The “Win the iPhone X” is a misleading advertising that can be loaded into your web-browser with the help of adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware may modify the settings of internet browsers like Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox or install a malicious browser extension that made to generate a ton of undesired pop up ads. It will lead to the fact that when you run the internet browser or browse the World Wide Web, it will always be forced to open “Win the iPhone X” pop up ads, even when your internet browser is configured to stop pop-ups or your system has an application that stops popup advertisements. On current date, the adware continues to increase the number of PC systems that have been affected.
The adware which redirects your browser to annoying “Win the iPhone X” website, may add a lot of advertisements directly to the webpages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements have been added by the makers of the website. Moreover, a legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful applications. Even worse, the adware has the ability to gather lots of your personal data (your ip address, what is a website you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Most often, the adware hijacks the most common internet browsers like the Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the malicious software as well may hijack another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut file). So every time you launch the web browser, it will redirect to the intrusive “Win the iPhone X” site. Even if you setup a new homepage, an unwanted site will be the first thing you see when you start the Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Edge and Google Chrome.
The guidance below explaining steps to remove “Win the iPhone X” pop-up advertisements problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the ad-supported software that may attack Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer and other popular web-browsers. The steps will help you remove ad-supported software and thereby clean your internet browser from all annoying ads.
Remove “Win the iPhone X” pop-up ads
In the steps below, we will try to cover the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer and provide general help to get rid of “Win the iPhone X” ads. You may find some minor differences in your MS Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: delete all suspicious and unknown programs, reset web browsers settings, fix web browsers shortcuts, delete harmful scheduled tasks, use free malware removal utilities. Some of the steps will require you to restart your computer or shut down this page. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove “Win the iPhone X”, perform the steps below:
- How to delete “Win the iPhone X” advertisements without any software
- Delete potentially unwanted software through the Windows Control Panel
- Remove “Win the iPhone X” pop-up advertisements from Google Chrome
- Remove “Win the iPhone X” redirect from Internet Explorer
- Delete “Win the iPhone X” pop up advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
- Fix web-browser shortcuts, modified by adware
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Scan your computer and remove “Win the iPhone X” redirect with free utilities
- Run AdBlocker to block “Win the iPhone X” and stay safe online
- How can you prevent the “Win the iPhone X” popup ads
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How to delete “Win the iPhone X” advertisements without any software
These steps to remove “Win the iPhone X” pop ups without any apps are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step steps completely to fully remove this adware related to “Win the iPhone X” advertisements.
Delete potentially unwanted software through the Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed programs on your PC system and delete all unknown and recently installed applications. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal utility such as Zemana Anti-malware.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and remove any questionable and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort apps by date in the Control panel.
Remove “Win the iPhone X” pop-up advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the ad-supported software, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the internet browser’s newtab page, start page and search provider by default that have been modified by adware which reroutes your web browser to annoying “Win the iPhone X” webpage.
- First launch the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. If the list has the add-on 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, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is done, your web-browser’s default search engine, new tab page and startpage will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove “Win the iPhone X” redirect from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer web browser settings like homepage, new tab and search provider by default having been modified by ad-supported software that responsible for the appearance of “Win the iPhone X” pop up ads, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The IE will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove ad supported software responsible for “Win the iPhone X” pop-up advertisements, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like search provider, new tab and start page to default state.
Delete “Win the iPhone X” pop up advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox web-browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings such as start page, default search engine and newtab to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show 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 Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software responsible for redirections to “Win the iPhone X”. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Fix web-browser shortcuts, modified by adware
The adware that causes a large number of intrusive “Win the iPhone X” advertisements, may hijack various Windows shortcut files on your desktop (most often, all web-browsers shortcut files), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your affected browser. Select the “Properties” option. It’ll open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware that causes a ton of annoying “Win the iPhone X” popup advertisements can replace 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 as on the image below.
Once is done, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying web-pages. When you’ve completed, go to next step.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your PC system, it will show “Win the iPhone X” intrusive web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a dialog box that titled as 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 shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your computer and remove “Win the iPhone X” redirect with free utilities
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove adware responsible for redirects to “Win the iPhone X”. So, we advise to scan your PC for any remaining harmful components with free ad-supported software removal programs below.
Automatically get rid of “Win the iPhone X” popup ads with Zemana Anti-malware
We advise using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your PC of the adware. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal application made by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you get rid of PUPs, hijackers, malware, toolbars, ransomware and ad supported software related to “Win the iPhone X” pop-up ads.
Click the following link to download the latest version of Zemana Free for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
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After the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the following example.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your PC system.
Once setup is done, you will see window as shown below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware which causes annoying “Win the iPhone X” ads. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
After finished, Zemana Free will show a list of found items. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will start to get rid of adware related to “Win the iPhone X” popups.
Use HitmanPro to get rid of “Win the iPhone X” redirect
The HitmanPro utility is free (30 day trial) and easy to use. It may check and get rid of malware, PUPs and ‘ad supported’ software in Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome web browsers and thereby remove all unwanted “Win the iPhone X” ads. HitmanPro is powerful enough to find and delete harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
- Visit the following page to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop.
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- When the download is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this tool is started, press “Next” button to scan for adware which made to reroute your browser to various ad webpages like “Win the iPhone X”. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
- After the scan get finished, HitmanPro will show you the results. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button. Now press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Get rid of “Win the iPhone X” pop ups with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect adware and thereby get rid of “Win the iPhone X” popups from your browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the system.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your computer from the link below.
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Update: November 9, 2017
After the download is done, close all apps and windows on your PC system. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware related to “Win the iPhone X” ads. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes Free will scan for threats present on your machine.
When finished, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will produce a list of unwanted and ‘ad supported’ software. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will delete adware that causes internet browsers to open annoying “Win the iPhone X” pop-ups and add items to the Quarantine. When finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove ad supported software, hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Run AdBlocker to block “Win the iPhone X” and stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your personal computer against new intrusive advertisements and malicious websites, you need to use adblocker program that stops an access to harmful advertisements and websites. 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 on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as 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 instructions 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 help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popups, “Win the iPhone X” redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading web-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, which can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the “Win the iPhone X” popup ads
Once you have finished the guidance above, your machine should be free from ad-supported software that responsible for internet browser redirect to the annoying “Win the iPhone X” website and other malware. The Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will no longer redirect you to various annoying webpages similar to “Win the iPhone X”. 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.