How to remove (uninstall) Congrats.net

This guide will explain you the important things about an unwanted program called Congrats.net and methods to uninstall it. If you suffer from annoying advertising on every site, and the speed of your computer has suddenly decreased - this material will explain you what adware is, spot the main problem and sweep the computer of malicious software.

Congrats.net

Adware includes a fairly long list of various kinds, but the most efficient of them are adware, redirects and browser toolbars. You should realize that the abundance of ads isn't an accident - they were developed to do this from the start. Many users believe that these tools are useful, being deluded by impressive catalogues of their advantages, but all these advantages either aren't working, or just cannot exist. To make it easier for you, we will describe the main features of each type of advertising programs.

  • Browser toolbars also perform advertising functions, but less actively than the previous two sorts of advertising programs. Their main function is to pick information about your search queries and viewed websites that are then passed on to scammers for further usage. Suchlike information may be used against its owner or passed to third parties for a solid price.
  • Browser hijackers do not generate ads on well-known websites. Hijackers, from time to time open a scammer's website in victim's browser that redirects to one of the malicious websites.
  • Typical adware is known because of endless spam with various ads, banners and pop-ups. Fraudsters want adware to look profitable, so it may be masked as one of dozens of worthy programs for data archiving, web-browsing, text redacting, etc. Proposals which are generated by adware aren't dependable and we strongly suggest you not to click on them.

Advertising tools are numerous and use special methods to get into the PC and to act in it. In spite of the difference in ways, they are all united by the fact that they were from the very beginning designed for fraud and deceit. In addition, according to that all suchlike programs are trying to make you to view the useless and often dangerous web-pages, they allow other malware to penetrate the machine.

 

Now, when you know why was Congrats.net, we will tell you how to find it. It's obvious that the main sign of infection is the growth in the number of pop-ups. Sign #2 is the emergence of suspicious software on your computer that you don't remember downloading. This happens when user passes every link that adware shows, visiting the infected sites and installing viruses from there. In this case, you might not even know how virus gets onto your machine.

The attribute number 2 is a heavy slowdown of the PC, and an enlargement in its loading time. Deceleration of machine's performance isn't always the result of virus, but this appears quite frequently. The machine slows down because each advertising software is running in the background and never turns off. This means that the program is launching at computer's boot and turning off only with the whole computer. When there are too many adware on the computer, their contemporaneous running overloads the system, and needs so much resources that useful tools simply cannot work. When the system is in such condition, it starts to suffer from fatal errors of basic services, deceleration and trouble shutdowns. If you notice any of these attributes - you should scan the machine via quality AV tool or eliminate all adware manually.

Methods to remove Congrats.net

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

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Congrats.net manually

Step 1. Uninstall Congrats.net from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Congrats.net from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you don't want to spoil your system and prefer to use the Internet with comfort, you should immediately get rid of Congrats.net. In your case it all boils down not only to deleting Congrats.net but also to complete cleaning of system. You can do it manually, however it will require lots of time and efforts, while having a greater chance of failing. Congrats.net and other advertising software do as much as possible to guard themselves from uninstalling and make it as complicated as possible. They keep backup copies everywhere on HDD, place pending tasks for reinstalling after elimination, hide their root folders etc. If you are not expert enough in removal of dangerous, the probability of error and subsequent complications is very high. The plainest and the very effective method to get rid of malware is to use Spyhunter AV-tool. This antivirus is not only able to quickly and easy remove any viruses from your computer, but also defend it from threats hereafter. Spyhunter has a number of features, including moderate price, high speed of scanning and elimination, interaction with popular AV programs, daily updates of the signature database and around the clock tech-support. If you want to download Spyhunter, or get the trial version - click on the link below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Congrats.net from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Congrats.net and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Congrats.net
  • C:\ProgramData\Congrats.net
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Congrats.net

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Congrats.net" 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 Congrats.net 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 Congrats.net from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Congrats.net and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Congrats.net from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Congrats.net

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 Congrats.net

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 Congrats.net

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 Congrats.net 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"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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