- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Onepagesnews.net is a Russian-made browser hijacker designed to hijack your browser and replace its homepage and homepage addresses. Is creators use deceptive means to distribute it and want to force you to use it for searching the web. Therefore, you ought to remove it. It features ad-supported search results that place promoted links in the search results. If you click a promoted links, this hijacker’s developers will make money. If many people use it and click a lot of promoted links, then the developers stand to make much money off it. However, this search engine is considered a browser hijacker because it can get onto your PC via malicious software bundles.
Like most browser hijacker’s Onepagesnews.net is bundled with malicious third-party installers and put up for download on freeware hosting websites. The owners of those websites make money of bundling freeware with additional software that is not always legitimate. In this particular case, it happens to be a browser hijacker. We have classified Onepagesnews.net as a browser hijacker because the malicious installers have been configured to insert it into your browser without your knowledge or consent. The bundled installers can inject this hijacker into your browser directly, but it might also come with an accompanying browser extension that is installed for the sole purpose of replacing the homepage and/or new tab page addresses. Note that this hijacker can inject your browser if you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge, however, is immune from this hijacker.
If your browser happens to become infected with this hijacker, then your homepage (and new tab page if you use chrome) will be set to Onepagesnews.net. Truth be told, you can use this hijacker as a regular search engine, but the downside is that its search results are of lower quality in general and that it featured customized promotional links. The problem with the promotional links is that there is no telling what can be promoted using this hijacker because Onepagesnews.net has no information on its developers. This hijacker redirects all entered search terms to Google, but there will be additional links that can deceive you and redirect you to scam, phishing websites, and sites that feature malware downloads.
Furthermore, in order to customize and personalize the ad campaign, this hijacker might collect some information about you. It should, at the very least, collect information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet Service Provider (ISP) domain name, browsing history, entered search terms, browser type, operating system type, and approximate location. The information collected is non-personally identifiable and is obtained automatically using browser cookies and web beacons. Again, the collected information is used to customize the ads you see to generate more ad revenue. However, since the ads you get can be unreliable, you ought to get rid of this search engine as soon as you can.
In conclusion, Onepagesnews.net is one malicious search engine that can jeopardize your computer’s security with its questionable promotional links. Furthermore, its developers distribute it using deceptive methods that include bundling it with freeware. To keep your computer secure, you ought to invest in an anti-malware program so that you should not have to deal with the likes of Onepagesnews.net. Nevertheless, we have made a manual removal guide that you can consult below.
Remove the malicious application (Internet Explorer only)
Windows Vista and Windows 7
Remove the browser extension and reset your browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Delete malicious scheduled tasks