How to remove (uninstall) Free-rewards.info

In this entry we'll tell you everything about an advertising tool, called Free-rewards.info. If you already faced browser hijacker or adware - you may skip this paragraph and proceed to the removal tips and get rid of this unwanted tool. If you haven't experienced suchlike software earlier - trust us, this adware surely must not be kept on your PC. We are saying this because this suspicious program not only calls troubles while you spend your time on the web, but can induce a serious malware infection of your computer. Don't you worry about the enormous quantity of advertisement on all websites, or the change of homepage? Have you faced the massive retardation of computer’s and browsing speed, or fake search results and continuous redirections to the untrusted web-pages? These are the signs of unwanted software working on your machine and if you've seen few of them – your PC is in jeopardy.

What is Free-rewards.info

All tools have their aims, and Free-rewards.info isn't an exception. However, the true task of Free-rewards.info doesn't match with the stated ones. Usually, the depiction of adware states that it will be highly useful. Most of adware state that they can help in web-browsing. Search for deals, sales and discounts online, assistance in the download of recent games, movies or music and observing the activity of friends in Facebook - these are the features that 95% of advertising programs state to implement. The first thing you should do when you're about to download some program - to think, is it really helpful? Actually, the aim of malware creators is to state that their product performs a function that is impossible to examine. The "safer", "faster" or "better" web-browsing is a perfect example of suchlike feature, since these parameters are really indistinct and almost impossible to supervise. Does this mean that advertising programs do not do anything, and is just consuming space in the machine's memory? No, it's not! Adware performs a very important task, - to allow hackers to receive thousands of dollars a day on trustful users.

 

There is a belief on the Internet that most of viruses are created without any specific reason. Perilous programs slow down the machine, interfere with the work of certain tools, and web-criminals like it so much that they are willing to spend many hours, designing irritating adware. You must know that all viruses perform some feature, and it is, generally, associated with earnings. It is difficult to guess why adware shows so much ads, but when you understand it, it looks really simple. All these ads are generated to earn money on referrals. Many users heard that advertisement in Internet is paid on the pay-per-click system, which means that the advertiser pays for every referral from the banner to the webpage. So, the more banners advertising program is showing you, the better is the chance that you will be interested and click on the link. Actually if you're not interested in adware's offers - you will click on advertising, in order to hide an inconvenient annoying ad. Each click costs money, depending on the nature of ads it can cost up to 5 cents and sometimes even more. However the reward isn’t large, do not neglect the amount of victims! Gullible customer can decide that suchlike advertisement is trustworthy, and try to find something worthwhile among adware propositions, doing tens of clicks every day. Based on our information, the quantity of victims of Free-rewards.info is at least 40 000, and if all of them are making one to five clicks daily, the swindler's profit don't seem so insignificant.

Methods to remove Free-rewards.info

And finally, Free-rewards.info has one more function which in the long term may call serious damage to your system. We talk about that Free-rewards.info switches browser settings on purpose to advertise more effective that makes it extremely assailable against all threats. Adware modifies the address of the home page and the default search engine, and also turns off features that are reliable for blocking of ads and for prevention of suspicious downloads. So, when Free-rewards.info is inside the system, the browser is very defenseless, and all kinds of dangerous software can penetrate through it to the system, which exactly occurs when customer starts to randomly click on dangerous links shown by adware. The hazardous programs will clog your system, because user helps it to do so. There is only one method to hide ads and shield your system from adware hazard - to uninstall Free-rewards.info.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Free-rewards.info manually

Step 1. Uninstall Free-rewards.info from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Free-rewards.info from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Advertising tools are being spread in several ways: with help of infected websites on which the undesired download might start after each click, and via installation in bundles. Dangerous web-sites are really easy to know: they appear on the last pages in search, and they intrusively suggest to buy something. Except that, pay attention to the notifications of your anti-viral tool and browser. To defend yourself from the infection through the second technique, you should attentively monitor the installation of any program. This method is based on user's trustfulness and the harmful habit to press OK before you understand what you are agreeing with. The installer is modified to offer you to install extra programs in addition to the one that you wanted. In many variants you just can't decline the installation, and in some - you don't even see that you're installing something else. Of course, all software except the desired one will be useless or even hazardous. According to this, when you see the option among “recommended installation” and “installation for expert users” – pick the second option. Remember about this each time you install something - and your PC will be noticeably cleaner.

Free-rewards.info removal tool

If you're tired of redirections and advertisement in browser - we got decent advices on Free-rewards.info removal. Notwithstanding the fact that manual deletion is very safe, it has several disadvantages, compared to the automatic elimination via AV-tool. By-hand elimination is very plain and absolutely toll-free, in case of really strong contamination you just can't uninstall the malware manually. If you have an AV-tool - it will provide you the defense for years. We suggest you to use tool called Spyhunter which not only eliminates all malware from your PC but also shields it from all other undesired software until Spyhunter will stay on your machine.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Free-rewards.info from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Free-rewards.info and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Free-rewards.info
  • C:\ProgramData\Free-rewards.info
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Free-rewards.info

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Free-rewards.info" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Free-rewards.info and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Free-rewards.info from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Free-rewards.info and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Free-rewards.info from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Free-rewards.info

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Free-rewards.info

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Free-rewards.info

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Free-rewards.info and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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