What is Prize-Party?

Prize-Party is a browser hijacker that changes your home page and search engine settings without your permission. It is not a genuine computer virus, but it can seriously jeopardize your system security by exposing you to various third party websites. It happens so, because Prize-Party is related to a list of coupon and commercial webpages, and it actively promotes them. It goes without saying that being exposed to a list of third party unverified websites increases the possibility of getting infected with malware. Therefore, it is important that you remove Prize-Party from your computer immediately.

Where does Prize-Party come from?

Prize-Party is directly related to website that offers you lottery for free - you simply need to choose an item you want to win (a MacBook, an iPad and so on), and then log in to the website through your Facebook account. Prize-Party has a Facebook account as well, and it is where Prize-Party posts various deals and offers, saying that users can benefit from random coupon deals and lotteries online. It shows that Prize-Party is related to a list of other websites, and although the website does not initiate any kind of download when you land on it, it is highly possible that Prize-Party hijacker is downloaded onto your PC via third party websites, bundled with other freeware.

Why is Prize-Party dangerous?

The hijacker forcefully redirects you to in order to increase the overall website traffic. Also, when you perform a search via Prize-Party search engine, you are most definitely presented with sponsored results, leading you to websites related to this infection. It is very likely that Prize-Party monitors your browsing activity. In case this program gets exploited by a third party, you might as well get your personal information leaked. Therefore, you should remove Prize-Party from your PC right now.

How to restore browser settings

For Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons. Select Search Providers on the left.
  2. Delete from the list and select a new default search engine.
  3. Press Alt+X and click Internet options.
  4. Delete from home page section under General tab.
  5. Enter a new h0me page address and click OK.

For Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Firefox button and select Options.
  2. Under General tab, remove from home page section.
  3. Enter a new domain address and click OK.
  4. Click search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  5. Click Manage search engines and remove from the list.
  6. Set a new default search engine and click OK.

For Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Select Open a page or a list of pages under On Start-up. Click Set pages.
  3. Delete from the list. Enter a new home page address you prefer. Click OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search and remove from the list.
  5. Set a new default search engine and press Done.

Usually for browser hijackers, it is not enough to restore default browser settings to remove them. Therefore, you should perform a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner and see whether there are any malicious residual files in your system. Do all it takes to safeguard your PC from harm.

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