When Youfreenews.net, a Russian news website featuring a web search tool appear in your browser either upon opening your browser or by way of redirection, it is quite possible that a browser hijacker or a potentially unwanted program (PUP) has managed to sneak onto your system. It is important that you understand that this is an adware server that can redirect you to all kinds of questionable or downright malicious websites. In other words, if this website or any related ones keep appearing in your browsers, you could be exposed to online scams and more malware infections. Since it is quite possible that there are already several PUPs and malicious programs on your computer, we suggest that you remove Youfreenews.net and any related or previous infections as well. Please read our full report to learn more about this annoying adware server and how it is possible to defend your PC from similar attacks in the future.
There are indeed a couple of ways how you can end up seeing this adware server or any related content in your browsers. The least problematic one is probably when you simply get redirected to this adware server by clicking on the wrong third-party ad or link. This can happen when you are visiting suspicious websites, when you search the web with a questionable search engine, or when your system is infected with adware or a browser hijacker and these infection display such unsafe contents while you are browsing. In other words, if you did not just simply click on a corrupt link or an ad on a suspicious page, there is a good chance that your system was infected previously; therefore it is not enough for you to delete Youfreenews.net alone. If you want to make sure that your system is safe again, you should also run a reliable malware scanner on your computer to find all possible threat sources.
What is worse, it is quite possible that you install this adware server in your browsers as your home page when you install a free program from an InstallMonster bundle that could also contain PUPs and malicious programs as well, including Webcompanion, SpaceSoundPro, and Web Bar. It is possible that you land on the wrong file-sharing website while searching the web for a new free program. Shady torrent and freeware pages mainly promote questionable third-party installers like the aforementioned one, which can infect your machine with a number of threats. Apart from trying to avoid such suspicious file-sharing pages, it is also advisable to stay away from other websites related to online gaming, gambling, dating, and porn because these are the most likely ones to have several unreliable third-party advertisements on their pages. Beware of unfamiliar and suspicious sites that have anything to do with third-party advertising because one click on the wrong ad could drop a bundle of malware threats onto your system or open malicious pages. No wonder why we recommend that you delete Youfreenews.net and all other risky programs you may find on board.
We have found that this adware server is practically to News1free.org that also emerged at the beginning of this May (2017). This adware server has many variations and can also found under such domains as traff1.ru, traff-1.ru, cealo.ru, and quie.ru. When this questionable website is installed, it may set up scheduled tasks to launch your browser window with potentially harmful content regularly at a given time interval. Therefore, when you remove the related browser hijacker, you also need to delete all tasks possibly related to this infection. This is a Russian search website with plenty of news article links below the main search box. It mostly targets Russian-speaking users as most of the third-party ads and promoted pages are in Russian, too. This adware server redirects through different ad servers, such as linkmyc.com and wonderlandads.com. When this website shows up in your browsers, you could be introduced to malicious content, which means that one click on such a page or advertisement could lead to further infections and online scams. We believe that you do not want to experience any of these; therefore, we advise you to remove Youfreenews.net from your computer.
As we have mentioned, in order for you to eliminate this infection fully, you need to check the list of scheduled tasks for any suspicious tasks that could be related. Once done, you can reset your affected browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox, and this threat should be gone. If it still shows up for some reason, it is advisable to scan through your list of installed programs in Control Panel to identify and uninstall any suspicious application that has been installed recently. Please follow our instructions if you need assistance with the manual removal of Youfreenews.net. Hopefully, you see now how easy it is to infect your computer with malware. If you do not apply certain basic web surfing rules, you may need to install a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter to protect your PC.