I wrote this article to help you remove Newstop5.net. This Newstop5.net removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Newstop5.net page is a bad sign. Its appearance means trouble. It means that you have a browser hijacker on board and you have to act fast. Hijackers are the perfect combination of annoying, useless and dangerous. Even though they are not the most dangerous type of infections, they cannot be trusted. Every virus goes out of hand eventually. The hijacker you are stuck with is not an exception. Giving it time on your machine will be a horrible mistake. The pest will completely ruin your previously normal online experience and it will expose your privacy to danger. That’s why you should take the Newstop5.net page as a warning. The hijacker uses this domain to lurk behind. It is its front. As soon as you see it, take measures to find and delete the intruder. If you don`t, it won`t be long before you regret it.
Hijackers are sneaky. They enter your machine in silence and start wreaking it. As soon as the Newstop5.net pest enters, your browsing changes significantly. The infection takes over. You are not the one in charge anymore. All of your browsers are now compromised. They have a brand new pesky plugin which makes them beyond unreliable. The hijacker makes other reshuffles as well. All of a sudden your search engine and homepage get replaced by the pest`s domain. Needless to say, your permission is neither needed nor required.
The virus act as it sees fit. Now that you have this new search engine, you are not safe. Newstop5.net doesn’t generate safe and accurate results as it promises. In fact, what it shows you are mostly corrupted and dangerous links. Why? Because crooks use these links to boost web traffic to particular pages and gain profits via the pay-per-click mechanism. And they use you for the purpose. Each time you click on something, you fill their pockets. Not to mention that you cannot find anything you are looking for online as you are constantly interrupted.
The hijacker redirects you to all kind of suspicious pages starting with Newstop5.net. Any time you try loading a website, you end up visiting another shady one. Aside from that, you are bombarded with a never-ending pile of ads all the time. Banners, coupons, deals, offers, pop-ups, video ads, etc. and etc. They serve the same purpose as the links your new search engine generates and are just as dangerous. A single slick on the wrong one and you automatically download more infection on your already infected and underperforming machine.
Do you see how this pest ruins your web surfing? It turns your online activities into a nightmare. But there is more. The hijacker also jeopardizes your privacy by spying on you, collecting information and sending everything it finds to the crooks who published it. Can you imagine what could happen if the infection gets its hands on your identifiable and financial credentials? Don’t sit idly by waiting for this to happen. Remove the intruder now. To do so manually, please use our removal guide at the end of this article.
Also, you are probably wondering how you got infected with this parasite in the first place? We assume it is safe to say that you didn’t download it yourself. Yet, it still managed to enter. Hijackers rely on trickery and deceit to dupe you. They need your inactive cooperation to succeed and they turn to sneaky tactics to get it. One of the most popular ones is freeware bundling. Crooks easily attach a virus to a bundle and the nothing-suspecting and distracted users do the rest by being careless. Next time you download a bundle, don’t rush. Take your time and be vigilant. Opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones.
Yes, they take more time but they also allow you to see each program in the bundle as well as to decide which one stays and which one goes. This why you could deselect any additional program that you don’t want. Also, don’t skip the Terms and Conditions unless you want to accidentally agree to something you would later regret. Remember that preventing a virus from entering is much easier than dealing with it later. Be cautious and don’t make yourself an even easier victim that you already are.
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 follow to permanently remove 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 Newstop5.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.