The cause of unwanted pagesnews.org pop-ups on your screen is adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the adware, that shows a large number of ads or redirects on an unwanted web-page, is not a virus. It’s is created to make a money. Once started, the ‘ad supported’ software injects a small code within the content of pages that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new web-browser window with pagesnews.org page or insert lots of ads directly into the web pages you’re viewing.
Most often, the adware affects the most common internet browsers such as the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the web-browser, it’ll redirect to the annoying pagesnews.org web-site. Even if you setup a new home page, an unwanted page will be the first thing you see when you start the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
While your personal computer is infected with the ad-supported software, the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge may be redirected to pagesnews.org annoying web site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open a ton of annoying ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web pages that are you opening in your web browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all pages, including web pages where previously you have never seen any advertising links. In this case, when you open any page, you may see in your web-browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for pagesnews.org’, ‘Transferring data from pagesnews.org’, ‘Looking up pagesnews.org’, ‘Read pagesnews.org’, ‘Connected to pagesnews.org’.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the ad supported software ASAP. Use the free step-by-step guide below. This guide will help you clean your machine and thereby remove the pagesnews.org annoying pop-up ads.
How can you protect your PC from pagesnews.org pop-up ads
How to manually remove pagesnews.org pop-ups
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It’ll help you easily to clean your PC system of adware. Moreover, you can select manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to delete ad supported software that causes annoying pagesnews.org advertisements. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your system.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove pagesnews.org redirect
- Remove pagesnews.org pop-ups from Firefox
- Remove pagesnews.org pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Get rid of pagesnews.org redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted 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 as shown on the screen below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown 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 pagesnews.org 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, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as on the image below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of software installed on your personal computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying pop-ups and 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 program, you need to remove, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove pagesnews.org redirect
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying advertisements.
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 web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove pagesnews.org pop-ups from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto pagesnews.org web-page.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, click 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 internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. Once it is done, click the “Finish” button
Remove pagesnews.org pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malware and ad supported software, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been modified by adware.
- Now start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- When this task is complete, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage, new tab and default search engine.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of pagesnews.org redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to pagesnews.org annoying page.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying pagesnews.org site 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 unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a prompt that titled with 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 on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. 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 malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then 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’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove pagesnews.org redirect automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect pagesnews.org 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.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click “Scan Now” button to start checking your PC for the ‘ad supported’ software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your machine. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program 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 instructions or the video guide below.
Block pagesnews.org advertisements and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and web-pages. Moreover, the program can stop the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is done, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is done, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 run your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, web-sites such as pagesnews.org, as well as other harmful 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove pagesnews.org pop-up ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the annoying pagesnews.org pop-ups from the Chrome, FF, IE and MS 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 by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
After downloading is complete, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to begin checking your PC system for the malicious extensions and adware which shows advertisements from pagesnews.org web-page. Once the system scan is finished, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove adware, browser hijackers and other dangerous applications.
Now your computer should be free of the pagesnews.org . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and annoying malicious 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 malicious programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove pagesnews.org ads from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.