The giveaways-web.com is a ‘ad’ web-page. If this web-site popping up in your web-browser then most probably that your PC system is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It is a type of harmful software that designed to display lots of annoying pop-ups. Unlike viruses, the ad supported software will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your web-browser. This is because, it’ll infect your computer, get full access to your internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer and be able to modify their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your web browser settings will be modified, you will be redirected to unwanted ads, some of which can lead to dangerous or misleading web pages. For this reason, we recommend that you begin the clean up of your personal computer as quickly as possible and thereby remove giveaways-web.com advertisements.
The adware usually affects only the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge by changing the web browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the machine for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web browser, you will see an annoying giveaways-web.com web page.
What is more, the adware may display ads depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ad supported software may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
Therefore it is very important to follow the steps below ASAP. The few simple steps will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your PC system from the giveaways-web.com ads. What is more, the step-by-step guide below will help you get rid of other malicious software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the personal computer along with the ad supported software.
How does your computer get infected with giveaways-web.com redirect
How to manually remove giveaways-web.com redirect
If you perform exactly the step-by-step instructions below you should be able to remove the giveaways-web.com advertisements. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or restart your PC.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove giveaways-web.com redirect
- Remove giveaways-web.com from Google Chrome
- Get rid of giveaways-web.com from Firefox
- Get rid of giveaways-web.com pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and web browser redirect to unwanted sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the internet browser redirect to unwanted giveaways-web.com advertisements. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying popup ads and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to uninstall, is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove giveaways-web.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted advertisements.
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 that begins 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 giveaways-web.com from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malware and ad-supported software, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been replaced by ad-supported software.
- Now launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- When this process is finished, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage and search engine by default.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of giveaways-web.com from Firefox
If the FF settings have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto giveaways-web.com web-site.
First, run the Firefox and press button. It will show 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 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, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software. When it’s done, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of giveaways-web.com pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as on the image below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted giveaways-web.com site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows 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, press “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 show 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 get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, 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 ‘ad-supported’ programs. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of giveaways-web.com advertisements automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect giveaways-web.com threat and remove it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, click “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to delete all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
How to block giveaways-web.com pop-up ads
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful ads and pages. Moreover, the application can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.Adguard download
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- After downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is done, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a 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 launch automatically and stop ads, giveaways-web.com redirects, 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 computer and remove giveaways-web.com 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 Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start 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 from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the download is complete, open the file location 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, press the “Scan” for scanning your machine for the adware that cause a redirect to giveaways-web.com ads.
When it has finished scanning your machine, 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 dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the clean up is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system. 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 should be clean of the giveaways-web.com pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and annoying harmful pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new dangerous applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of giveaways-web.com from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.