There are many types of malware and one of them is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad-supported software, which causes the appearance of newsonly.info pop-up ads or the redirect to this annoying web-page, have a negative impact on the functioning of your computer. It modifies PC settings, generates tons of various ads, slows down the FF, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that web-pages are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the adware is showing ads, so it may redirect your internet browser to an unwanted web site like newsonly.info, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the web-browser’s address bar, then the internet browser is anyway will open an unwanted ad site.
The malicious programs from the ‘ad supported’ software family that alters the settings of browsers usually affects only the Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted newsonly.info ads.
Technically, the ad supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a huge number of pop-up 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 dangerous web sites. Moreover, the adware can download and install internet browser hijacker. Once installed, it will change your homepage with an unwanted site.
So, obviously, you need to delete the adware ASAP. Use the free step-by-step guide below. This guide will help you clean your machine and thereby get rid of the newsonly.info annoying pop-ups.
How does newsonly.info ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove newsonly.info pop-up ads
If you perform exactly the step-by-step instructions below you should be able to delete the newsonly.info redirect. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your PC.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete newsonly.info from Google Chrome
- Remove newsonly.info advertisements from Firefox
- Remove newsonly.info from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete newsonly.info redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed applications and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as ‘ad supported’ software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software. Remove the unwanted applications may get rid of the annoying advertisements or browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web-sites.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the image below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It’ll display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Delete newsonly.info 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 start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the 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 click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web 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 article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove newsonly.info advertisements from Firefox
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove newsonly.info from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To remove the newsonly.info pop-ups you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
Once the process is done, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete newsonly.info redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also alter 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 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 that begins 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.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying newsonly.info web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen 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, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then 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 adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove newsonly.info redirect automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect newsonly.info 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.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is done, press “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out ad-supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your machine. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to get rid of 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.
Stop newsonly.info pop-ups and other unwanted pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and pages. Moreover, the application can block 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.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 launch your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-ups, web-sites like newsonly.info, 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with newsonly.info redirect is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete newsonly.info redirect, 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.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 25, 2021
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the adware that generates newsonly.info ads.
- Once the system scan is complete, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the steps above on how to delete ad-supported software with AdwCleaner.
Now your personal computer should be free of the newsonly.info pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted dangerous web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine 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 malicious applications and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove newsonly.info ads from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.