Jzip uninstall

[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.]

Host location
Was Israel
, home for the planets worst psychopaths, now Wichita, Kansas http://temp.sitealytics.com/jzip.com  .].

Host registrant
   Domains by Proxy, Inc.
   15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
   Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
   United States http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/jzip.com

The firm that recommends it http://www.softpedia.com  is registered in Romania http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/softpedia.com
Hosted in
Atlanta http://temp.sitealytics.com/softpedia.com/

jZip was mentioned a few times on SU, the problem is that it is possible malicious software.

The most prominent problems I've found are:

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  what is reinitialize?
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. IT ISN'T

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.
4. Reboot
5. Re-install Firefox and be happy (mine was totally gone).

Gingerbread Man

  1. Uninstall jZip from Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Open Windows Explorer, then the C:\Program Files\ folder, then the Windows jZip Toolbar folder.
  3. Double-click the uninstall icon.
  4. Delete the Windows jZip Toolbar folder.
  5. In Firefox, open the Tools menu and choose Add-ons, then Extensions.
  6. Select the jZip Toolbar entry if it's there and click the Uninstall button.  NOT THERE.  Or Doesn't have uninstall button, only disable and remove.  Only disable works
  7. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
  8. Press the big button to bypass the warning.
  9. In the Filter bar, type jzip
  10. In the search results, right-click each entry and choose Reset.
  11. Restart Firefox.

Search box still there. DOES NOT WORK.

As a WinZip alternative, I recommend either 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 :-k

I just encountered a nightmare by installing a software jZIP intending to be my WinZIP alternative.
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 as homepage.

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 problem.

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


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