The cause of unwanted weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop-ups on your screen is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the ‘ad-supported’ software, that shows a ton of popup ads or redirects on an annoying web-site, is not a virus. It is is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a small code within the content of web sites that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new browser window with weekly.giftsredeem.xyz web-page or insert a large number of advertisements directly into the web sites you’re viewing.
Most often, the ad-supported software affects the most common internet browsers like the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the browser, it’ll redirect to the annoying weekly.giftsredeem.xyz page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an unwanted web site will be the first thing you see when you run the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE.
While your machine is infected with the adware, the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge may be rerouted to weekly.giftsredeem.xyz unwanted web-page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open lots of unwanted advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your web-browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all sites, including sites where previously you have never seen any ads.
We suggest you to remove ad-supported software and clean your personal computer from weekly.giftsredeem.xyz advertisements as quickly as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will allow you to completely remove the reroute to weekly.giftsredeem.xyz annoying web-page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does weekly.giftsredeem.xyz advertisements get installed onto PC system
How to manually remove weekly.giftsredeem.xyz ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove weekly.giftsredeem.xyz redirect
- Remove weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop ups from Chrome
- Get rid of weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Remove the unwanted software may get rid of the annoying ads or web browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web sites.
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Next, press “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove weekly.giftsredeem.xyz redirect
When the ‘ad-supported’ software is started, it can also modify the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the internet browser, it will be redirected 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 starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto weekly.giftsredeem.xyz site.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser address 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 display the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. Once it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Get rid of weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop ups from Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Settings” option.
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 on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Get rid of weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop-ups from Internet Explorer
To remove the weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop-ups you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following image.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown in the figure below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
Once the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying weekly.giftsredeem.xyz 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 together. This displays a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, 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 shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop-up ads with free malware remover
Get rid of weekly.giftsredeem.xyz advertisements manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, web browser hijacker and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes from the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all software and windows on your system. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the setup of Malwarebytes. Next, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- When setup is complete, click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that redirects your internet browser to the weekly.giftsredeem.xyz unwanted web site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the checking is done, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block weekly.giftsredeem.xyz and other annoying 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 web pages. Moreover, the application can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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After the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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, pages such as weekly.giftsredeem.xyz, as well as other dangerous or misleading 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 PC system and remove weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop-ups with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, FF, Edge and IE web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (home page, newtab page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the personal computer.
Download AdwCleaner tool using the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown in the figure below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole PC system to find out ‘ad-supported’ software which cause a redirect to weekly.giftsredeem.xyz ads.
When the system scan is finished, it will display a list of all items detected by this tool as shown on the screen below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have complete the step-by-step guide shown above, your PC system should be clean from malware and ad supported software. The Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and MS Edge will no longer show weekly.giftsredeem.xyz annoying pop-up ads and redirect you to unknown sites. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it has finished scanning your PC, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- 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 unwanted weekly.giftsredeem.xyz pop-up ads.