Every time, when you surf the Internet with your browser the Gift-sale.stream pop-ups keeps annoying you? It’s possible that your PC is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that can end up on your PC in various ways. In many cases is when you download and install free applications and forget to uncheck the box for the optional software installation. Don’t panic because we’ve got the solution. Here’s a guidance on how to remove unwanted Gift-sale.stream redirect from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and other browsers.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted program such as this adware on your PC. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. The adware can also be used to collect lots of your data that may be later used for marketing purposes. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any Gift-sale.stream popups.
The malicious applications from the adware family that changes the settings of web browsers usually affects only the FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad supported’ software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the web-browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying Gift-sale.stream ads.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the steps below ASAP. The instructions will help you to remove ad-supported software as well as clean your system from the Gift-sale.stream popup advertisements. What is more, the steps below will allow you remove other harmful programs such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, that could penetrate into computer along with the adware.
In the step by step instructions below, we will try to cover the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and provide general advice to remove Gift-sale.stream popups. You may find some minor differences in your Microsoft Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: remove all suspicious and unknown programs, reset web browsers settings, fix web browsers shortcuts, delete malicious scheduled tasks, run free malware removal tools. Some of the steps below will require you to close the page. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually get rid of Gift-sale.stream
Most common adware may be deleted without any antivirus programs. The manual ad supported software removal is tutorial that will teach you how to remove the Gift-sale.stream ads.
Uninstall ‘ad supported’ software through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, go to Microsoft Windows Control Panel and remove suspicious applications, all programs you don’t remember installing. It’s important to pay the most attention to programs you installed just before Gift-sale.stream redirect appeared on your internet browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Internet.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Delete Gift-sale.stream from Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting your FF is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser application, including the redirect to Gift-sale.stream web-page.
First, open the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown in the following example
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware which made to reroute your internet browser to various ad web-pages such as Gift-sale.stream. When, it’s complete, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Gift-sale.stream pop-ups from Chrome
If your Chrome web browser is redirected to unwanted Gift-sale.stream web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your internet browser program to its default settings.
- First, start the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Gift-sale.stream advertisements from Internet Explorer
If you find that IE web browser settings like homepage, new tab and search provider by default having been replaced by adware that causes a large amount of undesired Gift-sale.stream popups, then you may return your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown in the figure below.
Once the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s newtab page, home page and search engine by default to default state.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Gift-sale.stream site 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 malicious software.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a dialog box 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 on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please 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 personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then get rid of this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ software, 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 displayed in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Fix infected web browsers shortcuts to remove Gift-sale.stream redirect
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web-browser, and not on any unknown file.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut that you use to launch your internet browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web browser that is redirected to the Gift-sale.stream or other unwanted web site.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be launch when you start your browser. Depending on the web browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you start the web browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Gift-sale.stream page or any other undesired web sites. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
How to automatically delete Gift-sale.stream popup ads
After completing the manual removal instructions above all unwanted programs and browser’s extensions which causes internet browser redirects to the Gift-sale.stream web-page should be uninstalled. If the problem with Gift-sale.stream pop ups is still remained, then we recommend to scan your machine for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free ‘ad supported’ software removal programs below.
Scan and clean your web browser of Gift-sale.stream redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your PC of the adware. The tool is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove potentially unwanted programs, hijackers, malware, toolbars, ransomware and adware which redirects your web browser to intrusive Gift-sale.stream web-page.
Now you can install and run Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) to get rid of Gift-sale.stream advertisements from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your machine.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your machine.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we recommend you do not make any changes to default settings.
When setup is finished, this malware removal utility will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free tool will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware that causes lots of undesired Gift-sale.stream ads. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your system. When a malware, ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted software are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
When that process is finished, Zemana Anti-Malware will open a list of all threats detected by the scan. All detected items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will begin to remove adware that causes web browsers to open undesired Gift-sale.stream popups. When the task is done, you can be prompted to restart your machine to make the change take effect.
How to automatically remove Gift-sale.stream with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine of the adware. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove unwanted Gift-sale.stream ads from your internet browsers, potentially unwanted applications, malware, hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
When the download is finished, close all software and windows on your PC. Double-click the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your computer for the ad supported software which created to reroute your web-browser to various ad pages like Gift-sale.stream. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer.
When MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) has completed scanning, a list of all items found is produced. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will delete ‘ad supported’ software which made to redirect your web-browser to various ad pages like Gift-sale.stream and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once that process is done, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to get rid of adware, hijacker and other malware.
Scan your computer and remove Gift-sale.stream pop-up ads with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) cannot remove this ‘ad supported’ software, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and adware that causes multiple unwanted ads and popups.
Download AdwCleaner on your machine from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
After the download is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the tool is opened, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, press “Scan” button for checking your PC system for the adware which reroutes your internet browser to annoying Gift-sale.stream page. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. Once AdwCleaner has completed scanning, you can check all threats detected on your system as on the image below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box as displayed on the screen below.
You need to click “OK”. After that process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Run AdBlocker to stop Gift-sale.stream and stay safe online
It’s important to run ad-blocker programs such as AdGuard to protect your system from malicious web pages. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to stop Gift-sale.stream and other undesired web pages.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocking program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as displayed in the following example.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop ups, web-sites such Gift-sale.stream, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How did you get infected with Gift-sale.stream pop-up ads
Many ad-supported software are included in the free applications installer. Most commonly, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some installers are designed to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing the ad supported software that causes multiple intrusive ads and pop ups. Anyway, easier to prevent the ‘ad supported’ software rather than clean up your PC after one. So, keep the browser updated (turn on automatic updates), run a good antivirus programs, double check a freeware before you launch it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid harmful and unknown web pages.
After completing the step-by-step guide outlined above, your computer should be free from adware which causes intrusive Gift-sale.stream pop up advertisements and other malware. The Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge will no longer redirect you to various unwanted web pages such as Gift-sale.stream. Unfortunately, if the tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.