I wrote this article to help you remove YAND-NEWS.RU. This YAND-NEWS.RU removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
YAND-NEWS.RU is a malicious page and if you see it all the time you are in trouble. The page conceals a cyber infection. A browser hijacker, to be exact, which uses it as a front. As a way of informing you of its presence. Hijackers are annoying, intrusive and very dangerous. The last place a hijacker should be is in your system. Given the opportunity, it will wreck your PC to the core and may cause some irreversible damage. So, take the page`s appearance as a warning because that what it is. And the minute you notice it you have to take measures. Don’t give this pest any more time on your machine. Start looking for is hiding spot and as soon as you find it, delete it right away. Otherwise, you will be forced to deal with a ton of issues.
The hijacker slithers in completely undetected and then goes to work immediately. First, it forces the dubious YAND-NEWS.RU page on you so you see it every time you open your browser. The pest replaces your homepage and search engine and puts this page in their places. What is worse is that it does so behind your back. Your approval is neither needed nor required. YAND-NEWS.RU becomes your constant online companion and not in a good way. You get redirected back to it every time you visit another site. Or, should we say, attempt to visit. But it is not the only shady page you will be forced to see. There are many others which are just as suspicious. And when you add to this equation the ad bombardment, things get worse. Not only you are unable to normally load a page but your screen is covered with ads while you are trying to.
We are talking numerous advertisements in all forms, popping and blinking in front of you prompting you to click them open. Whatever you do, don’t click on anything the hijacker displays. Not on the pages you land on, not on the ads. More often than not, they are corrupted. They hide more malware threats in them as if you click you get infected. And this time you may get stuck with a much more dangerous threat. Like a greedy ransomware or a nasty Trojan. Compared to them, this hijacker is relatively easy to tackle. But you have to act fast. The more time passes, the more problems it causes. For example, your computer also suffers due to the pest`s presence. Its speed slows down to a crawl, it crashes often, it cannot stabilize the Internet connection, etc.
This is how this parasite hijacks your browsing experience. It puts hackers in charge. But this is not all and YAND-NEWS.RU has more in store for you. The program starts spying on you from the very second it enters. It monitors everything. Nothing is beyond its reach: IPs, emails, usernames, passwords, accounts, browsing related data. It can even get to your identifiable and financial details. Imagine what could happen then?
The hijacker doesn’t keep this info for itself. Oh, no. It keeps on gathering sensitive data until it deems it has enough, after which it sends it all to the crooks. It practically opens the door to your private life and keeps it opened for the hackers to parade it. Are you willing to share your private life with strangers? Are you OK with them having access to your data and using it as they see fit? Of course not. If they get a hold of your personal details there is not a scenario which ends well for you. So, don’t let it go that far. Don’t waste any more time and delete the pest now. Out detailed removal guide below will help you do that manually.
But do you know how these infections manage to get it? Usually, cyber threats need your permission to enter but since they know they won`t get it easily, they turn to trickery and deceive. They use tricks to dope you and if you are not careful enough, they succeed. For example, they use freeware, corrupted pages/links/torrents, malicious ads, and, of course, spam emails. All of these are entering tactics but they are just that – tactics. They cannot magically get the infection in. This is where your approval is required and you won`t provide it unless you are negligent. This is what infections need the most – you being careless. Don’t let yourself be fooled. Always be on the alert while online as parasites are lurking from each side and it is up to you to protect yourself. Also, preventing an infection is much easier that dealing whit it later.
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 YAND-NEWS.RU from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.