The exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn is a page that displays unwanted pop-up ads and can redirect to other ad web-pages. If the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer opens this web-page then most probably that your computer is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The ad supported software is an unwanted software that is going to display you lots of pop-up ads and deals. Of course, it is not a malware or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It will not delete or damage your files, but it can modify some computer’s settings or download and install other dangerous programs. So, you’d better to remove ‘ad-supported’ software using the few simple steps below and thereby get rid of exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn advertisements.
The malicious applications from the adware family that modifies the settings of web browsers usually affects only the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the browser, instead of your start page, you will see the annoying exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn ads.
While your computer is infected with the adware, the Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge may be redirected to exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn unwanted site. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a large amount of unwanted advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of pages 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 web-pages, including sites where previously you have never seen any advertisements. In this case, when you open any web-site, you may see in your internet browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn’, ‘Transferring data from exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn’, ‘Looking up exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn’, ‘Read exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn’, ‘Connected to exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn’.
Therefore it is very important to follow the step-by-step instructions below as soon as possible. The few simple steps will assist you to remove ad supported software as well as clean your computer from the exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn pop-ups. What is more, the steps below will help you remove other dangerous software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC system along with the adware.
How does exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn advertisements get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn redirect
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn from the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn redirect
- Remove exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Delete exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn redirect from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web browser redirect to unwanted web sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn redirect
Now you need to clean up the web browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will display 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 similar “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the 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 browser shortcuts that redirects to an annoying web sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn page.
First, run the FF and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-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 web-browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it’s complete, press the “Finish” button
Remove exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn pop-ups from Google Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby delete the redirect to exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn unwanted advertisements which is caused by the ‘ad-supported’ software.
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 display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-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 in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The program will start the task of cleaning. When it’s finished, the web-browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Delete exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn redirect from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby delete the redirect to exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn unwanted page.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you open your machine, it will open exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn unwanted site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a prompt which titled as 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 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 like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further 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 ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn with Malwarebytes
Remove exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn pop-up ads manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal application. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your PC system. Moreover, this free program will help you to delete web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC may be infected too. You can follow the instructions below to delete the exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn unwanted pop-ups completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that causes the reroute to exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn web site. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing the ad supported software related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
The following video explains the guide above on how to delete adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn pop-ups
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the program 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 using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- Once the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that 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 run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn redirects, as well as other dangerous 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 AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your PC system and delete exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Edge 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 get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility using the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
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 tool and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to show the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out ad supported software that cause a redirect to exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn advertisements.
When the system scan is complete, it will display a list of all items detected by this tool like below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. Once the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC system should be free of the exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying malicious web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new malware and ad-supported software). 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 remove exclusiverewards.fabo.gdn pop-up ads from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.