The letsgive.win is a web-page that can be loaded into your web browser with the help of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ‘ad supported’ software may change the settings of browsers like Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge or install a dangerous browser extension, which created to generate a lot of annoying advertisements. It’ll lead to the fact that when you launch the internet browser or surfing the Internet, it will always be forced to display letsgive.win popup ads, even when your browser is configured to block pop-up ads or your personal computer has a application that blocks pop-up ads. On current date, the ad supported software continues to increase the number of PCs that have been infected.
Most often, the ad-supported software affects the most common internet browsers such as the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the internet browser, it will redirect to the annoying letsgive.win site. Even if you setup a new start page, an unwanted web site will be the first thing you see when you run the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
While your computer is infected with the ‘ad supported’ software, the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer may be rerouted to letsgive.win annoying web site. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a huge number of unwanted ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of 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 pages, including web sites where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your internet browser on the letsgive.win unwanted page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your system.
How did you get infected with letsgive.win pop-up ads
How to manually remove letsgive.win pop-ups
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the letsgive.win advertisements. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or restart your machine.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove letsgive.win redirect
- Delete letsgive.win redirect from Chrome
- Delete letsgive.win pop-up ads from FF
- Delete letsgive.win pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It’ll display the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It’ll open a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list and remove any suspicious and unknown programs.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove letsgive.win redirect
When the ad supported software is started, it can also modify the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the 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 begins with “http://” which 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 web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete letsgive.win redirect from Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, press 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 screen below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete letsgive.win pop-up ads from FF
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete letsgive.win pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To get rid of the letsgive.win 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 Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown in the figure below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Delete 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 launch your system, it will show letsgive.win unwanted web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is 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 unwanted software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove letsgive.win automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect letsgive.win threat and remove it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the system.
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Update: May 12, 2017
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click “Scan Now” button for checking your personal computer for the ‘ad supported’ software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to remove all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program 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 step-by-step instructions or the video guide below.
How to block letsgive.win redirect
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that stops access to dangerous advertisements and sites. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Update: May 10, 2017
- After the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is done, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a 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 machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop-up ads, letsgive.win redirects, as well as other harmful 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your machine and get rid of letsgive.win redirect with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC system.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: July 19, 2017
When the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown in the figure below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software that cause a redirect to letsgive.win advertisements.
Once 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 open a dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your machine should be clean of the letsgive.win . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and unwanted dangerous web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware and adware). 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 delete letsgive.win from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.