If you’re reading this blog post, it means that you are seeing the only-news.org unknown web-site and your web browser began opening a large number of pop-up ads. All of these problems with your personal computer caused by adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), which is often installs on the computer with the free applications. You probably want to know how to remove this ad-supported software as well as delete only-news.org advertisements. In the instructions below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
The adware can change the settings of the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but often that a malicious software like this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the internet browser to see only-news.org unwanted ads.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a ton of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit malicious web-sites. Moreover, the ad supported software can download and install web-browser hijacker. Once installed, it will replace your startpage with an unwanted site.
We suggest you to get rid of adware and clean your PC system from only-news.org pop-up ads ASAP, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the few simple steps below that will allow you to completely delete the reroute to only-news.org annoying web site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to only-news.org pop-ups get installed onto PC system
How to manually remove only-news.org
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of only-news.org pop-up ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete only-news.org pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Remove only-news.org from FF
- Get rid of only-news.org pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of only-news.org redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and delete all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Delete the unwanted software may delete the unwanted advertisements or browser redirect to unknown or annoying web-pages.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Delete only-news.org pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been modified by adware.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press 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 Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove only-news.org from FF
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the reroute onto only-news.org page.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown 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 shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software. Once it’s complete, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of only-news.org pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of only-news.org redirect
Once the ad supported software is started, it can also modify the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the internet browser, it will be redirected 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 which begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your computer, it will show only-news.org unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a dialog box which 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 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, press 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 get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, 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 adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of only-news.org automatically
You can remove only-news.org pop-up ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once downloading is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the install is done successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the malware and adware which cause the only-news.org ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
When the system scan is done, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware that cause only-news.org ads. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove ‘ad supported’ software and other harmful software.
How to block only-news.org advertisements
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to use an application that stops access to dangerous ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- After downloading is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is done, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will help 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 PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, only-news.org 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your system and delete only-news.org with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete ad supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole machine to find out ad supported software which cause a redirect to only-news.org ads.
Once the scan is finished, it will open a list of all items detected by this utility as shown in the figure below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the clean up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your computer should be free of the only-news.org advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and annoying dangerous web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware and ad supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete only-news.org pop-ups from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.