I wrote this article to help you remove Pagesnews.org. This Pagesnews.org removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The appearance of the Pagesnews.org website indicated the presence of a cyber infection on your machine. The page is a warning that there is a browser hijacker on your PC. Hijackers are a mess. Actually, the make a mess and you have to delete this intruder ASAP. The longer it stays the more problematic it gets. Take the Pagesnews.org site as a warning. Accept the fact you have a virus on board and start looking for a way to get rid of it. If you don’t, you will regret it.
Hijackers are not only incredibly annoying and obnoxious, but they also jeopardize your privacy. Are you willing to take such risk? You shouldn’t. It’s not worth it. You gain nothing by keeping this pest but if you delete it, you gain a lot. Don’t hesitate. Take actions immediately before it is too late.
Once the infection enters the problems start pouring. All of a sudden your browsing experience turns into a nightmare. For starters, the Pagesnews.org page becomes your constant online companion. You see it everywhere. You open one of your previously reliable browsers, it is there. You open a new tab, it is there. You try loading a page, you get redirected back to it. The malicious site even replaces your homepage and search engine without any approval of yours. It doesn’t need your permission. It alters your browser settings as it sees fit.
So, you suffer constant intrusions. Aside from the Pagesnews.org, you get forced to visit many others just as questionable pages on daily basis. You cannot find anything you a looking for online as you are redirected all the time. Needless to say, these pages cannot be trusted. One wrong click and you automatically download more infections on board. And this is not all. The hijacker has more in store for you.
The pest also floods you with countless pop-up ads 24/7. Your screen is covered with irritating ads all the time. Banners, offers, discounts, deals, video ads, and so long and so forth. The commercials are always there popping in front of you and blocking content. It goes without saying that you should stay away from them well. They are just as dangerous as the pages you are forced to visit. With the hijacker on board, you are constantly one click away from more malware. And this is the very last thing you need right now. Your computer is already affected by this pest. It won’t be able to deal with more.
Because of the hijacker, your machine is underperforming. Its speed slows down to a crawl, it lags all the time, it freezes/crashed frequently. Even your Internet connection may become unstable. And like this isn’t enough, your private life in no longer private. The hijacker is able to spy on your and to monitor your every online move. The pest is programmed to gather information and then to send it to the crooks behind it. These strangers are the last people who should have access to your privacy. Don’t sit around waiting for your situation to worsen. Take action and delete the parasite now. To do so manually, please follow our detailed removal guide at the end of this article. The sooner you get rid of the hijacker, the better.
But how did this pest enter your PC in the first place? Did you intentionally download it? Of course not. In order to prevent another infection, you need to know how pests travel the Web. All infections need your permission to get it and as they know you would not give it voluntarily, they use tricks to dupe you into giving it. They still ask for permission but in the sneakiest way possible. Otherwise, you would never give them green light. This is why they turn to tricky tactics like freeware, spam email messages and malicious attachments, compromised pages/links/torrents, bogus updates, third party ads, etc.
If you want to protect yourself, be extra careful. Stay away from shady pages and don’t click on everything that comes your way. Delete all email messages that are from unknown senders even if they look legitimate. Double-check what you are agreeing to. When installing a bundle, don’t rush. Opt for the Custom settings instead of the Basic ones as they give you complete control over the installment. Don’t skip the Term and Conditions too. What all parasites pray for the most is your carelessness, haste, and distraction. 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 Pagesnews.org from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.