Inewsupdate.info redirect removal instructions
What is inewsupdate.info?
Inewsupdate.info is a rogue website, and like most websites of this type (hilons.com, frigod.com, fibeae.com and many more) it is designed to cause redirects to untrustworthy and/or potentially malicious web pages. Most often users end up on this website unwillingly - it's potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that are forcing users to visit it. As a rule, PUAs infiltrate systems without user's consent and they also deliver numerous intrusive ads and gather various data.
When a potentially unwanted application is installed, it starts to open new tabs or windows in web browsers and redirects their users to inewsupdate.info website that later causes additional (usually two or three) redirects to other untrustworthy websites. It is very likely that one of the visited websites will be malicious/contain malicious content and might cause various high-risk infections. Furthermore, there are many potentially unwanted applications that are designed to provide users with various unwanted intrusive advertisements, such as banners, coupons, surveys and so on. It is very common for these ads to annoying by being displayed using various tools that enable placement of third party graphical content and conceal underlying content of any visited website. Such ads, when clicked, often redirect users to various untrustworthy websites that could be malicious, or they could execute scripts that are designed to download (and install) other PUAs. Moreover, PUAs tend collect IP addresses, search queries, keystrokes, visited websites, geo-locations and various other data. Quite likely some of the gathered data will contain personal or sensitive information as well. Later, collected information is shared with third parties (potentially cyber criminals) and used to generate revenue, which means that users could start experiencing various privacy or browsing safety issues, or end up having their identity stolen. We advise to uninstall PUAs as soon as possible.
To summarize, most developers promote their PUAs as legitimate and useful applications and claim to provide users with various handy features, however, only a small number of installed potentially unwanted applications deliver the promised functions (or some other value). Most PUAs are designed to generate revenue for their developers and most likely to cause various problems for their users as well.
How did adware install on my computer?
Usually, potentially unwanted applications can be downloaded from their official websites, however, more often they get installed together with some other software or via intrusive ads that are designed to execute particular scripts. In order to trick users into installing PUAs, software developers often use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Bundling, in other words, is a stealth installation of various software (in this case PUAs) within other regular software. To achieve this, developers avoid disclosing information about included PUAs by hiding them in "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings of the software installation processes. Very often users skip the installation steps without checking the mentioned settings and that is the most common reason behind unintentional installations of potentially unwanted applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
When it comes to downloading software, make sure you download it using official and trustworthy sources (websites). Avoid using third party software downloaders or installers, it is very common for them to be monetized by promoting potentially unwanted applications. Check every available option (such as "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options) of the installation dialog and make sure that any unwanted offers are deselected before the installation is finished. There are many ads that redirect users to untrustworthy websites, such as pornography, gambling, adult dating and other suspicious websites of this kind. If some ad caused such redirect, close the opened browser window or tab and see if there are no unwanted plug-ins, extensions or add-ons installed on your browser (or programs on your computer). It is strongly recommended to uninstall any unwanted applications or programs from your computer or web browser as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and click "Block"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Notifications"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the bottom of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
Instant automatic removal of inewsupdate.info pop-up:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of inewsupdate.info pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is inewsupdate.info?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes inewsupdate.info redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the inewsupdate.info pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the inewsupdate.info pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with inewsupdate.info pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove inewsupdate.info pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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