If your internet browser constantly redirects to the Awentw.com then it could mean that your PC has been infected by the obnoxious PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) category. This adware alters the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and MS Edge settings to show lots of unwanted ads on all websites, including sites where previously you advertisements have never seen. These ads can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the adware, that displays the Awentw.com popup advertisements, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your web-browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
The ad-supported software responsible for redirecting your web browser to Awentw.com web page, is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional utility. It is designed with the sole purpose to display dozens of ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open internet browser window. Moreover, the ad-supported software can substitute the legitimate advertisements 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 pages, so the authors of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the creators of the ad supported software receive income.
The adware can modify the settings of the Firefox, MS Edge, IE and Chrome, but often that a malicious software such as this can also hijack all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcut files. Thus forcing the user each time start the internet browser to see the annoying Awentw.com web-page.
We strongly advise that you perform the step-by-step guidance below which will allow you to remove Awentw.com ads using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
How to remove Awentw.com redirect
There are several steps to removing the adware that responsible for the appearance of Awentw.com ads, because it installs itself so deeply into Microsoft Windows. You need to uninstall all suspicious and unknown apps, then remove malicious extensions from the Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer and other web browsers you have installed. Finally, you need to reset your browser settings to remove any changes the ad supported software has made, and then scan your machine with Zemana Anti-Malware, MalwareBytes or HitmanPro to ensure the adware is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove Awentw.com, complete the steps below:
- How to remove Awentw.com redirect without any software
- Delete adware through the Windows Control Panel
- Remove Awentw.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
- Remove Awentw.com pop ups from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Awentw.com popup ads from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to delete Awentw.com redirect
- Delete Awentw.com pop-ups with free applications
- How to stop Awentw.com advertisements
- Do not know how your browser has been hijacked by Awentw.com pop ups?
- Finish words
How to remove Awentw.com redirect without any software
The useful removal tutorial for the Awentw.com 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 Awentw.com ads let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete adware through the Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and dubious apps. Using the Microsoft Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded apps can clean up the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge from ads, hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your PC. Most likely, one of them is the adware responsible for redirecting your web browser to Awentw.com webpage. If you’ve many applications installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a questionable, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most probably, it’s the adware responsible for redirects to Awentw.com. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as displayed on the screen below.
Remove Awentw.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If your Mozilla Firefox internet browser is redirected to Awentw.com without your permission or an unknown search provider shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the screen below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Awentw.com pop ups from Google Chrome
If your Chrome internet browser is re-directed to unwanted Awentw.com web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser application to its default settings.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Awentw.com popup ads from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web-browser startpage, new tab page and search provider by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the MS Windows was installed on your computer.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
Once the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s default search provider, home page and new tab page to default state.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Awentw.com web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. 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 is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ apps, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, 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 adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to delete Awentw.com redirect
Unfortunately, the ad supported software which cause intrusive Awentw.com pop ups to appear, can also hijack Windows shortcut files (mostly, your internet browsers shortcut files), so that the Awentw.com ad page will be shown when you start the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer or another browser.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text similar to “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcut files of all your web browsers, as they may be affected too.
Delete Awentw.com pop-ups with free applications
If you are not expert at computer technology, then we recommend to use free removal tools listed below to delete Awentw.com pop-up ads for good. The automatic method is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual method. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic Awentw.com removal is a better option.
Scan and free your internet browser of Awentw.com redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
We advise you to use the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your system of ad-supported software that responsible for the appearance of Awentw.com pop ups. Moreover, the tool will allow you to get rid of PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and browser hijackers that your system can be infected too.
- Download Zemana from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- When downloading is done, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that causes lots of unwanted Awentw.com popup advertisements. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) tool is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- After the scan is done, you will be shown the list of all detected items on your system. You may get rid of threats (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next”. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
Delete Awentw.com pop-up advertisements from web-browsers with HitmanPro
The Hitman Pro tool is free (30 day trial) and easy to use. It can check and get rid of malicious software, potentially unwanted programs and ad-supported software in Chrome, MS Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers and thereby remove all unwanted Awentw.com pop ups. Hitman Pro is powerful enough to find and delete harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you will need to download HitmanPro on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
Download and run HitmanPro on your PC system. Once started, click “Next” button . HitmanPro program will scan through the whole personal computer for the adware that responsible for web-browser reroute to the annoying Awentw.com site. During the scan Hitman Pro will scan for threats exist on your computer..
After Hitman Pro completes the scan, HitmanPro will open a list of detected items.
Once you’ve selected what you want to get rid of from your computer click Next button.
It will show a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of Awentw.com popup ads
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find out ‘ad supported’ software and thereby remove Awentw.com redirect from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on the PC.
- Please go to the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for MS Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- After the download is done, close all software and windows on your PC system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is done, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti-Malware program will scan through the whole PC system for the ‘ad supported’ software responsible for Awentw.com popup advertisements. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes will scan for threats present on your PC system.
- As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will display a scan report. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected”. After the cleaning process is finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video offers a steps on how to remove hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
How to stop Awentw.com advertisements
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those annoying webpages like Awentw.com using only built-in Windows capabilities. However, there is a application out that you can use to block intrusive web browser redirections, ads and popups in any modern browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. It is called Adguard and it works very well.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is done, press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popups, Awentw.com 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 icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Do not know how your browser has been hijacked by Awentw.com pop ups?
The ad supported software most likely to occur during the installation of free programs due the fact that potentially unwanted applications like this are mostly hidden in the setup package. Thus, if you have installed some free software using Quick(Standard) mode, you may have let the Awentw.com advertisements get inside the browser. Keep in mind that the Quick mode is unreliable because it do not warn about third-party programs. Thus, additional software will be installed automatically unless you select Advanced/Custom mode and uncheck its installation.
Now your PC system should be free of the adware responsible for redirections to Awentw.com. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your machine for new ‘ad supported’ softwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop undesired ads and harmful web-pages). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party apps, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to detect PUPs.
If you need more help with Awentw.com advertisements related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.