The firsthitnews.ru is a ‘ad’ web-page. If this site popping up in your internet browser then most probably that your machine is infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). It is a type of dangerous applications that designed to display lots of annoying pop-up ads. Unlike viruses, the ad-supported software will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your web-browser. This is because, it’ll infect your PC system, get full access to your web-browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer and be able to change their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your web-browser settings will be changed, you will be rerouted to unwanted ads, some of which can lead to dangerous or misleading web pages. For this reason, we recommend that you begin the clean up of your computer as soon as possible and thereby delete firsthitnews.ru popup ads.
The malicious software from the ad-supported software family that modifies the settings of web browsers usually affects only the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the browser, instead of your start page, you will see the annoying firsthitnews.ru ads.
While your PC is infected with the adware, the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge may be rerouted to firsthitnews.ru annoying web page. Of course, the ad-supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a large number of annoying ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web pages that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all web-pages, including pages where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
We recommend to remove the ‘ad-supported’ software, which redirects your web browser on the firsthitnews.ru annoying site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your machine.
How does firsthitnews.ru ads get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove firsthitnews.ru
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malicious software. To delete this adware, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing malicious programs, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to remove firsthitnews.ru advertisements easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in computer or in the case where adware is not removed automatically.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove firsthitnews.ru redirect
- Remove firsthitnews.ru advertisements from Chrome
- Get rid of firsthitnews.ru pop-up ads from FF
- Remove firsthitnews.ru pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the machine cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious applications. 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 applications can clean up your web-browser from pop-ups, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed software.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove firsthitnews.ru redirect
Once the ad supported software is started, it can also change the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted ads.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove firsthitnews.ru advertisements from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of firsthitnews.ru pop-up ads from FF
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the reroute onto firsthitnews.ru web-site.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the screen 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 show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following image. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. Once it’s done, click the “Finish” button
Remove firsthitnews.ru pop-ups from Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to firsthitnews.ru unwanted site.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad-supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will display firsthitnews.ru unwanted web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a dialog box that titled as 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 on the image 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. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of firsthitnews.ru ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect firsthitnews.ru threat and remove it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, click “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the ‘ad-supported’ software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove 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.
How to block firsthitnews.ru redirect
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a 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 computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, firsthitnews.ru redirects, 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 AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove firsthitnews.ru pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying firsthitnews.ru advertisements from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ad supported software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner using the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 30, 2021
When downloading is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is launched, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole system to find out malicious extensions and adware which opens advertisements from firsthitnews.ru web-site. When the system scan is complete, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of adware, browser hijackers and other malicious programs.
Now your computer should be clean of the firsthitnews.ru advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and unwanted dangerous web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new dangerous applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of firsthitnews.ru from your PC, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.