The waycnews.com ads should not be underestimated, because the reason for their appearance within your internet browser is penetration an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) into your machine. It can bring a security risk to your PC system. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the waycnews.com is just a page, but the ad supported software uses it to open intrusive and unwanted ads, even without your permission and desire to see it. The unwanted ads can be just the beginning, because your system is hijacked by harmful software, so the amount of ads in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the web-sites, and more, can lead to crash the browser.
Most often, the adware affects the most common browsers such as the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the web browser, it’ll redirect to the unwanted waycnews.com web-page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an annoying web site will be the first thing you see when you open the Google Chrome, FF, IE and Edge.
So, obviously, you need to remove the adware as soon as possible. Use the free step-by-step instructions below. This guide will help you clean your computer and thereby delete the waycnews.com unwanted ads.
How did waycnews.com ads get on your personal computer
How to manually remove waycnews.com
Without a doubt, the ad-supported software is harmful to your personal computer. So you need to quickly and completely delete this dangerous software. To remove this ad supported software, you can use the manual removal that are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing harmful software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, that will help you to delete waycnews.com ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in 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 waycnews.com redirect
- Remove waycnews.com ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove waycnews.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Remove waycnews.com pop-up ads from IE
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the PC system cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as ad supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Remove the unwanted applications may remove the unwanted ads or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted sites.
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Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove waycnews.com redirect
Once the ad supported software is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove waycnews.com ads from Mozilla Firefox
If the FF settings have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto waycnews.com web page.
First, run the Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove waycnews.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove waycnews.com pop-up ads from IE
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the figure below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying waycnews.com web-page 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 ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a prompt 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 on the image below.
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 computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the malicious applications, 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 as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove waycnews.com automatically
You can get rid of waycnews.com pop-up ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily get rid of adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC system by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the download is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your personal computer for the malware and ad supported software which cause the waycnews.com advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware that cause waycnews.com redirect. Once the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your PC. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software.
How to block waycnews.com ads
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that stops access to dangerous advertisements and pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- When the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is done, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that will assist 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, waycnews.com redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Delete waycnews.com advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted waycnews.com pop-ups from the Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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When the download is done, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button for checking your system for the malicious extensions and adware that opens advertisements from waycnews.com web-page. Once the checking is finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning process is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove adware, browser hijackers and other malicious software.
Now your PC system should be free of the waycnews.com ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and unwanted malicious pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system 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 programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete waycnews.com pop-ups from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.