Awardhotspot.com popup ads flood your computer screen? It is very likely that you are infecting with an adware program. Where does Awardhotspot.com come from? How does it come into your computer? Read the following article, you will find the answer.
Basic Information of Awardhotspot.com Popup Ads
Awardhotspot.com comes into computer with the purpose of promoting advertisements and creating traffic. Apparently, Awardhotspot.com is a website providing various products, like Amazon. Computer users can access to online shops through clicking the pictures on Awardhotspot.com. However, Awardhotspot.com is really the same as Amazon?
The answer is absolutely not. Displaying various product pictures with prices is just ads-promotion trick used by Awardhotspot.com. Awardhotspot.com expects computer users click the links shown on the websites and results in making money from each click on these sponsored links. It seems to be friendly and helpful. As a matter of fact, Awardhotspot.com is classified as adware, which is developed to serve ads. Therefore, there are hidden dangers behind the ads shown on the websites.
Since Awardhotspot.com can’t guarantee the safety of links it provides, computer users are very possible to be redirected to malicious websites. Cyber criminals always use this kind of adware to spread Trojans and rootkits. In other words, Trojans and rootkits can be automatically dropped on your computer once you access to malicious websites. In such case, cyber criminals can easily control your computer and steal your privacy information, especially important financial information.
All in all, Awardhotspot.com is not as the same as a legit shopping website no matter how much it looks like. It is very risky to believe and click the ads displayed on Awardhotspot.com. Furthermore, popups from Awardhotspot.com appear when you surf online. If you want to avoid clicking these ads, the best way is to completely remove Awardhotspot.com from your computer.
Symptoms of Awardhotspot.com Popup Ads
Awardhotspot.com distributes lots of advertisements which flood your computer screen.
Awardhotspot.com drags computer speed and makes computer become wired.
Awardhotspot.com creates related add-ons on all browser installed on your computer.
Awardhotspot.com is difficult to be removed from computer completely.
Awardhotspot.com makes other applications totally frozen.
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How to Remove Awardhotspot.com Popup Ads (Adware Removal Guide)?
Step 1 Remove Awardhotspot.com from control panel
Step 2 Repair modified hosts files
Step 3 Remove Awardhotspot.com from browser
Step 4 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster
Note: Awardhotspot.com has the ability of taking a comeback. The reason why Awardhotspot.com keeps coming back is that caches left by Awardhotspot.com are able to revive Awardhotspot.com. Therefore, if you want to completely remove Awardhotspot.com, it is necessary for you to choose a cache cleaning tool-Cloud System Booster to remove the Awardhotspot.com associated caches as well as leftovers.
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove Awardhotspot.com related programs.
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find Awardhotspot.com related programs, and hit Remove.
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find Awardhotspot.com related programs, and click on Uninstall.
1 Go to Start, type C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc in the search box
2 Double-click hosts file to open it. Open with Notepad or any other text editor.
The Windows hosts file should look the same as in the image below (Windows XP). There should be only one line:
127.0.0.1 localhost (Windows XP)
127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 (Windows Vista/7/8).
Note: If there are more lines, remove them and save changes.
First of all, choose the browser installed on your computer.
1 Go to Chrome menu > tools> Extensions >
Find and delete Awardhotspot.com related add-ons from the list.
2 Click Chrome menu > tools>Settings>On startup >Set pages>
mouse-over to Awardhotspot.com and click the X symbol to remove it and add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.
3 Click on Settings>Appearance>Change.
Remove Awardhotspot.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol(you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL).
4 Click Chrome menu> Settings>Search>Manage search engines…>
Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> and remove Awardhotspot.com from the list.
After removing Awardhotspot.com redirect virus, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
Cloud System Booster v3.1 is a new version of Cloud System Booster developed by Anvisoft team. Asides from keeping original features of cleaning and optimizing computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files, Cloud System Booster v3.1 increases some new functions, such as Cloud Sync, Toolbar Manage, and GB File Remover. The Cloud Sync is cloud technology applied to synchronously update the database for more efficiency. Increased Toolbar manager is able to help remove any malicious or unwanted toolbar/browser add-on from IE, Firefox & Chrome. And the GB File Remover is used for finding GB Files stored on the machine to remove any unwanted file and release more disk space.
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.
2. Run the Cloud System Booster.
Click on the Quick Scare button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit Clear button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.
Malware prevention tips
Awardhotspot.com redirect may bring further infectious and redirect you to infectious websites. In this case, you are exposed to other horrible computer viruses. Cyber criminals are very possible to dropping Trojans or rootkits on your computer through malicious websites. Therefore, it is necessary for you to scan your computer using an antivirus program to make sure the nonexistence of other malware after you remove Awardhotspot.com.
Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful antivirus tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.
BTW, if you choose the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender, Anvi AD Blocker capable of effectively blocking malicious advertisements and fishing websites is available for you. Compared with free version, the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender increases the functions of Web Guard, Behavior Guard, USB guard and Adware Guard, which prevents you from computer viruses in all directions.
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