News1free.org Removal Guide

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Category: Browser Hijackers

News1free.org is considered to be a browser hijacker; such an application can be rather annoying as it may launch your browser without any permission, change specific settings, or load suspicious web pages you normally would not wish to visit. It looks like the tool is targeted at Russian-speaking users since the content it promotes is provided only in this language. The research shows it could present potentially dangerous advertising; therefore, leaving it on the system might cause trouble. We believe this search engine could be compatible with major browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer. If News1free.org hijacked one of your browsers, we encourage you to find out more about it while reading the rest of our report. Also, we advise removing the browser hijacker either with the instructions located at the end of the article or a trustworthy security tool of your choice.

It is most likely that the application is being distributed through bundled setup files, so if you did not understand how it managed to settle on the system perhaps you installed any programs downloaded from suspicious sources lately? Installers downloaded from the torrent, or unreliable file-sharing sites can be bundled with adware, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers like News1free.org, or in some cases even malicious threats. Thus, it is advisable to use custom installation settings and review all given terms without skipping any parts. That way you may have a chance to deselect unwanted suggestions or cancel installation if it appears the chosen application can install additional software without asking any permission. It would be advisable to get a legitimate security tool too as it can detect potentially dangerous applications and warn you about them once the installer is launched.

After entering the system, the threat might either add itself among Startup programs that are launched automatically with the operating system or it could create scheduled tasks to make the browser open News1free.org regularly without asking your consent. There is also a chance the browser hijacker could alter some of the browser settings, e.g. homepage, default search engine, or new tab page. However, the annoying redirection is not the biggest problem here. Our researchers believe the search engine might show various third-party advertisements while the user is browsing the Internet. For instance, it could be full-page ads promoting suspicious surveys, lotteries, unreliable software, potentially malicious web pages, and so on. Needless to say, interaction with such content may endanger your system. If you do not want this to happen, we advise you not to take any chances with News1free.org and get rid of it immediately.

For the application’s removal, our researchers recommend resetting the hijacked browser and deleting suspicious scheduled tasks that could belong to the search engine. Both of the tasks are explained in the instructions available below this paragraph, so if you require assistance, make sure you follow them carefully. News1free.org can be eliminated with a reliable antimalware tool as well. All you have to do is acquire such a tool and set it to scan your PC. Afterward, the software should display a list of detections, and the user can remove them all at the same time, so it is probably the easiest option.

Reset the affected browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. Select Advanced and click Reset.
  4. Pick Delete personal settings.
  5. Press Reset again and click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Help icon on the top-left corner.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Choose Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox again.
  5. Press Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F.
  2. Click on Settings and slide down.
  3. Pick Show advanced settings.
  4. Slide down again and press Reset Settings.
  5. Click Reset.

Erase scheduled tasks related to the hijacker

  1. Press Windows key+E.
  2. Go to %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks
  3. Check if there are any tasks related to the threat.
  4. Right-click such tasks and press Delete.
  5. Close File Explorer.
  6. Empty the Recycle bin.
Download Remover for News1free.org *
*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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