How to remove Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn

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Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn is a browser hijacker that is advertised as a plug-in that would give you easy access to games. It is a very low-risk threat that will not harm your computer directly. However, you should be aware that it might be able to redirect you to sponsored web pages so that it could generate pay-per-click revenue. It must have entered your computer via software bundles because you rushed through the installation process. We do not suggest users keep browser hijackers on their computers as they could lead you to trouble. If you do not want to worry about possible malware infections, delete Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn.


Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn
Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn

If you do not recall downloading this hijacker, then it must have entered your computer via software bundles. If you rush through freeware installation processes, it is no wonder you end up with all sorts of unwanted threats on your computer. Free software usually has hijackers or adware bundled together with it and those items can install along with the software. In order to prevent their installation, you need to deselect the items during the freeware installation process. Select Advanced (Custom) mode, uncheck the boxes next to the bundled items and you can then proceed to install the freeware. We do not suggest using Default settings as you will not be informed about any added items. Now that you understand how it managed to enter your computer, you should delete Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn.

Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

Eliminate Malware In Minutes
Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn pop-up ads leave you in peace:


Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn from the system.

To delete Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a Exclusiverewards.cima.gdn extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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