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About Congratulations User!

The reason Congratulations User! advertisements are appearing is because of an ad-supported program infection. These tech-support scams are just aiming to scam you, everything they claim is false, unless the problem is entirely unconnected. If these warnings are brought about by an adware, they will be disrupting your browsing constantly. An adware generally comes together with freeware, and if you do not unmark it, it will install together with the application. The adverts are not dangerous, and as long as you do not fall for the scam, you will be alright. The reason calling them isn’t a wise idea is because they would attempt to fool you out of a lot of money, or some malevolent software would be installed. You should never call the numbers in these suspicious advertisements, and you should think twice before you authorize some suspicious tech-support to get remote access to your operating system. And if you are still concerned about the pop-up you are getting, it is false, and your system is safe. If you want to stop the irritating ads, just eliminate Congratulations User!.

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Why are the pop-ups popping up

You probably recently installed a free software, and via it you obtained the ad-supported application. It is attached as an optional offer which Default settings don’t show, and if you do not see it, you can not uncheck it, which is basically like providing the adjoined items the authorization to install. We advise choosing Advanced (Custom) settings because otherwise, the attached items will not become visible. The added items will be made visible, and if you don’t want them, just deselect them. And if you think they could be useful, bear in mind that they didn’t intend to properly reveal their installation, and you would have accidentally installed them. Pay close attention to what you install onto the computer, and how you do it, unless you want to regularly be stuck having to erase Congratulations User! or similar.

These types of fake adverts aim to deceive users into thinking that there is something wrong with their operating system. Scammers warn you about a variety of different of issues, such as malevolent software, licensing or computer problems. Expect to see alerts about data being stolen as scare tactics are effective with less computer savvy people. So as to prevent those data loss scenarios, the user is asked to call their tech-support, who are pretending to be legitimate to trick you. When dealing with these types of pop-ups, keep in mind that legitimate software or security companies won’t ask you to contact them through some random phone number. So if you get an ad from Apple, Microsoft, or some other technology company, and are asked to call them, you’re being tricked. The con artists will use terms less-computer savvy might not know in order to seem legitimate, will explain that they can repair the fictional problem, and charge a couple of hundred dollars. The reason these tech-support scams are still around is because less-computer knowledgeable people still fall for them. Even if you dismiss the first advert, it would appear over and over again later on, so users falling for such a scam is not a scenario that is hard to imagine. However, if you simply use a dependable search engine to investigate it, everything would become clear immediately. Most results will include comments from people warning to be cautious of these con artists. Now that you are sure it’s a scam, just close the warnings and deal with what is causing them. If adware  is responsible for them, you will have to locate and erase Congratulations User! advertising-supported program to make them go away.

Congratulations User! termination

There shouldn’t be issues with Congratulations User! termination because it’s rather simple. Whether you should eliminate Congratulations User! manually or automatically ought to really depend on how experienced you are with computers. The manual method might take more time but it’s possible, and we have prepared instructions to help you below. It would be easier if you picked to use spyware removal software to erase Congratulations User! but the choice is yours. The warnings ought to stop appearing if you deleted the threat fully.

Learn how to remove Congratulations User! from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Congratulations User!

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start icon → Control Panel win7-start How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel How to remove Congratulations User!
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program How to remove Congratulations User!

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on Start, and pick Control Panel. win8-start How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Click Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win8-remove-program How to remove Congratulations User!

c) Windows 10

  1. Start menu → Search (the magnifying glass).
  2. Type in Control Panel and press it.win10-start How to remove Congratulations User!
  3. Select Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win10-remove-program How to remove Congratulations User!

d) Mac OS X

  1. Finder → Applications.
  2. Find the programs you want to remove, click on them, and drag them to the trash icon.mac-os-app-remove How to remove Congratulations User!
  3. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash.
  4. Empty Trash by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete [postname[ from Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-gear How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Disable all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons How to remove Congratulations User!

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options. ie-settings How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Enter the URL of your new homepage instead of the malicious one. IE-settings2 How to remove Congratulations User!

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced How to remove Congratulations User!
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset How to remove Congratulations User!
  4. Press Reset.

Step 3. Remove Congratulations User! from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge → More (the three dots top right) → Settings. edge-settings How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to remove Congratulations User!
  3. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  4. Task Manager → Processes tab.
  5. Find Microsoft Edge process, right-click on it, choose Go to details. task-manager How to remove Congratulations User!
  6. If Go to details is not available, choose More details.
  7. Locate all Microsoft Edge processes, right-click on them and choose End task.

b) (Method 2)

We recommend backing up your data before you proceed.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and delete all folders. edge-folder How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell How to remove Congratulations User!
  3. Right-click on the result, choose Run as administrator.
  4. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste this: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} below PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter. edge-powershell-script How to remove Congratulations User!

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions by pressing the trash icon. chrome-extensions-delete How to remove Congratulations User!

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to remove Congratulations User!
  3. Select Add a new page, and type in the URL of the homepage you want.
  4. Press Add.
  5. Settings → Search engine → Manage search engines. chrome-search-engines How to remove Congratulations User!
  6. You will see three dots next to the set search engine. Press that and then Edit.
  7. Type in the URL of your preferred search engine, and click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings. chrome-menu How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings How to remove Congratulations User!
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset How to remove Congratulations User!

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-menu How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions. mozilla-extensions How to remove Congratulations User!

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options. mozilla-menu How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. In the homepage field, put in your preferred homepage. mozilla-options How to remove Congratulations User!

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help menu (the question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Press Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Press on Refresh Firefox, and confirm your choice. mozilla-reset How to remove Congratulations User!

Step 6. Delete [postname[ from Safari (Mac)

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. Choose Extensions, locate and delete all unwanted extensions. safari-extensions How to remove Congratulations User!

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu How to remove Congratulations User!
  2. In the General tab, put in the URL of the site you want as your homepage.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Clear History.
  2. Select from which time period you want to delete the history, and press Clear History.safari-clear-history How to remove Congratulations User!
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced How to remove Congratulations User!
  5. Press Develop (it will appear at the top) and then Empty Caches.
If the problem still persists, you will have to obtain anti-spyware software and delete Congratulations User! with it.
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