Have you become that your web browser randomly shows chooseyourreward.online, instead of the one you want to see? It is possible that you have an installed ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) on your computer. The ad-supported software is a part of dangerous software that created to show a large amount of annoying advertisements. You need to follow the steps below as quickly as possible. It’ll clear your computer from adware that generates tons of advertisements in the internet browser and thereby remove the reroute to chooseyourreward.online web-site.
The adware usually affects only the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge by changing the web 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 personal computer 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 run the internet browser, you will see an unwanted chooseyourreward.online web-site.
The ad-supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to show dozens of pop-up ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open internet browser window. So, the chooseyourreward.online is just one of the many web sites of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It’s designed to fill the web browser’s constant stream of ads, or reroute the web browser to not expected and intrusive advertising sites. Moreover, the ad-supported software can substitute the legitimate advertisements 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 sites, so the creators of ad supported software, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ‘ad-supported’ software receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your web-browser on the chooseyourreward.online 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 machine.
How does chooseyourreward.online advertisements get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove chooseyourreward.online ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete chooseyourreward.online from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of chooseyourreward.online redirect
- Delete chooseyourreward.online pop-ups from Firefox
- Remove chooseyourreward.online from Chrome
- Get rid of chooseyourreward.online advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious software. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up your browser from ads, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed software.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of chooseyourreward.online redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to launch your internet browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web browser which is redirected to the chooseyourreward.online or other unwanted web page.
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 start when you run your browser. Depending on the browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe, Opera: opera.exe, Firefox: firefox.exe, Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe. If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://site.address” that has been added here, then you should delete it, as on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you start the internet browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the chooseyourreward.online web site or any other annoying web-sites that is advertised by the ‘ad-supported’ software. Once the step is complete, we recommend to go to the next step.
Delete chooseyourreward.online pop-ups from Firefox
First, run the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove chooseyourreward.online from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby get rid of the redirect to chooseyourreward.online annoying ads which is caused by the adware.
At first, start the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will display 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 press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will start the procedure of cleaning. When it’s finished, the internet browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Get rid of chooseyourreward.online advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the IE, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the figure 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 open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the following image. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying chooseyourreward.online web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This shows a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicios program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove chooseyourreward.online pop-ups automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove chooseyourreward.online ads from the infected PC system. This is because the ad supported software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your system and it will begin to show unwanted chooseyourreward.online popup ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC. It’s an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you delete browser hijackers, malware, ‘ad-supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Now, press the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your PC. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After downloading is finished, close all software on your personal computer. Next, open the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software that cause a redirect to chooseyourreward.online. Once the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
Once the scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware which cause chooseyourreward.online advertisements. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes program to delete ad supported software and other malware.
Block chooseyourreward.online pop-up ads and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying ads and malicious web pages, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and sites. Moreover, the application can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once the download is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button 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 launch your PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block ads, web-sites like chooseyourreward.online, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your computer and remove chooseyourreward.online redirect with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab page and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the download is complete, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole machine to find out adware that cause a redirect to chooseyourreward.online ads.
Once the scanning is complete, it will open a list of all items detected by this tool as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK” to begin the cleaning process. Once the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC should be clean of the chooseyourreward.online . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and unwanted malicious pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of chooseyourreward.online from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.