Are you open your favorite web-browser and don’t see usual home page, which is set earlier? The My News Guide is the first thing that pop up once you start your web browser? It means that your personal computer has been hijacked by nasty browser hijacker. If you get it on your PC, this malicious software can modify certain browser’s settings such as homepage, new tab and default search engine. So, the My News Guide may be opened when you create a new tab in your web browser, or when you try to search for any information within the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge, because the hijacker infection changes the web browser’s search provider.
When you are performing searches using the web-browser that has been affected with My News Guide, the search results will be returned from Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search. The devs behind My News Guide browser hijacker are most likely doing this to earn advertisement money from the ads shown in the search results.
The My News Guide hijacker infection is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies settings of browsers, and blocks them from modifying. Also this hijacker may install additional web-browser add-ons and modules that will display ads and pop-ups. And finally, the My News Guide hijacker may collect a wide variety of user information such as what web pages you’re opening, what you’re looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be used for marketing purposes.
The browser hijacker like My News Guide often change all internet browser shortcuts which located on your Desktop to force you visit various unwanted pages and open annoying pop-up advertisements. As a result, your web-browser can still redirect you to an annoying web page despite your browser is actually clean of hijacker.
Therefore it is very important to clean your PC of hijacker as quickly as possible. Follow the tutorial below to remove My News Guide , as well as other malware and ad supported software, which can be installed onto your PC along with it.
Remove My News Guide
Fortunately, it is not hard to delete the My News Guide hijacker. In the following steps, we will provide two solutions to free your computer of this browser hijacker. One is the manual removal method and the other is automatic removal way. You can select the way that best fits you. Please follow the removal instructions below to get rid of My News Guide right now!
How to manually remove My News Guide
Steps to remove My News Guide browser hijacker without any programs are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step steps completely to fully remove this undesired My News Guide .
Delete My News Guide related software through the Control Panel of your PC
We suggest that you begin the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and uninstall all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Remove the unwanted applications can remove the unwanted advertisements or web-browser redirect.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel like below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of programs installed on your computer. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of popups and internet browser redirect to the annoying My News Guide web-page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image 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 software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of popup advertisements and internet 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 which you need to uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Remove My News Guide from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web browser home page, newtab and default search engine you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the MS Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, open the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
Once the task is done, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s newtab page, homepage and search engine by default to default state.
Get rid of My News Guide from Firefox
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and remove unwanted search provider and homepage like My News Guide, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
Run the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker that modifies browser settings to replace your newtab, startpage and search provider by default with My News Guide page. When, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove My News Guide from Chrome
Use the Reset browser utility of the Chrome to reset all its settings like new tab, homepage and search provider by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of browser hijacks such as My News Guide.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click 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 “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Fix web-browser shortcuts, altered by My News Guide hijacker
A browser hijacker infection may hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all internet browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument like http://site.address/.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web browser as shown on the image below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll show a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as displayed below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers that are rerouted to the My News Guide unwanted page.
Scan your PC and remove My News Guide with free utilities
Manual removal steps does not always allow to completely delete the browser hijacker, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of hijacker and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you run malicious software removal tool to completely get rid of My News Guide off your personal computer. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that may be used against the hijacker. The optimum way would be to use Zemana, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Automatically remove My News Guide startpage with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
We recommend using the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM). You can download and install Zemana Anti Malware to scan for and remove My News Guide redirect from your computer. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Download Zemana Free from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, press the “Scan” button .Zemana program will scan through the whole system for the browser hijacker infection that developed to reroute your web-browser to the My News Guide web page.
A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your PC. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove browser hijacker that modifies web-browser settings to replace your startpage, new tab page and search provider by default with My News Guide site.
Scan and free your computer of browser hijacker with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer of the browser hijacker. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
- Please download MalwareBytes from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the downloading process is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your system. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Free will launch and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the My News Guide hijacker and other web-browser’s harmful add-ons. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your system and the speed of your PC. When a malicious software, ad-supported software or potentially unwanted applications are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
- When the scan get finished, a list of all threats detected is produced.
- Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press the “Quarantine Selected” button. When that process is done, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Remove My News Guide homepage from internet browsers with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It may scan and delete browser hijacker infection that changes browser settings to replace your homepage, newtab and default search provider with My News Guide web-site, malware, potentially unwanted applications and ad supported software from system (Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby return web browsers default settings (startpage, newtab page and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- After the downloading process is complete, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that made to redirect your browser to the My News Guide web-site. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your personal computer and the speed of your computer. While the AdwCleaner application is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- When AdwCleaner has finished scanning your computer, you will be shown the list of all detected threats on your personal computer. Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to block My News Guide and stay safe online
By installing an adblocker program such as AdGuard, you’re able to stop My News Guide, autoplaying video ads and remove a lot of distracting and annoying ads on web pages.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking application is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as shown on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop up advertisements, web-sites such My News Guide, as well as other harmful or misleading web-pages. 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 may be found on your desktop.
Prevent My News Guide hijacker infection from installing
Usually, My News Guide hijacker gets into your system as part of a bundle with free software, sharing files and other unsafe applications that you downloaded from the Net. The developers of this browser hijacker pays software creators for distributing My News Guide hijacker infection within their programs. So, additional applications is often included as part of the installation package. In order to avoid the setup of any browser hijackers such as My News Guide: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced installation method and uncheck all third-party programs in which you are unsure.
Now your PC should be clean of the browser hijacker which created to redirect your internet browser to the My News Guide web site. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up advertisements and unwanted malicious web sites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your system for new hijackers and other malware). 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 My News Guide from the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.