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Passion Fruit Rewards ads. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as Ads by Passion Fruit Rewards, Passion Fruit Rewards virus | Type: Adware

What is Passion Fruit Rewards?

Passion Fruit Rewards is one of these programs that can be installed on the system by those people who prefer online shopping as it promises to show them the biggest discounts as price comparisons. Nevertheless, you should think twice before installing this program because the main thing that it seeks is to gain profit out of gullible people. This application belongs to these programs that are spread either thru their official website or in a bundle with other apps as an additional component. Please, don't get us wrong. This program is not malicious and, of course, you may use it. However, you have to keep in mind that it's not reliable. It's mainly used for affiliate marketing and instead of reliable comparison shopping it may deliver sponsored advertisements marked as 'Ads by XXX', 'Powered by XXX', 'XXX Deals' and so on. No matter that these ads may contain attractive offers, deals, coupons, promo codes, and similar content, keep in mind that it's just a marketing trick used by Passion Fruit Rewards developers for rerouting you to predetermined websites and increasing their ranking. Beware that this may also be employed for promoting suspicious websites filled with other PUPs. In addition to that, privacy-related issues should also be considered. This adware is also capable of tracking user's web browsing activities. Even though personal information is not a target, beware that search queries, websites visited, data entered, time spend, IP address, email address, etc. may also be used for suspicious activities. Therefore, if you want to know 'How can I remove Passion Fruit Rewards from my PC', you should think about reputable anti-spyware. For eliminating this adware we recommend using Reimage.

How can Passion Fruit Rewards hijack my computer?

If you have started seeing Passion Fruit Rewards ads and do not remember installing it manually, then we assume that it has got inside your computer bundled with another freeware. Try to remember what freeware you have recently installed and find it in order to eliminate. That's because it sponsored by third parties and has been set to promote suspicious programs. In addition to that, you should carefully check Add/Remove Programs list and check what other programs has been installed alongside it. Be careful as freewares are frequently filled with several additional components, so if you have discovered one, it's very likely that there are more PUP on your machine. If Passion Fruit Rewards gets inside, it takes over all most popular web browsers, delivers sponsored advertisements, cause redirects to suspicious websites, slowdowns, may track the user of contaminated computer and so on. That's why you have to be very careful when installing freewares and avoid installing their components. For that, you should select Advanced or Custom installation and monitor the process step-by-step. Specifically look for various add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions that are set by default and make sure that you opt out of them.

How to remove Passion Fruit Rewards virus?

Passion Fruit Rewards virus is a suspicious add-on that may get inside your computer unnoticed and cause you various computer-related issues. That's why it's not recommended keeping. Follow the guide that is given below and eliminate this adware as soon as possible:

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Passion Fruit Rewards ads snapshot
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To remove Passion Fruit Rewards ads, follow these steps:

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Uninstall Passion Fruit Rewards from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. 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. 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'.
  3. Uninstall Passion Fruit Rewards and related programs
    Here, look for Passion Fruit Rewards or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Remove Passion Fruit Rewards from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Passion Fruit Rewards 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'
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Delete Passion Fruit Rewards from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Passion Fruit Rewards and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Passion Fruit Rewards removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Erase Passion Fruit Rewards ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Passion Fruit Rewards should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Eliminate Passion Fruit Rewards from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Passion Fruit Rewards 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
  3. 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'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Passion Fruit Rewards removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of Passion Fruit Rewards from Google Chrome

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Passion Fruit Rewards 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
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Passion Fruit Rewards removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Uninstall Passion Fruit Rewards from Safari

  1. 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'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Passion Fruit Rewards or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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...'
  4. 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 Passion Fruit Rewards removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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