You-just-won-prize.com pop-up is a browser-based scam which lures unsuspecting users into subscribing to spam notifications that go directly to the desktop or the web-browser. This web-page delivers the message stating that you should click ‘Allow’ in order to watch a video, access the content of the webpage, connect to the Internet, enable Flash Player, download a file, and so on.
If you click the ‘Allow’, then you will start seeing unwanted adverts in form of pop ups on the screen. Push notifications are originally created to alert the user of recently published news. Cyber criminals abuse ‘push notifications’ to avoid anti-virus and ad blocking programs by presenting unwanted adverts. These ads are displayed in the lower right corner of the screen urges users to play online games, visit suspicious web sites, install web browser addons & so on.
In order to delete You-just-won-prize.com spam notifications open the internet browser’s settings and complete the You-just-won-prize.com removal guide below. Once you delete notifications subscription, the You-just-won-prize.com popups advertisements will no longer appear on your web-browser.
|Type||push notifications ads, popups, pop-up virus, popup ads|
|Distribution||PUPs, social engineering attack, dubious popup ads, adware softwares|
|Removal||You-just-won-prize.com removal guide|
How did you get infected with You-just-won-prize.com pop-ups
These You-just-won-prize.com pop-ups are caused by misleading advertisements on the web sites you visit or adware software. Adware software is considered by many to be synonymous with ‘malware’. It’s a harmful program which serves undesired advertisements to computer users. Some examples include pop up advertisements, various offers and deals or unclosable windows. Adware can be installed onto your PC system via infected webpages, when you open email attachments, anytime you download and install freeware.
We suggest you to delete adware and clean your PC from You-just-won-prize.com pop up advertisements as soon as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step guidance below that will help you to completely delete the redirect to You-just-won-prize.com undesired website, using only the built-in Windows features and several free malware removal utilities of well-known antivirus software companies.
How to remove You-just-won-prize.com pop ups from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
According to cyber security specialists, You-just-won-prize.com pop-ups removal can be finished manually and/or automatically. These utilities which are listed below will help you delete adware, malicious web browser add-ons, malware and PUPs . However, if you are not willing to install other software to remove You-just-won-prize.com ads, then use tutorial listed below to revert back your PC system settings to defaults.
To remove You-just-won-prize.com pop ups, use the steps below:
- How to get rid of You-just-won-prize.com pop ups without any software
- Automatic Removal of You-just-won-prize.com popups
- Run AdBlocker to block You-just-won-prize.com and stay safe online
- To sum up
How to get rid of You-just-won-prize.com pop ups without any software
In this section of the post, we have posted the steps that will help to remove You-just-won-prize.com advertisements manually. Although compared to removal tools, this solution loses in time, but you don’t need to install anything on the system. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed tutorial with pictures. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the Microsoft Windows and web browser settings, then it’s better for you to use utilities from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Uninstall newly installed adware
We recommend that you start the system cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and delete all unknown or dubious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as adware and hijacker infections may be bundled with free applications. Delete the unwanted apps can remove the unwanted advertisements or web-browser redirect.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (MS Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and remove all suspicious and unknown software. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. Once you have found anything dubious that may be the adware that cause pop ups or other potentially unwanted program (PUP), then choose this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your PC system.
Remove You-just-won-prize.com notifications from web browsers
If you have allowed the You-just-won-prize.com site to send browser notification spam to your browser, then we’ll need to delete these permissions. Depending on web browser, you can complete the steps below to remove the You-just-won-prize.com permissions to send spam notifications.
Get rid of You-just-won-prize.com ads from IE
In order to restore all web browser search provider, new tab and start page you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press 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 computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete adware that causes You-just-won-prize.com popup advertisements in your internet browser, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings such as default search provider, homepage and new tab to default state.
Remove You-just-won-prize.com popups from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser program, including the redirect to You-just-won-prize.com web site. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
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’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page such as the one below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the You-just-won-prize.com adware. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove You-just-won-prize.com advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome will assist you to remove You-just-won-prize.com pop up ads from your web browser as well as to recover web browser settings hijacked by adware. All unwanted, harmful and adware extensions will also be removed from the web-browser. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Automatic Removal of You-just-won-prize.com popups
Using a malware removal tool to search for and remove adware hiding on your PC is probably the easiest way to get rid of the You-just-won-prize.com popups. We recommends the Zemana application for Windows PC systems. Hitman Pro and MalwareBytes Free are other anti-malware tools for Microsoft Windows that offers a free malicious software removal.
How to remove You-just-won-prize.com advertisements with Zemana Free
Zemana Anti-Malware is a free application for MS Windows operating system to search for and delete adware that causes You-just-won-prize.com pop ups, and other unwanted software like potentially unwanted software, harmful internet browser plugins, browser toolbars.
- First, click the following link, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of Zemana Free.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once you have downloaded the installation file, make sure to double click on the Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. This would start the Zemana Free install on your PC.
- Select setup language and press ‘OK’ button.
- On the next screen ‘Setup Wizard’ simply click the ‘Next’ button and follow the prompts.
- Finally, once the install is done, Zemana AntiMalware will run automatically. Else, if does not then double-click on the Zemana Anti Malware icon on your desktop.
- Now that you have successfully install Zemana Anti Malware, let’s see How to use Zemana to get rid of You-just-won-prize.com popups from your computer.
- After you have started the Zemana Anti Malware, you’ll see a window as shown in the figure below, just click ‘Scan’ button to perform a system scan for the adware.
- Now pay attention to the screen while Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) scans your machine.
- When Zemana has finished scanning, Zemana Free will show you the results. Review the scan results and then click ‘Next’ button.
- Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) may require a reboot computer in order to complete the You-just-won-prize.com advertisements removal process.
- If you want to completely remove adware from your machine, then click ‘Quarantine’ icon, select all malicious software, adware software, potentially unwanted software and other threats and click Delete.
- Restart your personal computer to complete the adware removal procedure.
Remove You-just-won-prize.com ads from browsers with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free utility which can identify adware software that cause pop ups. It’s not always easy to locate all the undesired programs that your computer might have picked up on the World Wide Web. HitmanPro will search for the adware software, hijackers and other malicious software you need to erase.
Please go to the link below to download HitmanPro. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and run Hitman Pro on your personal computer. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the adware which cause annoying You-just-won-prize.com advertisements. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan HitmanPro will scan for threats exist on your PC system..
When HitmanPro completes the scan, Hitman Pro will prepare a list of unwanted software and adware.
In order to remove all threats, simply press Next button.
It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
Run MalwareBytes Free to get rid of You-just-won-prize.com pop ups
You can remove You-just-won-prize.com popup ads automatically through the use of MalwareBytes. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove hijackers, adware software, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) by clicking on the link below.
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Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Free will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Free utility will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware that causes You-just-won-prize.com pop-ups in your browser. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. When a malware, adware software or potentially unwanted programs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete. Once you have selected what you want to remove from your PC click “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is a free program that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal utility, we suggest you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
Run AdBlocker to block You-just-won-prize.com and stay safe online
To put it simply, you need to use an ad-blocker utility (AdGuard, for example). It’ll block and protect you from all intrusive web pages like You-just-won-prize.com, ads and pop-ups. To be able to do that, the ad-blocking program uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious webpage, an advertising content, a banner and others. The ad blocker application automatically uses these filters, depending on the websites you are visiting.
First, visit the page linked below, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button 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 launch your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted ads, block You-just-won-prize.com, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. 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 is located on your desktop.
To sum up
After completing the steps shown above, your computer should be clean from adware which cause pop ups and other malicious software. The Edge, IE, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will no longer reroute you to various intrusive websites like You-just-won-prize.com. Unfortunately, if the tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.