Free-rewards.info. How to remove Free-rewards.info virus (Adware)?

Free-rewards.info program is an adware, which is definitely something that many users have been experiencing in recent times. It can be most bothersome and unpleasant than dangerous, but it does not mean that a computer system with an installed adware is not endangered. Free-rewards.info is a development that is designed to show ads on the user’s desktop. The idea of the adware is to refer users to often dangerous sites and earn money, as the profit is not only the Free-rewards.info’s creator but also the advertiser. Such ads are often fake, sometimes infected with viruses. Generally, the adware’s goal is to sell undesirable and unnecessary products that consumers would never buy. Such tactics, however, do so to scare consumers and pay for useless services, which is considered as internet fraud. It would be against the advice of security researchers if we say that this is safe for the computer system and let things be as they are. That is why we recommend climbing advertisements to close down and such promotions to be removed. The adware can be removed manually, but it is preferable to use an anti-malware program that will not only remove any threats but also protect the computer system.

In recent years, adware has become increasingly popular and his creators are increasingly creative in luring users. Free-rewards.info overdrive symptoms, as mentioned above, are pop-up ads that will appear as banners, ad slots, and more. They can often be made to easily draw the attention of the user. In some cases, they can also occupy much of the desktop and the user can click on them without asking. There are also thousands of other reasons why Free-rewards.info can be tedious and intrusive and even more jeopardizing the security of a computer system. If user does not get rid of Free-rewards.info, it can make the situation even worse. The longer these programs are installed, the greater the chance of damaging the system. They are also considered potentially unwanted programs (PUP).
Penetration or installation of an adware in the computer system occurs in a hidden and uninformed manner. Because of this, such programs are considered malware. The reason why Free-rewards.info was installed is that the user himself has actually allowed to be installed. Frequently, in a hurry, users install some free software that comes with a bunch of other unwanted programs. Adware can also be attached to such free programs and therefore user must carefully read (End User License Agreement). When users install any programs they should not hurry and always use the custom installation option to remove everything attached to them. This is the only way a user can protect the computer system from unwanted programs.
Often the adder is designed to stay installed as long as possible and to remove it from harder programs with great confidence. This is not, however, the biggest problem with such programs. The problem is that once installed, the adder will not only change the settings of the computer system but those of the browser. Restoring these settings is very difficult. In some cases, unwanted extensions can also be added to the browsers. Even worse, all available browsers will be infected, and even try to use another browser, the problem will not be resolved. Often these extensions appear as soon as they are removed, which is also a very tedious problem. The only solution is to remove the adder himself.
In many cases where users are looking for a solution to the problem, they call the adware a virus. Such programs are not viruses. Viruses are different from the adware in that they are made to give direct access to hackers of the computer system, to steal valuable information (bank accounts, credit card numbers, passwords and more) and in some cases even damage the operating system or files on it. The adware, however, differs from all this, but it may be the cause of a virus infection. These are programs that need to be avoided and removed as soon as a user experiences similar symptoms.
In some cases, the adware can also show spyware behavior as he constantly monitors the browsing history. Such programs will also work as a background process, which will not only make a system unusually slow, but can also lead to a hardware damaged. Users can be sure that any threat to the system is removed only if he scans the system with anti-malware program, which will also block future raids.

How did Free-rewards.info virus got my pc infected:

In many ways adware programs attack and get to users computers with well known techniques. Some very old but still really powerful way for hackers to get you infected. If we don’t consider scam emails, there are two main ways:

  • Via shareware or freeware installation – Most adware was bundled with some freeware installation as a legitimate way to use force advertising revenue which claims to improve user experience.

More about bundling: in order to avoid any of this into the future you need to pay more attention. When you install a program never use express installation. Go for custom installation and untick any suspicious software that will come with the freeware. If you go for express installation malware will be installed as an additional software. This process is called bundling.

  • Infected websites – visiting suspicious websites may also lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any type of anti-malware software to remove the virus and further protection.

NOTEEven after removing all malware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – Free-rewards.info
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – Low
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.