When I was getting online, a message popped up and said: Congratulation! You are Todays Lucky Visitor. Click OK to continue. When I did that, my browser has been redirected to Rewardzone.amzainga-surveyonlinezs.com asking me to complete a survey so that I can get a free iPhone 5s. I am not sure if this is true or not so I didn’t do that. After a while, I found that a lot of pop-up ads appeared out of nowhere. How do I get rid of them?
If you get Rewardzone.amzainga-surveyonlinezs.com pop up whenever you go online, then your computer must be attacked by a malignant adware now. It’s obvious that you have adware on your computer if you see advertisements within your programs or on your desktop. This kind of threat always comes bundled with advertising-supported software that you download from the Internet. Now there are many ad-supported programs, games or utilities that are distributed as adware (or freeware) and it is easy for an inexperience user to download adware without any awareness.
Rewardzone.amzainga-surveyonlinezs.com can appear itself in the most popular browsers like Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer when you get online since it is able to modify browser settings and corrupt the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries to accomplish its hijacker. The site provides a fake survey asking users to complete in 30 seconds so that they can get a free iPhone 5s, iPad or something. Although it seems to be attracting, you should never believe in this false advertisement. The website owner uses this way to collect user’s information and then sell the information for illegal use. By keep forcing users to visit this page, the attacker can boost traffic and generate pop up ads to make money. Some adware viruses are tricky because they can pretend themselves to be something innocuous to trick users into downloading and installing them, but once installed all they do is to display constant ads and keep bothering users. Another situation is the adware viruses are installed without your permission or knowledge through Windows or software vulnerabilities on your computer. No matter how you get this unwanted thing, you should know a fact that Rewardzone.amzainga-surveyonlinezs.com pop up is related to an adware and it is very difficult to remove because running security programs is not able to remove them. To completely safe your computer and make your browser working properly, you have to manually delete all the stuffs related to Rewardzone.amzainga-surveyonlinezs.com pop up.
1. Your homepage is changed to Rewardzone.amzainga-surveyonlinezs.com without your permission. No matter how hard you have tried, you are not allowed to change it back to the web page you prefer.
2. When you open your browser or navigate to various sites, it keeps creating pop-ups, links or other content that you don’t want at all.
3. It blocks your antivirus program from running properly and keeps leading you to phishing websites and other sites with questionable content.
4. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
5. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
6. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
7. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.
Rewardzone.amzainga-surveyonlinezs.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Rewardzone.amzainga-surveyonlinezs.com adware is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Rewardzone.amzainga-surveyonlinezs.com pop up manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Rewardzone.amzainga-surveyonlinezs.com has been classified as an adware infection that redirects users to its page again and again and provides fake survey in an attempt to trick them into giving their personal information. This is a fake web site with an aim to steal your money and privacy but will not give you any free gifts as it claims. You should not be taken in. This deceitful website can use browser helper objects and third party malware including sponsored adware and spyware platforms to change your homepage and modify your browser settings without your permission. Once you detect unknown pop up appearing on your computer, especially for this one which needs you to submit a survey and promises will give you free gift, please ignore it and take action to clean your computer as quickly as possible.
Published by Andrew Gonzalez & last updated on January 20, 2014 8:04 am