Have you become that your internet browser randomly opens exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn, instead of the one you want to see? It’s a sign that you have an installed adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) on your computer. The ‘ad supported’ software is a part of malicious software that created to display a large amount of unwanted pop-ups. Use the guide below as quickly as possible. It will clear your machine from adware that generates lots of pop-ups in the browser and thereby get rid of the redirect to exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn web-page.
The malicious applications from the ‘ad supported’ software family that changes the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn advertisements.
While your machine is infected with the ‘ad supported’ software, the Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Internet Explorer may be rerouted to exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn annoying web-page. Of course, the ad-supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open lots of annoying advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of pages that are you opening in your web-browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all web-sites, including pages where previously you have never seen any advertisements. In this case, when you open any site, you may see in your browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn’, ‘Transferring data from exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn’, ‘Looking up exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn’, ‘Read exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn’, ‘Connected to exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn’.
We suggest you to get rid of adware and clean your computer from exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn advertisements ASAP, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below that will allow you to completely delete the redirect to exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn unwanted web site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How did exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn advertisements get on your computer
How to manually remove exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn redirect. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web browser or restart your system.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn ads from Chrome
- Get rid of exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn from FF
- Get rid of exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the system cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and remove all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Remove the unwanted software may get rid of the unwanted advertisements or web-browser redirect to unknown or annoying web-pages.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It’ll display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Remove exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn ads from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been modified by ad-supported software.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn from FF
First, run the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display 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, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
To delete the exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn pop-ups you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset IE settings” dialog box as on the image below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn redirect
Once the ad supported software is started, it can also modify the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted ads.
To clear the web 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 that starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you open your PC system, it will show exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn annoying web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a dialog box 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 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, press 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’s a component of the unwanted applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn advertisements automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn threat and remove it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, click “Scan Now” button for checking your PC system for the ad supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your system. In order to delete all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
How to block exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to harmful ads and web-pages. Moreover, the application can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that will help 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 start your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn redirects, as well as other malicious 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.
If the problem with exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn redirect is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn advertisements, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: July 23, 2020
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button to start checking your computer for the adware which generates exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn ads.
- When the system scan is done, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the guide above on how to remove ‘ad supported’ software with AdwCleaner.
After completing the step-by-step guide outlined above, your system should be clean from malware and ad-supported software. The Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Edge will no longer show exclusiverewards.fabx.gdn unwanted pop-ups or redirect you to unwanted web-pages. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.