The hit5news.net is classified as ‘ad-supported’ web page. The appearance of hit5news.net in your web-browser means that your PC system is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which can show a large number of pop-ups within the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge screen or reroute you to an unwanted ad web-pages. So, if you have found that your internet browser is redirected to this unwanted web site, then you do not need to wait . Use the guide below to clean your computer from the adware and thereby get rid of hit5news.net ads as soon as possible.
The adware can change the settings of the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer, but often that a malicious software like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the browser to see hit5news.net unwanted advertisements.
The ‘ad supported’ software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes web browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ‘ad supported’ software can install additional internet browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install web-browser hijacker that once started, will alter the browser’s start page and search engine. And finally, the ad-supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web-sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the step-by-step guide below as quickly as possible. The step-by-step instructions will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your PC from the hit5news.net ads. What is more, the guide below will help you get rid of other malicious software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC system along with the ad supported software.
How can you protect your machine from hit5news.net pop-ups
How to manually remove hit5news.net pop-up ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, that will assist you manually delete hit5news.net advertisements from the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of hit5news.net redirect
- Remove hit5news.net pop-up ads from Chrome
- Get rid of hit5news.net redirect from Firefox
- Remove hit5news.net pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious software. 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’ll show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed applications.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of hit5news.net redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also alter the internet 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 rerouted to an annoying 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://” 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 hit5news.net pop-up ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malware and adware, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been replaced by ‘ad supported’ software.
- Now run the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “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, click the “Reset” button.
- When this task is finished, your web browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of hit5news.net redirect from Firefox
First, launch 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, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove hit5news.net pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click 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 show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings such as homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby delete the redirect to hit5news.net annoying site.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted hit5news.net web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box 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 in the figure 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. 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 adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press 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 unwanted applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove hit5news.net redirect automatically
You can delete hit5news.net automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your personal computer from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the download is complete, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out malware and ‘ad supported’ software that cause the hit5news.net ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
Once the system scan is complete, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ad supported software that cause hit5news.net ads. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other malicious applications.
How to stop hit5news.net advertisements
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web-pages. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which 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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- Once downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a 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 run your system, AdGuard will run automatically and block popup ads, hit5news.net redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. 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.
Get rid of hit5news.net redirect and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying hit5news.net pop-up ads from the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft 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 from the link below.
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When the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and ‘ad supported’ software that displays ads from hit5news.net web-site. 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 cleaning procedure is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart 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 PC system should be free of the hit5news.net redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and annoying harmful sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware and adware). 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 remove hit5news.net redirect from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.