Are you seeing newsfor24smo.com pop-ups in the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge? This means that your computer is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it opens a huge number of unwanted advertisements. Currently, this adware are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free programs, download and install them on the computer without proper attention to the fact that the adware can penetrate into the computer along with them.
Most often, the ‘ad-supported’ software affects the most common browsers such as the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the malicious software as well may infect another browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the internet browser, it’ll redirect to the annoying newsfor24smo.com web site. Even if you setup a new home page, an annoying web page will be the first thing you see when you open the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge.
Technically, the ad-supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large number of popup ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the internet browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit malicious sites. Moreover, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your computer with the adware. Once installed, it will replace your start page with an unwanted page.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the instructions below ASAP. The step-by-step instructions will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your machine from the newsfor24smo.com ads. What is more, the guide below will help you remove other malicious software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC system along with the ad supported software.
How does newsfor24smo.com ads get installed onto PC system
How to manually remove newsfor24smo.com pop-ups
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the newsfor24smo.com redirect. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your machine.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove newsfor24smo.com from Firefox
- Delete newsfor24smo.com from Google Chrome
- Remove newsfor24smo.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete newsfor24smo.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements and internet browser redirect to unwanted web-sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Remove newsfor24smo.com from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto newsfor24smo.com web-site.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Delete newsfor24smo.com from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been replaced by adware.
- Now run the Google 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 display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your start page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove newsfor24smo.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as on the image below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete newsfor24smo.com redirect
Once installed, the ad supported software may add an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer. Due to this, every time you launch the internet browser, it will show the newsfor24smo.com unwanted web-page.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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 which starts with “http://”. Remove it or everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
Next, press OK to save changes. You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying newsfor24smo.com web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a prompt 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”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your machine. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious applications. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove newsfor24smo.com automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect newsfor24smo.com threat and remove it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC system.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole PC to find out adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to get rid of all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the guide or the video guide below.
Block newsfor24smo.com and other annoying web-pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted ads and malicious web pages, you need to use application that stops access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once the download is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following image.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window like below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, sites like newsfor24smo.com, as well as other dangerous 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your PC system and remove newsfor24smo.com pop-ups with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out ad supported software that cause a redirect to newsfor24smo.com advertisements.
When it has finished scanning your computer, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK” to begin the cleaning process. When the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the step-by-step guide outlined above, your PC should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, Firefox, IE and Edge will no longer open newsfor24smo.com annoying popup ads and redirect you to unknown web pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis using the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- When the system scan is finished, 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 annoying newsfor24smo.com redirect.