What is desktop.your-prize.co.uk
Have you become that your web-browser randomly displays desktop.your-prize.co.uk, instead of the one you want to see? it is a sign that you have an installed adware on your computer. The ad supported software is a part of dangerous software that created to display a lot of annoying advertisements. You need to perform the step-by-step guide below as soon as possible. It will clear your personal computer from advertising software that generates a tons of ads in the web-browser and thus remove the redirect to the desktop.your-prize.co.uk web-page.
The dangerous software from the adware family that modifies the settings of browsers usually affects only the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the browser, instead of your startpage, you will see the unwanted desktop.your-prize.co.uk advertising.
While your personal computer is infected with the adware, the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge may be rerouted to desktop.your-prize.co.uk annoying web-site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open a huge number of unwanted ads. These ads will be injected within the content of pages that are you opening in your web-browser. The advertisements can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all web pages, including pages where previously you have never seen any advertising.
We recommend to delete the adware, which redirects your internet browser on the desktop.your-prize.co.uk annoying web-page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your computer.
How does desktop.your-prize.co.uk advertisements get installed onto system
Disregarding the basic computer security practices such as no antivirus software installed, installation of unknown applications and freeware which may be bundled with adware, as well as computer virus infection – these are the possible causes of large number of advertising within the screen of the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, random visits to an unknown and untrusted web-pages, when you click on the search results from Google (Yahoo, Bing) or links on the Internet, when the PC is not protected with a software that may block access to malicious sites, it can also lead to the fact that instead of your home page, the web-browser will be redirected to desktop.your-prize.co.uk or other advertising web sites.
How to manually remove desktop.your-prize.co.uk
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guide below you should be able to delete the desktop.your-prize.co.uk pop-up ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your computer.
- Get rid of suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove desktop.your-prize.co.uk redirect
- Get rid of desktop.your-prize.co.uk from Chrome
- Remove desktop.your-prize.co.uk popup ads from Firefox
- Remove desktop.your-prize.co.uk advertisements from Internet Explorer
Get rid of suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the PC cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and get rid of all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Uninstall the unwanted software may remove the annoying ads or browser redirect to unknown or annoying web-sites.
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Windows XP, Vista, 7
Click “Uninstall a program” It will show a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and get rid of any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort aplications by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove desktop.your-prize.co.uk redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to launch your web-browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web-browser which is redirected to the desktop.your-prize.co.uk or other annoying web site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you start your browser. Depending on the web-browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe Opera: opera.exe Firefox: firefox.exe If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://desktop.your-prize.co.uk” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown on the screen below.. Click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the internet browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the desktop.your-prize.co.uk page or any other unwanted web-sites that is advertised by the ad supported software. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Get rid of desktop.your-prize.co.uk from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus remove the redirect to desktop.your-prize.co.uk unwanted advertisements which is caused by the ad supported software.
Start the Chrome. Click on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. The browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown below and click on the “Reset settings” button. The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action. Press on the “Reset” button. The program will start the process of cleaning and when it is finished, the internet browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove desktop.your-prize.co.uk popup ads from Firefox
Open the Mozilla Firefox menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu click on the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button. Confirm your action. Click on the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove desktop.your-prize.co.uk advertisements from Internet Explorer
Open the Microsoft Internet Explorer tools menu by clicking on the button in the form of gear (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click on the “Internet Options”. In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button. You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Delete desktop.your-prize.co.uk advertisements with MalwareBytes Anti-malware
Remove desktop.your-prize.co.uk ads manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your personal computer. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware is a reputable malware removal software. It can automatically detect and remove the adware of the your PC system. Moreover, this free software will help you to get rid of web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC may be infected too. You can follow these simple steps below to eliminate the desktop.your-prize.co.uk unwanted advertisements completely.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your personal computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC for the ad supported software which causes the redirect to desktop.your-prize.co.uk web-site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start to remove the ad supported software related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
How to block desktop.your-prize.co.uk
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying advertising and malicious pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the software can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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- After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, desktop.your-prize.co.uk redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Remove desktop.your-prize.co.uk ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the unwanted desktop.your-prize.co.uk ads within the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Update: December 21, 2017
Once finished, open a directory in which you saved it. You will see a icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Press “Start” button to perform a system scan for malicious extensions and the adware which displays the advertising from desktop.your-prize.co.uk page. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for desktop.your-prize.co.uk advertisements removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the redirect to the unwanted desktop.your-prize.co.uk advertisements.
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.