What is Amazon Rewards Event? The Amazon Rewards Event is an unwanted web page that will directly lead you a variety of advertising pages. Some of them can be questionable or misleading web-pages. Computer security experts has determined that users can be redirected to Amazon Rewards Event by various PUPs from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) family. The unwanted applications usually gets installed alongside free applications, codecs and shareware. Aside from causing redirects, the adware also can show tons of advertisements, slow down the system and continually collect confidential information.
The full text of the “Amazon Rewards Event” page is:
Amazon Rewards Event Congratulations Amazon user! 🎉 We would like to thank you for your loyalty to Amazon - so we are offering you the chance to receive a reward. Spin the wheel to claim your special prize 🎁 Good Luck!
Technically, the ad-supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates tons of pop-up advertisements. It may download and install on to your personal computer other malicious and unwanted apps without your permission, force you to visit misleading or malicious web-pages. Moreover, the adware can install web-browser hijacker. Once installed, it will rewrite your internet browser setting such as startpage, newtab and search provider by default with an intrusive web site.
The ‘ad supported’ software usually infects only the Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer by modifying the web-browser’s settings or installing a harmful add-ons. Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be hijacked too. The adware will perform a scan of the PC for web browser shortcuts and alter them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web-browser, you will see an unwanted Amazon Rewards Event web site.
The tutorial below explaining steps to remove Amazon Rewards Event popups problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the ‘ad supported’ software that may attack IE, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge and other popular web-browsers. The guidance will help you get rid of ad supported software and thus clean your internet browser from all unwanted ads.
Remove Amazon Rewards Event pop-up ads
Most commonly adware requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of MS Windows Control panel in order to be fully uninstalled. For that reason, our team designed several removal ways which we have summarized in a detailed tutorial. Therefore, if you have the unwanted Amazon Rewards Event ads on your system and are currently trying to have it deleted then feel free to follow the steps below in order to resolve your problem. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web browser or reboot your PC.
To remove Amazon Rewards Event, complete the following steps:
- Manual Amazon Rewards Event pop-up advertisements removal
- Remove potentially unwanted applications using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Fix web-browser shortcuts, altered by adware
- Remove Amazon Rewards Event pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove Amazon Rewards Event redirect from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Amazon Rewards Event pop up advertisements from FF
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Remove Amazon Rewards Event popup advertisements with free applications
- Stop Amazon Rewards Event popup advertisements and other unwanted pages
- Prevent Amazon Rewards Event redirect from installing
- Finish words
Manual Amazon Rewards Event pop-up advertisements removal
If you perform exactly the step by step guidance below you should be able to remove the Amazon Rewards Event pop-up advertisements from the Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer internet browsers.
Remove potentially unwanted applications using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Some of potentially unwanted apps, adware and hijacker infections can be removed using the Add/Remove programs tool which is located in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. So, if you’re running any version of MS Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to delete it through Add/Remove programs.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other apps. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something dubious that is the ‘ad supported’ software that causes unwanted Amazon Rewards Event ads then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. In many cases, malware masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Microsoft Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it’s taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your programs), its name is not familiar to you (if you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, delete any unknown and suspicious software from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of programs installed on your personal computer. Most likely, one of them is the adware that cause undesired Amazon Rewards Event pop-ups to appear. Choose the questionable program or the program that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in MS Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Select the suspicious or any unknown applications, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to delete this unwanted program from your system.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an unwanted program, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Fix web-browser shortcuts, altered by adware
Unfortunately, the adware related to Amazon Rewards Event pop-up advertisements, can also hijack Windows shortcut files (mostly, your internet browsers shortcut files), so that the Amazon Rewards Event ad web site will be opened when you open the Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox or another internet browser.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut file which you use to run your web-browser. Next, choose the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut file for the browser which is redirected to the Amazon Rewards Event or other unwanted web-page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware responsible for redirecting your web-browser to Amazon Rewards Event web-site can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you launch your internet 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’re seeing an unknown text such as “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as displayed below.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you open the internet browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Amazon Rewards Event web-page or any other unwanted web sites. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove Amazon Rewards Event pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to restore all browser search provider, home page and new tab you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of ‘ad supported’ software that reroutes your internet browser to undesired Amazon Rewards Event web-page, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage, default search engine and newtab to default state.
Remove Amazon Rewards Event redirect from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome web-browser is redirected to undesired Amazon Rewards Event web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser program to its default settings.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The browser will display the settings screen. Another method to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown on the screen below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box as on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the task of cleaning. Once it is finished, the internet browser’s settings including home page, search provider and new tab back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Get rid of Amazon Rewards Event pop up advertisements from FF
If the FF internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings like new tab page, default search engine and homepage to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your FF internet browser settings to its original state.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your personal computer, it will display Amazon Rewards Event unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed 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 malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further 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 malicious application. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Amazon Rewards Event popup advertisements with free applications
Many antivirus companies have made applications that allow detect adware and thereby delete Amazon Rewards Event from the IE, MS Edge, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to use. Your PC system can have tons of potentially unwanted apps, ad-supported software and hijackers installed at the same time, so we advise, if any unwanted or malicious program returns after rebooting the computer, then run your personal computer into Safe Mode and run the anti-malware utility again.
Scan and free your internet browser of Amazon Rewards Event popup ads with Zemana Anti-malware
You can get rid of Amazon Rewards Event pop up ads automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malware removal utility because it can easily remove browser hijackers, potentially unwanted apps, ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your browser to Amazon Rewards Event site with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After the downloading process is done, launch it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Free will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that causes a ton of intrusive Amazon Rewards Event pop up ads.
A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your system and the speed of your personal computer. While the Zemana application is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove adware which redirects your web-browser to annoying Amazon Rewards Event page and add items to the Quarantine.
Remove Amazon Rewards Event pop-up ads from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a portable program which requires no hard installation to identify and get rid of adware that reroutes your internet browser to intrusive Amazon Rewards Event web site. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). HitmanPro does not need any drivers and special dlls. It is probably easier to use than any alternative malware removal tools you have ever tried. HitmanPro works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that removal tool can be just as useful as the widely known antivirus programs.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you’ll need to download HitmanPro on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
Download and use HitmanPro on your personal computer. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware responsible for Amazon Rewards Event advertisements. Depending on your PC system, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Hitman Pro is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software..
After the scanning is finished, Hitman Pro will open you the results.
When you’re ready, click Next button.
It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Amazon Rewards Event advertisements
Manual Amazon Rewards Event popup advertisements removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We advise that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your PC of ad supported software. Moreover, the free application will help you to delete malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, browser hijackers and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
Visit the following page to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
After the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will allow you setup MalwareBytes Free on the PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti Malware will automatically launch and you can see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ‘ad supported’ software which causes undesired Amazon Rewards Event advertisements. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free tool is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
Once the system scan is done, MalwareBytes Free will open a list of all items detected by the scan. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will get rid of ad supported software related to Amazon Rewards Event popups and move items to the program’s quarantine. After the process is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your PC. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to remove browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Stop Amazon Rewards Event popup advertisements and other unwanted pages
It’s important to use adblocker programs like AdGuard to protect your personal computer from harmful 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 can to stop Amazon Rewards Event and other annoying web pages.
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- Once downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” 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 start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop ads, Amazon Rewards Event redirect, as well as other harmful 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 icon called AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Prevent Amazon Rewards Event redirect from installing
Most commonly, the adware gets onto personal computer by being attached to the install packages from a free hosting and file sharing web pages. So, install a freeware is a a good chance that you will find a bundled ‘ad supported’ software. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the setup, select the Custom or Advanced installation type. Next, press ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install bundled apps. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any programs or otherwise you may end up with another unwanted program on your computer like this ad-supported software responsible for Amazon Rewards Event pop-ups.
After completing the steps above, your personal computer should be clean from this ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software. The Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge will no longer open unwanted Amazon Rewards Event page when you surf the Internet. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the undesired Amazon Rewards Event ads.