The cause of unwanted blog9news.net popup ads on your screen is ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). Technically, the ad supported software, that opens lots of pop-up ads or redirects on an annoying web site, is not a virus. It’s is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a small code within the content of web sites that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new internet browser window with blog9news.net web-site or insert a ton of advertising links directly into the web sites you’re viewing.
The malicious programs from the ad-supported software family that modifies the settings of browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the web browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying blog9news.net advertisements.
While your PC is infected with the ad supported software, the FF, Chrome, IE and Edge may be redirected to blog9news.net unwanted web-page. Of course, the ad-supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a ton of annoying ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web pages that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all web pages, including web sites where previously you have never seen any advertisements. In this case, when you open any site, you may see in your web-browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for blog9news.net’, ‘Transferring data from blog9news.net’, ‘Looking up blog9news.net’, ‘Read blog9news.net’, ‘Connected to blog9news.net’.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the steps below as quickly as possible. The few simple steps will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your computer from the blog9news.net redirect. What is more, the steps below will help you remove other harmful software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC along with the adware.
How does your computer get infected with blog9news.net pop-ups
How to manually remove blog9news.net ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will allow you manually remove blog9news.net pop-ups from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of blog9news.net pop-ups from Firefox
- Delete blog9news.net ads from Chrome
- Remove blog9news.net advertisements from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove blog9news.net redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the personal computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and delete all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ad-supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Remove the unwanted programs may delete the unwanted ads or web browser redirect to unknown or annoying web-sites.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Get rid of blog9news.net pop-ups from Firefox
First, start the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete blog9news.net ads from Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby delete the redirect to blog9news.net annoying ads which is caused by the adware.
At first, launch the 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 display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will show 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, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will run the process of cleaning. Once it is complete, the browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Remove blog9news.net advertisements from IE
To remove the blog9news.net pop-up ads you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your machine.
First, start the 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 in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer settings” prompt as on the image below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC system 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.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove blog9news.net redirect
Once the ad supported software is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “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 begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of 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 open your machine, it will display blog9news.net unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a dialog box 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 open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the unwanted programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further click 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 adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove blog9news.net redirect automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove blog9news.net advertisements from the infected PC system. This is because the ‘ad supported’ software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ad-supported software again infect your PC and it will begin to open unwanted blog9news.net pop-up ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove ad-supported software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the computer.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. It is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you delete browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your personal computer. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the download is complete, close all programs on your PC. Next, start the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out ‘ad supported’ software that cause a redirect to blog9news.net. When the ‘ad supported’ software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
Once the scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your machine. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ad-supported software which cause blog9news.net pop-ups. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to remove ad supported software and other malware.
How to stop blog9news.net pop-ups
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious advertisements and web-pages. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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- Once downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that 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 run your PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, blog9news.net redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Delete blog9news.net pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the unwanted blog9news.net redirect from the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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After the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, press the “Scan” button for checking your PC system for the malicious extensions and ad supported software that displays ads from blog9news.net web page. When it has finished scanning, it will display 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 finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove adware, browser hijackers and other harmful programs.
Now your computer should be clean of the blog9news.net redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and annoying dangerous sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware and ad supported software). 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 blog9news.net advertisements from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.