If you’re reading this post, it means that you are seeing the exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz unknown web page and your web browser began opening lots of ads. All of these problems with your PC caused by ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which is often installs on the machine with the free programs. You probably want to know how to remove this adware as well as remove exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz advertisements. In the few simple steps below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
The malicious software from the adware family that modifies the settings of web browsers usually affects only the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a web browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz advertisements.
The ad-supported software 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 ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web browser window. So, the exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz is just one of the many sites of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the browser’s constant stream of ads, or redirect the web-browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web pages. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate ads 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 pages, 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’s the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
We suggest you to remove ‘ad supported’ software and clean your computer from exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz ads ASAP, 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 get rid of the reroute to exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz unwanted web site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
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How to manually remove exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz
This useful removal guide for the exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz pop-ups. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz ads let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz pop-ups from FF
- Get rid of exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Get rid of exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the system cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious programs. 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 pop-up 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’ll open the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Delete exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz pop-ups from FF
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the reroute onto exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz web site.
First, start the FF and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown 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 open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software. When it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been changed by ad-supported software.
- Open the Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby remove the reroute to exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz unwanted web-site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz redirect
Once the ad supported software is started, it can also modify the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the internet 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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove 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 machine, it will display exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz unwanted site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by unwanted software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a dialog box which 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like 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. 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 remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press 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 ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz ads automatically
You can delete exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the download is finished, close all windows on your computer. 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 open the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your machine for the malware and ad-supported software that cause the exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz advertisements. 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 scan is done, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ad supported software that cause exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz ads. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your PC. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to get rid of adware and other dangerous software.
Block exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz pop-ups 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 application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web-pages. Moreover, the application can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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After the download is finished, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 launch your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, sites such as exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz, as well as other malicious 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.
If the problem with exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz , 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.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware which generates exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz ads.
- When it has finished scanning your PC system, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your PC system should be free of the exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and unwanted harmful pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer 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 get rid of exclusiverewards.faxix.xyz redirect from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.