The phone-giveaway8.club is a web page that opens unwanted popup ads and can reroute to other ad web-pages. If the FF, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge shows this web site then most probably that your personal computer is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware is an unwanted software that is going to open you a ton 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 PC system’s settings or download and install other harmful programs. So, you’d better to delete ad-supported software using the guide below and thereby delete phone-giveaway8.club advertisements.
The adware can change the settings of the Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and IE, but often that a harmful software like this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the web browser to see phone-giveaway8.club unwanted ads.
The ‘ad supported’ software may insert lots of ads directly to the web pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the page. Moreover, a legal advertising links may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect a ton of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Therefore it is very important to follow the few simple steps below as soon as possible. The instructions will assist you to delete ad-supported software as well as clean your computer from the phone-giveaway8.club redirect. What is more, the guide below will help you delete other harmful software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the personal computer along with the adware.
How can you prevent the phone-giveaway8.club advertisements
How to manually remove phone-giveaway8.club advertisements
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to delete the phone-giveaway8.club redirect. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or restart your computer.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove phone-giveaway8.club redirect
- Get rid of phone-giveaway8.club pop-up ads from Firefox
- Get rid of phone-giveaway8.club advertisements from Google Chrome
- Get rid of phone-giveaway8.club from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious applications. 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 applications can clean up your web 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 will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed applications.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove phone-giveaway8.club redirect
When the adware 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 start the internet 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 that starts 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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of phone-giveaway8.club pop-up ads from Firefox
If the FF settings have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto phone-giveaway8.club page.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click 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 internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it’s complete, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of phone-giveaway8.club advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been changed by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click 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 Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of phone-giveaway8.club from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The IE 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 restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to phone-giveaway8.club annoying web page.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying phone-giveaway8.club web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a dialog box that titled with 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 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. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove 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 remove, then 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’ software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove phone-giveaway8.club pop-up ads with Malwarebytes
Get rid of phone-giveaway8.club pop-ups 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 program. It can automatically detect and delete the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your PC. Moreover, this free program will help you to delete browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to remove the phone-giveaway8.club unwanted completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your machine. 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” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
When installation is finished, you will see window like below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button for scanning your system for the adware which causes the redirect to phone-giveaway8.club web site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your system, 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 complete, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to remove ad-supported software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Stop phone-giveaway8.club advertisements and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to use application that blocks access to harmful ads and pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When downloading is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help 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, web-pages such as phone-giveaway8.club, as well as other dangerous or misleading web 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.
Delete phone-giveaway8.club advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the unwanted phone-giveaway8.club pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE, 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.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
After downloading is done, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your PC system for the malicious extensions and adware which shows advertisements from phone-giveaway8.club web page. When it has finished scanning your computer, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the clean-up is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of adware, browser hijackers and other harmful applications.
Now your computer should be free of the phone-giveaway8.club redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted dangerous web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer 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 malicious applications and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of phone-giveaway8.club pop-ups from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.