Interesting20news17.net Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

Interesting20news17.net is yet another potentially dangerous news-related website that may appear in your browsers as your home page as well as in relation to malicious redirections. We have classified this threat source as a browser hijacker; however, this website also shows adware characteristics. In fact, we have found that it is identical to previous Russian fake news websites, including Blogingt.net, News1free.org, and Time-to-read.ru. This hijacker may present to you potentially unreliable third-party advertisements and questionable search results. Engaging with any content coming from this website could lead to further malware infections or online scams. Therefore, we suggest that you remove Interesting20news17.net from your browsers as soon as possible. In order to fully secure your computer, this may not be enough though since it is quite likely that this hijacker did not enter your PC all alone. Please read our full report if you want to learn how you can safeguard your system more efficiently.

Our research concluded that there are basically two main reasons why you may find this potentially harmful website in your browsers. First, it is possible that you click on a corrupt link or third-party advertisement on a malicious website or on a search results page generated by a browser hijacker. Such redirection may also take place when your computer is infected with adware or any other malware threat that is capable of redirecting your browsers. Obviously, it is easier to delete Interesting20news17.net from your browsers when you simply click on unreliable web content and end up there as a consequence. In this case, it may be enough for you to simply close the browser window.

Second, you may also infect your system with a freeware bundle that contains this browser hijacker among other possible threats. Whenever you install a software package, you need to be extra careful even if you download it from an official source because there could be unwanted programs included. If you download it from a questionable source like a suspicious torrent or freeware site, it is quite likely that it will contain several malware threats on top of a possibly working free program. If you do not want to end up with such a bundle, you need to make sure that your system is not infected because adware programs and browser hijackers can typically expose you to unsafe third-party ads and links that may redirect you to this malicious website or install it as a browser hijacker in your browsers. So after you delete Interesting20news17.net from your computer, it is important that you scan it with a trustworthy malware scanner.

You can also drop a malicious bundle when you click on unsafe third-party ads and links on suspicious websites that are usually related to online gaming, gambling, dating, and file-sharing. You may have noticed that these pages generally display a great number of banner and pop-up ads. However, you may not know that there could be such third-party contents that may not even look like commercials. For instance, you may click on a download button that is indeed a fake one and can trigger the drop of a bundle. But you may also be exposed to ads that claim to be software updaters or downloaders trying to convince you that that is exactly what you need right away. Unfortunately, a lot of unsuspecting users fall for these tricks. If you want to restore security on your machine, we suggest that you start by removing Interesting20news17.net from it.

This browser hijacker creates a scheduled task that opens your default browser with a link like “interesting20news17.net/sddsdaa” every 34 minutes. The letter code is an identifier which decides which promoted website or advertisement to open for you. This hijacker creates tasks with different names, such as onepagesnewscom*, onepagesnewsnet*, and hitech-2017com* among a dozen other ones, but these are all related to the same infection. This malware can redirect you to various sex cam, lotto, and other questionable websites. It also appears as your home page in the affected browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. If you do not want to end up with even more infections or as an online scam victim losing your money, we recommend that you remove Interesting20news17.net from your PC.

We have included below the necessary instructions that will help you eliminate this threat from your machine. It is not too complicated to do so if you follow these steps carefully. But we also understand that manual removal may not be your cup of tea. Therefore, we advise you to install a decent up-to-date anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. A trustworthy security program can automatically detect and erase all known malware infections as well as potential threats. Unless you are an IT expert, we recommend that you use proper protection for your beloved PC so that you can protect your personal information and data on your hard disk.

How to remove Interesting20news17.net from browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Win+E to open File Explorer.
  2. Find the “%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default” directory.
  3. Delete Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
  4. Empty your Recycle Bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Win+E to launch File Explorer.
  2. Locate the “%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique Mozilla user ID]” directory.
  3. Edit prefs.js in a text editor (Notepad).
  4. Replace the user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://interesting20news17.net/*") string with a home page URL you prefer. (*: it could be any code like “sddsdaa”)

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Win+R and enter regedit. Click OK.
  2. Delete these value names:
    HKCU\Software\Start Page\Start Page where the value data is “interesting20news17.net”
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[10 random letters] where the value data is “interesting20news17.net”
  3. Replace the value data for “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page”
  4. Exit your editor.
Download Remover for Interesting20news17.net *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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