Removal From Affected Browsers : Threat’s Summary

Type Browser Hijacker
Risk Impact Medium
Description is able to make changes in your default browser settings and replace the pre-set search provider with its own dubious one.
Possible Symptoms Performance degradation of system, other malware attacks, cyber theft, etc.
Detection / Removal Tool Download Scanner to confirm the attack of virus. Description is a questionable website developed by Polarity Technologies that can also be identified as Watching News Online. It claims to help web surfers in finding free news along with Weather forecasts services directly on their Internet browsers. However, based on the research report, this website belongs to the family of browser hijacker virus. In most of the cases, it invades the targeted machine with the help of bundled programs. Once inside, the threat changes default settings on user's web browsers and add as a default search engine without asking their permissions.

Whenever infected users trying to revert the changes made by this hijacker, it will simply continue to reassign the web browser options, resulting in unwanted redirects and appearance of misleading pop-ups. Activities of hijacker on your system can significantly diminish your online browsing experience. Malware analysts from RMV also report that these annoying activities might increases the chances of getting infected with other sorts of notorious viruses and suffer from unexpected damages. Therefore, if already infected with this threat, take immediate action for its complete removal from your infected web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Edge, Opera, IE and others.

Working Principles of

In addition to above mentioned consequences, virus has the ability to track your online browsing conducts and record various data as well. Always keep in mind that one one can guarantee that the gathered information won't be sold to the third parties for gaining profits for their creators. It might also use system's resources in order to run various processes in the background of your computer which results in lower performance of the system. The threat may trick web surfers into believing that is a kind of useful website for those who love reading news online.

However, it brings no the value to the system users and its main objective is to generate benefits for their creators just by displaying ads and other commercial links on your each and every visited sites. Thus, if you think that your PC is infected with this browser hijacker threat, you are strongly advised to perform removal from your system as early as possible. Otherwise, you will have to deal with numerous irritating adverts and redirects to unsafe portals. As you may already know, such activities will increase the chances of getting infected with other noxious viruses and cause irreplaceable damages on your machine.

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Know How to Uninstall Manually From Windows PC

In order to do it, it is advised that, start your PC in safe mode by just following the steps:-

Step 1. Restart your computer and Press F8 button until you get the next window.


Step 2. After that on the new screen you should select Safe Mode option to continue this process.

safe mode

Now Show Hidden Files As Follows :

Step 1. Go to Start Menu >> Control Panel >> Folder Option.

folder option

Step 2. Now Press View Tab >> Advance Setting category >> Hidden Files or Folders.

show hidden files

Step 3. Here you need to tick in Show hidden files, folder or drives.

Step 4. Finally hit Apply and then OK button and at the end close the current Window.

Time To Delete From Different Web browsers

For Google Chrome

Steps 1. Start Google Chrome and hot Menu icon at the top right corner of the screen and then select Settings option.

chrome menu settings

Step 2. Here you need to select required search provider in Search option.

Manage search engine chrome

Step 3. You can also manage search engine and make it your personalize setting by clicking on Make it default button.

chrome search engine make default

Reset Google Chrome Now in given way:-

Step 1. Get Menu Icon >> Settings >> Reset settings >> Reset

chrome reset

For Mozilla Firefox:-

Step 1. Start Mozilla Firefox >> Setting icon >> Options.

Mozilla Menu Options

Step 2. Press Search option and pick required search provider to make it default and also remove from here.

mozilla search engine

Step 3. You can also add other search option on your Mozilla Firefox.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Choose Settings >> Open Help Menu >> Troubleshooting >> Reset Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox 1

Step 2. Again click Reset Firefox to eliminate in easy clicks.

Reset Mozilla Firefox 2

For Internet Explorer

If you want to remove from Internet Explorer then please follow these steps.

Step 1. Start your IE browser and select Gear icon >> Manage Add-ons.

IE Manage Add-ons

Step 2. Choose Search provider >> Find More Search Providers.

IE Search Providers

Step 3. Here you can select your preferred search engine.

IE Find More Search Providers

Step 4. Now Press Add to Internet Explorer option >> Check out Make this my Default Search Engine Provider From Add Search Provider Window and then click Add option.

IE Add Search Provider

Step 5. Finally relaunch the browser to apply all modification.

Reset Internet Explorer

Step 1. Click on Gear Icon >> Internet Options >> Advance Tab >> Reset >> Tick Delete Personal Settings >> then press Reset to remove completely.

IE Reset 2

Clear browsing History and Delete All Cookies

Step 1. Start with the Internet Options >> General Tab >> Browsing History >> Select delete >> Check Website Data and Cookies and then finally Click Delete.

delete browsing history cookies IE

Know How To Fix DNS Settings

Step 1. Navigate to the bottom right corner of your desktop and right click on Network icon, further tap on Open Network and Sharing Center.

open network and sharing center

Step 2. In the View your active networks section, you have to choose Local Area Connection.

view your active networks local area connection

Step 3. Click Properties at the bottom of Local Area Connection Status window.

local area connection status properties

Step 4. Next you have to choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP V4) and then tap on Properties below.

TCP IP V4 properties

Step 5. Finally enable the Obtain DNS server address automatically option and tap on OK button apply changes.

obtain dns server address automatically

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