The exclusiverewards.famix.xyz pop-ups should not be underestimated, because the reason for their appearance within your web-browser is penetration an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) into your personal computer. It can bring a security risk to your PC system. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the exclusiverewards.famix.xyz is just a site, but the ‘ad-supported’ software uses it to display intrusive and unwanted ads, even without your permission and desire to see it. The annoying ads can be just the beginning, because your system is hijacked by dangerous software, so the amount of pop-up ads in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the web sites, and more, can lead to crash the web-browser.
The malicious applications from the adware family that modifies the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and 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 web browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted exclusiverewards.famix.xyz ads.
The adware is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad supported software can install additional web browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install a browser hijacker that once started, will change the internet browser’s start page and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We suggest you to delete ‘ad-supported’ software and clean your computer from exclusiverewards.famix.xyz pop-up ads ASAP, 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 get rid of the redirect to exclusiverewards.famix.xyz unwanted web-site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does exclusiverewards.famix.xyz ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove exclusiverewards.famix.xyz pop-ups
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your PC. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this malicious software. To remove this ad supported software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing malicious software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to delete exclusiverewards.famix.xyz pop-up ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC system or in the case where adware is not removed automatically.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete exclusiverewards.famix.xyz redirect from Chrome
- Remove exclusiverewards.famix.xyz redirect from Firefox
- Remove exclusiverewards.famix.xyz from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove exclusiverewards.famix.xyz redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the PC cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and uninstall 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. Delete the unwanted programs may get rid of the unwanted advertisements or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web pages.
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Next, press “Uninstall a program” It will show a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Delete exclusiverewards.famix.xyz redirect from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s start page and search provider by default that have been changed by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove exclusiverewards.famix.xyz redirect from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto exclusiverewards.famix.xyz web-page.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open 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 complete, click the “Finish” button
Remove exclusiverewards.famix.xyz from Internet Explorer
To remove the exclusiverewards.famix.xyz pop-ups you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the procedure is done, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove exclusiverewards.famix.xyz redirect
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will show the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can change it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example on the screen below.
Once is done, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for internet browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted exclusiverewards.famix.xyz web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by malicios application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays a prompt 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following image.
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, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your machine. 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 is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete exclusiverewards.famix.xyz pop-up ads with Malwarebytes
Get rid of exclusiverewards.famix.xyz ads 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 PC. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your personal computer. Moreover, this free program will help you to get rid of web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC system may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step instructions below to remove the exclusiverewards.famix.xyz annoying completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
When installation is complete, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software which causes the reroute to exclusiverewards.famix.xyz page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
When the system scan is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the ‘ad-supported’ software related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to get rid of ad supported software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop exclusiverewards.famix.xyz pop-ups
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- Once the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which 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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, exclusiverewards.famix.xyz redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. 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 exclusiverewards.famix.xyz is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete exclusiverewards.famix.xyz , then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the adware which generates exclusiverewards.famix.xyz advertisements.
- Once the scan is complete, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to remove ad supported software with AdwCleaner.
Once you have finished the steps above, your PC should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer display exclusiverewards.famix.xyz annoying popup ads and redirect you to unknown web sites. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis using 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.
- Once the system scan is finished, the scan button will read “Save log”, click 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 exclusiverewards.famix.xyz advertisements.