The facebook.com-prize-win9.us is a page which is loaded into your browser with the help of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware may change the settings of web-browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge or install a harmful browser extension, which created to generate lots of annoying pop-up ads. It’ll lead to the fact that when you open the web-browser or surfing the World Wide Web, it will always be forced to open facebook.com-prize-win9.us advertisements, even when your web browser is configured to stop advertisements or your machine has a application that blocks pop-ups. On current date, the adware continues to increase the number of computers that have been infected.
The ad-supported software can change the settings of the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but often that a dangerous software such as this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time start the web-browser to see facebook.com-prize-win9.us unwanted ads.
What is more, the ad-supported software may display ads depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this adware, 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.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your web-browser on the facebook.com-prize-win9.us annoying web page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your PC.
How can you protect your PC from facebook.com-prize-win9.us pop-up ads
How to manually remove facebook.com-prize-win9.us pop-up ads
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guide below you should be able to remove the facebook.com-prize-win9.us pop-up ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your personal computer.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove facebook.com-prize-win9.us from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove facebook.com-prize-win9.us pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Delete facebook.com-prize-win9.us ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete facebook.com-prize-win9.us redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements and internet browser redirect to unwanted pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure 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 facebook.com-prize-win9.us pop-ups. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications 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 on the image below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your machine. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software 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 program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to delete, is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Remove facebook.com-prize-win9.us from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto facebook.com-prize-win9.us web site.
First, launch the FF and click button. It will show 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 internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. Once it’s complete, click the “Finish” button
Remove facebook.com-prize-win9.us pop-ups from Google 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 below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete facebook.com-prize-win9.us ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To get rid of the facebook.com-prize-win9.us you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Microsoft 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.
Once the process is done, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC system 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.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete facebook.com-prize-win9.us redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also alter the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the internet browser, it will be rerouted 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 that starts 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 unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying facebook.com-prize-win9.us page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a prompt that 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 on the screen 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, 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 delete 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 as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove facebook.com-prize-win9.us pop-ups automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect facebook.com-prize-win9.us threat and get rid of 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 personal computer.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, press “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out ad-supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your personal computer. In order to remove all threats, simply click “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 guide or the video guide below.
How to stop facebook.com-prize-win9.us advertisements
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to harmful advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
- When downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, click “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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block advertisements, facebook.com-prize-win9.us redirects, 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove facebook.com-prize-win9.us ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted facebook.com-prize-win9.us redirect from the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 20, 2017
After downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to start checking your computer for the malicious extensions and ad supported software that opens ads from facebook.com-prize-win9.us site. Once the checking is done, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning procedure is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous programs.
Now your computer should be clean of the facebook.com-prize-win9.us . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and annoying harmful 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 remove facebook.com-prize-win9.us ads from your PC, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.