Windowsguidenews[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is windowsguidenews[.]com?
If visited, windowsguidenews[.]com presents dubious content or it opens a couple of untrustworthy websites. It functions like many other rogue websites, for example, reforeperc[.]pro, asonsbirthi[.]pro and pushstack[.]co. Most of windowsguidenews[.]com visitors do not open this address intentionally, they get redirected to it by some potentially unwanted application (PUA) that is installed on their browser or operating system. Also, apps of this type are usually designed to display various advertisements and collect information related to browsing habits.
Websites like windowsguidenews[.]com are being opened by PUAs in new browser windows or tabs. Either way, once visited, they display questionable content or redirect visitors to two or three untrustworthy websites. The way they behave depends on geolocation of their visitors. Quite often sites like windowsguidenews[.]com open pages that contain deceptive ads, are designed to promote shady applications, and so on. Either way, neither websites like windowsguidenews[.]com or pages that get opened through them can be trusted. Windowsguidenews[.]com encourages visitors that are 18 years old or older to click the "Allow" button. It is one of the many clickbait techniques that are used to trick people into allowing shady pages like windowsguidenews[.]com to show their notifications. Quite often those notifications are various deceptive ads that lead to unreliable pages, advertise untrustworthy software, and so on. It is never a good idea to allow such pages to show their notifications. As mentioned in the introduction most PUAs record browsing-related data. For instance, IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, geolocations, entered search queries, etc. It is worth mentioning that their developers share that data with third parties (potentially cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Also, it is possible that installed PUA might be designed to collect sensitive data. Such actions put users at risk of problems with privacy, browsing safety or even identity theft. Another problem with PUAs is that they are often designed to deliver various intrusive ads (coupons, banners, pop-up ads, surveys, and so on). These ads conceal underlying content of visited websites and, if clicked, redirect people to untrustworthy websites. Moreover, some of those ads might even execute scripts designed to download and/or install unwanted apps. These are the main reasons why PUAs that are installed on a browser and/or operating system should be uninstalled immediately.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|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 windowsguidenews.com pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Most potentially unwanted apps of this type are virtually identical, they are advertised as useful/supposed to deliver some useful features. Nevertheless, most of them are designed only to help their developers to generate revenue. In other words, they are useless and can cause a variety of problems. Apps of this type should never be trusted/used.
How did adware install on my computer?
Very often people download and/or install PUAs either through accidentally (or willingly) clicked intrusive ads, or when they are included as additional offers in setups of various software. The second distribution method is called "bundling", developers use it to trick people into downloading and/or installing PUAs together with software that they download and/or install intentionally. Typically, information about PUAs being included in setups are hidden in their settings like "Custom", "Advanced", etc. When those settings are left unchecked and unchanged, unwanted apps are allowed to be downloaded and/or installed as well.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
We recommend to always check if there are settings (like "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual") included in download and/or installation setups and deselect all offers to download and/or install additional, unwanted software. Also, we advise to avoid downloading (or installing) software through untrustworthy, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, third party downloaders, installers, etc. If some visited website is questionable, then ads displayed on it should not be clicked. Those ads often open untrustworthy websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. One more important thing is to remove all unwanted, unknown add-ons, extensions or plug-ins from a web browser and programs from a computer. They might be the reason why a browser opens untrustworthy websites by itself and/or serves unwanted, intrusive advertisements. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of windowsguidenews[.]com 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 windowsguidenews.com 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 windowsguidenews.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is windowsguidenews[.]com?
- 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 windowsguidenews[.]com 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 windowsguidenews.com 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 windowsguidenews.com 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 windowsguidenews.com 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 windowsguidenews.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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