Every time, when you surf the Internet with your browser the “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” misleading ads (survey scam) keeps annoying you? Then you need to know that an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) was installed on your PC. The ad-supported software can end up on your PC system in various methods. In many cases is when you download and install free applications and forget to uncheck the box for the third-party programs installation. Don’t panic because we have got the solution. Here’s a steps on how to delete unwanted “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” popups from the Microsoft Edge, Chrome, IE and Mozilla Firefox and other browsers.
The full text of the misleading advertising is:
Congratulations Amazon.com User, you have chance to get a gift! Every Wednesday We select 10 lucky Amazon.com users randomly to receive a gift from our sponsors. This gift is ONLY for users in United States! This is our way of thanking you for your constantly support for our products and services. You can choose a $1000 Amazon Gift Card, Apple iPhone X 256G or Samsung Galaxy S8. All you need to do is to answer the following 3 questions to begin. Good luck! Note:ACT NOW! 8 users have received this invitation and there are only a few rewards available.
The adware that causes internet browsers to open intrusive “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” pop up advertisements, is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional utility. It’s created with the sole purpose to display dozens of popup advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open internet browser window. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful web sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their websites, so the authors of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain adware to also alter all internet browsers shortcut files that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every affected shortcut file will try to redirect your web-browser to annoying ad web-sites such as “Amazon.com Membership Rewards”, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole PC system more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
We advise to delete the adware which made to redirect your web browser to various ad pages like “Amazon.com Membership Rewards”, as soon as you found this problem, as it can reroute your web browser to web-resources that may load other malicious software on your PC system.
How to remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” popup scam
Fortunately, we have an effective method that will help you manually or/and automatically remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” from your web browser and bring your browser settings, including new tab, search engine and startpage, back to normal. Below you’ll find a removal guidance with all the steps you may need to successfully delete ad supported software and its components. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your web browser or reboot your computer.
To remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards”, execute the steps below:
- Remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” advertisements without any utilities
- Delete “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
- Delete “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” ads from Internet Explorer
- Remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” pop up ads from Google Chrome
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to get rid of “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” redirect
- Scan your personal computer and remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” popup advertisements with free utilities
- Stop “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” advertisements and other annoying pages
- How can you prevent your system from the attack of “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” redirect
- Finish words
Remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” advertisements without any utilities
The step-by-step guide will help you remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” popups. These “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Delete “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First method for manual ad supported software removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of programs on your machine and see if there are any suspicious and unknown software. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an World Wide Web search to find details on the application. If it is a potentially unwanted program, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Make sure you have closed all web-browsers and other software. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something suspicious that is the ad-supported software which cause undesired “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” ads to appear then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. Most often, malicious software masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate MS 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’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, remove any unwanted and suspicious programs 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 PC system. Most likely, one of them is the adware that responsible for web-browser reroute to the undesired “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” web site. Select the questionable program or the program that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Microsoft Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the questionable or any unknown software, then press “Uninstall/Change” button to uninstall this undesired program from your computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an undesired application, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser program, including the redirect to “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” page.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware that responsible for the appearance of “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” popup ads. Once, it’s complete, press the “Finish” button.
Delete “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” ads from Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” pop up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the adware, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s default search provider, startpage and new tab that have been modified by adware that made to redirect your browser to various ad web pages such as “Amazon.com Membership Rewards”.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The web-browser will show the settings screen. Another method to open 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 in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box as displayed below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will run the task of cleaning. When it is done, the browser’s settings including default search provider, home page and new tab page back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks which have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays a prompt 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 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 display 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 remove this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, 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 shown in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by malicious application. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to get rid of “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” redirect
When the adware is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web browser, it will display an annoying web site.
Right click to a desktop shortcut file for your affected web-browser. Select the “Properties” option. It will show the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware responsible for redirects to “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” can rewrite it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown on the screen below.
Once is complete, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for internet browser shortcuts that redirects to an annoying webpages. When you have finished, go to next step.
Scan your personal computer and remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” popup advertisements with free utilities
If you are not expert at computers, then all your attempts to delete “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” advertisements by following the manual steps above might result in failure. To find and remove all of the ad supported software related files and registry entries that keep this ad-supported software on your system, use free anti malware software like Zemana Free, MalwareBytes and HitmanPro from our list below.
Remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool which can get rid of ad supported software, potentially unwanted apps, browser hijackers and other malware from your system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of system resources.
Now you can install and use Zemana to remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” popup ads from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) install package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your personal computer. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your PC.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When install is done, this malware removal tool will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to look for adware which redirects your web browser to annoying “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” web-site. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your system. When a malicious software, ad supported software or PUPs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
Once that process is finished, Zemana will open a list of all threats detected by the scan. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove adware that causes multiple undesired pop-up ads. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC to make the change take effect.
Use Hitman Pro to get rid of “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” redirect
Hitman Pro is a portable utility that identifies and removes unwanted apps like browser hijackers, adware, toolbars, other internet browser extensions and other malicious software. It scans your PC system for ad supported software related to “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” redirect and prepares a list of threats marked for removal. HitmanPro will only erase those undesired apps that you wish to be removed.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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- Once the download is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this utility is opened, press “Next” button for scanning your PC for the ad supported software that responsible for the appearance of “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” popups. While the Hitman Pro is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
- When the scan get completed, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your machine. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Get rid of “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” redirect with Malwarebytes
Remove “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” redirect manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we advise you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and browser hijackers that your computer can be infected too.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) by clicking on the link below.
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Once the download is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up MalwareBytes AntiMalware on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti Malware will automatically run and you can see its main window as shown in the following example.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware which redirects your internet browser to annoying “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” webpage. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour.
When the scan is finished, MalwareBytes will show a list of detected threats. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will get rid of adware that causes multiple intrusive popup advertisements. When finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC system. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to get rid of browser hijackers, ad-supported software and other malicious software.
Stop “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” advertisements and other annoying pages
In order to increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and harmful websites, you need to use ad blocking application that stops an access to harmful ads and webpages. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When the downloading process is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the screen 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 on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” 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, that is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your system from the attack of “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” redirect
Once you’ve finished the step by step instructions above, your PC should be free from adware that cause annoying “Amazon.com Membership Rewards” pop-up advertisements to appear and other malware. The Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE will no longer redirect you to various unwanted web-sites such as “Amazon.com Membership Rewards”. Unfortunately, if the guide 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.