I wrote this article to help you remove Newsonlineonly.net. This Newsonlineonly.net removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If all of a sudden the Newsonlineonly.net page has become your constant online companion, we have bad news for you. There is a browser hijacker on your system and it is the one forcing the page on you. It uses it as a front to lurk behind. As a shield, you will. But for you, this site is a warning. It is a big neon sign that your PC is no longer infection free. Hijackers are incredibly annoying pests. But they are also dangerous. The longer this virus stays on board, the more problems you will encounter.
Trust us when we say that you don’t want to deal with this pest once it goes out of hand. And it will, eventually. Take actions while you still can. As soon as you notice the Newsonlineonly.net page taking over, start looking for the hijacker`s hiding spot and delete it upon discovery. Procrastinating and ignoring the threat the infection poses will only worsen your predicament. Don’t hesitate. The hijacker has to go.
Once the infection sneaks in, it doesn’t waste any time. It immediately starts messing with your computer. For starters, the Newsonlineonly.net page becomes your online shadow. Did you approve that? No, you didn’t because the hijacker didn’t bother asking for your permission. You weren’t even informed of this change or any other modification the parasite makes. So, the Newsonlineonly.net is now everywhere. You get redirected to it all the time. It appears among the search results as well. It even replaces your previous homepage and search engine. One more change that you did not allow.
This is what the hijacker does. It takes control over your browsing and demolishes it. You are no longer able to serve the web at peace as you are constantly interrupted. You are either forced to visit some very shady page or your whole screen is covered with questionable commercials. Keep in mind that nothing this pest generates can be trusted.
Not the pages you get redirected to, not the ads. On the contrary. More often than not, they deliver infections. The crooks only use these links to generate web traffic to particular pages so they could gain money via the pay-per-click method. They make money at your expense. But what is worse is that you are constantly one click away from more malware. The last thing you need right now is more infection on your already compromised and underperforming machine. It is already suffering due to this single virus. It is slow, it lags, it crashes, your browsers freeze, etc. Imagine what will happen if you accidentally invite five more. Your PC won`t be able to hold on for long.
This hijacker only brings you trouble. It also jeopardizes your privacy by spying on you and monitoring your every online more. But if the pest has access to your privacy, so do the crooks. These cybercriminals are the worst possible people to have access to your data. If they do, they will only use it for their malicious purposes. Don’t let that happen. Use our detailed removal guide and delete the hijackers for good. All you have to do is follow the steps in the exact order given.
And last but definitely not least, how did the hijacker enter and how to protect yourself better in the future. We already established that the Newsonlineonly.net appears because the pest forces it on you. But the pest itself didn’t appear out of the blue. It tricked you into giving it green light. Infections are still programs and they are bound to seek your approval on their installment.
So, they rely on tricks to get it. If they ask straightforward, they would never succeed. These tricks include freeware bundles, spam email messages, fake program updates, corrupted pages, illegitimate torrents, third-party ads, etc. By using any of these techniques, the hijacker still asks for your permission but in the sneakiest way possible.
If you want to protect yourself you have to be much more careful. For instance, don’t open emails from unknown senders even if they look legitimate. Don’t blindly click on any ad/link that comes your way. When installing a bundle/update always double-check what you are agreeing to. Don’t skip the Terms and Conditions/EULA. Stay away from shady pages/torrents/sources as there are plenty of safe ones to use. Don’t forget that what infections need the most is your haste, distraction, and negligence. Don’t provide them.
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 Newsonlineonly.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.