Have you become that your web browser opens notbadnews.org, every time when you start your computer? It is a sign that you have an installed adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) on your machine. The ‘ad supported’ software is a part of malicious software that created to show tons of annoying popup ads. Perform the few simple steps below as soon as possible. It will clear your computer from ‘ad supported’ software that generates lots of pop-ups in the browser and thereby remove the redirect to notbadnews.org web-site.
The malicious software from the ad-supported software family that alters the settings of browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the web browser, instead of your startpage, you will see the annoying notbadnews.org ads.
The ad-supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies web browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ‘ad supported’ software can install additional internet browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject ads within the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install browser hijacker that once started, will alter the internet browser’s homepage and search engine. And finally, the ad supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web-pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We recommend to remove the ‘ad supported’ software, which redirects your web-browser on the notbadnews.org unwanted web-page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your system.
How did you get infected with notbadnews.org advertisements
How to manually remove notbadnews.org redirect
This useful removal guide for the notbadnews.org advertisements. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete notbadnews.org redirect 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 remove notbadnews.org redirect
- Delete notbadnews.org advertisements from Chrome
- Remove notbadnews.org pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove notbadnews.org ads from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the application that causes the appearance of unwanted 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, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed software. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to annoying notbadnews.org ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs 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 click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your PC 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 unwanted popup ads and 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 remove, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove notbadnews.org redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted ads.
To clear the web 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.
Delete notbadnews.org advertisements from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s start page and search provider by default that have been changed by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove notbadnews.org pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto notbadnews.org site.
First, run the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet 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 web-browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove notbadnews.org ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display 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 Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying notbadnews.org site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays 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 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 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 as shown in the figure 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.
Get rid of notbadnews.org ads with Malwarebytes
Remove notbadnews.org pop-up ads 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. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and remove the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) of the your computer. Moreover, this free application will help you to get rid of web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too. You can follow the few simple steps below to remove the notbadnews.org annoying pop-ups completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
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Update: May 12, 2017
Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
Once setup is complete, you will see window like below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole system to find out adware that causes the redirect to notbadnews.org web page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your machine, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the adware related files, folders, registry keys. Once the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
The following video explains the few simple steps above on how to remove ad-supported software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Block notbadnews.org pop-ups and other unwanted web-sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use program that stops access to dangerous ads and web-pages. Moreover, the application 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 program by clicking on the following link.
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Update: May 10, 2017
Once downloading is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 launch your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and stop ads, web-pages like notbadnews.org, 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.
Scan your machine and remove notbadnews.org ads with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab page and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
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 downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown in the figure below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to begin checking your PC for the adware that cause a redirect to notbadnews.org advertisements.
Once the checking is done, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility like below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” to begin the cleaning process. When the cleaning procedure is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. After restart, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your system should be free of the notbadnews.org pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and annoying dangerous sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC 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 remove notbadnews.org pop-ups from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.