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Newsmagic.net push notifications virus removal

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Adware

Newsmagic.net is a suspicious domain that causes many pop-up ads and redirects to other shady pages

Newsmagic.net
Newsmagic.net adware is the potentially unwanted program that makes users machine running slow.
 

Newsmagic.net is the URL address that appears on the screen out of nowhere. However, the redirect to this website is a result of a potentially unwanted program that gets installed without your permission via deceptive methods like software bundling.[1] Redirects, pop-up ads, banners, and other intrusive commercial content are results of the cyber infection that runs on the background causing more alterations to the system of your device. 

In most cases, Newsmagic.net redirects come out of nowhere and keep people frustrated, exactly because of the silent infiltration. This page shows up on the screen as a symptom of the potentially unwanted program, and to end the process, you need to eliminate this adware program that makes all the alterations on your PC.

Name Newsmagic.net
Type Adware/ Push notifications virus[2]
Category Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms Delivers commercial content and redirects to shady websites with malicious material
Distribution Software bundles during insecure installations of freeware, deceptive sites, advertisements
Elimination Get the anti-malware tool and remove Newsmagic.net completely. Run a scan with Reimage to clean the system further

Newsmagic.net is the push notifications virus that tries to make people subscribe to direct notifications and other commercial content that comes directly to your browser os even the desktop when the browsers are closed. This program can even alter settings of the browsers or startup program preferences to ensure that the unwanted content gets delivered once PC is rebooted. 

This potentially unwanted program can even be called Newsmagic.net virus by users, due to the intrusive activities and frustrating material that keeps users from accessing the wanted content online. Once the application affects your browser, it makes it impossible to see sites you intended to visit in the first place.

Newsmagic.net shows the following message on the browser once the redirect appears:

Newsmagic.net wants to Show notifications

I’m not a robot. Click Allow to confirm you are not a robot.

Newsmagic.net requires one click on the Allow button to cause push notifications and other material showing up on your screen. Unfortunately, the commercial content that gets delivered, in most cases, comes from third-party advertisers and companies that push their content and products.

These promotional Newsmagic.net ads can lead to the unwanted installations of system tools or fake antivirus programs and other PUPs. However, adware itself can install such programs on the infected device automatically. It adds browser extensions and toolbars or add-ons to ensure various processes.

You need a proper Newsmagic.net removal when all the additional programs or files gel eliminated at the same time. You can achieve it by scanning the device with anti-malware tools that can detect potentially unwanted programs and intrusive browser content. Experts[3] always note how important it is to clean your machine thoroughly when programs can add other apps without your permission.

Another process that adware runs without your knowledge is the data tracking – a feature that every potentially unwanted program like Newsmagic.net redirect virus has. This is a severe issue because application gets access to various details about users time online and his or her preferences while browsing on the internet. 

Additionally, you should think about Newsmagic.net removal immediately because information about users location, IP address, or even social media activity gets tracked and collected. PUP developers can share these details with third-party advertisers and commercial content creators who use this data for malvertising.[4]

Remove Newsmagic.net from the system with anti-malware program. This is the best method because during the system scan that such tools can perform, the program finds various useless programs, files, and applications. Malicious programs, virus damage, and questionable browser content gets detected and can be removed.

Choose a reliable anti-malware tool and get it from the official developer or freeware provider to avoid any other infections. Also, use Reimage or a different system tool to check for possible Newsmagic.net push notifications virus damage. Remember that adware can affect various browser and even the ones that you are not using at the time, so check all of them for any suspicious material and clean the system entirely.

Newsmagic.net virus
Newsmagic.net is the PUP that delivers advertisements with promotional content so the user is more likely to click on the pop-up or banner.
 

Third-party bundles get included in installation setups

Bundled applications and freeware gets packed together and delivered when the program gets installed from the internet by choosing Default or Quick options. This way all the included programs come automatically on the machine without any need to ask your permission.

You can unpack the bundle and see all additive applications on the list by choosing Advanced or Custom freeware installation options. By doing so, you get the opportunity to de-select unwanted programs and install the software you intended to get.

Another step that you can take to make these installations more secure is choosing reliable and trustworthy sources for your programs. When the official developer provides products, there shouldn't be any additional PUPs packed alongside the application. You can also keep antivirus tools on the system for extra protection because anti-malware blocks websites filled with PUPs.

Get rid of Newsmagic.net virus by cleaning your system with AV tools

There is no surprise that Newsmagic.net removal becomes a process that is difficult to achieve because potentially unwanted programs, adware, rogue tools, and browser hijackers keep the persistency with additional files and applications installed on the computer behind your back.

Since the browser can get other programs added, you should remove Newsmagic.net with automatic antivirus tools and then check each web browser for questionable content. We have a few tips for resetting the browser to default and removing useless extensions.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunterCombo Cleaner, Malwarebytes 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 Newsmagic.net, follow these steps:

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Delete Newsmagic.net from Windows systems

Clean the machine and get rid of Newsmagic.net completely

  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 Newsmagic.net and related programs
    Here, look for Newsmagic.net 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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Eliminate Newsmagic.net from Mac OS X system

  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 Newsmagic.net 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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Get rid of Newsmagic.net from Internet Explorer (IE)

Explorer can get affected by Newsmagic.net that adds additional extensions or even alters preferences

  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 Newsmagic.net 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 Newsmagic.net 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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Erase Newsmagic.net from Microsoft Edge

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, Newsmagic.net should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Uninstall Newsmagic.net 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 Newsmagic.net 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 Newsmagic.net removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove Newsmagic.net from Google Chrome

Ensure that your Chrome is virus free by resetting some settings Newsmagic.net may alter

  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 Newsmagic.net 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 Newsmagic.net removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Delete Newsmagic.net from Safari

  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 Newsmagic.net 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 Newsmagic.net removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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