What is ‘You’ve made the 5-billionth search’

You’ve made the 5-billionth search is a new virus, which blocks browser settings and shows a fake message on every infected browser. Unfortunately, some people report that antivirus software was useless against this threat. You’ve made the 5-billionth virus usually shows behavior, similar to other scams and popups. Every message box has the following text:
You’ve made the 5-billionth search.
You were evaluated as the winner of today’s 5-billionth search query a few minutes ago by our system! Our last winner was – who won a Samsung KU6179 Ultra HD TV on 24.10.2018 with his 5-billionth Search.
We are proud to announce that you are our next winner. Every time the 5-billionth search is reached, we proclaim a winner and reset the counter. You may choose one of three hidden prizes below.
In addition, you will be entered in our Hall of Fame and receive a winner’s certificate. Behind every blue cup is a prize.
Click on a prize cup to uncover it. For technical reasons, we are not allowed to keep your invitation open for more than 15 minutes. Choose one of the prizes below and follow the instructions on your screen.

Moreover, browser window (new tab) can be blocked by the virus, so a victim can’t use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, etc. Our main advice: do not click on icons with prizes. In all cases, you will be redirected to commercial sites with tons of advertisement. Cybercriminals want to get money from victims and try to use fake information for this. We recommend to remove ‘You’ve made the 5-billionth search’ from your browser.

You’ve made the 5-billionth search virus

How You’ve made the 5-billionth search virus gets on your PC?

At first glance, there are no any symptoms, that precede infiltration by ‘You’ve made the 5-billionth search’, but in fact, you may notice, that some sites request permission for showing notifications, popups, etc. You shouldn’t give permission to unknown sources if you don’t know additional information. Other sources of the virus are: bundles, emails, fake updates, malicious apps. If your system already infiltrated by the virus, remove You’ve made the 5-billionth search by the ways, described in our article.

How to remove You’ve made the 5-billionth search virus from your computer?

The easiest and modern way of removing pop-ups, trojans, ransomware or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

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Also, you can try to remove You’ve made the 5-billionth search virus manually. For uninstalling You’ve made the 5-billionth search virus remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and registry keys.

Step 1: Remove You’ve made the 5-billionth search virus from your system

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Search.ewatchseries.live or Search.ewatchseries.live Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find You’ve made the 5-billionth search.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find You’ve made the 5-billionth search and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find You’ve made the 5-billionth search, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate You’ve made the 5-billionth search and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove You’ve made the 5-billionth search from your browser.

Step 2: Remove You’ve made the 5-billionth search from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Search.ewatchseries.live.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find You’ve made the 5-billionth search.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose You’ve made the 5-billionth search.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Press Settings and more button
  2. Choose and Click on Extensions
  3. Find You’ve made the 5-billionth search extension and click settings
  4. Press Uninstall button
  5. Start Edge again

Learn more about removing extensions from Edge.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable You’ve made the 5-billionth search.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove You’ve made the 5-billionth search from Android:

Alternative solution for Android phone/tablet:

Google Chrome:

  1. open the Chrome app.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More.
  3. Choose and open Settings
  4. Tap Site settings and then find You’ve made the 5-billionth search Pop-ups.
  5. Turn of You’ve made the 5-billionth search Pop-ups from Allowed to Block.

Written by Tim Kas

One comment

  1. And the “real” advertisers wonder why people use ad blocker add-ons.

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