Hey, there. I want to remove the News-first.com from my computer. I know it is a malicious program, and that is why I want it removed from my computer. I have tried many times using different antivirus programs to deal with it. But they finally prove to be useless. They can’t even detect the program, let alone killing it. So I decide to try manual removal. But I am not an expert and have no idea how to work on it. So please help me. Much appreciated!
If you find the News-first.com on your web browser such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mosilla Firefox, you are recommended to get rid of it completely as fast as you can. If not, you are going to face a lot of inconveniences and many violent potential threats caused by the program. Because it is reported the News-first.com is, in fact, a browser hijacker, instead of a program that is as good as what it tells about itself. It is said in many reports that the News-first.com has been designed with the ability of corrupting the computer to get itself executed in an auto way at the system startup by appending certain values to such places as “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce” and “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run” in the registry. When this step is done, the further action to serve its malicious purpose will follow. Many users report that they find the News-first.com as an extension on their web browsers and the setting of the homepage has been changed from the domain that they often used before into the domain of the News-first.com or something similar. This is not a surprising situation at all in the case of infection with the News-first.com virus. Because as any other web browser hijacker, the News-first.com is able to add itself as an extension on the browser and works to change the homepage and default search engine into the domains that belong to the virus without the user’s permission. What does all this mean? It means you will start from a suspicious website anytime you click on the homepage button. It means you will be provided with a result page that includes tons of dubious advertising links which may bring violent viruses into your system when you use the search engine of the News-first.com to search things on the internet. This is really dangerous and that is why you are suggested to remove it quickly when you find it on your device.
In most cases, the users who have been infected with the virus report that they have never installed such a suspicious program themselves. Before the infection is found, they don’t think they have done anything wrong. Almost all of them were using the computers normally as before. Then how the News-first.com sneak into the victim’s system? And what is more important, how to prevent from such an infection? There are many methods that can stop the News-first.com from infecting a device. But the most effective and efficient way should be the one discussed here. Most browser hijackers rely on the shareware or freeware program to distribute themselves. So as long as you can ensure anytime you install a freeware or shareware, or even a purchased program, the “Advanced” or other similar option is selected to check if there is such a malicious program as the News-first.com bundled to sneak into your device, it is believed that you will be able to stay away from many types of browser hijackers, including the News-first.com.
News-first.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of the News-first.com from your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process of the News-first.com from Task Manager.
Once the hijacker is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Delete all the malicious files related to the hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
The News-first.com has been proved to be a malicious web browser hijacker rather than a useful program as it looks. Some users may not care about the visible things such as changing the domain of homepage or default search engine brought about by the program and thus let it alone on the device. But whoever must be much concerned about the safety of his important personal information stored in the computer, whoever will think it to be a big deal when his work efficiency has been greatly decreased because of the infection of the program. These are the invisible inconveniences or potential disasters resulted from the infection of the News-first.com. And this should be the best reason why so many users have been persuaded into deleting this malicious program from their computers and other devices. As to the issue of how to remove the program, many users may wonder if an antivirus application is able to deal with it. Here the manual removal is more recommended because according to the reports of some victims, both their original antivirus programs and the ones that claim to be helpful, and which they pay for mainly to settle this problem, have turn out to be helpless and disappointing.
Published by & last updated on December 2, 2016 5:59 pm