If your web-browser gets rerouted to undesired web page called Independent-news.club or lots of ads are displayed where they should not be then it’s a sign that your PC is infected by the obnoxious potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) group.
The adware that redirects your web browser to the Independent-news.club web-page is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional utility. It’s made with the sole purpose to show dozens of popup advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. The adware can substitute the legitimate advertising banners on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful web-pages. T
That is, it’s obvious that adware can steal user data such as: your ip address, what is a web site you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. Even worse, the ad-supported software may monetize its functionality by gathering personal info from your browsing sessions. This confidential data, afterwards, can be easily used for marketing purposes. This puts your personal info at a security risk.
The malicious applications from the ad supported software family that changes the settings of browsers usually affects only the Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be hijacked too. The ad supported software may modify the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the web-browser, instead of your home page, you’ll see an unwanted website such as the Independent-news.club.
If you noticed any of the symptoms mentioned above, we advise you to perform step-by-step guide below to delete the ad supported software and remove Independent-news.club pop-ups from your web-browser.
Remove Independent-news.club pop-ups, ads, notifications
We recommend opting for automatic Independent-news.club pop-up ads removal in order to get rid of all adware related entries easily. This way requires scanning the system with reputable antimalware, e.g. Zemana, MalwareBytes or HitmanPro. However, if you prefer manual removal steps, you can follow the guide below in this blog post. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your web-browser or restart your system.
To remove Independent-news.club, execute the steps below:
- Remove suspicious programs through the Control Panel of your computer
- Remove Independent-news.club pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Remove Independent-news.club popup advertisements from Firefox
- Get rid of Independent-news.club redirect from Internet Explorer
- How to delete Independent-news.club popup advertisements with freeware
- How to Stop Independent-news.club pop-ups
How to manually remove Independent-news.club
To get rid of Independent-news.club redirect, adware and other unwanted apps you can try to do so manually. Unfortunately some of the ad-supported software won’t show up in your application list, but some adware may. In this case, you may be able to remove it via the uninstall function of your PC. You can do this by following the steps below.
Remove suspicious programs through the Control Panel of your computer
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to remove unknown and dubious apps. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer from pop ups, hijackers and so on.
Make sure you have closed all web browsers and other programs. Next, delete any unrequested and suspicious software from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of software installed on your personal computer. Most probably, one of them is the ad-supported software related to Independent-news.club popup advertisements. Choose the questionable application or the application that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Microsoft Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the suspicious or any unknown programs, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this unwanted application from your PC system.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an undesired program, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Independent-news.club pop-ups from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings will help you to completely reset your browser. The result of activating this function will bring Google Chrome settings back to its original state. This can delete Independent-news.club pop up ads and disable malicious extensions. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
- First, start the Google Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed addons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Independent-news.club popup advertisements from Firefox
If your Firefox web-browser is re-directed to Independent-news.club without your permission or an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset. It will keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox web-browser settings to their default state.
Get rid of Independent-news.club redirect from Internet Explorer
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browser you return your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware that causes web browsers to show annoying Independent-news.club ads.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the image below.
After the process is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s home page, new tab and search provider to default state.
How to delete Independent-news.club popup advertisements with freeware
After completing the manual removal guidance above all unwanted applications, malicious web-browser’s extensions and ad supported software responsible for redirections to Independent-news.club should be deleted. If the problem with Independent-news.club pop-ups is still remained, then we suggest to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components. Run recommended free adware removal apps below.
How to automatically get rid of Independent-news.club advertisements with Zemana Free
You can remove Independent-news.club redirect automatically with a help of Zemana Free. We suggest this malware removal utility because it can easily remove hijackers, PUPs, adware that reroutes your browser to Independent-news.club web-site with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
- Visit the following page to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM). Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the download is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your system. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) onto your machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana will run and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ad supported software responsible for Independent-news.club popup ads. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- Once Zemana Free has finished scanning, Zemana Anti Malware will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected.
- Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press the “Next” button. The tool will remove ad supported software related to Independent-news.club redirect and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
- Close the Zemana Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Use Hitman Pro to delete Independent-news.club pop-up advertisements from internet browser
Hitman Pro is a free portable program that scans your personal computer for ad supported software related to Independent-news.club pop up ads, PUPs and hijackers and helps delete them easily. Moreover, it will also help you delete any malicious web browser extensions and add-ons.
Click the following link to download Hitman Pro. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When downloading is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. After the utility is started, you will see a screen as displayed on the screen below.
Further, click “Next” button to search for ad-supported software related to Independent-news.club popup ads. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. As the scanning ends, HitmanPro will show a list of all items detected by the scan as shown in the following example.
Once you’ve selected what you wish to get rid of from your computer click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to Stop Independent-news.club pop-ups
If you want to delete annoying ads, web browser redirects and pop-ups, then install an ad blocking program such as AdGuard. It can block Independent-news.club, ads, pop-ups and stop web-sites from tracking your online activities when using the MS Edge, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. So, if you like browse the World Wide Web, but you do not like unwanted ads and want to protect your PC system from malicious sites, then the AdGuard is your best choice.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your system from the following link.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed 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 displayed below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your PC system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop up ads, Independent-news.club pop-ups, as well as other malicious or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Don’t know how your internet browser has been hijacked by Independent-news.club ads?
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be free of the ad supported software which cause intrusive Independent-news.club pop ups to appear. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your machine for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block annoying pop-up advertisements and harmful websites). Moreover, to prevent any ad supported software, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to detect potentially unwanted apps.
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