I wrote this article to help you remove 1news101.com. This 1news101.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Are you constantly redirected to the 1news101.com site? If yes, we are sorry to inform you that your computer is no longer infection-free. It harbors an adware parasite. What most users know about this type of infections is that it is incredibly annoying. And that is correct. However, there is something else with is usually missed. The adware also threatens your privacy. It spies on you from the shadows and collects all the personal information it can. Not only that, though.
1news101.com also shares everything with the hackers who published it. These people are the worst possible ones to have a hold of your private data. Once they have it, they can use it as they see fit and we bet you that includes some malicious business. Another possibility is for them to sell it to third parties. Believe it or not, there are many potential buyers. Do you realize how dangerous this is? The security risk is what the majority of users don’t know about when it comes to adware. If you didn’t know as well, now you do and it is time to take action. As soon as you spot the 1news101.com page, start looking for the infection and delete it upon discovery. Your future self will thank you for it.
The privacy concern is the biggest problem you face, yes, but there are others. They have to do with your browsing. Due to the adware, your online activities are ruined. You suffer constant intrusions. The pest injects your browsers with tons of sponsored ads by adding to them a pesky plugin. From this moment on, every time you go online, you get bombarded with countless commercials. Even the pages which used to be ad-free are now heavy on banners and pop-ups.
Your entire screen is covered with blinking adverts and every time you click on one, hacker gain money. They take advantage of the pay-per-click mechanism to make effortless profits at your expense. We would advise you not to click, of course, but this is not always possible. You are buried with ads which pop up so unexpectedly that you click no matter if you wanted to or not. Then, you risk your safety.
A single click on a corrupted ad can result in downloading more malware on your machine. And we can assure you that most of the ads are indeed corrupted and the ones that are not you cannot tell apart. Do yourself a favor and get rid of this plague as soon as possible. It also slows down your PC and causes it to crash and freeze frequently. Don’t put up with this. Use our removal guide below and delete the adware. You will regret it if you don’t.
How did the infection enter? Adware pieces trick you into giving them permission to get it. They use sneaky tactics to fool you. Like, bundled software, for instance. Be very careful when installing programs. Always read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them.
Also, opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard. They are more time-consuming but they also allow you to see if there are any additionally attached programs which are about to be installed together with the original program. If there are, deselect them. Usually, such “bonus” apps are infections which are trying to sneak by you. Hackers want you to be careless so that you would miss them. Don’t. Do the opposite. Be cautious and vigilant. You cannot keep your machine clean by giving into haste and distraction. They lead straight to malware. What doesn’t lead to malware is attention. Don’t forget that.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove 1news101.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.