Prizedeal redirect removal instructions
What is Prizedeal?
Prizedeal is a rogue, untrustworthy website which, once visited, forces people to visit other websites of this kind or it displays some questionable content. There are many websites of this kind on the Internet, lurunews[.]biz, highertpushs[.]com and tripflag[.]info are just a couple examples. As a rule, such websites get opened by installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Typically, people download and install them inadvertently. Besides, apps of this type are designed to track user's browsing activities and/or serve various advertisements.
Depending on visitor's IP address, when Prizedeal is visited, it either opens a couple (2-3) of other shady pages or it displays questionable content. Typically, websites of this type redirect their visitors to potentially malicious websites, pages that are designed to advertise unwanted apps, and so on. Either way, it is not safe to visit Prizedeal or any other site of this type. Besides, it is designed to trick people into allowing it to show notifications. Typically, such websites use clickbait technique, they ask to verify age, prove that a visitor is not a robot and so on. In this case visitors are asked to click "Click Here to Continue" button which, if clicked, gives Prizedeal a permission to show its notifications (unwanted ads, and other shady content). Furthermore, apps that force browsers to open websites like Prizedeal usually are designed to gather various details too. Quite often they target data such as user's IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, addresses of visited websited, etc. However, some PUAs might be used to collect sensitive, personal information as well. People behind these apps (their developers) not just use PUAs to gather various data, but also share it with third parties (potentially cyber criminals). Typically, shared data is misused to generate revenue. Some PUAs might be designed to display unwanted ads as well. If clicked, these ads redirect people to untrustworthy websites or download, install unwanted apps. Typically, displayed ads cover contents of most (or all) visited websites. Examples of ads that PUAs usually display are banners, coupons, surveys, pop-up ads, etc. To avoid possible issues (related to browsing safety, privacy, or even identity theft) we recommend to uninstall installed PUAs immediately.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate Prizedeal pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
In most cases PUAs are useless, they do not operate as advertised (typically, their developers offer users various useful features). Most of the times they are designed only to help developers to generate revenue by forcing people to visit various untrustworthy websites and displaying intrusive ads. We strongly recommend not to download or install apps of this type and remove already installed ones as soon as possible.
How did adware install on my computer?
People usually download and install them by clicking intrusive ads that are displayed mostly on unreliable pages, or when software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". This method is being used to trick people into downloading and/or installing PUAs together with other, regular software. Simply said, developers include unwanted apps in setups of other programs and hope that people will not dismiss offers to download or install. These offers usually can be found in "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" or other similar settings of download or installation setups. Unfortunately, people often download and install software without changing those settings and that is exactly how various PUAs get permissions to be downloaded and installed too.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Software should be downloaded from official websites, especially if it is free. It is not recommended to download or install it through third party downloaders (or installers), torrents, eMule, other Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial pages, and so on. Also, it is important to inspect any download or installation setup and check its "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar settings/options. If there are any offers to download or install unwanted apps, then they should be dismissed. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that intrusive ads, if clicked, redirect users to untrustworthy websites or cause downloads (or installations) of unwanted applications. If there are any unwanted entries (extensions, plug-ins, add-ons etc.) installed on a browser, then they should be removed. The same should be done with software that is installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of Prizedeal website (GIF):
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
Instant automatic removal of Prizedeal pop-up:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Prizedeal pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Prizedeal?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Prizedeal redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the prizedeal pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the prizedeal pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with prizedeal pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove prizedeal pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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