initially launched,
jZip was indeed a clean application as its front page still claims. I wonder
if it suffered the same fate
I just encountered a nightmare by installing a software jZIP intending to be my
However, the software includes a bunch of trash spywares which changed my preset
browsers' homepage and prefered search engines, including IE and Firefox.
After tedious process of manually deleting the software, and associated addons,
and changes the homepage setting to google.com,
I still cannot restore the homepage in Firefox, (but I can restore in IE)
Now whenever I open firefox, and open a new tab, it still loads search.jzip.com
I have used numerous spyware detecting software to check and try to solve the
problem, including spypoy, Ad-aware, CCcleaner, but all cannot rectify the
Pls tell me how can I restore my original setting in Firefox as I think this
problem is due to some malware controlled remotely and I think there is huge
potential harm to the security of my computer.
THanks in advance.
Find Revo Uninstaller and once installed use option 4 to clear out jzip.
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uni ... nload.html
USELESS, SEARCH BOX STILL THERE
To be perfectly fair, the actions taken by the installer are listed on the first
screen, and it's possible to opt-out.
Not that it's any less irritating and deceptive that
- Uninstalling jZip doesn't remove the toolbar.
- It's listed in Control Panel as Windows
jZip Toolbar, so if you're looking under the letter J you'll miss it.
- It affects Firefox but can't be uninstalled from inside Firefox.
- Even if you do manage to uninstall it you're left with modified Firefox