Youtube Reward Center Scam can be encountered by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer users. It is a fake alert claiming you can get a free expensive item if you spend a couple of your minutes while answering a few questions. The bad news is the questions you might be asked may need you to give your personal information, and since it is a scam, such data would most likely end up in the hands of cybercriminals. Needless to say, the promised item would not be delivered too, so clearly, agreeing to participate in Youtube Reward Center Scam cannot lead to anything good. Therefore, for users who encounter this threat, we would advise removing it with no hesitation. To help you achieve this further in the article, we will tell more about the fake alert, and at the end of the report, we will add our recommended deletion steps.
So far we cannot name the threat responsible for Youtube Reward Center Scam. Nonetheless, we believe it could be a recently downloaded browser hijacker, adware application, a potentially unwanted program, or some other doubtful program. Users may install such threats without even realizing it as they might be bundled with pirated software or unreliable freeware tools. To detect it you could just pick a reliable security tool and perform a system scan with it, or you could launch your Control Panel and check the list of all installed applications. Users who prefer the second option should concentrate on software installed before the fake alert showed up. To find out whether the recent programs are reliable, you could read expert reviews, find out who published them, and so on. To keep the system safe in the future, we would suggest doing a little research before installing any program. Besides, it is advisable to stay away from file-sharing sites containing pirated software and other untrustworthy tools.
As you realize, the fake alert is not generated after visiting youtube.com or clicking some advertisements shown by it. Our specialists say the user could be redirected to the site containing it at any time and even though it might look like the original YouTube website the URL address should be different. This is one of the ways to recognize Youtube Reward Center Scam. Another thing that should suggest the alert is fake is the offer itself. For instance, the text on it might say you were selected by some “exclusive internet/Communication company” just because you use a specific browser. No doubt, if the offer was real, the information would mention the actual company organizing the described giveaway. Also, in such situation, the alert should contain a link to the official lottery’s web page where the user could find more information like rules, delivery terms, the company’s policy on privacy issues, and so on. However in this case, instead of getting more accurate information, the Youtube Reward Center Scam might rush you to agree to answer the questions faster or else someone else could “take over your spot” and get the promised “iphone x.”
The smartest thing to do after seeing the fake alert is to get rid of it. If it appears to be that your browser is stuck you can kill its process via Task Manager and so close the browser forcefully. Then, it would be advisable to reset the affected browser in case the threat responsible for Youtube Reward Center Scam were able to modify any settings, add suspicious extensions, and so on. These two tasks will be explained carefully in the instructions located below. If you want to be entirely sure this threat will not reappear you should check the system for potential risks with a reliable security tool or via Control Panel as explained earlier in the text and then remove them.