Have you become that your internet browser randomly shows Download.prizesbook.online, instead of the one you want to see? It is a sign that you have an installed adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) on your computer. The adware is a part of harmful software that developed to display a large number of undesired pop-up advertisements. You need to follow the few simple steps below as soon as possible. It’ll clear your machine from adware that generates a large number of pop up ads in the web-browser and thereby remove the reroute to Download.prizesbook.online web-page.
Technically, the ad-supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates tons of pop-up advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit harmful web-sites. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software can download and install web browser hijacker. Once installed, it will change your home page with an unwanted web-site.
The adware often modify all browser shortcuts that located on your Desktop to force you visit various unwanted ad web sites. As a result, your browser can still redirect you to an unwanted ad web-site despite your internet browser is actually clean of adware.
We recommend you to delete ‘ad supported’ software and clean your system from Download.prizesbook.online pop-up advertisements as quickly as possible, until the presence of the ad supported software has not led to even worse consequences.
Table of contents
- What is Download.prizesbook.online
- Remove Download.prizesbook.online pop-up ads
- Delete Download.prizesbook.online redirect without any utilities
- Uninstall all ad supported software and other potentially unwanted programs through the Windows Control Panel
- Fix web browser shortcuts, changed by ‘ad supported’ software
- Remove Download.prizesbook.online from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
- Delete Download.prizesbook.online popups from IE
- Remove Download.prizesbook.online redirect from Chrome
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- How to remove Download.prizesbook.online pop ups with free software
- Delete Download.prizesbook.online redirect without any utilities
- Run AdBlocker to stop Download.prizesbook.online and stay safe online
- How was ads adware installed on personal computer
- Finish words
You need to follow the guide below that will help you to completely delete the redirect to Download.prizesbook.online undesired site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free malware removal tools.
Remove Download.prizesbook.online pop-up ads
There exist several free ‘ad supported’ software removal tools. Also it is possible to remove Download.prizesbook.online ads manually. But we recommend to combine all these ways below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the instructions. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web browser or reboot your PC.
Delete Download.prizesbook.online redirect without any utilities
The useful removal guide for the Download.prizesbook.online popup advertisements. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete Download.prizesbook.online advertisements let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall all ad supported software and other potentially unwanted software through the Windows Control Panel
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted applications, adware software and hijacker infections through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the screen below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and remove all applications which has the name similar to the Download.prizesbook.online web-page. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the browser hijacker, adware or PUPs, then select this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your personal computer.
Fix web browser shortcuts, changed by ‘ad supported’ software
Unfortunately, the adware can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your browsers shortcuts}), so that the Download.prizesbook.online ad page will be opened when you run the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge or another internet browser.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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 “http://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Remove Download.prizesbook.online from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser application, including the redirect to Download.prizesbook.online web page.
First, launch the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete Download.prizesbook.online popups from IE
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browser you restore your internet browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad-supported software that causes browsers to open unwanted Download.prizesbook.online pop-up ads.
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Download.prizesbook.online redirect from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the ad-supported software, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s newtab, homepage and search engine by default that have been replaced by adware that cause intrusive Download.prizesbook.online ads to appear.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Download.prizesbook.online web-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 which have been created by unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will display a dialog box 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 on the image 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. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “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 unwanted applications, 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 malicious program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove Download.prizesbook.online popups with free software
In order to completely get rid of Download.prizesbook.online, you not only need to uninstall adware from your computer, but also remove all its components in your personal computer including Windows registry entries. We recommend to download and run free removal utilities to automatically free your PC of ‘ad supported’ software that causes browsers to display undesired Download.prizesbook.online popup advertisements.
Automatically get rid of Download.prizesbook.online redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your machine of the adware. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and adware which designed to reroute your web-browser to various ad web pages like Download.prizesbook.online.
Download Zemana anti malware on your machine by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana anti-malware on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, Zemana anti-malware will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes browsers to show undesired Download.prizesbook.online popup advertisements. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When it completes the scan, a list of all items detected is produced. In order to remove all threats, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana anti-malware will begin removing ad supported software and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC.
Get rid of Download.prizesbook.online pop ups with Malwarebytes
Remove Download.prizesbook.online pop-up advertisements manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and browser hijackers that your computer can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes on your PC from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
When the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the adware which made to reroute your internet browser to various ad web-pages such as Download.prizesbook.online. This process may take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
Once the system scan is finished, it’ll show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing adware and other security threats. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to delete adware and other malicious software.
Scan and clean your machine of ad-supported software with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It may scan and get rid of malicious software, potentially unwanted programs and ad-supported software in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer web browsers and thereby get rid of all unwanted Download.prizesbook.online ads. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
Once 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 below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” for scanning your personal computer for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes a large amount of intrusive Download.prizesbook.online pop up ads. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
Once the checking is done is done, you will be displayed the list of all detected items on your PC as shown on the image below.
Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system. After restart, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Run AdBlocker to stop Download.prizesbook.online and stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad blocker program that may block Download.prizesbook.online and other unwanted web-sites. The ad-blocking tool like AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocking applications is necessary to stay safe when surfing the World Wide Web.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When the download is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, web-sites such Download.prizesbook.online, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How was advertisements adware installed on personal computer
Now your machine should be free of the adware that redirects your web-browser to unwanted Download.prizesbook.online page. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and intrusive harmful web-pages) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your machine for new hijacker infections, 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 Download.prizesbook.online redirect from the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.