What is News1free.org?
When you notice your web browser is constantly being redirected to the News1free.org/vcomsm site, then you can conclude that possibly you have an adware program installed on your` computer without having you notified.
This News1free.org redirect is usually caused by adware installed inadvertently on your computer. Usually all sort of malware especially these adware programs are bundled with other free software that you download off of the Internet. Unluckily, some free downloads do not adequately disclose and inform you that other software will also be installed on your computer and you may find that you have installed adware without your knowledge or permission.
After this malicious program has gotten through your computer and is now installed, whenever you will browse the Internet, an ad from News1free.org will randomly pop-up. Mainly, these ads are purposely designed to promote the installation of additional questionable content including unkknown and possibly makicious web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the adware publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue and more profits.
Once infected, you may see in the browser status bar the following messages: “Waiting for News1free.org”, “Transferring data from News1free.org”, “Looking up News1free.org”, “Read News1free.org”, “Connected to News1free.org”.
You can also observe other common symptoms when infected with this adware program:
- The advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting for ads purposes.
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks and tricks you to click it.
- Browser popups appear annoyingly which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge and permission.
How to Delete News1free.org?
There are two ways to eliminate the adware from your computer either manually or automatically. But the easiest method to stop News1free.org pop-ups is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting adware in general and News1free.org in particular. You may try SpyRemoval Pro by Fixmypcfree; it has excellent detection rate when it comes tomalware, adware and other PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
Remove News1free.org-related scheduled tasks
1. Open your File Explorer by tapping Win+E simultaneously.
2. Locate the following folders to check for suspicious tasks: %WINDIR%\Tasks and %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks
3. Select all suspicious tasks and press Del or Delete.
4. Empty your Recycle bin.
How to reset your browsers
1. Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
2. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
3. Press Reset Settings at the bottom.
4. Click Reset in the confirmation window.
1. Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Press Refresh Firefox.
3. In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox.
1. Tap Alt+X and choose Internet Options.
2. On the Advanced tab, click Reset.
3. Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
4. Click Close.
How to automatically remove News1free.org?
These instructions indicate how to get rid of News1free.org automatically. The instructions need to be applied on the infected computer.
- Turn the infected computer on. If it is turned on, restart it.
- When BIOS screen disappears after the reboot, tap F8 key repeatedly. Advanced Options menu will show up. If Windows logo appears, reboot the PC and try pressing F8 again.
- When you access Advanced Options menu, use arrow keys to navigate and choose Safe Mode with Networking. Press Enter to access the mode.
4. Wait for Windows to load Safe Mode with Networking.
5. Press and hold the Windows key and then press R key.
6. If you have pressed both keys correctly, Windows Run Box will pop up.
7. Type the following into the Open box:
*Note, that there has to be a single space gap in between iexplore and http. Click OK.
8. Internet Explorer will open and a download dialog bar will appear at the bottom of your screen. Click Run to begin the installation automatically once SpyRemover Pro is downloaded.
9. Click OK if your system asks whether you want to run SpyRemover Pro software.
10. Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.
11. Once all the malicious infections are detected, click Fix Threats. Spyremover Pro will ask you to register the software.
12. By registering SpyRemover Pro you will also be able to protect your computer from other potential threats. Once you have registered the program, the malware will be removed. Reboot your PC to fully implement the malware removal procedure.
How to Prevent Infection of Your Computer From News1free.org and Other Adware:
Invest into a powerful anti-malware software that is capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Also get several on-demand scanners.
Enabled Windows firewall or get a third-party one.
Always keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated from time to time. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to simply exploit all the time.
Set up your browsers’ settings inorder to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
Download and use these tools such as the Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
Don’t hurry and just click on any link you see while browsing the web, avoid clicking unfamiliar or unknown links presented to you.
Never download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily get a trojan download such as the malware that pretends to be a useful application; or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
Be sensible and don’t rush through the process, such as when installing freeware or shareware. Definitely, choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed.