Remove com-chancetowin.xyz Pop Up Ads

Did you just get interrupted by a pop up ad from com-chancetowin.xyz? You are not alone. I also get the com-chancetowin.xyz popups while browsing. Do the popups also get round the pop-up blocker in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Do the pop-ups appear on sites that does not advertise with pop ups. Then read on...

A pop-up ad showing up in a new tab in Mozilla Firefox:

A pop up ad showing up in a new tab

The screenshot serves as an example of how a pop-up can look like when it appears in a new tab in Mozilla Firefox. The pop-up in the screenshot is not from com-chancetowin.xyz.

If this sounds like what you are seeing on your system, you probably have some adware installed on your system that pops up the com-chancetowin.xyz ads. So don't send angry emails to the website you were browsing, the advertisements are presumably not coming from them, but from the adware on your machine.

I'll do my best to help you with the com-chancetowin.xyz removal in this blog post.

I found the com-chancetowin.xyz pop-up on one of the lab computers where I have some adware running. I've talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The adware was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if something new has appeared, such as pop up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on web site that usually don't show adverts, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.

So, how do you remove the com-chancetowin.xyz pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the com-chancetowin.xyz ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the com-chancetowin.xyz pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Firefox.

The bad news with this type of pop-up is that it can be launched by many variants of adware, not just the adware running on my system. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.

So, what can be done to solve the problem? To remove the com-chancetowin.xyz pop-up ads you need to examine your computer for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here's my suggested removal procedure:

The first thing I would do to remove the com-chancetowin.xyz pop-ups is to examine the software installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can find this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows Operating System you can just type in "uninstall" in the Control Panel's search field to find that dialog:

Uninstall a program search

Click on the "Uninstall a program" link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:

Uninstall a program dialog

Do you see something suspect in there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if something was installed about the same time as you started seeing the com-chancetowin.xyz pop-ups.

Then you can examine you browser add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons dialog in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Anything that you don't remember installing?

Firefox add-ons manager

Please also test to disable the web browser proxy and the system proxy on your machine. Did that stop the popups?

I think you will be able to identify and uninstall the adware with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I started develop about 8 years ago. Freefixer is a tool built to manually track down and remove unwanted software. When you've tracked down the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.

FreeFixer's removal feature is not locked like many other removal tools out there. It won't require you to pay for the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you're having a hard time figuring out if a file is safe or unwanted in FreeFixer's scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains additional details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:

FreeFixer More Info link example

As a last resort you can block com-chancetowin.xyz in the Windows HOSTS file.

Here you can see FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:

Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the com-chancetowin.xyz popups? What did you do to stop the pop up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thank you very much!

Did this blog post help you to remove the com-chancetowin.xyz pop up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

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