Onepagesnews.net is quite an unusual browser hijacker because unlike the threats that only change user’s homepage, default search engine, or new tab page, it creates scheduled tasks to redirect the user to the mentioned website once a day, each hour or fifteen minutes, and so on. As you probably realize it already, this application might disturb one’s browsing and based on the chosen time interval, it could be incredibly irritating too. Provided, you have the misfortune to come across this browser hijacker yourself we invite you to have a look at the rest of our article and get to know this threat better. Like in most of our reports we will be adding deletion instructions slightly below the text, so if you are searching for a way to get rid of Onepagesnews.net manually, you should review these steps as well.
The research shows Onepagesnews.net can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Apparently, the threat might sneak in through bundled setup files that users might find on torrent and other P2P file-sharing networks or unreliable freeware distribution websites. We cannot say if such installation files allow to reject the browser hijacker or install it automatically, but in any case, there are ways to prevent such threats from settling in. For instance, if the setup file does not list or allow to deselect additional tools it is about to install it may at least mention some software could be installed automatically. In other words, if you pay close attention to the installation process and read all information carefully, you might notice this sentence and then cancel the process. By doing this you might have to survive without the program you wanted to add on the computer, but you could also stay away from possibly malicious tools.
Furthermore, after installation, Onepagesnews.net should create the scheduled tasks we talked about at the beginning of the article; they might be set up in both %WINDIR%\Tasks and %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks paths. The tasks may have names similar to the threat’s title or completely random ones. These tasks should redirect you to onepagesnews.net/news once in a while when you surf the Internet, or if you do not, the browser could be opened automatically too. The website provides a search box and some news articles written in Russian.
Moreover, our specialists learned that if you enter a search query, the results could be displayed through a modified google.com version. Thus, there is a chance that before they reach you, they might be altered to add more advertisements. Unfortunately, the ads could belong to the software’s third-party partners, and as a consequence, there might be no guarantees about their reliability. To be more precise, there could be ads asking to participate in fake lotteries, offering to install potentially unwanted programs, adware, other browser hijackers or even malware, etc. Naturally, we do not think using Onepagesnews.net search tool would be a smart idea and if you do not think so either, we encourage you to remove the browser hijacker.
As it was promised earlier, the deletion instructions placed below this text will show you how to deal with this browser hijacker manually. Firstly, it will explain to you how to erase tasks created by Onepagesnews.net. Then it will help you reset the affected browser. If the steps look too complicated, you could employ a reliable security tool and deal with the threat while using automatic features. By acquiring such a tool, you might be able to keep the system protected from various threats too.