Award virus removal. How to get rid

Award virus or hijacker is a horrible browser infection that does not seem harmful in the foreground because it displays popups advertisements or causes browser redirects only. But in the background, the Award virus is instructed to observ your web history, grab personal information including shopping reports, credit or financial details to be sent to attackers. In other words, the Award virus will spread spammy ads on your system, redirects your web links to and also violates your privacy. Immediate removal of Award virus is recommended for security.

What is Award and why should i remove it:

  • The Award is a corrupt application that is created to harm your computer, it is completely unsafe.
  • It is an invasive program that attacks your computer and may use any possible malicious methods to get installed.
  • It modifies your system and browser settings without asking your permission.
  • It leads you to network of suspicious websites, and may install further infected software automatically.
  • It Spams on infected computers, displays annoying advertisements.
  • Violates your privacy, steals persoanl information, tracks your browsing history.

How to manually remove Award
To uninstall Search engine, add-ons, plugins and toolbars carried by Award virus, open the Add-on manager of your browser which page can be accessed by clicking Tools > Internet options in Internet explorer. Similarly, open the Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox or other program`s settings. It may looks like (or a bit different) as shown in the image below.


Now respectively, select Toolbars and Extensions and then remove the Award if it appears. Then click Search Providers and find the Award and remove if found.

Now Go to Browser settings and:
Delete Cookies.
Delete cache and browsing history.
Make sure the Pop-up blocker is ON.
Homepage is set to a safe website or is Blank.

Now open the Control Panel:
open “Programs and Features” or “Add/Remove Programs”
Find the Award in the list of installed programs, select it and click Uninstall/Remove.

Award virus removal tool
Download a software from below to automatically detect and remove this virus from your computer.

Malware Bytes Anti-malware


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