There are many types of malware and one of them is ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The adware, which causes the appearance of newshistorys.net pop-ups or the reroute to this annoying page, have a negative impact on the functioning of your system. It modifies personal computer settings, generates a lot of various advertisements, slows down the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that web-sites are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the ad-supported software is showing advertisements, so it may redirect your internet browser to an unwanted web-page like newshistorys.net, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the internet browser’s address bar, then the browser is anyway will open an unwanted ad web-site.
Most often, the ad-supported software affects the most common web browsers such as the Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the internet browser, it’ll redirect to the unwanted newshistorys.net web-page. Even if you setup a new home page, an annoying web-site will be the first thing you see when you start the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
The ad supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters internet browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad supported software can install additional web browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software may install web-browser hijacker that once started, will modify the web browser’s startpage and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We recommend to get rid of the adware, which redirects your browser on the newshistorys.net unwanted web site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other harmful software on your machine.
Tips to prevent pop-ups and other unwanted software
How to manually remove newshistorys.net ads
This useful removal guide for the newshistorys.net . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete newshistorys.net pop-ups let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete newshistorys.net redirect
- Get rid of newshistorys.net pop-up ads from Firefox
- Remove newshistorys.net pop-up ads from Chrome
- Remove newshistorys.net ads from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the machine cleaning process by checking the list of installed applications and uninstall all unknown or suspicious programs. 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 freeware. Uninstall the unwanted applications may delete the unwanted advertisements or browser redirect to unknown or annoying web pages.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete newshistorys.net redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also modify the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will be rerouted to an annoying ads.
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 begins 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.
Get rid of newshistorys.net pop-up ads from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto newshistorys.net page.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the screen 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 show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. Once it’s complete, press the “Finish” button
Remove newshistorys.net pop-up ads from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to newshistorys.net unwanted ads which is caused by the ad supported software.
At first, start the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The internet browser will open the settings screen. 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 below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will run the task of cleaning. Once it is done, the web-browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Remove newshistorys.net ads from IE
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to newshistorys.net unwanted site.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your PC system, it will display newshistorys.net annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious application, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove newshistorys.net ads with free malware remover
Delete newshistorys.net ads manually is difficult and often the adware 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 get rid of malware, browser hijacker and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
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- Close all applications and windows on your computer. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the install of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click on the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out adware that redirects your browser to the newshistorys.net unwanted web-page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block newshistorys.net ads
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful ads and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- After downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will help 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 machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, newshistorys.net redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your system and delete newshistorys.net pop-ups with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (home page, newtab page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After downloading is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” for checking your computer for the adware which cause a redirect to newshistorys.net ads.
When it has finished scanning your PC system, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as shown on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. Once the clean-up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC should be clean of the newshistorys.net pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying malicious sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete newshistorys.net pop-ups from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.