I wrote this article to help you remove NONE-STOP.NET. This NONE-STOP.NET removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
NONE-STOP.NET is a website which allows users to avoid geo-restrictions. The domain gives access to blocked portions of platforms which have limited accessibility. This includes websites like Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, Twitter, HBO, Facebook, NBC, YouTube, Spotify and others. NONE-STOP.NET offers unlimited speed and bandwidth, reportedly faster than VPN. The service is available globally without the use of software. You just have to enter the URL address of your desired web page into the field on NONE-STOP.NET and it shall be unblocked. Although this functionality may be convenient, utilizing it is not advised. Research has shown that NONE-STOP.NET is connected to an adware program.
What threats does the adware behind NONE-STOP.NET expose me to?
The insidious program has a malicious agenda. Its activity can lead to security problems and privacy breaches. The adware behind NONE-STOP.NET generates advertisements which promote third party content. The ads come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including pop-ups, pop-unders, coupon boxes, in-text links, banners, freebies, interstitial, floating, contextual, transitional, inline and full-screen ads. The windows list bargain offers for miscellaneous consumer goods. The product palette encompasses furniture, clothes, accessories, technological devices, decorative elements, gardening equipment, toys, sports gear, games, books and other items.
The problem with the advertisements lies within their sources. The adware behind NONE-STOP.NET does not run checkups of the domains it promotes. The owners of the shady program agree to support the content of all paying parties. Ultimately, the ads redirect to unsolicited websites whose security is not confirmed or accounted for. Any of them could turn out to be infected. The creators of the furtive program have not taken measures to assure the safety of the end users. They are only concerned about their personal benefit. The websites the adware behind NONE-STOP.NET links to are sponsored. The proprietors of the rogue program get paid to direct users to them. Every click adds a certain amount to the total commissions they receive for conducting promotional campaigns.
The other way for the adware behind NONE-STOP.NET to monetize its activity is by gathering input from users’ online sessions and selling it. The covert program can record different kinds of data from the web browser. This includes the browsing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, server logs, email, IP address, geographic location, zip code, residency, phone number, demographic details, user names and passwords. The owners of the adware will trade your personal information without authorization.
How is the adware behind NONE-STOP.NET distributed?
The NONE-STOP.NET website claims that it conducts its tasks without the use of software. Although this is not true, it stands that the domain does not spread the adware. The malevolent program uses a couple of underhanded distribution techniques, known as dark patterns. The more common method is bundling. The adware latches onto another program which serves as a download client. It can process the install of the unwanted tool. This will happen, if you do not change the settings. You need to read the terms and conditions of the programs you add to your system. Note that freeware, shareware and pirated programs are the usual hosts for malware. Make sure the utilities you install are reputable.
Spam emails are the other host for the adware behind NONE-STOP.NET. The sinister program hides behind an attachment to the message. The sender will state that the file is an important document. He can write on behalf of an existing entity, like the national post, a courier firm, a bank, an e-commerce platform, a social network, a government branch or the local police department. To check if the letter has been sent by the organization in question, match the contacts in the email with the coordinates on its official website.
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 NONE-STOP.NET from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.