I wrote this article to help you remove Aussiewinprizes.com. This Aussiewinprizes.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you haven`t had to deal with an adware program before, it seems like you will have to now. Judging by the fact you are having trouble with the constant appearance of the Aussiewinprizes.com page, it is safe to say that there is a nasty adware parasite on your machine. Adware infections are a menace. They may not be the most dangerous type of viruses out there, but they can also cause you damage. And the more time the pest spends on board, the more your situation worsens.
First of all, the parasite slithers in your machine in complete silence. Actually, it tricks you into allowing its entering and leaves you oblivious to it? Do you know how these infections travel the web? Do you know how this particular pest managed to infect you? We assume you didn’t download it on purpose. No one would do that. And yet, here it is on your machine wreaking havoc. Adware programs still need to be properly installed and for the purpose, they need your approval. However, since they are aware you wouldn’t give it if you knew what you are getting yourself into, they turn to the old but gold tricks in the book.
One of the most efficient and popular tactics is freeware bundling. All the crooks do is to attach the parasite to the bundle and you do the rest by not being careful enough. So, you get the infection as a “bonus”. However, not only adware program use bundles to enter. Other much more serious threats like ransomware and Trojans also do it. If you want to protect your machine, be more vigilant. Opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones.
Yes, they are more time-consuming but they also allow you to check the entire bundle program by program as well as to deselect anything that you don’t want. Also, don’t skip the Terms and Conditions unless you want to agree to something you will later regret. Don’t rush. Your haste and distractions are what hackers pray for. Forget about blindly pressing “next/I agree” until the program is installed. By doing so you are only helping crooks infect you faster. Be more cautious in general. All infiltration methods rely on your carelessness. For example, an adware can hitch a ride with spam messages, or hide behind malicious ads and corrupted links. Also, avoid shady pages and unverified sources as more often than not, they deliver infections.
Once the pest has entered, it immediately goes to work. The first thing it does is adding a new pesky plugin to all on your browsers, thus taking control over them. You are no longer in charge of your browsing. It turns into a nightmare. You suffer constant redirects to all kinds of suspicious pages starting with Aussiewinprizes.com. This site is a dubious platform from spreading spam and malware. Furthermore, you are flooded with obnoxious pop-up ads all the time. You can’t miss the Aussiewinprizes.com ads. They are everywhere. They cover all the pages you are trying to visit. Why? Because crooks use them to generate web traffic to particular pages so they can make money via the pay-per-click method. And you are becoming their sponsor only by keeping the adware on board.
Each of your clicks fills their pockets AND puts you at risk of malware. Most of these ads conceal more infections in them and your single click is enough to get these infections on board. Your previously safe and pleasant browsing experience is gone. The adware effectively ruins it. Eventually, you reach the conclusion that not using your browsers at all is the better option. And you are right, at least while the adware in on your machine. Speaking of your machine, it is also suffering due to the pest`s shenanigans. Your browsers freeze frequently.
Your system crashed often as well. You may even experience problems with your Internet connection. And like this is not enough, the adware also jeopardizes your privacy by spying on you and your every online move. It monitors everything and keeps a close track of your activities. What is even worse is that it doesn’t just observe, it shares. It keeps on gathering data and when in decides it has enough it send it all to the crooks behind it. Don’t take that risk. Imagine what could happen if crooks have access to your private life. Delete the adware now and regain control over your browsing. Do to so manually, use our detailed removal guide below.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Aussiewinprizes.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.