What is Onepagesnews.net?
Also Known As: Onepagesnews.net virus
Onepagesnews.net is a browser hijacker with adware elements. If you are constantly redirected to advertisements when you open your browser, you need to scan your computer with a reliable scanner to locate and remove Onepagesnews.net . It could have entered your computer if you did no pay enough attention to how you installed free software, as they came together. Onepagesnews.net will make unwanted changes to your browser and constantly redirect you to advertisement web pages. It does that so that it can make income for those pages. Essentially, it uses you to make money, without your permission. In addition to that, it could expose you to malicious content which could lead to a serious malware infection. Even though Onepagesnews.net itself is not malicious, it can lead to viruses, thus you need to uninstall Onepagesnews.net as soon as possible.
Onepagesnews.net , as all browser hijackers and adware, spreads with the help of free software. It is attached to freeware in a way that allows it to install without you even noticing. When you install anything you download from the Internet, you need to use Advanced (Custom) settings and make sure to uncheck the boxes of the added items. Only when you have deselected the items can you proceed to install the free software. If you use Default settings, you will end up allowing what has been added to install, which means you will have to delete Onepagesnews.net and similar later on.
Once this hijacker installs onto the computer, it will immediately alter your browser’s settings and set itself as your homepage. It can affect all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Every time you open your browser, you will be redirected to Onepagesnews.net to an advertisement. The ad will be different every time you get redirected. This is highly irritating behavior and it will only stop if you delete Onepagesnews.net from your computer. You cannot change browser’s settings otherwise. The worrying things about these redirects is that you could easily be taken to malicious sites and pick up malware. While Onepagesnews.net is just irritating, malware could do a lot of damage not only to your computer but to you as well. We suggest you take the time to erase Onepagesnews.net immediately.
STEP 1. Onepagesnews.net removal guide
In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:
If you need help in removing Onepagesnews.net infection,
Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:
The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:
Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:
Scan computer for Onepagesnews.net related files
Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:
When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:
(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some adware\malware\browser hijackers it is advised to Reset your browser settings. GridinSoft Anti-Malware allows you to do that with flexible options.
STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser
GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:
Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings“
Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:
Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):
STEP 3. Protect your computer from Onepagesnews.net reinfection
Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:
Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.
Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.
Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.
Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.
Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.
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