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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

MyNewsWire Extension

If you notice a new search website with news-related features on a fake toolbar, it is possible that MyNewsWire Extension has sneaked onto your system. We have categorized this threat as a browser hijacker because it is capable of changing your browser settings, including homepage, new tab, and default search provider. Although it is possible that you knowingly install this browser extension if you want "local and global news at your finger tips" but we do not believe that this is how most users get infected with this potential threat source. In fact, this extension can present to you potentially unreliable third-party ads and modified search results that may both put your system security at risk. Since this tool may come on board along with other malware infections, you may be facing multiple threats and privacy breaches. This is why we recommend that you remove MyNewsWire Extension as soon as possible or right after you finish reading our report.

In all fairness, first of all, we need to mention that it is possible to install this browser extension through official channels, such as its own promotional webpage,, and its Chrome web store page, If you can believe site statistics, the web store shows over 10 thousand downloads. It should be strange then that there is not one review or like regarding this tool. We must also mention that you should not take an extension's reliability for granted just because you can find it in this store. As a matter of fact, there could be hundreds of potentially harmful application in this store until they are reported or inspected by Google. Once found guilty as charged, they get blocked both by the store and the browser as well. Nevertheless, this browser hijacker is also spread in alternative ways to make sure it infects users more widely.

So here come the bad news; this hijacker can be found bundled with other malware infections, possibly including adware programs, Trojans, backdoors, fake alerts, and potentially unwanted applications. As you can see, if you are out of luck, you may infect your computer with a bunch of all kinds of malicious threats. This is rather unfortunate; however, you may be able to avoid it. For example, you should not visit suspicious file-sharing websites to download free software or updates. It also pays to avoid other questionable websites that present to you flashy and annoying third-party ads because they can also drop malicious packages. But it is also possible that you have infected your PC recently with adware and this program introduces you to the unsafe ads that you click on. Hopefully you can understand now why it is so vital that you do not only delete MyNewsWire Extension from your browsers but you also eliminate all other potentially risky applications. You can find trustworthy online malware scanners for free if you want to see at least what you are up against before you make up you mind about how to move on.

When you install this browser extension, it changes your homepage, new tab page, and default search engine settings in your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. So whenever you launch your browsers, open a new tab, or run a search, you will be using Unfortunately, this search engine page is unreliable and may expose you to harmful third-party content. At the top of this page, you can see a fake toolbar that features a number of quick-link buttons leading to major news websites, such as CNN. There is also a thumbnail link panel below the main search box that can be hidden or shown if you click the respective link. These thumbnails can take you to Amazon, CNN, Fox News, and some other popular sites. Below this panel you may also find a third-party advertisement that could be a news-related YouTube video; however, this might be overwritten by cyber criminals to be a corrupt ad luring you to a malicious website.

You should not perform a web search ever with a questionable search engine because you could be presented with manipulated results. This browser hijacker may modify the results by sending your keywords to its server first and then, to a Yahoo search results page. You may not even realize that you have come to this Yahoo page from another search engine and you would consider all content reliable. Obviously, this is a trick that lots of schemers use to mislead unsuspecting computer users. This way questionable third-party ads and links could appear on even a reputable Yahoo search results page that may take you to malicious websites or directly drop similar infections. This is why we believe that it is important that you remove MyNewsWire Extension as a browser hijacker.

Our research indicates that it could be enough for you to remove this questionable extension from your browser settings. However, since there could be other browser-related infections on board, we suggest that you reset your browsers to be on the safe side. Please use our guide below this article if you are ready to do this yourself. But do not think for a second that this may be sufficient to completely clean your PC of all possible threats. If you want a powerful method to kill all infections, we suggest that you employ a malware removal application, such as SpyHunter that can automatically take this burden off your shoulders.

How to remove MyNewsWire Extension from browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings at the bottom.
  3. Click Reset Settings at the bottom.
  4. Press Reset in the pop-up window.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox and in the pop-up window, click Refresh Firefox.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  2. Click on the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Tick Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.
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