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Remove Retail Product Zone (Removal Instructions) - Free Guide

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Retail Product Zone is a scam website that promises free gift cards

Retail Product Zone
Retail Product Zone is a scam that is created to spend money of useless services

Retail Product Zone is a reward program allegedly created to give out free $100 Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and Visa Gift Cards. Users can participate in these deals via the website called retailproductzone.com, which is also referred to as Flash Rewards. Allegedly, all users have to do is download apps, fill in surveys, subscribe to entertainment services, and participate in similar advertised content.

However, Retail Product Zone is a scam, and the site should not be trusted as a reward system. Participation in the scheme can result in personal data disclosure to unknown parties, installation of potentially unwanted software or even malware, and loss of money due to promoted scams.

Name Retail Product Zone
Type Scam website
Website URL retailproductzone.com
Developer Deliver Technology LLC
Offers  The site allegedly offers free gift cards as long as users participate in surveys, download apps, and other tasks related to the site's affiliates 
Risks  Retail Product Zone should no be trusted, as it does not protect the information on the site by using safe protocols and might fail to deliver what it promised. In the meantime, users might spend money on useless services (that might be scams as well) or install applications that will bring in ads or be harmful (malware infection)
Further actions  If you installed any applications though the promotional programs offered by the site, you should immediately delete them from your system with the help of the instructions below. You should also scan your machine with anti-malware and change all the passwords for extra security measures
System fix  If malware was terminated from your system, it may leave some unexpected consequences, such as crashes, lag, BSODs, and cause other stability issues. If you are suffering from such problems, you can use PC repair software like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to fix virus damage

Gift card scams have been around for over a decade now (most popular ones include Amazon Gift Card scam, Walmart Gift Card Winner scam, Today.gift cards, and many others) as popular retailers like Amazon and Walmart started to operate multiple services online.

There is no coincidence that the names of such well-known brands are used, as it gives users a false sense of credibility, and it makes it easier for scammers to make people believe that what they are offered is real. Indeed, a $100 Amazon Gift Card might be real, but none of the websites would be giving these aware for free.

In most cases, users are asked to fill in some easy questionnaire or answer some ridiculous questions, such as “What is your favorite browser?”. These questions are only there for the show and make users believe that they can acquire expensive prizes for minimal effort. While these scams are easy to detect for most users, Retail Product Zone scam does much more than that.

The description of the Retail Product Zone scheme says the following:

Download and play free online games, try new monthly subscription boxes, discover the best entertainment services, and much, much more. Complete your favorite four deals (purchase may be required) to claim your gift card.

In other words, all the tasks that you would have to complete to eligible for the alleged reward is to visit partner's sites and spend money there. It is also highly likely that, even after fulfilling all the requirements, you might never receive the promised Retail Product Zone gift card. 

 There are several reasons why Retail Product Zone should not be trusted, which include:

  • the website asks for highly personal information, such as first and last name, email, home address, phone number, and other details. This data can layer be used for marketing purposes, and you might be spammed with ads and unwanted emails from affiliates;
  • the safety level of affiliates and partners is highly questionable;
  • you might end up installing potentially unwanted programs or even malware, compromising your computer safety;
  • rewards programs, even those that are not scams, are rarely worth time and money investment, as it is likely to cost you more than you received as a reward.

Users who decided to participate in the Retail Product Zone got scammed. They claim that the surveys and other offers that they have to complete are “virtually never-ending,” and the promised Gift Card never arrives. In most cases, the scam authors find some type of excuse to eliminate users from eligibility, even if the money was already spent on third-party sites. Besides, you should also remove Retail Product Zone virus from your computer in case you installed some applications offered on partners' websites.

Retail Product Zone scam
Retail Product Zone is a rewards program designed to make users register for various offers and disclose their personal information

For Retail Product Zone removal, you can use anti-malware software that is capable of eliminating PUPs or employ our manual instructions provided below. Also, since the scheme uses cookies[1] and other technologies,[2] you should reset Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, or another web browser that you use. Finally, scan your machine with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego for the best results.

Finally, it is also worth mentioning that Retail Product Zone is a rebranded version of USA Reward Spot scam – developers behind the program often rebrand itself to hide the negative comments and escape the bad reputation.

Do not download and install applications from suspicious websites

As previously mentioned, reward programs may ask you to fill in questionnaires, subscribe to some service (which also comes with its own set of risks), or download and install applications. These programs should never be trusted, as they are highly likely to be of adware-type. Adware[3] has typically very poor functionality and delivers users pop-ups, deals, offers, banners, coupons, and other commercial content to their web browsers.

Since these ads are also not clearly marked, many are also unaware of how to eliminate the unwanted web browsers' behavior. Besides, adware might also collect and share/sell user information, which can cause significant privacy issues and even identity theft, if the data ends up in cybercriminals' hands.

Therefore, never install applications from third-party sources, especially those that cannot be trusted. Also, before installing a new program, always check its review online and always opt for Advanced/Custom settings instead of Recommended/Quick one. Finally, protect your machine with comprehensive security software that would warn you about PUPs.

Eliminate unwanted programs from your computer

If you have not participated in the Retail Product Zone scam and did not fill in the required information, your personal data should be secure. However, if you did disclose your personal information, you can contact the company and ask them to delete all the details about you here. Also, we recommend resetting the passwords of your other accounts if you are often reusing passwords.

Retail Product Zone tracking
According to Retail Product Zone policies, all the tracked information can be eliminated as long as the user contacts Deliver Technology LLC directly

Additionally, if you installed any programs, you should remove Retail Product Zone by following the manual instructions below. For that, you will have to access the installed application list and terminate all the programs you do not recognize. Also, you should perform a full system scan with robust anti-malware software.

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To remove Retail Product Zone, follow these steps:

Delete Retail Product Zone from Windows systems

To uninstall unwanted apps from Windows, follow these steps:

  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 Retail Product Zone and related programs
    Here, look for Retail Product Zone 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'

Erase Retail Product Zone 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 Retail Product Zone 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'

Eliminate Retail Product Zone 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 Retail Product Zone 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 Retail Product Zone removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove Retail Product Zone 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, Retail Product Zone should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Retail Product Zone from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Reset Mozilla Firefox to prevent Retail Product Zone virus from tracking you:

  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 Retail Product Zone 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 Retail Product Zone removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Retail Product Zone 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 Retail Product Zone 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 Retail Product Zone removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Retail Product Zone 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 Retail Product Zone 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 Retail Product Zone removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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