Q. Unwanted Like2news.com notifications (ads) popping up! What can I do to stop this from happening and delete undesired ads and pop ups.
A. If those popups, notifications, or ads keep appearing and greatly affect you, then it’s possible that your computer is hijacked with PUP (potentially unwanted program) or ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). You can search whether there is adware in your control panel or unwanted extension on your internet browser. If any, you should first get rid of it from your personal computer.
What is the purpose of adware? The ad-supported software is a form of malware that presents undesired ads to the user of a PC system. The advertisements produced by ad-supported software are sometimes in the form of a in-text link, pop-up or sometimes in an unclosable window.
Other signs of the presence of adware include:
- intrusive toolbars;
- popups and new tabs are loaded without your request;
- your browser is rerouted to pages you did not want;
- your system is no stable leading to freezes;
- your web browser settings are being modified without your request.
As well as unwanted web browser redirections to Like2news.com, the adware can gather your World Wide Web surfing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, web-browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and websites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or personal data theft. This is another reason why the ad-supported software responsible for Like2news.com pop-ups should be deleted as quickly as possible.
In this blog post we will discuss how can you remove Like2news.com pop-ups from the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Edge and Mozilla Firefox manually or with free adware removal utilities compatible with MS Windows 10 (8, 7 and XP).
Remove Like2news.com popups, ads, notifications (Virus removal guidance)
The following steps will help you to remove Like2news.com pop-up ads from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, the step-by-step guide below will help you to remove malware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected. Please do the instructions step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Certain of the steps below will require you to close this site. So, please read the tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Like2news.com pop-ups, follow the steps below:
- Remove Like2news.com pop ups without any tools
- How to automatically get rid of Like2news.com pop-up ads
- Block Like2news.com and other annoying sites
- How can you prevent the adware
- Finish words
Remove Like2news.com pop ups without any tools
The guide will help you remove Like2news.com pop ups. These Like2news.com removal steps work for the Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer, as well as every version of operating system.
Remove potentially unwanted software using Windows Control Panel
It is of primary importance to first identify and remove all PUPs, ad supported software apps and browser hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other programs. Next, remove any unwanted and suspicious applications from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, press the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your system. Most probably, one of them is the adware that responsible for the appearance of Like2news.com popup advertisements. Select the suspicious application or the application that name is not familiar to you and remove it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the suspicious or any unknown software, then press “Uninstall/Change” button to delete this undesired program from your machine.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an undesired program, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Like2news.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
Resetting Mozilla Firefox web-browser will reset all the settings to their default state and will remove Like2news.com pop-up advertisements, malicious add-ons and extensions. It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, 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 adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the Like2news.com adware. After, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Like2news.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all internet browser startpage, newtab and search provider you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the MS Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware which created to redirect your web browser to various ad websites such as the Like2news.com, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like new tab page, search engine and start page to default state.
Remove Like2news.com pop up ads from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings to remove Like2news.com popup ads. If you are still experiencing issues with Like2news.com pop up advertisements, you need to reset Google Chrome browser to its original settings. This step needs to be performed only if adware has not been removed by the previous steps.
- First start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your browser’s search provider, newtab page and start page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
How to automatically get rid of Like2news.com pop-up ads
If your computer is still infected with ad-supported software which cause undesired Like2news.com popup ads to appear, then the best solution of detection and removal is to run an anti-malware scan on the PC. Download free malware removal tools below and start a full system scan. It will help you remove all components of the adware from hardisk and Windows registry.
Run Zemana Anti Malware to remove Like2news.com popup ads
Zemana is a lightweight utility which made to use alongside your antivirus software, detecting and removing malware, ad supported software and PUPs that other applications miss. Zemana AntiMalware is easy to use, fast, does not use many resources and have great detection and removal rates.
Now you can setup and run Zemana Free to remove Like2news.com popup ads from your browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your system. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Run the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this tool on your computer.
During installation you can change some settings, but we advise you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is complete, this malware removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button for scanning your personal computer for the adware related to Like2news.com popup ads. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once Zemana Anti-Malware has finished scanning, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will show a scan report. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of adware that reroutes your internet browser to the intrusive Like2news.com website and add items to the Quarantine. Once the clean up is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer to make the change take effect.
Delete Like2news.com pop ups and harmful extensions with HitmanPro
The Hitman Pro tool is free (30 day trial) and easy to use. It can check and remove malicious software, PUPs and adware in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox internet browsers and thereby remove all annoying Like2news.com popup advertisements. HitmanPro is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
Download Hitman Pro from the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the download is complete, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the HitmanPro tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to launch the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” . HitmanPro program will scan through the whole system for the ad supported software which redirects your internet browser to the undesired Like2news.com web site. This task can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan HitmanPro will scan for threats exist on your computer.
As the scanning ends, Hitman Pro will show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found as displayed on the screen below.
You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will get rid of ad-supported software which cause unwanted Like2news.com advertisements to appear and move items to the program’s quarantine. After the task is finished, the tool may ask you to reboot your system.
How to automatically get rid of Like2news.com with MalwareBytes
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM). You can download and install MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to search for ad supported software and thereby remove Like2news.com redirect from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, this free malware remover automatically scans for and removes all threats exist on the PC.
MalwareBytes AntiMalware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 25, 2019
When the downloading process is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this process is done, press the “Scan Now” button to start checking your computer for the ad supported software related to Like2news.com popups. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your computer. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Once you have selected what you wish to get rid of from your system press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is a free application that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we advise you to read and follow the step-by-step guidance or the video guide below.
Block Like2news.com and other annoying sites
In order to increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use ad blocking program that stops an access to malicious ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can stop the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Please go to the link below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once downloading is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that 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 machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired ads, block Like2news.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the adware
Most of annoying advertisements such as Like2news.com advertisements come from web browser toolbars, internet browser extensions, BHOs (browser helper objects) and optional applications. In most cases, these items claim itself as apps that improve your experience on the Internet by providing a fast and interactive homepage or a search engine that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted applications. Be cautious, start only reputable software which download from reputable sources. NEVER install any unknown and suspicious applications.
Once you have finished the step-by-step instructions above, your computer should be clean from this adware and other malicious software. The Chrome, IE, Edge and Mozilla Firefox will no longer show intrusive Like2news.com web-site when you browse the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
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