Amazon pop-up appears in many different styles. For example, there is an Amazon discount pop-up, the Amazon Reward event pop-up, the Congratulations Amazon user pop-up, the Amazon winner pop-up and the free Amazon giftcard pop-up.
However, any of these Amazon pop-ups all have one thing in common and that is that they are designed to scam users. Amazon pop-ups are designed by cyber criminals to seduce users to provide personal data about themselves, such as the full name, telephone number, e-mail, date of birth and home address. This technique is also called “social engineering” and is frequently utilized by cybercriminals.
Once the personal information is sent to the cybercriminals this information about the user is abused in advertising, sending spam or subscribing to expensive sponsor contracts by phone or through actual mail.
Amazon Fake pop-up
Amazon Rewards Event popup scam
congratulations amazon giftcard or walmart giftcard popup
amazon gift card scam popup
Congratulations You’ve Won ad pop-up
Amazon is a well-known and large online company that offers multiple services on the internet, which is why Amazon is known and why cybercriminals try to create the illusion using Amazon that the pop-up really originates from Amazon.
In reality, the majority of the pop-ups that appear in your browser from Amazon are fake. The only Amazon pop-up that is real is an Amazon.com pop-up on the Amazon.com website itself. These legitimate Amazon pop-ups then consist of discount codes, promoting new products, yet will never ask for your personal information or claim you have won a prize.
Amazon pop-ups that unwillingly appear in the user’s web browser, e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, or Safari are most often redirected by a variety of deceptive domains. The referrals often originate from rogue advertising networks, which in turn are opened as a pop-up in the browser and redirected by adware applications.
For example, it may happen that you are unsuspectingly redirected by a legitimate website to a fake Amazon pop-up. This Amazon pop-up is not originating from the web page you were looking at that specific moment, but adware on your PC that opens a random pop-up and is redirected by an ad network to the fake Amazon pop-up.
Although it is not always adware that redirects random pop-ups to fake Amazon ads. Also, it is possible that a particular website uses this technique, I often see this behavior at web pages where you can download pirated software, free movie subtitles or free video streaming services.
This kind of dangerous websites has implemented scripts to monetize their websites with intrusive advertising. These scripts open pop-ups in users’ browsers and redirect them through dangerous ad networks, which in return show a fake Amazon pop-up in the browser to scam the user.
If you are experiencing or had an Amazon pop-up in your browser that did not come from Amazon, you can inspect your computer for ad-supported software e.g. adware.
In this instruction, I explain step by step how to remove adware from your PC and use it to remove the Amazon pop-up in your browser.
How to remove Amazon pop-up ads?
Uninstall adware from your computer
In this first step, we will attempt to identify and uninstall any adware software that might be installed on your computer.
Windows 7 users: Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs, and Features”.
Windows 8 user: right-click the Windows logo in the lower left corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs, and Features”.
Windows 10 user: right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, open Run, and type appwiz.cpl
Review the software application list for recently installed adware applications and click “Uninstall“.
In the image, you see recently known adware applications.
Click the column “Installed On” to sort installed applications by date, this makes it easier to detect recently installed adware applications.
If you don’t know what to look for, go to the Amazon pop-up (adware) removal tool.
No worries, the removal tool is free to detect and remove adware for 14 days.
Manually remove Amazon pop-up ads from Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge
2 In this second step, you can remove fake Amazon ads manually from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge web browser.
Remove Amazon pop-up from Internet Explorer
In this first step for Internet Explorer, I show you how to recognize if internet explorer is infected with a malicious add-on.
Add-ons could be responsible for the Amazon pop-up ads in the Internet Explorer web browser. Some add-ons are ad-supported and installed without the user’s consent with adware.
click the wrench button in the upper right corner, from the menu click Manage add-ons.
Check the add-on list for any suspicious add-on in Internet Explorer, click disable or remove to delete the add-on.
Continue to the next step, click here to remove to the adware from your PC.
Optional: Reset your default Homepage, New Tab and Search engine for Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer has a feature to reset Internet Explorer to default settings, an Internet Explorer reset will affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.
Internet Explorer reset is the easiest way to get rid of the unwanted configuration changes in the browser.
pick the wrench button and from the menu click Internet Options.
Choose the Advanced tab, click the Reset button.
Check Delete personal settings and click the Reset button.
Restart Internet Explorer to complete the reset.
Good, Internet Explorer is reset to the default configuration, it is important to know there are adware – Amazon pop-up remnants on your computer.
I recommend to scan and remove the virus files from your computer.
Make sure the Amazon redirect doesn’t occur again and all adware remnants are removed from your PC.
Remove Amazon pop-up ads from Google Chrome
In this first step for Google Chrome, I show you how to recognize and remove the browser extension responsible for the fake Amazon pop-up ads. Some browser extensions are ad-supported, e.g. adware and might show intrusive ads from Amazon.
If you never installed any browser extension in Google Chrome, remove all browser extensions from Chrome.
Click the menu button in the upper right corner, in the Chrome menu click More tools and open Extensions.
Identify any adware browser extension(s) in the list and click the Remove button to remove the extension.
If you are unsure if the extension is malicious, click the slider and disable the extension first.
The following browser extensions in Google Chrome are pre-installed by Google and are not associated with adware: Google Docs Offline, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, click here for an image.
All other browser extensions might be ad-supported. Continue to the next step, click here to remove the adware on your PC.
Optional: Reset the Google Chrome profile sync
Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with the Google Cloud services.
If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, and pop-up ads to Amazon are synced with Google’s servers.
It is important to clean this synchronized cache. If the user doesn’t clear the synchronized settings, the Amazon pop-up and malicious Chrome settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.
Open the Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window). Click the Reset sync button to clear all of your synced data on Google’s server, confirm with OK.
If needed continue to the next step. Otherwise, remove the adware from your PC.
Optional: Reset the Google Chrome Homepage, New Tab and Search Engine settings
Google Chrome has a feature to reset to default settings, a Google Chrome browser reset will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords. Google Chrome reset is the easiest way to get rid of any unwanted configuration changes in the Chrome browser.
Click the menu button, from the drop-down menu click Settings.
Scroll down to Advanced and again scroll down to Reset settings.
Click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.
Confirm the reset of the Chrome web browser by clicking the Reset button.
Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.
Google Chrome is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of Amazon redirect on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove Amazon malware files from your computer to make sure the adware does not reinstall and the Amazon redirect doesn’t occur again.
Remove Amazon pop-up ads from Firefox
In this first step for Firefox, I show you how to recognize and remove any Firefox add-on that is unknown to you.
If you didn’t install any add-on at all, remove all add-ons from Firefox.
Add-ons in Firefox could be ad-supported which basically indicates an add-on unwillingly shows Amazon pop-up ads in Firefox.
Click the Firefox menu button in the upper right corner, from the drop-down menu open Add-ons.
Open extensions from the left menu. Identify any unknown Firefox browser extension.
Click the Remove button to delete the extension and get rid of Amazon ads.
Continue to the next step, click here to remove the adware from your PC.
Optional: Reset the Firefox Homepage, New Tab and Search Engine settings
Firefox has the feature to reset to default settings, this feature will reset Firefox completely. Reset Firefox is the easiest way to get rid of any unwanted configuration changes in Firefox.
Click the menu button, from the menu, select Help ? (the question mark icon, at the end of the menu).
Click on Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
select the Refresh Firefox button, confirm the reset and restart Firefox.
The Firefox browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove Amazon malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the Amazon redirect is entirely removed from the Firefox web browser.
Remove Amazon redirect pop-up from Microsoft Edge
If you encounter Amazon pop-up redirects in Microsoft Edge, follow these instructions.
Right-click the start button in Windows 10, from the start menu top click Apps and Features.
Scroll down through the right Apps and Features list till you see Microsoft Edge, click Advanced options.
Click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings. Microsoft Edge reset will clear the browsing history, cookies, and settings. Not the Microsoft Edge favorites web pages.
The Microsoft Edge web-browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of the Amazon redirect on your PC. I recommend to scan and remove Amazon malware files from your computer .
Remove fake Amazon pop-up ads with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Amazon with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove the Amazon redirect from the web browser. Amazon is a intrusive pop-up which is a type of malware. Malwarebytes will remove adware and the Amazon pop-up redirect from the web browser.
Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start examining for the adware responsible for the Amazon redirect in the web browser.
Malwarebytes will start searching for malware, please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
Once the malware scan is performed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the Amazon malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.
Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.
Malwarebytes needs to make a system reboot to finish the Amazon redirect removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.
After the system reboot, your web browser is free from the Amazon pop-up redirect.
Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future browser hijacker and other types of malware. Malwarebytes stops adware, abusive pop-ups, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your web browser.Video: adware removal with Malwarebytes.
Get rid of Amazon rewards pop-up with Zemana
Zemana Anti-Malware is an second opinion anti-malware scanner which uses Cloud technology with Amazon pop-up detection. Removes annoying browser extensions, ad-supported add-on’s, unwanted applications and new tab/toolbars. It’s an efficient adware cleaner.
Open the Zemana anti-malware setup file.
Install Zemana anti-malware using the default settings, after successful installation Zemana anti-malware will update itself to the latest version.
Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan to detect the malware responsible for the Amazon redirect
Please wait for the scan to finish, the scan usually takes a few minutes.
Click the Next button to remove the malware found by Zemana on your computer.
Wait a couple of seconds for Zemana to clean up your device from malware.
Your PC is successfully cleaned by Zemana. Zemana is an excellent protection for people searching for a lightweight malware detection and removal tool. Zemana is its best in addition to a more comprehensive antivirus or anti-malware security application such as Malwarebytes.
Remove Amazon user pop-up with AdwCleaner
- Right-click the AdwCleaner executable you just downloaded and select “Run as Administrator” this is important.
- Select the Scan Now button.
- Wait for the adware & malware scan to finish.
- Click the Clean & Repair button to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
- Wait for AdwCleaner to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
- Click the Clean & Restart Now button to finish the malware removal process.
- After the reboot, AdwCleaner shows a summary of the detected and removed malware files.
You might find these articles useful