Congratulations You Have Won scam – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of Congratulations You Have Won scam

What is Congratulations You Have Won?

As a misleading and a fake error pop up, “Congratulations You Have Won” pops up only in malware sites that are visited unintentionally. Such sites are usually visited by redirecting the users via fake advertisements. One other possibility of visiting these sites are PUPs, which are capable of intruding your device without consent and also running undesired processes in the background.

Congratulations You Have Won


To work on the weak points of the users, the developers pop this fake message “Congratulations, You Have Won”  Playstation or any electronic device as means of informing you that you are lucky enough to be granted this amazing moment. But before seizing this moment, they ask you to fill a quick form composed of 3 questions. Apparently, you must have noticed that this gift is not worth only a survey, which shows the poor level of developing scams. These websites that pop up this message aim to collect many personal information about you like your web browsing history, search queries, and IP address. So the basic solution is to neglect such pop up messages and never visit such sites again. Unfortunately, some websites implement scripts so that you become unable to close the browser, so in this case, open the Task Manager and end the browsing experience or reboot your system.

Just because users visit malware sites unintentionally, they become redirected to other websites and fake software upgrades. PUPs implement tools to pop up fake banners and ads that hold the link of another malware site. The purpose of such several redirects is to make you reach these scam messages in the end so that hackers become capable of advertising more fake links to collect some ransom fees without your consent.

How did Congratulations You Have Won scam installed on my computer?

PUPs invade your system with no consent according to lack of knowledge of some users allowed many developers and hackers to intrude many systems without previous agreements or consents to enter. Bundling has been known for years to be the method followed by hackers to expand their malware through the users by making them download apps from third parties with software packages or updates.

How to remove (Uninstall) and get rid of Congratulations You Have Won scam?

The best curing method is to prevent the disease, so basically, all you have to do is to be careful whenever you attempt to download or upgrade any software. The new malwares are deceiving enough to force you to believe that they are authorized so that you can be tricked by the interface. Whenever you face any unwanted ads that pop up in your browser regarding pornography or adult dating, remove any skeptical application you have recently downloaded to prevent further damage.

Despite the fact that this virus Congratulations You Have Won is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

Congratulations You Have Won Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall Congratulations You Have Won from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove Congratulations You Have Won Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove Congratulations You Have Won Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove Congratulations You Have Won on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete Congratulations You Have Won

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select Congratulations You Have Won file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by Congratulations You Have Won.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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