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Offers4U. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Also known as ads by Offers4U, Offers4U ads, Offers4U virus | Type: Adware
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What is Offers4U?

Offers4U is a potentially unwanted application, which can show up on your computer without any permission asked. Just like its name suggests, this program seeks to convince its users that it can help them save their money by showing the biggest discounts, price comparisons and similar things. However, before you start believing that Offers4U ads are set to inform you about the best price offers and the greatest discounts, you must know that this program may also be used for promoting related/affiliate websites. How do its developers manage to do that The answer is very simple - this program displays advertisements that are filled with links. After clicking either these links or advertisements, people are redirected to affiliate websites that may have nothing in common with the content that was promised. Besides, you may not even notice that Offers4U adware is tracking you because this program is usually spread in a bundle with cookies. These small programs may hijack each of web browsers and then may start collecting information about your search terms, mostly visited websites, data that is entered there, PC's IP address. location, etc. Sounds unfair, right? So, if you have already noticed alerts that claim 'brought by Offers4U', 'Offers4U coupons', 'ads by Offers4U', 'Offers4U ads', etc., it means that you have already downloaded this questionable program to your computer or it has already infiltrated your machine. We think that you should get rid of it no matter which case is yours. For that we highly recommend using SpyHunter or other reputable anti-spyware. 

HOW CAN Offers4U hijack MY COMPUTER?

There are hundreds of PC users who call Offers4U virus because of its unexpected appearance on their computers. In reality, this program can be installed manually or in a bundle with freeware and shareware where it is hidden in optional components. In reality, they are wrong because this program is not a virus and it can't pose any harm to the system or data that is kept on it. Nevertheless, as you may have already understood, it may initiate lots of unwanted activities, such as Offers4U redirects, slow downs, annoying pop-up ads and similar inconveniences. How can you avoid its infiltration to your PC system? Of course, there are some things that you should remember: the main thing you must keep in mind is that Offers4U is spread in a bundle with freeware, which can be filled with various components. In order to get ability to opt out of them you should always select Custom or Advanced installation option and then uncheck suspicious check marks that claim that you want to install this adware. If you think that you have already been tricked into installing Offers4U on your computer, you shouldn't wait longer. You should use a guide below and fix your computer. 

HOW TO REMOVE Offers4U virus?

If you want to get rid of Offers4U Ads and other activities that are usually initiated by this program, you have to follow the guide below. We highly recommend selecting manual removal method to get ability to make sure that all suspicious programs are gone: 

You can remove Offers4U automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Manual Offers4U Removal Guide

Quick menu:

Step 1: Uninstall Offers4U and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove Offers4U from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

Remove Offers4U from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall Offers4U and related programs
  • Here, look for Offers4U or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove Offers4U from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Offers4U or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Uninstall Offers4U from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Offers4U from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Offers4U and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Offers4U removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Offers4U from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select Offers4U and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Offers4U removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Offers4U from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select Offers4U and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Offers4U removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Offers4U from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Offers4U or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Offers4U removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 3: Complete Offers4U removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Offers4U registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Comments on Offers4U

A. Agnelli
(not sure, why my comment did not go through completely - here is the rest)

4. I deleted the original hosts-file and moved/copied the one created on the desktop to the etc-folder.

5. I ran “Repair Disk Permissions” with Disk Utility.

6. I restarted my iMac, ran Firefox and (until now) the offers4u annoyance did not reappear.

Theoretically this should also make offers4u disappear on all other browsers you are using (dont forget to delete the cookies there too).

Please respond to the above, if it worked for you too (or not). Best wishes, A.
A. Agnelli
===> If OTHER domains show up in your browser, of course you need to paste those into the hosts-file
A. Agnelli
I worked this out for my Macs, but it might also lead you in the right direction:

I tried to get rid of the annoying "offers4u" pop-ups for days and followed all kinds of instructions, that I researched online. NOTHING worked (incl. AdwareMedic, Malwarebytes, ClamXav, Sophos, etc.). Neither on OS 10.9.x nor 10.6.8 (running both on different partitions). But it looks like, that I did find a SOLUTION, which I will describe with the following 6 steps:

1. Find out, on which websites the "offers4u" windows pop-up. In my case it was mostly on Amazon and on ebay, not immediately though, only after I was searching for some specific items. I tried to find out, to which domains or IPs the browser was connecting short before the "offers4u"-windows pop-up. As that happens so fast, it is nearly impossible to write down or memorize this info, so I recorded the screen with a screen recording program. I have uploaded the result here: (PW = video). Going through the video you will see domains like, and show up before the actual offers4u-windows pop up. So here are the next steps I did:

2. Using the selectivecookiedelete-Extension for Firefox, I deleted all cookies, that contained “cloudfront” and “mgicin”. If you dont have this extension, I suggest, you delete all cookies.

3. Most important: I copied the file “hosts” (located in ~/private/etc/hosts) to my desktop, opened with a regular text program and added the following lines:

===> If OTHER domains show up in your browser, of course you need to paste those into the hosts-file

Follow the instructions above for removal from your browser and you will probably find the name of the program. Mine was called V-bates. I removed the extension from my browser and then found it under Program Uninstall. Annoying ads are now gone.
This add on is awful. It is not found by malware, not in IE8 tool bar add ins or on a list of programs to uninstall. The uninstall software they link to doesnt work. Does anyone know how to get rid of this?

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