Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam claims users have been selected to win some expensive prizes
The text presented in Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam page claims you have been selected to win some expensive prizes. This scam webpage is promoted by malicious websites. The purpose of this scam is to generate some income from their designers. You visit this type of scam webpage by clicking malicious advertisements, visiting other phishing/scam website, or by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) already installed in your computer. These rough applications have malicious features to infect your computer without your permission.
Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam offers you to choose one of the prizes mentioned popup scam and urges you to follow on-screen instructions to receive the expensive prize. This scam page states you have made the lucky 5-billionth web search that’s why you have chance to get the prize. It mentions some valuable items like ‘Samsung KU6179 Ultra HD TV’ and other valuable items from popular brands. As mentioned in this scam/phishing webpage, you are offered to choose one box from three available boxes in order to receive the gifts. Note that this scam page can’t be trusted and you will never receive any kinds of prizes from this type fake gift offers popup.
Scam webpage link Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam can ask you to pay shipping or transaction fees, or similar fees to receive such non-existent gifts. Also, it can attempt to tricks you into providing your personal details including name, address, emails, telephone numbers, banking information, credit card details and more details. In sort, this scam/phishing webpage is unsafe for your online privacy & System security. PUAs are one of the core reasons behind this rough redirect to malicious/scam webpage. PUAs are designed to monitor your online habits and collect your browsing-related data or other sensitive information. So, Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam malware removal is necessary.
How did you get Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam in computer?
As mentioned, you visit this type of scam webpage by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) already installed in your computer. PUAs, adware or malware like Banca Sella Email Scam, Cardano giveaway scam PUP and Double Your ETHEREUM Email Scam are distributed through other software package as additional offers. This false marketing method of packaging regular or legitimate software with PUAs, adware or malware is known as Software Bundling Method – the mostly used mechanism by cybercriminals. However, it is possible to avoid the installation of all malicious additions included in software package. To do so, you should read terms & conditions given in software installation setup, choose ‘Custom/Advanced/Manual’ settings, remove all unnecessary programs by unticking their checkboxes, and then you can continue with installation to finish. This way, you can block all malicious additions included in software package from installing. On other hand, PUAs or adware are also distributed through malicious advertisements that are designed to run certain scripts.
System is already infected with PUAs, browser hijackers, adware or malware: How to remove Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam?
If your computer is already infected with PUAs or malware, then you can try manual and automatic method of malware removal to get rid of it. Manual method offers you can find Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam related malicious files in System registry, control panel, and other locations of computer and then you can delete them. However, automatic method offers you can find and remove all types of malware or viruses with some powerful antivirus software. Automatic method is quick & easy way to remove infections from computer.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam:
Remove the related items of Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Chrome Search Contest 2021 POP-UP Scam (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.