Pro-news[.]net redirect removal instructions
What is pro-news[.]net?
pro-news[.]net is a rogue website designed to redirect users to unreliable websites and to deliver questionable content. It shares many similarities with other rogue sites, such as deloplen.com, pushmenews.com, orboreshitert.info, and many others. Research results show that users visit pro-news[.]net inadvertently - they get redirected by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) and intrusive advertisements delivered by other rogue sites. Unwanted apps are known for infiltrating computers without user's consent. In addition to causing redirects, unwanted apps also gather various information, as well as deliver intrusive ads.
After infiltrating the system PUAs continually force-open new browsing tabs/windows and redirect users to pro-news[.]net. This site immediately determine visitor's geolocation by checking the IP address. This is being done to determine whether user should be redirected even further or presented with certain content (sometimes both). One way or another users may encounter malicious content. Hence, redirects to/from pro-news[.]net may eventually lead to malware infections. As mentioned above, unwanted apps also deliver coupon, banner, pop-up, and other intrusive advertisements. These advertisements typically redirect to unreliable websites and execute scripts designed to download/install other unwanted/malicious apps. In other words, clicking may lead to certain computer infections as well. It is also worth noting that intrusive advertisements are delivered using various tools that enable placement of third party graphical content. For this reason, they often overlay visited websites' content, what significantly decreases web browsing experience. Potentially unwanted applications are also known for data tracking. They often record Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, queries entered into search engines, websites visited, pages viewed, and other information about user's web browsing activity. It is obvious that such information usually includes personal details. Moreover, developers share data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. For this reason, presence of data-tracking applications might eventually lead to various privacy issues or even identity theft. We highly recommend to eliminate all potentially unwanted applications as soon as possible.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate pro-news.net pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Potentially unwanted applications are very similar in-between. By offering a huge variety of "useful features", unwanted applications create the impression of legitimacy/usefulness and trick users into installation. In reality, however, apps of this type typically give no real value for the user. Instead of doing so, such applications cause unwanted redirects, generate ads, and record various information.
How did adware install on my computer?
Developers often proliferate potentially unwanted applications by using intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (installation of third party apps alongside with the regular software). Developers know that users often carelessly rush download/installation procedures and skip most of the steps. For this reason, all "bundled" apps are concealed behind "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of download/installation processes. Therefore, users who rush these procedures and click on various advertisements. By doing so, users simply expose the system to risk of various infections and put their very own privacy into threat.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Firstly, users must be very cautious when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Always be sure to carefully analyze every single step of download/installation processes and opt-out additionally included programs. We recommend to avoid using third party download/installation tools, because most of them are monetized using the "bundling" method. Instead, software should be downloaded only from official sources, using direct download links. It is also important to know that intrusive advertisements usually look completely appropriate. Once clicked, however, ads expose themselves by redirecting to unreliable websites. Gambling, adult dating, pornography - these are only few examples of such sites. Users who encounter suspicious ads/redirects frequently should remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins as soon as possible. The key to computer safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Second example of content displayed by pro-news[.]net website:
Appearance of pro-news[.]net website (GIF)
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 set the toggle button to "OFF"
- 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 "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner 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 pro-news.net 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 pro-news.net pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is pro-news[.]net?
- 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 pro-news[.]net 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 pro-news.net 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 pro-news.net 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 pro-news.net 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 pro-news.net pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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