The “You’ve Won an iPhone X” is an misleading web-site, already at the first sight of which there are various doubts. This page is designed only for one purpose – open misleading advertising or redirect to other malicious and harmful web sites. Its appearance in your web browser means that you’ve an potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) category installed on your PC. This type of malicious applications does not delete files or infect them, but like a virus can alter computer settings such as the search provider by default, home page and newtab and download and install harmful addons that generates a large amount of popups. All the time, while the adware is running, your browser will be fill with unwanted advertisements. Moreover, this ‘ad supported’ software can be used to gather your confidential information, everything related to what are you doing on the Internet.
While your computer is infected with the adware, the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer may be redirected to “You’ve Won an iPhone X” annoying web-site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open a large count of unwanted advertisements. 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 web-pages, including web-sites where previously you have never seen any sponsored links.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some ad-supported software to also modify all web browsers shortcut files which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every affected shortcut will try to redirect your browser to intrusive ad web pages such as “You’ve Won an iPhone X”, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
We suggest to get rid of the adware that responsible for the appearance of “You’ve Won an iPhone X” redirect, as soon as you found this problem, as it can reroute your browser to web-resources that may load other harmful software on your system.
Remove “You’ve Won an iPhone X” scam (removal guide)
In the guide below we will have a look at the ‘ad supported’ software and how to get rid of “You’ve Won an iPhone X” from Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge internet browsers for Microsoft Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal tools. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web browser or restart your personal computer.
To remove “You’ve Won an iPhone X”, use the following steps:
- How to manually delete “You’ve Won an iPhone X”
- Remove “You’ve Won an iPhone X” related apps through the Control Panel of your personal computer
- Fix infected internet browsers shortcuts to get rid of “You’ve Won an iPhone X” redirect
- Remove “You’ve Won an iPhone X” ads from Chrome
- Delete “You’ve Won an iPhone X” from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
- Get rid of “You’ve Won an iPhone X” pop up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Delete “You’ve Won an iPhone X” redirect with free applications
- Use AdBlocker to block “You’ve Won an iPhone X” and stay safe online
- Tips to prevent “You’ve Won an iPhone X” redirect and other unwanted software
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How to manually delete “You’ve Won an iPhone X”
Most common adware may be deleted without any antivirus applications. The manual ad-supported software removal is few simple steps that will teach you how to get rid of the “You’ve Won an iPhone X” pop-ups.
Remove “You’ve Won an iPhone X” related apps through the Control Panel of your personal computer
Some potentially unwanted software, browser hijacking programs and ‘ad supported’ software can be deleted by uninstalling the free software they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed programs in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to remove them.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all software installed on the PC system.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove questionable and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Fix infected internet browsers shortcuts to get rid of “You’ve Won an iPhone X” redirect
Important to know, most anti malware apps that are able to remove ad-supported software that causes multiple unwanted popup advertisements, but unable to find and recover altered shortcut files. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge browsers manually.
Open the properties of the web browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of affected web-browser and choose the “Properties” option and it’ll show the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as shown in the figure below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcut files which have been modified by adware related to “You’ve Won an iPhone X” redirect, usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown in the figure below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown on the image below.
In order to fix the hijacked shortcut file, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcut files that have been changed by ad supported software which designed to reroute your web-browser to various ad pages like “You’ve Won an iPhone X”.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|FF||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are re-directed to the “You’ve Won an iPhone X” unwanted site.
Remove “You’ve Won an iPhone X” ads from Chrome
If your Google Chrome internet browser is re-directed to unwanted “You’ve Won an iPhone X” web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser application to its default settings.
- First, launch the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete “You’ve Won an iPhone X” from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox settings such as search provider, start page and new tab page have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click 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, press “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of “You’ve Won an iPhone X” pop up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, that installed by an malware.
First, start the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete adware responsible for redirections to “You’ve Won an iPhone X”, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like default search provider, new tab and start page to default state.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired “You’ve Won an iPhone X” web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks which have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, like 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 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 is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, 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 choose Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by unwanted programs. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete “You’ve Won an iPhone X” redirect with free applications
If your PC system is still infected with adware which reroutes your web-browser to intrusive “You’ve Won an iPhone X” web-site, then the best method of detection and removal is to use an anti-malware scan on the PC system. Download free malicious software removal utilities below and start a full system scan. It will help you get rid of all components of the ‘ad supported’ software from hardisk and Windows registry.
Scan and free your browser of “You’ve Won an iPhone X” popup ads with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your machine of the ad supported software. The tool is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you get rid of PUPs, browser hijackers, malware, toolbars, ransomware and adware that causes a large amount of unwanted “You’ve Won an iPhone X” pop up advertisements.
- Click the following link to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM). Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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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 complete, please close all software and open windows on your system. Next, start a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) onto your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will start and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button for checking your system for the adware that developed to redirect your internet browser to various ad web sites such as “You’ve Won an iPhone X”. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti-Malware application is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- Once that process is finished, Zemana will open you the results.
- All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click the “Next” button. The utility will get rid of adware responsible for redirecting your web-browser to “You’ve Won an iPhone X” site and add threats to the Quarantine. When the clean-up is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Zemana AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Scan your computer and delete “You’ve Won an iPhone X” pop ups with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a portable program that requires no hard install to find out and remove adware responsible for redirecting your web-browser to “You’ve Won an iPhone X” web-site. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). HitmanPro does not need any drivers and special dlls. It’s probably easier to use than any alternative malicious software removal tools you’ve ever tried. HitmanPro works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that removal utility can be just as effective as the widely known antivirus applications.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the downloading process is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. After the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ad supported software responsible for redirecting your web-browser to “You’ve Won an iPhone X” site. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your machine and the speed of your system. Once that process is finished, a list of all items found is prepared as displayed on the screen below.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button.
Scan and clean your PC system of ‘ad supported’ software with Malwarebytes
Manual “You’ve Won an iPhone X” pop ups removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad-supported software can be not completely removed. We suggest that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your system of ad supported software. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, PUPs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Visit the page linked below to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once downloading is finished, please close all software and open windows on your machine. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Free will start and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that causes a huge number of intrusive “You’ve Won an iPhone X” pop up ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer.
- After MalwareBytes Free has finished scanning your PC, MalwareBytes will display a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected.
- Review the scan results and then click the “Quarantine Selected” button. After the clean-up is finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Use AdBlocker to block “You’ve Won an iPhone X” and stay safe online
We recommend to install an adblocker program that may stop “You’ve Won an iPhone X” and other intrusive sites. The adblocker utility like AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Internet and stops access to malicious sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker apps is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
Download AdGuard by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
Once downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the image 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 tutorial as shown in the following example.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up ads, “You’ve Won an iPhone X” redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. 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 desktop.
Tips to prevent “You’ve Won an iPhone X” redirect and other unwanted software
The adware is usually is bundled with free software and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your computer. This happens especially when you’re installing a free software. The application setup file tricks you into accepting the setup of bundled apps, that you don’t really want. Moreover, certain paid programs can also install third-party apps which you do not want! Therefore, always download free programs and paid apps from reputable download web sites. Use ONLY custom or manual install option and never blindly press Next button.
Now your computer should be free of the adware which developed to reroute your web-browser to various ad web-pages such as “You’ve Won an iPhone X”. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your system for new ‘ad supported’ softwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop undesired popup advertisements and harmful web-sites). Moreover, to prevent any ‘ad supported’ software, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find potentially unwanted applications.
If you need more help with “You’ve Won an iPhone X” advertisements related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.