I have the alert.mycontestwinnerzs.eu popup on my browser that I can’t get rid of. Each time I launch Firefox and try to search something online, I am always stopped by this popup asking me to do a survey. It says I could win a prize by taking a few time to complete the pop up survey. I was very careful at the beginning as I wasn’t sure. Now I am sure that it’s some kind of malware on browser based on the fact that I can’t easily get rid of it. Please help!
Alert.mycontestwinnerzs.eu Popup – How to Remove?
The Alert.mycontestwinnerzs.eu popup is categorized as a browser hijacker that can get on your browsers without permission to cause lots of troubles. This kind of browser attack, which cannot be deleted like a virus by anti-virus software, is as risky as other computer viruses and is suggested to be removed as soon as possible for the longer it resides on your browsers the more problems you will have to deal with later on. A browser hijacker (also known as a browser redirect for it can redirect users constantly to unwanted places online) is designed to hijack browsing applications including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. By automatically modifying the browser defaults once got on, it can disable users’ online sessions and collect their online data for unknown cyber criminals. It is, therefore, a potential threat that needs to be removed from your browsers completely.
The fake Alert.mycontestwinnerzs.eu pop up survey is used to hijack your browsers and trick users into potential cyber scams by offering them gifts like iPads, iPhones or gift cards. It is not trusted. Users often get annoyed by this constant popup whenever they try to go online. What they don’t know is, the browser hijacker is specifically able to record your online activities and browsing histories. Personal data stored on browsers by cookies can also be stolen by this hijacker to help cyber criminals. Soon as the hijacker gets on your browsers, it will completely mess them up by creating constant disorders including:
Home page is replaced and favorite search engines are disabled.
Unknown toolbars or extensions are automatically installed.
Annoying pop-up ads are everywhere on the webs.
Users are constantly redirected to unwanted results.
Browser is slow in loading pages.
How to delete Alert.mycontestwinnerzs.eu popup on browsers completely?
This fake survey popup is not picked up by anti-virus as a computer virus. It is more of a browser problem that needs to be fixed manually. Users may find that it is useless in getting rid of this popup by running security scans through the system. Compared to anti-virus traditional removal, manual removal is more efficient and guarantees a complete fix to stop the annoying popups and remove the hijacker. This passage contains a general guide for the manual removal below. Certain computer skills will be required during the manual removal process in order to complete the process correctly.
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The Hijacker Popup Screenshot
* The above screenshot is the regular appearance of the pop-up hijacker. It pops up on your browser blocking you from accessing regular websites as a survey with a “£500 Voucher to TESCO” prize. Similar popups can be seen constantly if this browser hijacker cannot be deleted from your computer. The prizes may be enticing. But they are all fake trying to trick you into potential cyber scams. One should totally ignore these popups and remove the hijacker from the computer to prevent these annoying blocks from reappearing.
How to get rid of http://alert.mycontestwinnerzs.eu/ pop up adware from computer?
As mentioned above, manual removal is much more efficient and guarantees a successful uninstall of this adware from computer compared to anti-virus removal. As the browser hijacker is not only able to reset browser defaults to cause disorders, but adjust certain files and registry keys to make its effect last longer. Thus, besides from resetting browser defaults, uninstalling unknown extensions and clearing browsing histories manually, users will also need to check for program files and registry errors in order to completely fix this browser problem. A guide is contained below to walk you through the basic steps to remove the pop up hijacker.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
A step-by-step guide to remove the hijacker popup manually from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Windows Task Manager.
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC; or pull up Run box from Start menu to type in taskmgr
Right click on items you want to end, select Go To Process
Click on End Process
Click on Processes tab
End process of all Firefox items/Alert.mycontestwinnerzs.eu popup hijacker
2. Delete virus files and adjust registries from system.
Click on Start button
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\-
* Files and registries of the Alert.mycontestwinnerzs.eu pop up adware can be changed or renamed time from time in order to keep the infection functioning longer. If you are not able to identify the related items, contact online experts for help instantly.
3. Reset Firefox.
Click on Tools – Options
Under General tab – reset home page on Firefox
Under Privacy tab – clear browsing histories
4. Close out all the windows and restart the system to take effects.
Video guide on browser hijacker removal:
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A browser adware often contains misleading information to scam innocent computer users online. When this Alert.mycontestwinnerzs.eu popup appears on your browsers, it will display annoying pop up ads to block you from accessing regular websites. Hence, it can be categorized as a browser hijacker. The install of this browser hijacker normally doesn’t need permission from users as it can achieve that in a bundle with freeware. Unknown free programs or files from unidentified resources online can be taken advantages of by third parties to bundle with this adware program so that they can put it onto your computer and scam you later on. To completely fix the browser popup, manually delete the browser hijacker off of your computer now.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 25, 2014 9:36 am