Are you seeing Instant News Now in the Google Chrome, FF, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer every time you launch the web browser? This means that your internet browser has been affected with hijacker infection which makes changes to web browsers settings. Currently, this browser hijacker are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free programs, download and install them on the PC without proper attention to the fact that the hijacker may penetrate into the computer along with them.
If your PC system is infected with Instant News Now browser hijacker you will be forced to use its own search engine. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it may show undesired and malicious advertisements created to mislead you into buying certain questionable applications or products, provide search results which may redirect your web browser to some deceptive, misleading or malicious pages. We suggest that you use only the reliable search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
As well as undesired web-browser redirects to Instant News Now, the browser hijacker can collect your Web surfing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, internet browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web-pages visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or user information theft. This is another reason why the hijacker infection that reroutes the browser to Instant News Now, is classified as potentially unwanted application (PUA).
The guide below explaining steps to remove Instant News Now problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the browser hijacker infection that may attack Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge and other popular internet browsers. The steps will help you restore your settings of all your typical browsers that previously replaced by hijacker.
How to remove Instant News Now from PC
Fortunately, it is not hard to remove the Instant News Now hijacker. In the following tutorial, we will provide two methods to clean your system of this browser hijacker. One is the manual removal way and the other is automatic removal solution. You can select the way that best fits you. Please follow the removal tutorial below to delete Instant News Now right now!
To remove Instant News Now, follow the steps below:
- Manual Instant News Now start page removal
- How to automatically get rid of Instant News Now hijacker infection
- How to block Instant News Now search
- How does your computer get infected with Instant News Now hijacker infection
- To sum up
Manual Instant News Now start page removal
If you perform exactly the guidance below you should be able to get rid of the Instant News Now startpage from the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer internet browsers.
Delete potentially unwanted applications through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Check out the Microsoft Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed programs. We recommend to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of applications by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and suspicious programs, they are the ones you need to delete.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , 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 displayed on the screen below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Remove Instant News Now from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser program, including the reroute to Instant News Now web-page.
First, open the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Instant News Now from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings like homepage, newtab and search engine by default having been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser process.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed in the following example.
After the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state.
Get rid of Instant News Now from Google Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the web-browser home page, new tab page and default search engine that have been modified by the Instant News Now hijacker infection.
- First, launch the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
How to automatically get rid of Instant News Now hijacker infection
The hijacker may hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker once again infect your computer and modify web-browsers settings to Instant News Now. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to remove browser hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the Microsoft Windows operating system. The best way to scan for and remove hijacker infections is to use free malware removal software.
Automatically remove Instant News Now start page with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM)
Zemana Free is a utility that can delete ad-supported software, potentially unwanted software, browser hijackers and other malware from your machine easily and for free. Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
Download Zemana by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as shown below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the browser hijacker infection that developed to redirect your web browser to the Instant News Now site. While the Zemana Free utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
Once the scan get completed, Zemana Free will show a list of all threats detected by the scan. In order to remove all items, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will start to get rid of browser hijacker infection which cause a redirect to Instant News Now site.
Use Malwarebytes to delete browser hijacker
Delete Instant News Now browser hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to run the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free application will allow you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and ‘ad supported’ software that your system can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware on your machine by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Double-click the set up file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up MalwareBytes on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) application will scan through the whole system for the hijacker that causes web browsers to display annoying Instant News Now web site. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your PC. During the scan MalwareBytes AntiMalware will detect all threats exist on your system.
As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes Free will open a list of detected items. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will remove hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Instant News Now web-page and add items to the Quarantine. After the cleaning procedure is finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of adware, browser hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Double-check for potentially unwanted programs with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool which can check your PC system for a wide range of security threats such as adware, malicious software, potentially unwanted programs as well as hijacker infection that causes web-browsers to show annoying Instant News Now web site. It will perform a deep scan of your PC including hard drives and Windows registry. When a malicious software is detected, it will help you to delete all found threats from your system with a simple click.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below and save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
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- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- When the download is finished, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan with this tool for the hijacker which modifies web-browser settings to replace your new tab, home page and search provider by default with Instant News Now web-site. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- As the scanning ends, AdwCleaner will display a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Review the report and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your computer, press “OK”.
The few simple steps shown in detail in the following video.
How to block Instant News Now search
Running an ad blocker program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocker applications will also protect you from malicious advertisements and pages, and, of course, block redirection chain to Instant News Now and similar pages.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the link below and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application 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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop-up ads, pages such Instant News Now, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How does your computer get infected with Instant News Now hijacker infection
Most commonly, the free software installer includes the optional adware or potentially unwanted software like this browser hijacker infection. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to select a Custom, Advanced or Manual install mode. Here disable (uncheck) all bundled software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install the optional applications which you don’t trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free software is installed, if you uninstall this software, the startpage, newtab and default search engine of your favorite web browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the step-by-step guidance above.
To sum up
Once you’ve complete the few simple steps outlined above, your PC system should be clean from this browser hijacker infection and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE will no longer display undesired Instant News Now startpage on startup. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying Instant News Now .