Have you become that your web-browser is redirecting Congratulations Cool User, you have won a Cool gift! scam ads? It is possible that your machine has been affected with the nasty PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) category. The adware is a part of malicious software that created to show a ton of undesired pop-ups. You need to follow the steps below sooner. It’ll clear your computer from ‘ad supported’ software that generates a large number of pop up advertisements in the browser and thereby remove the redirect to “Congratulations Cool User” scam.
The ad supported software that causes a large amount of intrusive “Congratulations Cool User” popup advertisements, may insert a large amount of ads directly to the web sites that you visit, creating a sense that the ads have been added by the authors of the web-site. Moreover, a legal sponsored links may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious software.
Even worse, the adware can collect a wide variety of privacy info (your ip address, what is a web-page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Instructions that is shown below, will help you to clean your PC from the ad supported software as well as remove “Congratulations Cool User” undesired popups from the MS Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and other browsers.
How to remove “Congratulations Cool User” pop-ups
Fortunately, we’ve an effective solution that will help you manually or/and automatically delete “Congratulations Cool User” from your web-browser and bring your internet browser settings, including homepage, default search provider and new tab, back to normal. Below you will find a removal steps with all the steps you may need to successfully delete ad supported software and its traces. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this web-page. So, please read the guide carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove “Congratulations Cool User”, perform the following steps:
- Remove “Congratulations Cool User” pop-ups without any utilities
- How to delete “Congratulations Cool User” popup ads with free applications
- Stop “Congratulations Cool User” pop-up advertisements and other annoying pages
- Method of adware intrusion into your PC
- To sum up
Remove “Congratulations Cool User” pop-ups without any utilities
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of “Congratulations Cool User” pop ups from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Edge and Firefox.
Uninstall potentially unwanted programs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed programs on your computer and delete all unknown and recently installed applications. If you see an unknown application with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal tool like Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and get rid of all dubious and unknown programs. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. After you’ve found anything questionable that may be the adware that causes lots of intrusive “Congratulations Cool User” pop-up ads or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then choose this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your computer.
Delete “Congratulations Cool User” popup ads from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox internet browser is re-directed to “Congratulations Cool User” and you want to recover the Mozilla Firefox settings back to their original settings, then you should follow the guide below. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
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, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Mozilla Firefox web-browser settings to their original settings.
Remove “Congratulations Cool User” pop-up advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijackers, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the web-browser’s startpage, default search provider and new tab page that have been modified by ad supported software that responsible for web-browser redirect to the annoying “Congratulations Cool User” web page.
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 add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click 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 shown below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove “Congratulations Cool User” pop ups from IE
By resetting IE web-browser you restore your web-browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad-supported software responsible for redirecting your internet browser to “Congratulations Cool User” page.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect.
How to delete “Congratulations Cool User” popup ads with free applications
If you are not expert at computer technology, then all your attempts to get rid of “Congratulations Cool User” pop-up advertisements by completing 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 adware on your computer, use free anti malware software such as Zemana Anti-Malware, MalwareBytes Free and HitmanPro from our list below.
How to get rid of “Congratulations Cool User” pop-ups with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to scan for and remove “Congratulations Cool User” advertisements from the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Chrome web-browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on your machine.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Zemana Anti Malware for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After downloading is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this process is finished, click the “Scan” button . Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) utility will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware related to “Congratulations Cool User” ads.
This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Free utility is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of adware that causes a huge number of intrusive “Congratulations Cool User” pop ups.
Remove “Congratulations Cool User” advertisements and harmful extensions with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free utility that can search for ad-supported software that responsible for the appearance of “Congratulations Cool User” ads. It is not always easy to locate all the junk apps that your PC system might have picked up on the Internet. HitmanPro will scan for the adware, browser hijacker infections and other malware you need to erase.
- Click the link below to download the latest version of HitmanPro for MS Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- Once the downloading process is done, launch the Hitman Pro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to scan for adware that responsible for web browser reroute to the annoying “Congratulations Cool User” web page. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, ad-supported software or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
- When HitmanPro has finished scanning your personal computer, HitmanPro will open a scan report. Next, you need to press “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of “Congratulations Cool User” ads
Manual “Congratulations Cool User” redirect removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad-supported software can be not completely removed. We advise that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of ad supported software. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your system can be infected too.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
Once the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as displayed in the following example.
When the installation begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes program will scan through the whole machine for the ad supported software that causes web browsers to display annoying “Congratulations Cool User” pop up ads. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour.
When MalwareBytes completes the scan, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will display a list of found threats. Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now start to get rid of ad supported software that causes intrusive “Congratulations Cool User” pop up ads. Once the process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to get rid of browser hijacker infection, ad supported software and other malware with MalwareBytes AntiMalware.
Stop “Congratulations Cool User” pop-up advertisements and other annoying pages
The AdGuard is a very good ad-blocker program for the IE, Firefox, Google Chrome and MS Edge, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of intrusive advertisements, popunders, pop ups, undesired new tab pages, and even full page advertisements and web-page overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can stop the “Congratulations Cool User” popup advertisements automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 PC, AdGuard will run automatically and block unwanted pop-up ads, “Congratulations Cool User” pop-ups, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Method of adware intrusion into your PC
Many software created to open tons of undesired ads within your computer’s web browser. So, when you installing free programs, carefully read the disclaimers, choose the Custom or Advanced install mode to watch for third-party programs that are being installed, because certain of the apps are potentially unwanted apps such as this ‘ad supported’ software responsible for redirecting your internet browser to “Congratulations Cool User” page.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the adware that causes annoying “Congratulations Cool User” pop-ups. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and unwanted harmful pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker infections, malicious programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of “Congratulations Cool User” pop-up ads from your internet browser, then ask for help here.