- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
News-cloud.net is a Russian browser hijacker that tends to enter computers secretly. Even though users are not informed about its entrance, they quickly understand that some kind of computer infection has found a way to enter their computers because they notice that their preferred websites are gone from browsers. More specifically, they are replaced with News-cloud.net. These changes might be visible on all browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Our researchers have noticed that the majority of people who try to find out how to delete News-cloud.net from their computers live in Italy, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, meaning that this browser hijacker is spreading among users in these countries mainly. Of course, News-cloud.net might affect browsers no matter where you live. Users who discover News-cloud.net set after opening any of their browsers should go to delete this Russian search tool as soon as possible because it is definitely not a decent search provider. Specialists at pcthreat.com have a really negative opinion about it. Find out why it is so by reading this article from beginning to end attentively.
News-cloud.net looks like any ordinary search tool at first glance. It has a search box in the middle which uses Google Custom Search and returns search results to users like other ordinary search providers do; however, after inspecting search results it displays to users, it has become clear that they differ from those shown by reliable search engines (e.g. Google). Specialists have noticed a bunch of advertisements there. They look like ordinary search results, but the truth is that they promote third-party websites that do not contain information users are looking for on the web. Actually, the search results page of News-cloud.net is not the only place you will see the sponsored content. Commercials are shown to users on the start page of News-cloud.net too. Clicking on advertisements/links you see while using this dubious search tool might result in some serious problems because ads provided by untrustworthy search engines might promote unreliable web pages. Users will be taken straight to them if they click on any of these ads and links News-cloud.net provides them with. Untrustworthy websites might contain anything from malicious links to bad applications, so users should not browse such pages. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to recognize those websites. As a consequence, you will definitely end up on one of these unreliable pages one day. There is only one way to prevent this from happening – you need to delete News-cloud.net from browsers. You will definitely lower the chances of ending up on a corrupted website if you do that soon.
Users who are guaranteed that they have not set News-cloud.net on their browsers usually see it, according to researchers at pcthreat.com, because they have installed an untrustworthy Russian application or a browser extension. What search page will be opened by News-cloud.net depends on the extension/program installed on the computer, for example, users might see http://www.news-cloud.net/i/start.html, http://blankpage1.ru/i/start.html, or http://chromepage8.ru/main.html after entering the search query. Browser hijackers are, actually, not the only ones that are spread bundled with other applications. Specialists know a number of different computer infections that might sneak onto the computer using the so-called bundling method. Therefore, it is highly recommended to install a reputable security application. It will catch all intruders that you do not notice. In other words, it will ensure the maximum protection of the computer if it is kept enabled.
Use our manual removal instructions to delete News-cloud.net from browsers manually if we have convinced you to get rid of this dubious search tool. If you are not sure whether it is the only computer infection your system contains, go to scan your PC with an automatic scanner to check the system’s condition. A reputable automatic tool, e.g. SpyHunter will find all the threats inside the system within seconds and then the removal of these irritating threats will happen.
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