I wrote this article to help you remove Topnews17.com. This Topnews17.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Topnews17.com is a dangerous domain. If you redirected to it often, we have some bad news for you. Your machine is no longer infection-free as you have an adware parasite on board. Are you familiar with this type of infections? If not, carefully read this article in order to understand what you are actually dealing with and, most importantly, how to get rid of this pest and how to protect yourself in the future. Let`s be clear that the adware needs to go ASAP. It may not be the most dangerous parasite out there but it is still a parasite which will eventually get out of control. If this happens, it may be too late for you to do something. So, don’t waste time. Find and delete the pest immediately.
How does adware work? For starters, you should know that this infection is used by crooks to gain effortless profits. It was not developed to be beneficial to you in any way. In fact, the revenue the hackers gain comes solely at your expense. You are becoming their sponsor just by keeping the parasite on board. As soon as the threat enters your PC, all of your browsers get modified without your permission. The adware adds to them its pesky plugin thus injecting them with numerous, sponsored pop-up ads. Again, your consent it not needed. The infection is able to make changes in your browsers` settings as it sees fit.
Once your browsers get hijacked, your online experience changes. You are constantly bombarded with a never-ending pile of incredibly annoying advertisements, presented as safe and legitimate. You see banners, coupons, deals, offers, best prices, comparisons and so on and so forth. Your whole screen is covered with commercials and no matter what you do, you cannot get rid of them. Do you imagine what these interruptions do to your online activities? They ruin them completely. But why are you buried in an avalanche of ads? It is not because the adware wants to enhance your online shopping. Of course not. These ads are used to boost web traffic to particular pages and bring crooks pay-per-click revenue. This means that every time you click on an ad, the hacker gain money. But not only that. By clicking on these very unreliable links you are risking compromising your machine even more. A single click on the wrong ad and you automatically download more infection on your already infected machine.
Yes, you PC is also suffering. Due to the adware`s interruptions, its speed slows down to a crawl. It crashes and reboots often. Your browsers freeze as well. Basically using your PC at all becomes a nightmare. And like this is not enough, the adware jeopardizes your privacy by spying on your, collecting valuable data and sending it to the crooks behind it. Act while it is not too late. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and get rid of this pest now.
Once you do, make sure you won`t get infected again. Do you know how the adware managed to enter this time? Did you download it on purpose? No. And yet, it is there, which means that it tricked you. These infections need your approval on their installment and they rely on tricks and deceit to get it. For instance, freeware bundling is one of hackers` favorite tactics. All they do is attach their malware to another program and you do the rest by being careless.
It is very important to be extra vigilant when installing programs. Never skip the Terms and Conditions/EULA and take your time to see what you are giving permission to. Opt for the Custom settings instead of the Basic ones. They may be more time-consuming but they also allow you to see each additional program in the bundle as well as to deselect it. Choose safety over speed. Being in a rush and blindly pressing “Yes/I agree” only brings you infections. And so does your negligence. No crooks` tactic would work without it. It is what cybercriminals pray for the most. Don’t grant it.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Topnews17.com 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 Topnews17.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.