If the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge opens the topnewsonline.net unwanted web site then most probably that your personal computer is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). This adware changes the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer settings to open tons of annoying pop-ups on all sites, including web pages where previously you ads have never seen. These ads can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the ad supported software, that opens the topnewsonline.net ads, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your web-browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
The ‘ad supported’ software usually affects only the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a harmful extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the system for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the web browser, you will see an annoying topnewsonline.net web page.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the ad-supported software as soon as possible. Use the free step-by-step guide below. This guide will help you clean your PC and thereby remove the topnewsonline.net annoying pop-up ads.
How did topnewsonline.net pop-ups get on your PC
How to manually remove topnewsonline.net pop-up ads
This useful removal guide for the topnewsonline.net redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete topnewsonline.net advertisements let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of topnewsonline.net from Firefox
- Get rid of topnewsonline.net from Chrome
- Get rid of topnewsonline.net pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete topnewsonline.net redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements and internet browser redirect to unwanted web-pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed software. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the internet browser redirect to annoying topnewsonline.net popup ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as shown below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying pop-up ads and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to remove, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Get rid of topnewsonline.net from Firefox
If the FF settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto topnewsonline.net 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, press the Help button () as shown on the image 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 like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s finished, press the “Finish” button
Get rid of topnewsonline.net from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been replaced by ad supported software.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, which 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 show the reset settings prompt as on the image 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 topnewsonline.net pop-ups from Internet Explorer
To get rid of the topnewsonline.net redirect you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as on the image below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete topnewsonline.net redirect
Once the ad-supported software is started, it can also alter 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 rerouted to an unwanted ads.
To clear the web 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 that starts with “http://” that 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 internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove 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 open your PC system, it will open topnewsonline.net unwanted site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by unwanted software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show 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”, 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 display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove topnewsonline.net with free malware remover
Delete topnewsonline.net ads manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, browser hijacker and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
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Update: April 15, 2020
- Close all software and windows on your machine. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the installation of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is complete, click on the “Scan Now” button for scanning your machine for the adware that redirects your internet browser to the topnewsonline.net annoying page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop topnewsonline.net redirect and other unwanted sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that stops access to harmful advertisements and web-pages. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window like below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, pages like topnewsonline.net, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. 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 Windows desktop.
If the problem with topnewsonline.net advertisements is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove topnewsonline.net , then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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Category: Security tools
Update: April 28, 2022
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out adware which generates topnewsonline.net advertisements.
- When it has finished scanning your PC system, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the guide above on how to delete ad supported software with AdwCleaner.
Now your personal computer should be clean of the topnewsonline.net ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and annoying malicious web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new harmful software and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove topnewsonline.net pop-ups from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.