If you’re reading this post, it means that you are seeing the Facebook Rewards Center unknown site and your internet browser began to show a large amount of annoying pop-up ads. All of these problems with your machine caused by ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which is often installs on the computer with the free applications. You probably want to know how to remove this adware as well as remove “Facebook Rewards Center” ads. In the steps below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
While your PC system is infected by the adware, the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Chrome may be redirected to “Facebook Rewards Center” misleading web site. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show lots of annoying ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web-pages that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all pages, including web sites where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
The adware usually affects only the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Google Chrome by modifying the web-browser’s settings or installing a harmful extensions. Moreover, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be hijacked too. The ad supported software will perform a scan of the personal computer for web browser shortcuts and alter them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the browser, you will see an annoying “Facebook Rewards Center” web-page.
Instructions that is shown below, will help you to clean your PC system from the adware as well as remove “Facebook Rewards Center” intrusive popups from the FF, Edge, Internet Explorer and Chrome and other web-browsers.
Remove “Facebook Rewards Center” pop up advertisements (removal steps)
There are several steps to deleting the ad-supported software responsible for redirecting your web-browser to “Facebook Rewards Center” page, because it installs itself so deeply into MS Windows. You need to remove all suspicious and unknown apps, then delete malicious extensions from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge and other internet browsers you have installed. Finally, you need to reset your web browser settings to get rid of any changes the ad-supported software has made, and then check your personal computer with Zemana Anti Malware, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) or AdwCleaner to ensure the ad-supported software is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove “Facebook Rewards Center”, perform the following steps:
- Manual “Facebook Rewards Center” pop ups removal
- Delete questionable apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Delete “Facebook Rewards Center” pop-ups from FF
- Remove “Facebook Rewards Center” pop up advertisements from IE
- Remove “Facebook Rewards Center” pop-ups from Chrome
- Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts that have been affected by adware
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- How to automatically remove “Facebook Rewards Center” redirect
- Use AdBlocker to stop “Facebook Rewards Center” and stay safe online
- Tips to prevent “Facebook Rewards Center” pop-up advertisements and other unwanted applications
- Finish words
Manual “Facebook Rewards Center” pop ups removal
The useful removal instructions for the “Facebook Rewards Center” redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete “Facebook Rewards Center” pop up ads let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete questionable apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted programs, ‘ad supported’ software applications and browser hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Windows Control Panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the screen below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and remove all questionable and unknown software. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the adware responsible for redirections to “Facebook Rewards Center” or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely get rid of it from your PC system.
Delete “Facebook Rewards Center” pop-ups from FF
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the redirect to “Facebook Rewards Center” web-page.
First, open 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 as displayed in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove “Facebook Rewards Center” pop up advertisements from IE
In order to recover all browser search provider by default, home page and newtab page you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your PC.
First, launch the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed in the following example. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove “Facebook Rewards Center” pop-ups from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the web-browser’s settings like home page, newtab page and search engine by default that have been replaced by the ad-supported software responsible for “Facebook Rewards Center” pop up advertisements.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your web-browser’s search engine, newtab page and homepage will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts that have been affected by adware
The adware responsible for redirects to “Facebook Rewards Center”, can hijack various Windows shortcut files on your desktop (most often, all web-browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument like http://site.address/.
Right click to a desktop shortcut file for your hijacked internet browser. Select the “Properties” option. It’ll show the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware responsible for redirecting your browser to “Facebook Rewards Center” web page can change it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example like below.
Once is done, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for internet browser shortcuts which redirects to an intrusive web-sites. When you’ve completed, go to next step.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the intrusive “Facebook Rewards Center” 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 that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This shows a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following example.
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 machine. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete 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 malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as displayed on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ apps. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to automatically remove “Facebook Rewards Center” redirect
There are not many good free anti-malware applications with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal tools depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, adware, hijackers and other PUPs. We recommend to use several programs, not just one. These applications which listed below will help you get rid of all components of the adware from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove “Facebook Rewards Center” advertisements.
How to get rid of “Facebook Rewards Center” advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest you to use the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your PC system of ‘ad supported’ software which reroutes your web browser to undesired “Facebook Rewards Center” site. Moreover, the utility will help you to get rid of potentially unwanted apps, malware, toolbars and hijackers that your personal computer can be infected too.
- Installing the Zemana AntiMalware is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Free from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will open the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is finished, please close all programs and open windows on your personal computer. Next, run a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Free onto your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana AntiMalware will start and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware responsible for redirecting your browser to “Facebook Rewards Center” page. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
- Once the scan get finished, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will display a list of all threats found by the scan.
- Next, you need to press the “Next” button. The tool will start to get rid of ad supported software that causes unwanted “Facebook Rewards Center” pop-ups. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
- Close the Zemana and continue with the next step.
How to automatically remove “Facebook Rewards Center” with Malwarebytes
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of the adware. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you delete unwanted “Facebook Rewards Center” pop up ads from your web-browsers, PUPs, malicious software, browser hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloading is complete, close all windows on your machine. Further, launch the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up MalwareBytes Anti Malware on the computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your machine for the adware that responsible for the appearance of “Facebook Rewards Center” ads. During the scan MalwareBytes will search for threats exist on your computer.
When the scan is complete, a list of all items found is produced. Review the results once the utility has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes will get rid of ‘ad supported’ software responsible for redirecting your web-browser to “Facebook Rewards Center” web site. When that process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your system. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to get rid of browser hijackers, adware and other malware.
Run AdwCleaner to get rid of “Facebook Rewards Center” pop up advertisements
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of malware, PUPs and adware in Internet Explorer, FF, Google Chrome and Edge web browsers and thereby get rid of all unwanted “Facebook Rewards Center” pop-up advertisements. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC system.
- Click the link below to download the latest version of AdwCleaner for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
- When the download is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is launched, press “Scan” button to start checking your PC system for the adware that responsible for the appearance of “Facebook Rewards Center” popup advertisements. This task may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the utility is checking, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
- When AdwCleaner completes the scan, AdwCleaner will produce a list of unwanted and adware apps. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stop “Facebook Rewards Center” and stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your PC system against new intrusive ads and harmful web-sites, you need to run ad blocker program that blocks an access to malicious advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard from the link below. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the following example.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup advertisements, web sites like “Facebook Rewards Center”, as well as other harmful 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, that is located on your desktop.
Tips to prevent “Facebook Rewards Center” pop-up advertisements and other unwanted applications
Once you’ve done the step-by-step guidance shown above, your computer should be clean from ad-supported software that responsible for the appearance of “Facebook Rewards Center” redirect and other malicious software. The Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will no longer redirect you to various undesired web sites similar to “Facebook Rewards Center”. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.