The top-wins.club is a ads web page which pops up on PC that’s infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The ‘ad-supported’ software is one of the most annoying type of malware floating around the Net: an attack generates a lot of annoying pop-up ads within a user web-browser’s screen. A lot of people have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks, looking the Web in hopes of finding few simple steps on how to remove annoying advertisements. Now, computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the step-by-step instructions that help users remove top-wins.club for free.
The adware usually affects only the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the PC system for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the web-browser, you will see an annoying top-wins.club web page.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to display dozens of advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. So, the top-wins.club is just one of the many sites of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the web-browser’s constant stream of advertisements, or redirect the browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-pages. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web-pages, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income. It’s the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
We suggest you to delete adware and clean your PC from top-wins.club pop-up ads as quickly as possible, until the presence of the ad-supported software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step guide below that will allow you to completely remove the redirect to top-wins.club annoying web-site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does top-wins.club ads get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove top-wins.club ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your computer of ‘ad-supported’ software. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the personal computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to uninstall adware that causes unwanted top-wins.club redirect. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your PC system.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove top-wins.club redirect
- Remove top-wins.club ads from Firefox
- Remove top-wins.club pop-up ads from Chrome
- Uninstall top-wins.club ads from Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software. Uninstall the unwanted applications may delete the unwanted advertisements or browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web pages.
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Next, press “Uninstall a program” It will show a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove top-wins.club redirect
Once the ‘ad-supported’ software is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted ads.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which begins with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove top-wins.club ads from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been replaced by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto top-wins.club advertisements.
First, launch the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is done, press the “Finish” button
Remove top-wins.club pop-up ads from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to uninstall the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web-browser’s settings that have been changed by adware.
- Now start the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage and search engine by default.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Uninstall top-wins.club ads from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you open your system, it will open top-wins.club annoying web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and uninstall all tasks that have been created by malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a dialog box which titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicios program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove top-wins.club advertisements automatically
You can get rid of top-wins.club redirect automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your personal computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the download is done, close all windows on your PC system. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Malwarebytes on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the setup is complete successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out malware and ‘ad-supported’ software that cause the top-wins.club ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
Once the scanning is complete, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and adware which cause top-wins.club . Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other malicious software.
How to stop top-wins.club popup ads
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the program 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 application from the following link.
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- When downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is complete, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will assist 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 personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, top-wins.club redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with top-wins.club redirect is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove top-wins.club popup ads, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad-supported’ software that generates top-wins.club advertisements.
- When it has finished scanning your system, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the guide above on how to delete adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your system should be clean of the top-wins.club ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and unwanted malicious web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware and ad-supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new dangerous software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to uninstall top-wins.club ads from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.