The appearance of unwanted 24socialnews.com pop-up ads in your browser means that your personal computer has become the victim of the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It makes changes to the system settings and configures itself so as to start automatically each time the computer is turned on. Immediately after startup, the adware begins to monitor the user’s actions and open ads directly into a new tab of the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox or Edge. So, if you notice that your browser from time to time opens the 24socialnews.com web page, then you don’t need to wait . Use the guidance below and get rid of 24socialnews.com pop-up ads ASAP.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large amount of popups. It may download and install on to your system other harmful and unwanted applications without your permission, force you to visit misleading or harmful web-sites. Moreover, the ad-supported software can install web-browser hijacker. Once installed, it will modify your internet browser setting such as homepage, newtab and search provider by default with an undesired web site.
The adware often change all internet browser shortcuts which located on your Desktop to force you visit certain intrusive ad web sites. As a result, your internet browser can still redirect you to an undesired ad web-page despite your system is actually free of ad supported software and other malware.
The guide below explaining steps to get rid of 24socialnews.com pop-up ads problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the ad supported software that may attack Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge and other popular web browsers. The few simple steps will allow you delete ad supported software and thus clean your web browser from all intrusive advertisements.
Remove 24socialnews.com pop-up ads
When the adware gets installed on your personal computer without your knowledge, it is not easy to delete. Most often, there is no Uninstall application that simply remove the adware that responsible for web-browser redirect to the unwanted 24socialnews.com web-page from your PC. So, we recommend using several well-proven free specialized tools such as Zemana Anti-Malware, MalwareBytes or AdwCleaner. But the best method to get rid of 24socialnews.com redirect will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally run antimalware tools.
To remove 24socialnews.com, complete the steps below:
- Manual 24socialnews.com redirect removal
- Remove 24socialnews.com popup advertisements with free software
- Run AdBlocker to block 24socialnews.com and stay safe online
- How does your PC system get infected with 24socialnews.com pop ups
- To sum up
Manual 24socialnews.com redirect removal
The guide will help you remove 24socialnews.com pop-up advertisements. These 24socialnews.com removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows operating system.
Delete adware through the MS Windows Control Panel
Check out the MS Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed apps. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of applications by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and dubious programs, they are the ones you need to delete.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all apps installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete dubious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort apps by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Remove 24socialnews.com popup advertisements from Chrome
If your Google Chrome internet browser is re-directed to annoying 24socialnews.com page, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser program to its default settings.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete 24socialnews.com redirect from Firefox
If the Firefox browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings like homepage, newtab and search engine by default to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show 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 press on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove 24socialnews.com advertisements from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings like start page, new tab and default search engine having been modified by ‘ad supported’ software responsible for redirecting your web-browser to 24socialnews.com page, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed in the figure below.
After the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s new tab, homepage and search engine by default to default state.
Fix web browser shortcuts, modified by adware
Unfortunately, the adware which causes intrusive 24socialnews.com pop up ads, can also hijack Windows shortcut files (mostly, your internet browsers shortcuts), so that the 24socialnews.com ad page will be shown when you start the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge or another internet browser.
Open the properties of the web-browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected web-browser and choose the “Properties” option and it’ll show the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as on the image below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts that have been changed by adware that causes multiple undesired popups, usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe like below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks like …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown in the figure below.
In order to fix the hijacked shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcut files that have been modified by adware related to 24socialnews.com pop-ups.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|FF||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is done, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers that are re-directed to the 24socialnews.com undesired web site.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted 24socialnews.com page 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 which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a dialog box that called 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”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please 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 remove this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the malicious application, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by unwanted software. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove 24socialnews.com popup advertisements with free software
Manual removal tutorial does not always help to completely remove the adware, as it’s not easy to identify and delete components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you use malware removal tool to completely remove 24socialnews.com off your web browser. Several free malware removal tools are currently available that can be used against the ad-supported software. The optimum method would be to run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to delete 24socialnews.com
We recommend you to run the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your computer of adware that responsible for the appearance of 24socialnews.com ads. Moreover, the utility will help you to remove potentially unwanted software, malicious software, toolbars and hijacker infections that your PC can be infected too.
- Please go to the link below to download Zemana Free. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
- After the downloading process is finished, close all apps and windows on your machine. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, press the “Scan” button to scan for adware which cause unwanted 24socialnews.com pop-ups to appear. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a malicious software, ad-supported software or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- After Zemana Anti Malware has finished scanning, a list of all threats found is produced. Next, you need to click “Next”. When disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC.
Scan and clean your system of adware with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect ad supported software and thereby remove 24socialnews.com pop up ads from your web browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on the PC system.
Visit the following page to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
After downloading is done, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes AntiMalware on the computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will automatically run and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your system for the ad-supported software that causes web browsers to display annoying 24socialnews.com pop up ads. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once the scan get completed, a list of all threats found is prepared. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will start to remove ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple undesired pop-ups. Once the cleaning process is complete, you can be prompted to restart your system. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of browser hijackers, ad supported software and other malware.
Use AdwCleaner to remove 24socialnews.com advertisements from internet browser
AdwCleaner is a portable tool which identifies and removes unwanted applications such as hijackers, adware, toolbars, other browser addons and other malware. It scans your PC for ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for the appearance of 24socialnews.com ads and prepares a list of threats marked for removal. AdwCleaner will only remove those undesired apps that you wish to be removed.
- Please go to the following link to download AdwCleaner. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 30, 2017
- Once downloading is done, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button . AdwCleaner utility will begin scanning the whole PC to find out adware that cause undesired 24socialnews.com ads to appear. This task may take some time, so please be patient. When a malicious software, ad-supported software or PUPs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When AdwCleaner has finished scanning your PC system, you’ll be displayed the list of all detected items on your PC system. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Run AdBlocker to block 24socialnews.com and stay safe online
It is important to use ad-blocking software like AdGuard to protect your PC system from malicious web sites. Most security experts says that it’s okay to stop ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to stop 24socialnews.com and other unwanted web-sites.
- Download AdGuard program on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- After the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” 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 PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up advertisements, web sites such 24socialnews.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How does your PC system get infected with 24socialnews.com pop ups
To sum up
Once you’ve finished the guide outlined above, your system should be free from ad-supported software responsible for 24socialnews.com pop-up advertisements and other malware. The Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer reroute you to various unwanted web-sites such as 24socialnews.com. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.