The cause of unwanted w.500ae.press2win.online pop-up ads on your screen is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the adware, that displays a large amount of pop-up ads or redirects on an annoying web-page, is not a virus. It is is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a small code within the content of web sites that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new browser window with w.500ae.press2win.online web-site or insert a lot of advertising links directly into the pages you’re viewing.
The adware usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the system for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web browser, you will see an unwanted w.500ae.press2win.online web page.
What is more, the adware may open advertisements depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
We recommend to get rid of the adware, which redirects your web browser on the w.500ae.press2win.online unwanted site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your PC system.
How does w.500ae.press2win.online ads get installed onto PC
How to manually remove w.500ae.press2win.online pop-ups
This useful removal guide for the w.500ae.press2win.online . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete w.500ae.press2win.online pop-ups let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove w.500ae.press2win.online from Google Chrome
- Remove w.500ae.press2win.online pop-ups from Firefox
- Delete w.500ae.press2win.online pop ups from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove w.500ae.press2win.online redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web browser redirect to unwanted web-pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Remove w.500ae.press2win.online from Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove w.500ae.press2win.online pop-ups from Firefox
First, start the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete w.500ae.press2win.online pop ups from IE
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “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 restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like start page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to w.500ae.press2win.online annoying web page.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove w.500ae.press2win.online redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to run your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser which is redirected to the w.500ae.press2win.online or other unwanted site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you start your internet browser. Depending on the web browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe, Opera: opera.exe, Firefox: firefox.exe, Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe. If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://site.address” which has been added here, then you should delete it, as shown below.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the internet browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the w.500ae.press2win.online web site or any other unwanted web pages that is advertised by the ‘ad-supported’ software. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the 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 launch your PC, it will open w.500ae.press2win.online annoying site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a dialog box 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”, as shown on the screen 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicios program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete w.500ae.press2win.online with free malware removal application
Manual removal w.500ae.press2win.online pop-ups requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad supported software may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the free software will help you to remove malware, browser hijackers and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop by clicking on the following link. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click the Download button. Your browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- When the download process is finished, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- Once the Setup wizard has finished installing, the malware remover will start and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your system for the ad-supported software that redirects your internet browser to the w.500ae.press2win.online annoying web page. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- When the system scan is done, it will display a screen that contains a list of malicious applications that has been found.
- When you are ready, click on “Quarantine Selected” button to start cleaning your PC. Once the process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Block w.500ae.press2win.online pop-ups and other annoying pages
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted ads and malicious pages, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and sites. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the download is done, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, web sites such as w.500ae.press2win.online, as well as other dangerous or misleading web pages. 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 Windows desktop.
Remove w.500ae.press2win.online ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of the unwanted w.500ae.press2win.online pop-ups from the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ad-supported software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner using the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
After the download is finished, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is launched, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and ad supported software which shows advertisements from w.500ae.press2win.online web page. When the system scan is finished, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of ad supported software, browser hijackers and other malicious applications.
After completing the steps above, your PC should be free from malware and ‘ad-supported’ software. The FF, Chrome, IE and Edge will no longer show w.500ae.press2win.online unwanted pop-ups or redirect you to unwanted sites. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ‘ad-supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.