- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If Newsonly.info is automatically opened for you periodically, this might mean only one thing – there is a browser hijacker active on your computer. We have to admit that it is not a typical browser hijacker. It should not modify browsers like other similar threats do, i.e. the settings of your homepage and default search provider should not be altered, but you will still see Newsonly.info opened for you automatically from time to time because it creates a Scheduled Task in %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks. Newsonly.info does not seem to be bad at first, so users usually do not find its presence on their browsers a huge problem. Of course, they do not know that this domain can expose them to potentially corrupted content. Letting a browser hijacker stay is a really bad idea because it might disrupt the web browsing experience by opening Newsonly.info regularly without your permission. These threats can also give a start for the emergence of security-related problems. You will need to put some effort into the Newsonly.info removal, but it should be easier for you to erase it after reading this report, so continue reading!
Newsonly.info is identical to such domains as hrforlastnews.ru/news, bhnr1.ru/news, and gdslkeee1ru.ru, which suggests that it belongs to the wide family of browser hijackers. It acts just like these aforementioned URLs too, i.e. it is opened for users automatically every 32 minutes. The Scheduled Task it creates upon the entrance allows it to show up to users regularly. Judging from the number of visitors, this browser hijacker is the most prevalent in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. This does not surprise specialists at all because the language Newsonly.info uses is Russian. Let’s talk about this domain in a more detailed way. Users who see Newsonly.info showing up on their web browsers usually do not rush to search for malware on their computers and delete it because they find the page opened for them quite appealing. We have to admit that it looks like any decent page because it contains a search box and links to the latest news articles, but we still suggest being cautious with it because it might expose users to the potentially dangerous content, for example, they might be redirected straight to third-party websites after clicking on any of these links on its start page. Since nothing is known about these third-party pages Newsonly.info redirects users to, they might end up on bad websites. Evidently, we cannot confirm that the website which is opened for you from time to time is trustworthy, so it would be best to make it gone from your web browsers. This can be done by going to undo the changes applied by a browser hijacker on the computer. This is, your task is to delete the Scheduled Task created to stop automatic redirections to the Russian domain Newsonly.info.
Without a doubt, a browser hijacker has successfully entered your computer and has made some changes inside your system if Newsonly.info is opened for you several times during your browsing session. Specialists are now sure that users are not the ones who set Newsonly.info on their browsers because their research has shown that this computer infection is usually distributed in software packages. This browser hijacker is presented as an additional offer, so it does not surprise us at all that so many users allow this undesirable software to enter their computers unknowingly. Do not skip the steps of the installation of new software by clicking the Next button quickly. Instead, you should choose the Advanced option to get a list of programs that are going to be installed on the computer. You could then select which ones to install and which of them to dismiss. Do not forget to install a legitimate security application on your computer too. A legitimate tool will not allow any new threats to slither onto your system.
Newsonly.info is not a browser hijacker which changes the settings of browsers, so to make it disappear once and for all, you just need to delete the Scheduled Task it has created in %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks. Go to reset all browsers to default settings just in case too. You might wish to check our manual removal guide if you have never done that before.
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