The MyNewsGuide is a browser hijacker. It is a type of unwanted software. Unlike viruses, it will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your internet browser. This is because that it’ll infect your PC, get full access to your web browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge and be able to alter their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your web-browser settings will be modified, you will be rerouted to unwanted web-sites completely, certain of which can be dangerous or misleading pages. For this reason, we suggest that you delete MyNewsGuide browser hijacker ASAP and thereby return your favorite home page and search provider.
The MyNewsGuide hijacker infection will change your web browser’s search provider so that all searches are sent via MyNewsGuide, that redirects to Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search engine that shows the search results for your query. The devs behind this browser hijacker infection are utilizing legitimate search provider as they may generate money from the ads which are displayed in the search results.
It’s not a good idea to have an unwanted program such as MyNewsGuide hijacker infection on your computer. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The browser hijacker infection can also be used to collect personal information that can be later used for marketing purposes. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any ads on the MyNewsGuide web page.
The browser hijacker infection like MyNewsGuide often alter all browser shortcuts which located on your Desktop to force you visit some undesired sites and display undesired ads. As a result, your web browser can still redirect you to an annoying web site despite your web-browser is actually free of hijacker infection.
Thus, it’s clear that the presence of hijacker on your system is not desirable, and you need to clean up your machine as quickly as possible. Follow the steps below in order to get rid of MyNewsGuide from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
There are a simple manual tutorial below which will assist you to get rid of MyNewsGuide from your Windows PC. The most effective way to delete this hijacker is to complete the manual removal guide and then use Zemana AntiMalware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual solution will assist to weaken this browser hijacker infection and these malicious software removal tools will completely delete MyNewsGuide and return the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge settings to default.
How to get rid of MyNewsGuide start page without any software
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of MyNewsGuide startpage from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and MS Edge.
Delete PUPs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to delete MyNewsGuide, first thing you need to do is to delete unknown and suspicious programs from your personal computer using Microsoft Windows control panel. When removing this browser hijacker infection, check the list of installed software and try to find suspicious programs and delete them all. Pay special attention to recently installed software, as it’s most likely that the MyNewsGuide browser hijacker infection сame along with it.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Get rid of MyNewsGuide start page from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the browser hijacker infection, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s home page, new tab page and default search provider that have been modified by MyNewsGuide browser hijacker.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web-browser’s homepage, newtab page 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 MyNewsGuide redirect from FF
If your Firefox internet browser start page has changed to MyNewsGuide without your permission or an unknown search engine shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web-browser reset.
First, launch the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show 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 like below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove MyNewsGuide homepage from IE
If you find that IE browser settings like new tab, home page and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser process.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of browser hijacker which cause MyNewsGuide page to appear, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like start page, new tab and search provider by default to default state.
How to automatically delete MyNewsGuide browser hijacker
The browser hijacker infection may hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker once again infect your personal computer and alter current settings of installed web browsers to MyNewsGuide. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove browser hijacker manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best solution to scan for and remove browser hijacker infections is to run free malware removal programs.
Remove MyNewsGuide with Zemana Free
We suggest using the Zemana which are completely clean your personal computer of the hijacker infection. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program developed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you get rid of PUPs, hijackers, adware, malware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Download Zemana Free from the following link.
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Once downloading is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed on the screen below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Free on your computer.
Once install is finished, you will see window as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the browser hijacker infection which cause MyNewsGuide web-page to appear. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
Once the scan get finished, Zemana Free will show a scan report. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will delete hijacker infection that created to redirect your web browser to the MyNewsGuide web-site and move items to the program’s quarantine.
Delete MyNewsGuide homepage with Malwarebytes
Manual MyNewsGuide homepage removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker can be not completely removed. We suggest that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer of browser hijacker infection. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, PUPs, ad-supported software and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your machine by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloading is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this task is done, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker which created to reroute your internet browser to the MyNewsGuide web-page. While the MalwareBytes Free is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software. When you’re ready, press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we suggest you to read and follow the guidance or the video guide below.
Run AdwCleaner to remove MyNewsGuide
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool which can scan your system for a wide range of security threats such as adware, malware, potentially unwanted applications as well as browser hijacker infection which cause MyNewsGuide web-site to appear. It will perform a deep scan of your PC system including hard drives and Windows registry. After a malware is detected, it will allow you to remove all found threats from your personal computer with a simple click.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link and save it to your Desktop.
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- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- When the download is done, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker infection which redirects your web-browser to unwanted MyNewsGuide web-site. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- Once AdwCleaner has completed scanning, the results are displayed in the scan report. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your PC system, click “OK”.
The steps shown in detail in the following video.
Use AdBlocker to block MyNewsGuide and stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad blocking program that may stop MyNewsGuide and other intrusive web-pages. The ad-blocking utility like AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious web-pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocking software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Web.
Download AdGuard application from the following link.
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Once downloading is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window like below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, web-sites such MyNewsGuide, as well as other malicious 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 is located on your desktop.
How did MyNewsGuide browser hijacker get on your system
Many hijacker infections such as MyNewsGuide are included in the free software setup package. Most often, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some installers are developed to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing an adware or potentially unwanted applications. Anyway, easier to prevent the browser hijacker rather than clean up your computer after one. So, keep the web browser updated (turn on automatic updates), run a good antivirus programs, double check a free programs before you start it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid harmful and unknown web-pages.
Once you’ve done the step-by-step instructions outlined above, your PC system should be clean from this hijacker and other malicious software. The Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge will no longer display annoying MyNewsGuide start page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
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 intrusive MyNewsGuide .