The gogetnews.net is a page that opens annoying pop-ups and can redirect to other ad web pages. If the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge opens this web-site then most probably that your computer is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad supported software is an unwanted software that is going to open you tons of popup ads and deals. Of course, it is not a malware or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It will not delete or damage your files, but it can change some machine’s settings or download and install other dangerous programs. So, you’d better to remove ‘ad supported’ software using the guide below and thereby remove gogetnews.net ads.
The malicious applications from the adware family that changes the settings of web browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the web browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying gogetnews.net ads.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to display dozens of advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web browser window. So, the gogetnews.net is just one of the many web sites of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the internet browser’s constant stream of ads, or redirect the browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web sites. Moreover, the ad-supported software can substitute the legitimate ads on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web sites, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
Therefore it is very important to follow the few simple steps below ASAP. The step-by-step instructions will assist you to delete adware as well as clean your computer from the gogetnews.net advertisements. What is more, the steps below will help you get rid of other dangerous software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC system along with the adware.
How can you prevent the gogetnews.net pop-up ads
Probably, the ad-supported software get installed onto your computer when you have installed a free software like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the ‘ad supported’ software is bundled within the installation packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar web-pages. Even removing the application that contains adware, does not help you delete the gogetnews.net advertisements. Therefore, you must follow the guide below to remove all unwanted ads.
How to manually remove gogetnews.net redirect
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to remove the gogetnews.net pop-ups. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your personal computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove gogetnews.net redirect
- Remove gogetnews.net pop-ups from FF
- Delete gogetnews.net from Google Chrome
- Remove gogetnews.net ads from Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements and web browser redirect to unwanted web pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to unwanted gogetnews.net ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying popup ads and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to delete, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove gogetnews.net redirect
When 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 run the internet browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the internet 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 that 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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove gogetnews.net pop-ups from FF
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto gogetnews.net web-page.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown on the image 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 in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is done, press the “Finish” button
Delete gogetnews.net from Google Chrome
Open the Google 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 on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove gogetnews.net ads from Internet Explorer
To remove the gogetnews.net pop-ups you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset IE settings” dialog box like below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
When the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software 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 gogetnews.net annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a prompt that titled as 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”, as shown 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 adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click 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 unwanted software. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete gogetnews.net redirect automatically
You can delete gogetnews.net ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily delete adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your machine from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the download is done, close all windows on your computer. Further, run 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 show the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Malwarebytes on the system. 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 like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the malware and adware which cause the gogetnews.net ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ad supported software which cause gogetnews.net redirect. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your PC system. 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.
Stop gogetnews.net advertisements and other annoying sites
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Once downloading is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an 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 system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, pages like gogetnews.net, as well as other harmful 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your PC system and remove gogetnews.net redirect with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When downloading is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software that cause a redirect to gogetnews.net ads.
Once the scan is done, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility as on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. Once the cleaning procedure is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the step-by-step guide outlined above, your PC system should be free from malware and ‘ad supported’ software. The Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge will no longer show gogetnews.net unwanted ads or redirect you to unwanted web-sites. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.