How to uninstall View Live News Promos adware

Also Known As: Ads by View Live News Promos
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

View Live News Promos redirect removal instructions

What is View Live News Promos?

View Live News Promos is one of many applications that feeds users with advertisements. Apps of this type are categorized as adware and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), since people usually download and install them inadvertently. These adware-type apps also operate as information tracking tools - they collect information relating to users' browsing habits and other data.

View Live News Promos pop-up redirects

Adware is software designed to feed users with intrusive coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and other forms of ads. When clicked, these can execute scripts designed to cause download and installation of PUAs, however, in most cases, they simply open deceptive, untrusted websites. In any case, these ads should not be trusted or clicked. Adware-type apps also gather information such as IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites and other browsing data, however, they might also personal, sensitive details. Criminals behind these apps (the developers) often sell the data to third parties (cyber criminals) who misuse it in other ways. Adware can cause unwanted downloads and installations, and problems relating to browsing safety, online privacy, etc. It is possible that collected information will be misused to steal users' identities. Therefore, adware should never be downloaded or installed.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by View Live News Promos
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.
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, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Free Package Tracker Promos, Maps & Directions Online Promos and Holiday Radio Promos are also categorized as adware. There are many similar programs on the internet. Typically, adware and other PUAs are advertised as tools that are supposedly useful in various ways (improving the browsing experience, delivering features, etc.), however, they rarely operate as advertised. Adware is designed only to serve ads and gather information. Furthermore, this type of software can cause serious problems.

How did adware install on my computer?

In most cases, people download and install these apps inadvertently by clicking dubious, deceptive advertisements or when software developers distribute them using the "bundling" method. They use this method trick users into downloading and installing PUAs together with other, regular software that people wish to download and install intentionally - they include PUAs into the set-ups of other programs and hope that users will proceed without checking and changing "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings of the set-ups. Failing to change the default settings often allows PUAs to be downloaded and installed.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

All software should be downloaded from official websites and through direct download links. Other download and installation tools such as third party downloaders/installers, unofficial web pages, Peer-to-Peer networks (such as torrent clients, eMule and so on) should not be used - they are often used to distribute unwanted software. Check download and installation settings such as "Custom" and "Advanced" and dismiss offers to download or install additional (unwanted) software. Do not click ads that appear on dubious web pages, since these can lead to other untrusted web pages or cause unwanted downloads and installations. Remove any unwanted, unknown or suspicious extensions, add-ons/plug-ins installed on the browser, and programs of this kind installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Notification stating that View Live News Promos can read and change various data:

view live news promos adware asks for a permission to be installed

 Advertisement by View Live News Promos:

view live news promos adware advertisement

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

View Live News Promos adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select View "View Live News Promos" and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes View Live News Promos 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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing View Live News Promos ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Live News Promos" select it and click "Remove".

Removing View Live News Promos ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by view live news promos, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing View Live News Promos  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "View Live News Promos" and remove it.

Removing View Live News Promos ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by view live news promos, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing View Live News Promos ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window find "View Live News Promos" and remove it..

Removing View Live News Promos ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by view live news promos removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by view live news promos, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

QR Code
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