Danger level 7

Youtube Reward Center Scam

Youtube Reward Center Scam can trick you into revealing your sensitive data to hackers. The threat might do so by asking to participate in a lottery or a survey and promise a freebie or a chance to win a particular prize, for example, newest iPhone, etc. Naturally, if you ever see this fictitious alert, you should get rid of it at once if you do not want to be scammed. However, to make the right choice the user must be able to recognize the fake notification. Consequently, in this article, we will talk more about Youtube Reward Center Scam and explain to you how to identify it. Additionally, at the end of the article we will place deletion instructions that could help you prevent this threat from reappearing on your browser again, so once you finish reading this text do not forget to take a look at the steps available at the end of it.

The fake alert should be displayed by a suspicious web page to which the user might get redirected automatically without clicking pop-ups or other advertising content. According to our researchers, such redirection could be initiated by some unreliable application located in the computer, for example, it might be adware, potentially unwanted programs, etc. It means Youtube Reward Center Scam could be spread with various unreliable applications received via bundled installers downloaded from unreliable file-sharing web pages. Thus, in order to protect the system and your privacy from similar threats, you should be more cautious when installing new programs or visiting untrustworthy web pages. What’s more, it might be safer to pick a reliable antimalware tool as well and install it on the computer so it could warn the user about potential threats.

The biggest problem is the website showing Youtube Reward Center Scam may look a lot like youtube.com as it might use the same colors, logo, icons, etc. Therefore, we would not be surprised if some users could fall for such a scam. On the other hand, users who pay more attention to details should notice there is something suspicious about the URL address of the website showing the fake alert. Given the survey or lottery is said to be organized by YouTube it would be only natural to expect the site showing it would be youtube.com. The threat’s link might resemble the original URL address, although there could be additional random symbols, letters, or words in it. Also, it is possible it could be completely random as well. Furthermore, usually, users can recognize fake surveys and lotteries from the fact they are offering something extremely valuable and for free. In other words, you might get the sensation it sounds too good to be true, and if you do, it would be best to follow your instincts and get away from the possibly fictitious notification as soon as possible.

To be more specific, Youtube Reward Center Scam’s shown alert may say every day or month “exclusive internet/Communication companies select (7) users in the US to randomly receive a gift. This week, it is for [your ISP company and browser type]!” The prize could be “New iphone x,” and the notification might claim there are only two or less of the free devices left. This way, the scammers are trying to make the user come up with a rash decision to use this fake opportunity and get a valuable item free of charge. In exchange for the gift, the Youtube Reward Center Scam’s alert could ask to answer a few questions for which you may have to submit your email address, telephone number, and other sensitive data.

No doubt, the information gathered by the fictitious notifications could be used for malicious purposes, for example, it could be sold to other interested parties, used in phishing scams, etc. Knowing this, we do not recommend interacting with such alerts. On the contrary, after seeing it, we would suggest eliminating it at once. If you take a look at the instructions available below you should learn how to get rid of the notification if it gets stuck and how to reset the affected browser to stop it from appearing on the browser again. Plus, we would recommend scanning the system with a reliable antimalware tool. This way you might locate and remove the threats that could be related to Youtube Reward Center Scam and consequently ensure the notification will not appear ever again.

Eliminate Youtube Reward Center Scam

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Choose Task Manager.
  3. Go to Processes and look for your browser’s process.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Close the Task Manager.

Reset the browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+X and open Internet Options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Choose Delete personal settings.
  4. Select Reset again and tap Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Help icon.
  2. Choose Troubleshooting information.
  3. Select Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox again and press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll below and choose Advanced.
  3. Slide down again and press Reset.
  4. Click the Reset button.
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