Browser hijackers are really irritating threats because they change all browsers’ settings when they enter computers. News-cloud.net, which is a new Russian browser hijacker, acts the same, so we really understand users who rush to delete it when they find it installed on their computers. Specialists at 411-spyware.com agree that News-cloud.net is an irritating computer infection, but, actually, it is not the only reason it should be erased from browsers. Security specialists say that this search tool might cause harm quickly if users use it every day as a default search engine. Specifically speaking, it might cause redirections to unreliable third-party websites. Anything might be found on these websites, so, according to specialists, a possibility to encounter untrustworthy software there and allow it to sneak onto the computer is not that small. Fortunately, there is a way to prevent this from happening. What you need to do is to go to remove this Russian browser hijacker from your PC fully. Once you are done with it, you could then set a new search tool on your browsers. Let’s find out why this search tool is considered unreliable.
Even though News-cloud.net looks and works just like ordinary search providers do, it cannot be called a trustworthy search tool, so specialists do not think that it is a very good idea to keep it set on browsers and use it. The disturbing finding has been recently made by researchers. They have revealed that this questionable search provider displays advertisements. Ads can be placed on the search results page shown to users because this dubious search tool is powered by Google Custom Search, allowing the developer to make modifications. Ads and third-party links might be quite dangerous because they lead to third-party websites. Since this Russian threat has been developed, in the opinion of researchers at 411-spyware.com, just to get some money by promoting third-party websites, users might find links leading to bad websites on the search results page too. Users do not know about that, so they do not even suspect that they might find untrustworthy links on the search results page opened for them after entering a query. People who use News-cloud.net risk ending up on an untrustworthy website promoting unreliable software. On top of that, they might be taken to a website that just seeks to get personal details from users. Do not provide any personal information on websites you visit for the first time.
The majority of users who find News-cloud.net set on their browsers live in Italy, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. Users claim that they have not set this dubious search tool on browsers themselves, so specialists have decided to find out why they see it. It has become immediately clear that a browser hijacker is responsible for the presence of this undesirable search engine. It, as has been found, enters computers without permission in most cases. The bundling method is used to disseminate this infection – it usually travels bundled with Russian applications or certain bad extensions. It is not so easy to protect the system from malware these days because malware can find different ways to sneak onto computers. On top of that, there are thousands of malicious threats ready to affect users’ computers. Therefore, in the opinion of our experienced specialists, the installation of security software is a necessary step.
News-cloud.net not only sets itself on all browsers. In some cases, depending on the version, it might also modify shortcuts of browsers so that it would not be deleted easily. If News-cloud.net reappears again after deleting it, this might indicate that you need to fix those shortcuts. Use the manual removal guide located below this article to do that or let an automatic tool to undo those changes applied and remove this browser hijacker from your PC.