What is Next-thing-info.com?
Next-thing-info.com pop ups are a scam that forces unsuspecting users into accepting push notifications via the browser. Scammers use push notifications to bypass pop up blocker and therefore show a huge number of unwanted adverts. These ads are used to promote dubious internet browser plugins, prize & lottery scams, fake downloads, and adult web-pages.
Next-thing-info.com is a scam site that displays a fake message claims that clicking ‘Allow’ will let you watch a video, connect to the Internet, access the content of the website, download a file, enable Flash Player, and so on. Once enabled, the Next-thing-info.com notifications will start popping up in the lower right corner of your screen occasionally and spam you with unwanted adverts.
|Name||Next-thing-info.com pop up|
|Type||spam push notifications, browser notification spam, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||adware, PUPs, dubious popup advertisements, social engineering attack|
|Removal||Next-thing-info.com removal guide|
How does your personal computer get infected with Next-thing-info.com pop ups
These Next-thing-info.com popups are caused by misleading advertisements on the webpages you visit or adware. Adware is form of malicious software that can cause problems for your personal computer. It can generate numerous additional popup, banner, pop-under and in-text link ads flooding on your web-browser; gather your data like login details, online searches, etc; run in the background and drag down your personal computer running speed; give more chances for other adware, potentially unwanted programs even malicious software to get on your PC system.
Remove Next-thing-info.com notifications from browsers
If you’re getting notifications from the Next-thing-info.com or another scam webpage, you’ll have previously pressed the ‘Allow’ button. Below we will teach you how to turn them off.
How to remove Next-thing-info.com advertisements (removal steps)
Not all unwanted programs like the adware that causes Next-thing-info.com pop-up advertisements in your web browser are easily uninstallable. You might see pop-ups, deals, text links, in-text advertisements, banners and other type of ads in the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge and might not be able to figure out the application responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many unwanted applications neither appear in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to fully remove Next-thing-info.com pop-up ads, you need to use the steps below. Some of the steps below will require you to close this web-site. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove Next-thing-info.com pop ups, execute the steps below:
- Remove Next-thing-info.com notifications from browsers
- How to manually get rid of Next-thing-info.com
- Automatic Removal of Next-thing-info.com pop-ups
- Stop Next-thing-info.com pop ups
How to manually get rid of Next-thing-info.com
The most common adware can be removed manually, without the use of antivirus software or other removal utilities. The manual steps below will help you remove Next-thing-info.com pop-ups step by step. Although each of the steps is simple and does not require special knowledge, but you are not sure that you can complete them, then use the free utilities, a list of which is given below.
Remove dubious software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First method for manual adware removal is to go into the MS Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of applications on your computer and see if there are any questionable and unknown software. If you see any, you need to delete them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Net search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and remove all questionable and unknown applications. We recommend to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. When you have found anything dubious that may be the adware that causes Next-thing-info.com pop ups in your web-browser or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your personal computer.
Remove Next-thing-info.com pop ups from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all internet browser default search engine, new tab page and homepage you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your computer.
First, open the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of Next-thing-info.com popups from Mozilla Firefox
This step will help you remove Next-thing-info.com pop up ads, third-party toolbars, disable harmful add-ons and restore your default start page, newtab page and search provider settings.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed in the following example.
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 open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Next-thing-info.com adware software. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Next-thing-info.com popup advertisements from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy method to get rid of Next-thing-info.com popups, malicious and adware add-ons, web browser’s start page, newtab and default search provider that have been replaced by adware.
First open the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Another method to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as displayed on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will launch the procedure of cleaning. When it’s done, the browser’s settings including new tab, start page and default search engine back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your device.
Automatic Removal of Next-thing-info.com pop-ups
The manual instructions above is tedious to use and can not always help to completely remove the Next-thing-info.com ads. Here I am telling you an automatic way to remove this adware software from your computer completely. Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Free and Hitman Pro are anti-malware tools that can find and get rid of all kinds of malware including adware that causes Next-thing-info.com advertisements.
Use Zemana Free to delete Next-thing-info.com advertisements
Zemana Free is a complete package of anti-malware utilities. Despite so many features, it does not reduce the performance of your personal computer. Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) can get rid of almost all the forms of adware including Next-thing-info.com popups, hijackers, potentially unwanted apps and harmful web browser plugins. Zemana AntiMalware has real-time protection that can defeat most malicious software. You can use Zemana Anti-Malware with any other antivirus software without any conflicts.
- Download Zemana Anti Malware on your personal computer from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware software that causes the unwanted Next-thing-info.com pop-up advertisements. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. While the utility is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- When the scan get finished, a list of all threats found is produced. When you are ready, click “Next”. When finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
Remove Next-thing-info.com ads and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free utility which can identify adware software that causes multiple unwanted pop-ups. It is not always easy to locate all the junk software that your computer might have picked up on the Net. HitmanPro will search for the adware, browser hijackers and other malware you need to erase.
First, visit the following page, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of HitmanPro.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. After the tool is opened, you will see a screen as displayed on the image below.
Further, press “Next” button for scanning your PC for the adware software that causes the unwanted Next-thing-info.com ads. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your device and the speed of your PC system. When the scan is finished, you can check all threats found on your computer as shown in the figure below.
Once you have selected what you wish to delete from your device click “Next” button. It will open a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button.
Run MalwareBytes to remove Next-thing-info.com pop-ups
You can delete Next-thing-info.com popups automatically through the use of MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM). We advise this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijackers, adware software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the download is complete, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called MBSetup as displayed on the image below.
When the install starts, you’ll see the Setup wizard which will help you setup Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your personal computer for the adware that causes Next-thing-info.com ads in your browser. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware is scanning, you may see count of objects it has identified either as being malware.
When finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Quarantine” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove adware that causes Next-thing-info.com pop ups in your web-browser. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC system.
The following video explains steps on how to delete browser hijacker, adware software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti Malware.
Stop Next-thing-info.com pop ups
Run an ad blocker utility such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam websites. Additionally, adblocker applications will help you to avoid unwanted pop-ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your personal computer by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions like the one below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Next-thing-info.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. 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.
To sum up
Once you have removed the adware software using this steps, Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox will no longer display the Next-thing-info.com web-site when you surf the Internet. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
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