How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

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About this threat

The most probable reason “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam advertisements are showing up is because of an adware infection. These scam adverts will attempt to to make you call con artists pretending to be technical support so that they can sell you worthless programs or gain access to your computer remotely. If you are dealing with adware , it wouldn’t be shocking if the warnings were very intrusive and appeared over and over again. An advertising-supported software is commonly installed during the freeware set up process. No need to worry about the adverts harming your PC, and unless you dial the provided number, you’ll be fine. The reason calling them isn’t a wise idea is because they would try to fool you out of a lot of money, or they would set up some kind of malware. You should never call the numbers in these dubious alerts, and you should think twice before you allow some weird tech-support to gain remote access to your machine. You can be calm that this threat indicated in the alert it’s not real, and that your system is safe. So as to make the warnings disappear, all you need to do is delete  “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam.

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Why are the warnings popping up

There is a large probability that you acquired the threat via free software bundles. If the program has something added, and you choose Default mode, you won’t see it. Instead, choose Advanced (Custom) settings. If added items are present, they will be made visible, and all you need to do is deselect them. And if you feel they might be of use, bear in mind that they did not intend to correctly reveal their installation, and you would have accidentally installed them. It is important that you pay attention to how you install applications and where you get them from because otherwise, you will have to uninstall “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam or similar constantly.

These kinds of fake adverts plan to deceive people into believing that their system has came across some kind of issue. Con artists will come up with all kinds schemes, such as malicious software, licensing or computer problems. The alert will also caution you about data loss or leak of personal information because this urges less experienced users. A phone number would be flashing somewhere, the ad asking you to dial it, and if you did, you would be connected to professional scammers. One thing to remember is that no legitimate software or security business will ever ask users to call them. For example, if Apple or Microsoft is requesting you to call them, it is certainly a scam attempt. If you did call the number, con artists would say that they have to clean your computer, and that would cost you a lot of money. Tech-support scams are not dangerous to regular computer users as they don’t even resemble legitimate alerts but less computer experienced users may fall for them because they have not happened upon one before. It is not difficult to imagine why somebody may fall for these scams because if they are regularly popping up, they may appear pretty legitimate. However, if you just use a reliable search engine to investigate it, everything would become clear instantly. Most results will include comments from people warning to be careful of these con artists. So don’t be afraid of ignoring the alerts while you deal with the problem. There is nothing to worry about if it only popped up once or twice, but if you get them all the time, you will need to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam adware.

“Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam termination

We doubt you’ll have issues with “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam removal because it’s pretty simple. It’s possible to erase “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam in two ways, by hand or automatically, and you need to opt for the one best matching your experience with computers. If you choose the former, you will have to locate the threat’s location yourself, but we’ll supply termination instructions below. If you want to eliminate “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam automatically, acquire spyware removal software, and let it take care of everything. The pop-ups ought to stop appearing if you removed the infection fully.

Learn how to remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from your computer

Step 1. Remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from Windows 10

  1. Start → Settings → System → Apps & features. win10 start How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  2. Find all the unwanted programs, press on them and select Uninstall. win10 system uninstall How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

Step 2. Remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from Windows 8

  1. Open the menu, select the search option and type in Control Panel. win8 type control How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features → Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win8 remove program How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

Step 3. Remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from Windows 7

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7 start How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  2. Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win7 uninstall program How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

Step 4. Remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from Windows XP

  1. Start → Settings → Control Panel → Add or Remove Programs. win xp start control How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  2. Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win xp control panel How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

Step 5. Remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and select Applications.
  2. Find all unwanted programs and drag them to the trash icon in your dock. Alternately, you can right-click on them and select Move to Trash. mac os app remove How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  3. Empty the Trash by right-clicking on the icon in your dock and selecting 'Empty Trash'.

Step 6. Delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from browsers

a) Remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Manage add-ons. IE gear How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  3. On the left side, select Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press Disable. IE add ons How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  5. Close the window.

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Internet options. ie menu How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  3. In General, delete the URL and type in your preferred homepage website. IE settings2 How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  4. Press Apply to save the changes and exit the window.

c) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Internet options. ie menu How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  3. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset (near the bottom of the window). ie settings advanced How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says 'Delete personal settings'. IE reset How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  5. Press Reset, then OK to close the window.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

d) Remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings.
  3. Select Extensions, located in the menu on the left. chrome menu extensions How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press the bin icon. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can uncheck the box that says 'Enabled' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. chrome extensions delete How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings. chrome menu How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  3. In Settings, under On start up, select Set pages. chrome startup page How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  4. In the window that appears, put in the URL of the website you want to set as your homepage. Press OK.
  5. Under Search, choose the search engine you want to set as default. chrome search engines How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

f) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings. chrome menu How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  3. Scroll down and press Show advanced settings. chrome settings How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  4. At the bottom, you will find the option to Reset settings. chrome reset How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  5. In the window that appears, press Reset.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

g) Remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner). mozilla menu How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  3. Select Add-ons.
  4. In the Extensions tab, remove all suspicious extensions. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can press 'Disable' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. mozilla extensions How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner). mozilla menu options How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  3. Select Options.
  4. In General, delete the URL in 'Home page' and type in the one you prefer. mozilla options How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner).
  3. Select the Help button (the question mark at the bottom).
  4. Press Troubleshooting Information.mozilla troubleshooting How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  5. Select Refresh Firefox. mozilla reset How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  6. In the window that appears, press Refresh Firefox again.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

) Remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from Microsoft Edge

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Find all suspicious extensions, right-click on them and select Remove.

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Press Settings. edge menu How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  4. In Settings, under Open with, select A specific page or pages. edge set page How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  5. You can select your homepage there. Select Custom to be able to put in your preferred homepage.

) Reset Microsoft Edge

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Press Settings. edge menu How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  4. In Settings, scroll down to Clear browsing data and press Choose what to clear. edge settings How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  5. Select everything and press Clear. edge clear data How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

) Remove “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam from Safari

  1. Open your browser.
  2. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Safari.
  3. Select Preferences and click on the Extensions tab. safari menu How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  4. Delete all suspicious extensions. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can uncheck the box that says 'Enable' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. safari extensions How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam

) Reset Safari

Safari no longer has a reset button, so you have to manually do everything.
  1. Open your browser.
  2. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Safari.
  3. Select Clear History, pick 'all history' and press 'Clear History'. safari clear history How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  4. Select Safari again and press Preferences.
  5. In Advanced, press on 'Show Develop menu in menu bar'. safari advanced How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
  6. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Develop, and select Empty Caches. safari develop menu How to delete “Dear Facebook User, Congratulations!” scam
If resetting your browsers does not solve the problem, download anti-spyware software and scan your computer for threats. If something is found, delete it.
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