How to remove Special-promotions.online notifications

This page goes about uninstalling harmful adware, also known as Special-promotions.online. We will also clarify to you how to remove Special-promotions.online from any version of Windows, and from Mozilla, Safari, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Opera.

Special-promotions.online

What is Special-promotions.online

Special-promotions.online, literally, is a malicious tool, made to diddle a customer out of his money. Of course, we're not really talking about the existing dollars that are in your pockets, it’s more like you inadvertently doing some work for Internet-criminals, visiting the links they give, and viewing untrusted sites. We will go deeper into it in this item, and explain it in depth. If you're not interested, and already know how to keep Special-promotions.online off the device – you may just jump the informative parts and head to the last section with uninstalling instructions.

To beat Special-promotions.online and other similar programs, you'd better know their purpose and the basics of their operation. Their precise purpose is to display advertising banners, and by showing them to you and making you click them, Special-promotions.online develops some activity on the pages it has to "boost". Most banners adware generates are entirely fake and are made to force you to visit the webpage, but some percentage of them have goods or services for sale. It’s an exaggeration to say goods, by the way, since these are rather “bads” if you catch our drift. The thing with Special-promotions.online’s banners is that they’re a scam. If a website is advertised through an advertising program, it means that it can't use any legitimate method. It also means that the webpage is somehow unqualified to be boosted in a legal way. Care to guess how would you force users to pay for a thing like that? Right, by an aggressive advertising actions, which is making tons of banners pop up on victims’ screens until they click through one of them.

 

How Special-promotions.online infects the system

The penetration process is what you must realize, to guard the OS against malicious tools. Most undesired programs and malware sneak into the machine with the help of each other, meaning that the ones that have managed to get it, assist the others to get through the protection. Our job in this guide is to define how the dangerous utilities sneak into the brand new, healthy machine. It does so with the customer’s help. Here are some of the most popular ways to lure you into downloading adware:

  • Downright download. A lot of people every day gets infected suspicious programs supposing that they are good, and the only way to prevent it is understanding how to tell an advertisement program from a good one. Frequently, they disguise themselves as useful tools and choose the ones whose functions can't be fully explained. These will be various browser tools claiming to upgrade your browsing experience or assist you in finding anything starting with information on a specific topic and ending with "all best discounts". Sometimes, fraudsters use system optimizers and programs for Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. If you're about to download such a tool – we advise you to look for a lot of positive reviews regarding it on popular forums prior to downloading it.
  • Email scams. This technique is used not as frequent as the bundling, still you shouldn't underestimate swindlers. The trick is that occasionally you receive some emails from unknown mailboxes. Sometimes it’s a mistake, but if such a message has any attachments – don’t click on it. Clicking on such a link or opening a file can follow the immediate download of god-knows-what into the OS, and it can be pretty much worse than Special-promotions.online.
  • Affiliate installation. Following this manner, a perilous program is combined with several other tools. All tools in the bundle are advertisement-oriented or viral, except for the one that's really helpful. Generally, the good program is on the title, and the operator supposes that he’s installing it, while all he installs is the whole bunch of trash. There’s the moment, during installation, when you can refuse the suggested installation manner and opt out of the installation of suspicious programs. This is not the situation where you can skip every menu and forget about it. Just read the contents of the dialogue windows while you install free tools, and keep clear of suspicious tools.

We believe that our hints help you realize the techniques of Special-promotions.online penetration, and avoid it in the future.

How to remove Special-promotions.online from your PC

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Special-promotions.online manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Special-promotions.online from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

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

 

Now it’s time to get rid of Special-promotions.online forever. We have defined to you every single thing you should know about it, so if you abide by our tips, Special-promotions.online will never infect your PC. We have a single tip left to give: purchase an effective antivirus. If you use have an antivirus – it’s quite apparent that it isn’t working, since adware is in the machine right now. There’s also another thing regarding antiviruses you have to realize: you should never switch them off. From time to time everyone receives those scam notification on the desktop, suggesting to switch off an anti-viral utility as it detains from installing. It’s simple adware craves to get to you. It's safer to keep the AV tool always alert and up to date.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Special-promotions.online" 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 the program 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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Special-promotions.online from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Special-promotions.online

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 unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

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 suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" 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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