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Remove Win an iPhone X (Survey Scam) - Removal Guide

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“Win an iPhone X” scam baffles unsuspecting users while trying to steal their money

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“Win an iPhone X” is a suspicious message displayed to those users who have an adware program installed on their machine. However, you can also run into this scam after being redirected to a malicious website. Nevertheless, this message is merely a scam and should not be trusted by anyone.

Users, who are attacked and continue seeing “Win an iPhone X” message while browsing the Internet, are promised an expensive gift (in this case – an iPhone X smartphone) for free. All they have to do is select one of the “correct” gift box and retrieve the valuable item. However, we can assure you that all these promises are an utter lie and nobody is eligible for a gift. Similarly as Congratulations Amazon User scam and many other scams spreading around,[1] Win an iPhone X scam should be ignored.

Remember, whenever something is too good to be true – it usually is. This alert is not an exception. Thus, do not trust cyber crooks who created this scam because you can be tricked into revealing your personal information. Besides, if you get lured by criminals and try to participate in the competition, you might end up with the money loss.

Soon after picking the gift, the victim is prompted to enter personal details (email address, name, home address and similar data). This information is usually sold to third-parties for marketing purposes. However, in the worst case scenario, this can be acquired by cybercriminals who can use this data for illegal purposes.

In some cases, crooks might ask you to download and install unwanted programs which you do not require. These programs are apparently not free, so you can be tricked into spending your money on useless software and be merely scammed.[2] Thus, we advise you to remove “Win an iPhone X” virus from your computer using a robust security tool, like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

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The promised iPhone X can never be obtained for free - it is merely a scam.

Win iPhone adware is also known to deliver banner ads, pop-ups, coupons, deals, offers and other useless advertisements. It can easily hijack Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and other browsers. Some of its popups are known to conceal the content of legitimate websites which can greatly decrease user's browsing experience. The only way to start browsing as previously is to get rid of this iPhone virus.

Finally, keep in mind that scams like this can redirect you to malicious websites which can infect your computer with dangerous viruses, like ransomware. It is a devastating infection which can lock up your files and render them useless. “Win an iPhone X” creators do not care where you might be redirected to as their only concern is extracting money out of victims.

We hope that you are convinced that this scam can be potentially dangerous and that “Win an iPhone X” removal is necessary for safe computer operation. You can follow our instructions below this article or eliminate unwanted applications with a powerful security tool.

Unwanted programs can infiltrate users’ machines while installing free software from the internet

Bundling is a prevalent technique used by marketing departments all over the world. Developers of unwanted programs understand that many users are not aware of their marketing scheme. Thus, they use this information to promote their products. However, we feel that this strategy is not entirely straightforward and might trick users into spending money on products they do not need.

Nevertheless, every user should be aware that they can acquire adware and other PUPs while installing free software. Therefore, we advise you to eliminate the possibility of infection by picking Advanced/Custom instead of Recommended/Default installation modes. This way, you will be able to decline any additional programs that might be offered together with the desired content. The following apps should be avoided:

  • Optimization tools;
  • Registry cleaners;
  • Toolbars;
  • Add-ons;
  • Search engines;
  • Free online games, etc.

Two simple ways you can eliminate “Win an iPhone X” scam from your PC

Security experts from[3] warn you that if you encountered “Win an iPhone X” message on your browser, hurry up and close it down immediately. Sometimes, the message might be impossible to close within the browser. You should then open Task Manager and shut down your browser this way. Then, you should proceed with “Win an iPhone X” removal.

There are two simple ways you can delete the undesired application: manual and automatic. We would like to warn you that if you are not familiar with computers, its files, and processes, you should avoid manual elimination method and download a robust security software instead. These tools are designed for quick, safe and easy PUP and all its components removal.

However, if you feel you are confident in your computer skills, you can attempt manual elimination method. You can find the tutorial written by our experts below this article. Make sure you execute the procedure precisely; otherwise, you risk a re-infection of a virus.

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To remove Win an iPhone X, follow these steps:

Delete Win an iPhone X from Windows systems

If you think that your Windows OS has been affected by this virus, you can easily eliminate it with the help of the following guide. Keep in ming that you need to find adware-type program which is causing the error while you are browsing the Internet. In this case, you should look for suspicious apps with no developer on your Windows OS.

  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 Win an iPhone X and related programs
    Here, look for Win an iPhone X 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'

Eliminate Win an iPhone X 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 Win an iPhone X 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'

Uninstall Win an iPhone X 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 Win an iPhone X 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 Win an iPhone X removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Win an iPhone X 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, Win an iPhone X should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove Win an iPhone X 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 Win an iPhone X 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 Win an iPhone X removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Win an iPhone X 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 Win an iPhone X 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 Win an iPhone X removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Win an iPhone X from Safari

Do not forget to reset your Safari settings to default after deleting adware which is hiding behind this scam. For that, use the following guide:

  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 Win an iPhone X 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 Win an iPhone X removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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