”Google Rewards Centre” Pop-up - How To Remove?

 

“Google Rewards Center” notification is not the message sent to you by the Google company. This message can, actually, be called a Trojan Horse, because it informs you about the fake winning of a sham prize. “Google Rewards Center” message is going to be received by the users of Chrome web browser, since this particular browser is the product of Google. However, as we have bring it out in the open, neither the “Google Rewards Center” notice is displayed by Google nor its content is straight from the shoulder, rather, far from it.

About “Google Rewards Center” Pop-up

Google Rewards Center” message can appear as a pop-up or open a new tab page and redirect you to it. However, it has been named a pop-up, regarding the category of rogueware, which is generally referred to as pop-up advertisements. This type of rogue software is involved in illegitimate advertising, thus, it is also called under the general term of adware. “Google Rewards Center” displays fake pop-ups, which suggest the user to participate in the survey to win an iPhone 6S. The message sent by “Google Rewards Center” application looks like this:

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The message of the pop-up:

Google Rewards Center
Congratulations Chrome! Your Chrome won (1) Google Giveaway!
Every Friday, we select 10 Chrome users randomly to receive a free gift. This FREE gift is EXCLUSIVE for Chrome users in USA! It’s our way of thanking you for your continuous support to our products and services. (Product Name: iPhone 6S).
We are giving away limited number of iPhone 6S. Answer the following four simple questions to find out if you’ve won.
Do it now! 9 other Chrome users have already received this prize and there are only 5 left!
You have 1 minute and 26 secondsTo answer these questions before somebody else takes your place!
Question 1 of 4: Who founded Google?
Bill Gates
Mark Zuckerberg
Larry Page

The user is encouraged to take place in this query by saying that there is a limited number of phones to be distributed to the loyal Chrome users. Nevertheless, there will hardly be a user who, after having accomplished the survey, would have been given the iPhone 6S. You’d rather see flowers blooming in the middle of the winter. Fortunately, many users no longer take such kind of prize-winning notifications as gospel. However, there are still naive users who cannot silence the intrusive thought, What if, beating the drum in their heads. These sitting ducks are fed such lies up until they bump into some more or less serious security issues on their computer’s systems.

How Has “Google Rewards Center” Pop-up Raided on Your Computer?

“Google Rewards Center” extension does not belong to the category of programs you can download and install on your computer of your own free will. It does not have any useful functionality. Nevertheless, it can get set up along with the useful applications you install. This tactics of spreading malicious software is known as bundling. And it makes the victims bundles of nerves, if they do not enter the Custom mode and, thus, miss the chance to delete PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).

If you do care for your, as well as the health of your computer’s system, you have to remove “Google Rewards Center” program. We recommend to single out the easiest and the most efficient way to do that. That would be the automatic removal using one of the following tools: Reimage or Spyhunter. The guide for the manual removal of “Google Rewards Center” pop-up coats the rest part of the page. Though, as we have already said, automatic removal can do better than the manual one.



Automatic ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up removal tools

 
 
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How to remove ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
    Control panel
  • Choose Uninstall Program;
    Programs and features
  • Go through a list of programs and select entries related to ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up .
    Remove toolbars
  • Click uninstall button.
    Uninstall
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Reimage to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
    Scan with spyhunter
This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.
Removing ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up from your browsers

  Top Remove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up. Click on the trash bin icon next to ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up from Microsoft Edge:  Top


Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  • Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
    Delete files
  • Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
    Open powershell
  • When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
    Run command
Once you finish these steps, ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top Removing ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to ''Google Rewards Centre'' Pop-up, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

     
 

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September 23, 2016 03:31, July 17, 2017 08:29
   
 

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