How to remove "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus: Full guide

Category: Adware Damage: Medium Data added: October 01, 2021

What is "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus?

"You Have Won A Google Gift" virus is an adware program whose task is to show pop-up and unwanted ads from sites the user did not intend to visit. The ads are displayed as coupons, with underlined keywords, pop-up ads, and banner ads.

"You Have Won A Google Gift" virus ads have one purpose - installing additional questionable content that appears in browsers' toolbars, optimizing utilities, and more. By clicking on such ads, the user brings the publisher "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus revenue.

When a PC is infected with "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus, among the common adware symptoms may be the following indicators:

  • Ads appear where they never were.
  • The browser's home page itself changes to a previously unknown page.
  • Incorrect display of web pages.
  • Links to familiar websites direct the user to unknown sites.
  • Browsers become flooded with pop-ups, fake updates, and other malware.
  • Unwanted programs are installed on the computer without the user's knowledge.
Name "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus
Type Adware
Damage Medium
Alternative Name "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus
Symptoms Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Attack Consequences Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.

How did "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus get on my PC?

"You Have Won A Google Gift" virus may or may not be installed by users through their fault. Often such programs are distributed through ads or with the rest of the programs, which raises even more questions for the user.

Alas, but specific downloaded free programs have other applications in their package, so it is straightforward to skip installing "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus. It is crucial always to install software carefully because such an installer may contain optional applications.

We advise you to choose only selective installation, canceling the download of unfamiliar and optional programs.

How to remove ads by "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus? Step by step guide

Here is a complete guide to help get rid of "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus on your PC. The most effective way is to remove adware through a proven automatic tool like AVarmor.

However, you can try to solve all problems in manual removal mode by loosening adware or simply deleting them. Let's understand it in more detail.

Method 1: Remove "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus in Windows

Let's look at this step on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7 systems.

Windows 11

  1. Right-click on Start.
  2. Select Applications and Features.
  3. A new window will appear where you need to find "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus and click on the three vertical dots.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10

  1. Go to 'Start.'
  2. Type 'Control Panel' in the search box and select it. In the 'Control Panel' window, click 'Programs' and select 'Uninstall a program.'
  3. Find the malware to remove it: in the 'Programs and Features' window, look at all the installed programs on the PC. Find "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus and click the 'Remove' button.

Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the 'Windows Start' button to select 'Programs and Features.'
  2. Find "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus and delete it.

Windows 7

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select 'Control Panel.'
  3. When 'Control Panel' appears, click on 'Remove Program' in the 'Programs' category.
  4. Find "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus and delete it.

The user needs to follow all the prompts on the screen to uninstall the program.

Method 2: Remove "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus from browsers

Now let's look at how to remove "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus in the most popular browsers.

Mozilla Firefox

Dangerous extensions need to be uninstalled:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click on Menu.
  2. Go to Add-ons.
  3. Choose "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus and click on Remove.

Reset the homepage

  1. Click on the three horizontal lines at the top right of the screen to open the Menu.
  2. Go to Preferences.
  3. In this area, select your preferred home page.

Clear the cookies with the site data

  1. We go to the Menu, where we select Preferences.
  2. Now we need the Privacy and Security section.
  3. Find the Cookies and Site Data section.
  4. Click on Clear Site Data.
  5. Restart Firefox.

Reset Settings

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. In the upper right corner, click on the Menu to go to Help.
  3. Now select Troubleshooting Information.
  4. A new window will appear where you need to click on Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm the action.

Google Chrome

Dangerous extensions need to be uninstalled:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click on Menu to select More Tools.
  3. Then go to Extensions.
  4. A new window will appear with all installed extensions.
  5. Uninstall the suspicious plugin related to "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus.

Clear the cookies with the site data

  1. Go to the Menu and click on Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security to select Clear browsing data (Browsing history, Cookies, cached images/files).
  3. Click on Clear data.

Reset the homepage

  1. Go to the Menu to select Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site that is in the On Launch section.
  3. Click Open a specific or set of pages, find Delete.
  4. Reload the browser.

Reset Settings

  1. Go to Menu to select Settings.
  2. Navigate to Advanced.
  3. Go to Reset & Clear.
  4. Click Restore Defaults.

Internet Explorer

Dangerous extensions need to be uninstalled:

  1. Select the 'gear' sign of Internet Explorer on the right side of the screen.
  2. Go to 'Manage extensions'.
  3. Look at all the recently installed suspicious extensions; among them is "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus.
  4. Choose it and delete it.

Reset Settings

  1. Click Internet Explorer to open the browser.
  2. Click the gear icon to select Internet Settings.
  3. A new window will appear where we need the Advanced tab.
  4. Now click on Reset.
  5. Confirm your actions.

Microsoft Edge

Dangerous extensions need to be uninstalled:

  1. Select Menu.
  2. Find Extensions.
  3. In the list, select an extension, click the gear sign, where you choose Uninstall.
  4. Find the Adware and uninstall it.

Clear the cookies with the site data

  1. We go to the Menu, where we select Privacy and Security.
  2. Now we need the Clear Browser Data section to select the categories that we want to clear.

Reset the homepage

  1. Click on the menu icon to go to Settings.
  2. Locate the On startup section.
  3. Click Disable on the suspect domain.

Reset Settings

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
  2. Click on Details.
  3. Go to the bottom of the page, where you need to find every entry named Microsoft Edge. Right-click on each of them and select End Task.

Safari

Dangerous extensions need to be uninstalled:

  1. Click the Safari sign.
  2. Go to Preferences...
  3. A new window will appear where you need to select Extensions.
  4. Select the unwanted extension and click Uninstall.

Clear the cookies with the site data

  1. Click on the Safari sign and select Clear history...
  2. A dropdown menu will appear under Clear, where you have to select all the history.
  3. Confirm your selection.

Reset Settings

  1. Click on the Safari sign to select Settings...
  2. Click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu.
  4. Next, click Develop and select Empty Caches.

Method 3: Remove "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus with AVarmor

AVarmor is a tool that removes malware. The utility helps users remove adware like "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus, as well as various malware from their computers. The utility has a simple and user-friendly interface, as well as powerful mechanisms to protect your entire PC system.

  1. Download and install AVarmor.
  2. After completing the download process, run the tool, agreeing with its settings. Before that, you should close all extraneous programs on your PC.
  3. The utility will start its work, and the user needs to click the 'Scan' button for malware.
  4. Once the scan is complete, a list of dangerous objects found will be generated.
  5. Remove all of the threats found.
  6. Once the cleanup is finished, restart your PC.

How to prevent infection on "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus?

Never download unknown files on the Internet from suspicious sites. Also, do not put little-known resources if you do not want to get "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus on your computer.

Many scammers on the Internet want to profit or steal data by checking user activity. The first step to complete privacy can be a more secure browser, which you can get if you use AVarmor.

Bottom line

After following our step-by-step guide, the user's PC system will be as clean as possible from "You Have Won A Google Gift" virus and other malware. Additionally, every browser you use, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, or Safari, will no longer show adware.

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