You ran your internet browser such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge, but somehow, for some reason, you didn’t get your favorite startpage you wanted after running it. This is sign of hijacker, potentially unwanted program made to redirect your web-browser to Todays News Reporter web-page. The hijacker replacing the internet browsers settings like start page, new tab and default search engine with its own data.
Except that the Todays News Reporter changes web browser’s startpage and newtab page, it also rewrites your search engine, which leads to the fact that use of the web-browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of a lot of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad web sites and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search providers such as Google or Bing.
Table of contents
- What is Todays News Reporter
- Todays News Reporter removal tutorial
- How to manually remove Todays News Reporter
- Uninstall suspicious and potentially unwanted applications using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Todays News Reporter search
- Get rid of Todays News Reporter search from Chrome
- Delete Todays News Reporter redirect from Internet Explorer
- Delete Todays News Reporter from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
- Scan your PC system and delete Todays News Reporter with free tools
- How to manually remove Todays News Reporter
- Stop Todays News Reporter and other intrusive web-pages
- Why has my start page and search engine changed to Todays News Reporter?
- Finish words
Often, the machine which has been infected with Todays News Reporter browser hijacker, will be also infected by adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that opens a lot of various advertisements. It can be pop-ups, text links in the sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate ads with malicious advertisements which will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted programs or visit the various dangerous and misleading web-pages.
The Todays News Reporter browser hijacker may change web-browsers settings, but often that the unwanted software can also infect all types of internet browsers by modifying their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Todays News Reporter undesired page every time run the internet browser.
We recommend you to clean your personal computer of hijacker infection as soon as possible. Use the step by step instructions below that will assist to remove Todays News Reporter startpage and adware, which can be installed onto your computer along with it.
Todays News Reporter removal tutorial
In many cases browser hijackers requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of MS Windows Control panel in order to be fully deleted. For that reason, our team developed several removal ways which we’ve summarized in a detailed guidance. Therefore, if you have the unwanted Todays News Reporter hijacker on your computer and are currently trying to have it deleted then feel free to follow the guide below in order to resolve your problem. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your internet browser or reboot your computer.
How to manually remove Todays News Reporter
The tutorial will help you delete Todays News Reporter home page. These Todays News Reporter removal steps work for the Chrome, FF, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Uninstall suspicious and potentially unwanted applications using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
It’s of primary importance to first identify and delete all PUPs, adware applications and browser hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Windows Control Panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Todays News Reporter search
Important to know, most anti-malware applications that are able to remove hijacker infection, but unable to scan for and recover altered shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web browsers manually.
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 such as “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text 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 Todays News Reporter search from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s home page, new tab and default search engine that have been modified by Todays News Reporter browser hijacker.
- First launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your internet browser’s homepage, newtab and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Todays News Reporter redirect from Internet Explorer
First, open the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The IE will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove Todays News Reporter browser hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as new tab page, home page and search provider by default to default state.
Delete Todays News Reporter from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
The Mozilla Firefox reset will keep your personal information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and delete unwanted search engine and home page such as Todays News Reporter, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
First, open the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Scan your PC system and delete Todays News Reporter with free tools
Many antivirus companies have designed software that allow detect and delete browser hijacker, and thereby revert back web browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to use. Your PC system can have lots of PUPs, ad-supported software and browser hijackers installed at the same time, so we recommend, if any unwanted or harmful program returns after restarting the PC, then start your machine into Safe Mode and use the anti-malware tool once again.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove browser hijacker
We suggest you to use the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the utility will help you to get rid of PUPs, malware, toolbars and adware that your system can be infected too.
Download Zemana AntiMalware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the figure below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your system.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Todays News Reporter browser hijacker related files, folders and registry keys. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan it’ll detect all threats exist on your PC system.
Once the system scan is finished, it will open a scan report. Review the report and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-malware will remove hijacker that causes browsers to show intrusive Todays News Reporter page and add threats to the Quarantine.
Remove Todays News Reporter home page with Malwarebytes
Remove Todays News Reporter hijacker manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and adware that your personal computer can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
After the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will assist you setup Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically run and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your PC system for the browser hijacker that cause a redirect to Todays News Reporter web-site. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. While the utility is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
Once the scan get finished, you’ll be opened the list of all found items on your system. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will get rid of browser hijacker that cause a redirect to Todays News Reporter web-page. Once that process is finished, you can be prompted to restart your computer. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijackers, ad supported software and other malicious software.
If the problem with Todays News Reporter redirect is still remained
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana antimalware cannot delete this hijacker, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for hijackers, ad-supported software, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is started, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole machine to find out Todays News Reporter hijacker related files, folders and registry keys. When it has finished scanning your personal computer, it will show a list of detected threats as shown on the image below.
Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box like below.
You need to click “OK”. Once the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. When your PC system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Todays News Reporter and other intrusive web-pages
Enabling an ad-blocker application like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocker applications will also protect you from harmful ads and sites, and, of course, block redirection chain to Todays News Reporter and similar pages.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the downloading process is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is complete, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop up ads, pages such Todays News Reporter, 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 desktop.
Why has my start page and search engine changed to Todays News Reporter?
Once you’ve finished the step by step tutorial shown above, your PC should be clean from malware and browser hijackers. The Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer will no longer show Todays News Reporter annoying home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step by step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it has completed scanning your computer, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the undesired Todays News Reporter search.