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Newscommer.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

Newscommer.com – a PUP which affects browsers and displays numerous ads to gain revenue

Newscommer.com adware
Newscommer.com - a PUP which has a feature to modify browsers and fill them with sponsored content.

Newscommer.com virus is an ad-supported program which infiltrates the computer system through software bundles. Once inside the system, this PUP[1] launches numerous tasks in the system's background. Additionally, it modifies Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera, and other web browsers to get an ability to fill them with sponsored content. As a result, the victim is interrupted by numerous Newscommer.com ads that can not only slow down the affected web browser but can also redirect the user to the malicious website. In most of the cases, such technique is used to promote fake software, infected updates, non-existent surveys, and similar content.

Name Newscommer.com
Type Adware
Sub-type PUP
detected as PUP.Adware.NEWSCOMMER
Danger level Low. Does not affect other computer systems
Purpose To gain revenue from various pop-ups, pop-unders, coupons, banners, etc.
Distribution Through bundles, unrecognizable sites, and links
Avoiding methods Stay away from third-party software and installers, eliminate all questionable pages you enter, install an antivirus program
Elimination process Use Reimage to get rid of the PUP

Newscommer virus is similar to other adware-type malware[2] which causes these symptoms on the affected PC system:

  • The homepage, new tab URL, and other settings are changed to the new ones;
  • Your web browser starts struggling, even when performing simple commands;
  • You start facing numerous redirects to sponsored sites;
  • Numerous adverts start covering your favorite sites each time you try to perform a particular action.

No matter how harmless ads caused by this adware seem, you need to remember that this adware-type application can cause redirects to sites which are filled with harmful content or even malware. To avoid such possible damage, you need to install antivirus protection. We recommend choosing Reimage anti-malware to remove Newscommer.com virus without a need to deal with unwanted consequences.

Nevertheless, the most important fact related to this PUP is that it might collect various non-personal and browsing activity-related details such as:

  • IP addresses;
  • Pages visited;
  • Pictures viewed;
  • Bookmarks;
  • Links clicked;
  • and similar.

As mentioned earlier, developers of such programs are seeking to gain revenue from numerous advertisements that they display. Not only that they are annoying and used to achieve the pay-per-click income, these adverts also might cause regular browser slowdowns and even crash downs. To return to the previous browsing routine, better take care of Newscommer.com removal. After you get rid of the PUP, a piece of advice would be to refresh browsers that were affected by the adware-type program to make sure that all unnecessary components are eliminated for good.

Prevent your system from various adware infections by using simple tips

According to IT experts[3], PUPs such as ad-supported programs often come bundled with other applications. You can get the PUP installed secretly by downloading a simple download manager, PDF creator and similar program from the web. Furthermore, third-party installers can also be used to spread adware, so better use only official sources while trying to download software from the web. Additionally, make sure you select the Custom/Advanced installation option and opt-out of all unnecessary downloads you did not request for.

Moreover, P2P networks can also be used for the distribution of adware or other PUPs. Such sites are Torrents, eMule, and similar ones do not fit the security requirements, and, as a result, inject an adware into the system without user's notice.

Some advice would be to avoid suspicious-looking sites to stay safe from PUPs. If you ever encounter a strange-looking webpage – be quick to leave it permanently and never return. Additionally, make sure your system is protected by reliable antivirus which will keep your computer virus-free.

Get rid of Newscommer.com PUP with the help of the specific program

To remove Newscommer.com virus, you will need to choose from two options offered by 2-spyware experts. The first one is manual removal which requires going thru all system's settings manually and eliminating all unknown browser extensions and plug-ins from each web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, IE, Edge, etc. Instructions for this methods are given below the text.

If you want to proceed with the full Newscommer.com removal and be sure that are malicious components are gone, you can choose to do it automatically with the help of an anti-malware tool. This method will take only a couple of minutes of your time, all you need to do is install anti-malware. After the elimination is done, reset browsers that were affected by the cyber threat.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Newscommer.com, follow these steps:

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Uninstall Newscommer.com from Windows systems

Remove adware from your Windows OS by following these steps:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Newscommer.com and related programs
    Here, look for Newscommer.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Remove Newscommer.com from Mac OS X system

Get rid of the PUP from Mac OS X by using this guide:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Newscommer.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Delete Newscommer.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Newscommer.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Newscommer.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Get rid of Newscommer.com from Microsoft Edge

Remove Newscommer virus and related components from Microsoft Edge with the help of this guide:

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Newscommer.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase Newscommer.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Newscommer.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Newscommer.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Eliminate Newscommer.com from Google Chrome

Refresh Google Chrome:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Newscommer.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Newscommer.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Uninstall Newscommer.com from Safari

Reset your Safari web browser by looking thru these instructions:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Newscommer.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Newscommer.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - Malware removal specialist

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