The news-feed-winner.info pop-ups should not be underestimated, because the reason for their appearance within your browser is penetration an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) into your personal computer. It can bring a security risk to your PC system. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the news-feed-winner.info is just a site, but the ‘ad-supported’ software uses it to display intrusive and unwanted advertisements, even without your permission and desire to see it. The annoying ads can be just the beginning, because your computer is hijacked by dangerous software, so the amount of pop-up ads in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the pages, and more, can lead to crash the web-browser.
The adware usually affects only the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge by changing the browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the PC for web browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the web browser, you will see an annoying news-feed-winner.info web-page.
Technically, the ‘ad-supported’ software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large number of pop-ups, hindering or completely blocking the work in the browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit dangerous sites. Moreover, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your system with the ‘ad-supported’ software. Once installed, it will modify your start page with an unwanted web-page.
So, obviously, you need to delete the adware as soon as possible. Use the free instructions below. This guide will help you clean your system and thereby remove the news-feed-winner.info unwanted popup ads.
How does news-feed-winner.info advertisements get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove news-feed-winner.info
Without a doubt, the ‘ad-supported’ software is harmful to your personal computer. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malicious software. To remove this adware, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing dangerous software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to remove news-feed-winner.info pop-up ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in personal computer or in the case where ad supported software is not removed automatically.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove news-feed-winner.info redirect
- Remove news-feed-winner.info from Google Chrome
- Remove news-feed-winner.info pop-ups from FF
- Remove news-feed-winner.info pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the PC system cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and uninstall all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Remove the unwanted programs may delete the unwanted advertisements or web-browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web sites.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program” It’ll display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove news-feed-winner.info redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to open your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web browser which is redirected to the news-feed-winner.info or other unwanted site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The ad supported software can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you start your web browser. Depending on the browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe, Opera: opera.exe, Firefox: firefox.exe, Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe. If you are seeing an unknown text similar “http://site.address” which has been added here, then you should delete it, as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you open the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically reroute on the news-feed-winner.info site or any other annoying web-sites that is advertised by the ad supported software. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove news-feed-winner.info from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been changed by ad-supported software.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove news-feed-winner.info pop-ups from FF
If the FF settings have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto news-feed-winner.info web site.
First, start the FF and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it is complete, click the “Finish” button
Remove news-feed-winner.info pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
To remove the news-feed-winner.info you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown in the figure below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
When the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted news-feed-winner.info web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following image.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove news-feed-winner.info ads with free malware remover
Remove news-feed-winner.info advertisements manually is difficult and often the ‘ad-supported’ software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the free application will help you to delete malware, browser hijacker and toolbars that your machine may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all applications and windows on your computer. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the setup of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is done, click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your machine for the adware which redirects your web-browser to the news-feed-winner.info annoying web-page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning your computer, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block news-feed-winner.info pop-up ads
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
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- Once the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, news-feed-winner.info redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your PC system and remove news-feed-winner.info pop ups with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (startpage, new tab page and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to show the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out ad-supported software that cause a redirect to news-feed-winner.info ads.
When it has finished scanning your PC system, it will open a list of all items detected by this tool as shown on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC. After restart, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your machine should be free of the news-feed-winner.info pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying dangerous web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware and ‘ad-supported’ software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new dangerous software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete news-feed-winner.info ads from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.