What is Special-offers-for.me?
Special-offers-for.me is a website which uses social engineering methods to fool you and other unsuspecting victims into subscribing to browser notifications. Although browser push notifications cannot harm you directly, scammers use them to display intrusive advertisements, promote suspicious programs, and encourage users to visit unsafe web sites.
Special-offers-for.me is a misleading site that states that you need to subscribe to its notifications in order to enable Flash Player, connect to the Internet, access the content of the website, download a file, watch a video, and so on. Once you click the ‘Allow’ button, then your web browser will be configured to show pop-up advertisements in the bottom right corner of your desktop.
|Type||browser notification spam, spam push notifications, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||dubious popup advertisements, adware, potentially unwanted programs, social engineering attack|
|Removal||Special-offers-for.me removal guide|
How did you get infected with Special-offers-for.me popups
These Special-offers-for.me pop-ups are caused by dubious ads on the web sites you visit or adware software. Adware is a form of harmful programs. It can show unwanted ads, modify internet browser settings, download and install harmful browser extensions. All the time, while adware software is running, your browser will be fill with unwanted advertisements. Most probably, adware has been installed on your device without your’s knowledge and you do not even know how and where adware software has got into your PC system
Remove Special-offers-for.me notifications from internet browsers
If you are in situation where you don’t want to see notifications from the Special-offers-for.me web-page. In this case, you can turn off web notifications for your web-browser in Microsoft Windows/Mac OS/Android. Find your internet browser in the list below, follow step-by-step guidance to delete web-browser permissions to display push notifications.
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the top-right corner of the browser window
- Select ‘Settings’, scroll down to the bottom and click ‘Advanced’.
- Scroll down to the ‘Privacy and security’ section, select ‘Site settings’.
- Click on ‘Notifications’.
- Locate the Special-offers-for.me URL and get rid of it by clicking the three vertical dots on the right to the URL and select ‘Remove’.
- Open Chrome.
- In the right upper corner of the browser window, tap on Google Chrome’s main menu button, represented by three vertical dots.
- In the menu tap ‘Settings’, scroll down to ‘Advanced’.
- Tap on ‘Site settings’ and then ‘Notifications’. In the opened window, locate the Special-offers-for.me site, other rogue notifications and tap on them one-by-one.
- Tap the ‘Clean & Reset’ button and confirm.
- Click on ‘three horizontal stripes’ button at the top right hand corner of the screen.
- Go to ‘Options’, and Select ‘Privacy & Security’ on the left side of the window.
- Scroll down to ‘Permissions’ section and click ‘Settings…’ button next to ‘Notifications’.
- Find sites you down’t want to see notifications from (for example, Special-offers-for.me), click on drop-down menu next to each and select ‘Block’.
- Save changes.
- Click the More button (it looks like three dots) in the top-right corner.
- Scroll down, find and click ‘Settings’. In the left side select ‘Advanced’.
- Click ‘Manage permissions’ button, located beneath ‘Website permissions’.
- Right-click the Special-offers-for.me. Click ‘Delete’.
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the browser.
- When the drop-down menu appears, click on ‘Internet Options’.
- Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab and select ‘Settings’ in the pop-up blockers section.
- Select the Special-offers-for.me and other dubious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the ‘Remove’ button.
- Go to ‘Preferences’ in the Safari menu.
- Select the ‘Websites’ tab and then select ‘Notifications’ section on the left panel.
- Check for Special-offers-for.me site, other dubious URLs and apply the ‘Deny’ option for each.
How to remove Special-offers-for.me advertisements from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
The answer is right here on this web page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will help you easily to free your computer of adware that causes pop ups. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal way. If you are familiar with the computer then use manual removal, otherwise run the free anti-malware tool created specifically to remove adware. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to exit your web-browser or reboot your computer.
To remove Special-offers-for.me pop ups, execute the steps below:
- Remove Special-offers-for.me notifications from internet browsers
- How to manually remove Special-offers-for.me
- Automatic Removal of Special-offers-for.me pop-up advertisements
- Stop Special-offers-for.me advertisements
How to manually remove Special-offers-for.me
In most cases, it’s possible to manually delete Special-offers-for.me popups. This method does not involve the use of any tricks or removal utilities. You just need to restore the normal settings of the personal computer and internet browser. This can be done by following a few simple steps below. If you want to quickly remove Special-offers-for.me ads, as well as perform a full scan of your device, we recommend that you use adware removal tools, which are listed below.
Uninstalling the Special-offers-for.me, check the list of installed software first
Some of potentially unwanted apps, adware software and browser hijackers can be removed using the Add/Remove programs utility that is located in the MS Windows Control Panel. So, if you are using any version of MS Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all programs installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove dubious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Remove Special-offers-for.me advertisements from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all internet browser start page, default search provider and newtab you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display 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 Special-offers-for.me pop ups, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as home page, new tab and search engine to default state.
Remove Special-offers-for.me popup advertisements from Chrome
Resetting Chrome to default values is helpful in uninstalling the Special-offers-for.me advertisements from your internet browser. This method is always helpful to complete if you have trouble in removing changes caused by adware.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, press 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 displayed in the following example and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete Special-offers-for.me pop up ads from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser application, including the redirect to Special-offers-for.me web-site. 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, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox browser settings to their default state.
Automatic Removal of Special-offers-for.me pop-up advertisements
Spyware, adware, potentially unwanted apps and browser hijackers can be difficult to remove manually. Do not try to remove this apps without the aid of malicious software removal tools. In order to completely remove adware from your PC, run professionally designed utilities, such as Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) and Hitman Pro.
Run Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to delete Special-offers-for.me popup ads
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a malware removal utility. Currently, there are two versions of the tool, one of them is free and second is paid (premium). The principle difference between the free and paid version of the tool is real-time protection module. If you just need to check your computer for malware and remove adware software that causes Special-offers-for.me pop ups in your internet browser, then the free version will be enough for you.
Now you can install and run Zemana to remove Special-offers-for.me popups from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) installation package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC system. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Start the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this utility on your PC.
During installation you can change some settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malware removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware related to the Special-offers-for.me pop-ups.
Once the system scan is complete, Zemana Anti Malware will display you the results. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will remove adware that causes pop-ups. When finished, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer to make the change take effect.
Use Hitman Pro to remove Special-offers-for.me pop ups
HitmanPro frees your computer from browser hijackers, PUPs, unwanted toolbars, browser addons and other unwanted applications like adware software that causes Special-offers-for.me advertisements. The free removal utility will help you enjoy your computer to its fullest. HitmanPro uses advanced behavioral detection technologies to locate if there are undesired software in your PC system. You can review the scan results, and choose the items you want to uninstall.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of HitmanPro for Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After downloading is done, open the file location and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will run the HitmanPro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware responsible for Special-offers-for.me ads. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient.
Once that process is finished, HitmanPro will display a screen which contains a list of malware that has been detected as on the image below.
When you are ready, press “Next” button. It will display a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove adware software responsible for Special-offers-for.me pop-up advertisements. When disinfection is done, the tool may ask you to reboot your computer.
Remove Special-offers-for.me advertisements with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
We suggest using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware. You may download and install MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to look for adware and thereby get rid of Special-offers-for.me pop ups from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, this free malicious software remover automatically finds and removes all threats exist on the PC system.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this task is done, click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the adware responsible for Special-offers-for.me ads. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is scanning, you may see count of objects and files has already scanned. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we suggest you to read and follow the tutorial or the video guide below.
Stop Special-offers-for.me advertisements
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those annoying web-sites such as Special-offers-for.me using only built-in Microsoft Windows capabilities. However, there is a application out that you can use to block annoying web browser redirects, advertisements and pop ups in any modern web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Internet Explorer. It is called Adguard and it works very well.
First, please go to the following link, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the screen 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 guide as displayed on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block Special-offers-for.me, as well as other harmful 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, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the adware related to the Special-offers-for.me pop-up advertisements. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block annoying ads and harmful web sites). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for potentially unwanted software.
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