How to Remove Su-News.ru (Chrome/Firefox)

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I wrote this article to help you remove Su-News.ru. This Su-News.ru removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Su-News.ru is a Russian news portal and search provider. The website brings coverage on various topics, including politics, economy, sports, science and technology. The news items are listed in an archive according to their date of publication. Su-News.ru displays a current weather report for the user’s location. This means that the website can track your geographic location. This is not the only unusual functionality of the domain, though. Research has shown that Su-News.ru is able to make changes to the web browser’s internal settings and collect information from the user’s logs. These underhanded operations are carried out by a browser hijacker.

The hijacker behind Su-News.ru works in stealth mode. The furtive program is secretive about its presence. The only indication is an extension or add-on which you can find in your browser’s menu. The Su-News.ru hijacker does not communicate with the victim in any way. The rogue program does not disclose its actions through dialog boxes or notifications. You will not have the option to prevent the hijacker from making changes to your browser’s settings.

The most obvious alteration pertains to the custom preferences. The clandestine program resets the homepage and default search engine to Su-News.ru. You can change back to your desired websites momentarily, but your settings will be switched back immediately. The Su-News.ru hijacker enforces the unreliable search provider on users because it enables the malicious software to tamper with the results. A lot of the results to your queries will be sponsored. They may not match your keywords and phrases. The inconvenience of being taken to irrelevant pages pales in comparison to the security risk involved. Any of the fake results could lead to corrupted websites. The Su-News.ru hijacker can lead you to contact malware.

Remove Su-News.ru
The Su-News.ru Virus

The risk of encountering malware is not solely related to browsing. The insidious program generates advertisements. They will pop up on your screen all the time, trying to attract your attention. The ads promote shopping offers. They list bargain deals for a variety of consumer goods, including clothes, accessories, technological devices, furniture, decorations, gardening equipment, sports gear, games, toys and others. The Su-News.ru hijacker generates ads in different formats. You may not realize that they derive from a common source. Some of the windows will cover the web page you are currently viewing. They are called interstitial or inline, depending on the amount of space they take up. Others will float on your screen and follow you as you scroll down. This type has been appropriately dubbed floating. Contextual ads are more subtle. They appear on the background of websites as suggestions.

We urge you not to click on any random advertisements. Doing so can redirect you to compromised domains which transfer malware. You can contact all kinds of infections. Your system and the data stored on your hard drive can be irreversibly damaged. If this happens, you will have to cover the expenses for replacing your software on your own. The people behind the Su-News.ru website have decided to remain anonymous, so as to avoid legal repercussions. There is no information about the registrant behind the domain.

Perhaps the most severe threat around the Su-News.ru hijacker is the possibility to have your private data stolen. The malevolent program keeps track of users’ web sessions and records the information they enter into their browser. This encompasses your history, keystrokes and tracking cookies. The hijacker can extract your user names, passwords, security codes and personal account entries. The owners of the Su-News.ru hijacker could obtain your email, physical address, telephone number and financial credentials. The gathered data can be used to break into your accounts and steal from them. The proprietors of the Su-News.ru hijacker will likely sell it on darknet markets.

The most common way to contact the Su-News.ru hijacker is through unreliable software. The shady program travels in bundles with other tools. It gets included with them as a bonus. To prevent letting harmful software into your machine, you need to pay attention while conducting the install of newly acquired programs. Do not agree to have additional tools installed. They would be mentioned in the terms and conditions of the main program. You have to deselect them.

The other way for the Su-News.ru hijacker to penetrate your computer is through a spam email. The containing letter will have one or more files attached. They are the carrier for the malicious program. Opening them could initiate the download and install of the hijacker. In the other case scenario, you would be prompted to allow a certain task to be executed. The operation in question is the process which performs the download and install of the Su-News.ru hijacker. Before following instructions from an email, make sure the message is reliable. Check the contacts from the letter. Be advised that spammers tend to write on behalf of existing entities to make their messages appear legitimate.

Su-News.ru Removal

STEP-1 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here 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.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Su-News.ru from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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