What is Congratulations User!

The most probable reason you are seeing Congratulations User! ads is because an adware has infected your machine. This is a regular tech-support scam that uses scare tactics to pressure users into calling certain numbers where they would be asked to provide remote access to their operating system. Adware may create pretty invasive ads so expect the ads to constantly interfere with your browsing. An ad-supported application is commonly installed accidentally, during free programs installation. The advertisements are not dangerous, and as long as you do not fall for the scam, your operating system isn’t going to be put in danger. The scammers on the other side of the phone will request remote access to your OS, and then try to make you think that they have repaired the issue (which does not even exist in the first place), for which they would charge you a lot of money. Bear in mind that you should never give remote access to your OS to unknown people, especially when their advertisement appears in your browser. You can be calm that this infection the alert is warning you about it is not real, and that your operating system is safe. The adverts will only stop popping when you erase Congratulations User!, so the sooner you do that, the better.

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Why are the pop-ups appearing

It is very probable that you obtained the infection through freeware bundles. If the application has something added, you will not see it if you choose Default settings. Instead of Default, pick Advanced (Custom) settings. Those extra offers will be visible in Advanced, so just unmark the boxes. It would be a wise idea to always deselect everything because if you weren’t properly informed about their installation, they do not belong on your OS. It is important that you pay attention when installing software because otherwise, you will have to terminate Congratulations User! or similar constantly.

All of these kinds of warnings are the same, they all want people to believe that their system has ran into a problem. Scammers warn you about a variety of different of problems, such as malware, licensing or system issues. These types of alerts will also warn you about leaked or stolen data because this pressures inexperienced people. People would then be recommended to dial the give number, which would supposedly connect them to technical support. Real companies will never request you to call them, and especially not via some random ad, so next time you come across similar ads, remember that. So if allegedly Microsoft or Apple is asking you to call them via some alerts, know that it isn’t real. The scammers would attempt to trick you into giving remote access to your PC, they would then attempt to fix the non-existent issue and charge you a lot of money. Tech-support scams are very transparent but because less-computer knowledgeable people have not ran into them before, they may fall for them. And it isn’t difficult to see how some less computer knowledgeable people may believe the claims, because even if they don’t fall for the first attempt, after they start showing up regularly, they might believe that it has some truth to it. If you aren’t convinced real companies would never alert you about a malevolent software through browser, you can always check out the provided number. The first few results will certainly confirm it’s a scam. Now that you are certain it’s a scam, just close the alert and deal with what is bringing them about. If ad-supported program  is responsible for them, you will need to find and eliminate Congratulations User! adware to make them stop.

Congratulations User! elimination

We do not think you’ll have issues with Congratulations User! removal because it is somewhat simple. Depending on how much experience you have with computers, there are two ways to terminate Congratulations User!, you can either do it by hand or automatically. If you choose the manual way, you will have to locate the infection’s location yourself, but you will find instructions below to aid you. Using anti-spyware program to eliminate Congratulations User! might take much less time so you should consider obtaining it. If the alerts are still appearing, that means you didn’t get rid of the infection fully.

Learn how to remove Congratulations User! from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Congratulations User!

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Uninstall Congratulations User!
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Uninstall Congratulations User!

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Uninstall Congratulations User!
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Uninstall Congratulations User!
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Uninstall Congratulations User!
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Uninstall Congratulations User!
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Uninstall Congratulations User!
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Congratulations User! from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Uninstall Congratulations User!
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Uninstall Congratulations User!
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Uninstall Congratulations User!
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Uninstall Congratulations User!
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Congratulations User! from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Uninstall Congratulations User!
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Uninstall Congratulations User!
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Uninstall Congratulations User!
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Uninstall Congratulations User!
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Congratulations User! from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Uninstall Congratulations User!

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Uninstall Congratulations User!
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Uninstall Congratulations User!
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Uninstall Congratulations User!
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Uninstall Congratulations User!
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Uninstall Congratulations User!
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Uninstall Congratulations User!

Step 5. Remove Congratulations User! from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Uninstall Congratulations User!
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Uninstall Congratulations User!
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Uninstall Congratulations User!

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Uninstall Congratulations User!

Step 6. Remove Congratulations User! from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Uninstall Congratulations User!
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Uninstall Congratulations User!
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Uninstall Congratulations User!
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Uninstall Congratulations User!
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Uninstall Congratulations User!
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Uninstall Congratulations User!
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Uninstall Congratulations User!
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Congratulations User! removal.

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