How to remove Protected.news from the computer and browsers

This article describes the strengths and weak spots of Protected.news advertising utility. From it, you'll see how advertising software infects user's PC, how it operates and how customer can uninstall it from the system and from the popular browsers, such as Mozilla, Chrome, IE, Opera and Safari.

 

Protected.news adware

What is Protected.news. Removal reasons and methods

Protected.news is an adware which penetrates the machines and drives them fully retarded and contaminated it by garbage. Many users even say that those are the joke-programs that make it to piss people off. We didn't mean to depress you, but adware is really dangerous and it brings real revenue to its developers. Sometimes, if such software is good enough, it is able infest tons of systems, and generate a significant profit for months. If you don’t want to take part in suchlike fraud scheme – here we've prepared all important info to delete adware.

 

The basis is that each program has the aim. If the program appears to be unproductive, or its role isn't clearly seen – it is a virus. There is a roster of utilities which allegedly are fraud, and you better not use them at any price. You need to warily behave with all the programs for driver updating and system optimizing that are created not by major developers. Both of these types may probably be real, but the coming programs won’t: social network helpers, browsing assistants and all types of browser toolbars. Such utilities cannot offer any profitable features and can only clutter the system. Also, if any utility is crying for your note and craves to install it – it’s a malware.

 

To learn what is this program and how to defeat it, you should get its aims and infection manners. Protected.news’s aim is mere: as any visit of their site gives a few cents to web-criminals, they wish you to click as often as you can. A virus provides you with so many ads that you simply can’t use the browser, and have to click on it. Ads cover the whole display, the page's navigation keys, and it's very difficult to fold up. The utility doesn’t know if did user stay on the site, or gone away instantly – it will be written down as a visit. That’s the manner through which web-criminals get money, and why advertising tools are so well-known lately. Now let’s sort out, how is it the easiest to recognize an undesired software and differ it from all other gratis tools.

 

 

Some tools are unwanted, but even the useful ones might be dangerous if they’re cracked, or loaded from the dangerous site. Web-criminals just wrap a good program in adware and permit you to install the whole bundle on your machine. After unpacking a file, it works as a plain installation file, with several diversities. Bundles contain a few adware, so if you have one of them – you can be sure that you have as a minimum 2-3 more, scattered in your laptop. Another difference is that you have to read customer agreement before you install a gratis tool because you could learn some important information. You also should read everything that appears in all menus during the installation, since one of them contains a checkbox to install a virus on the device or to decline it.

 

In most cases, it’s an alternative among two options: easy installation and setup for practiced customers. The option #1 means that an operator does nothing and simply passes the pop-up, permitting Protected.news or any other undesired software to install. The option number two is an ordinary installation, during which customer might decide, what tool he needs to install and which to decline. Now, when we found out how to shield the laptop against adware – it's time to understand how to delete ads.

 

How to remove Protected.news

Let's eliminate Protected.news and to find all its elements, diffused around the machine. You have to understand that you will have to not only uninstall an adware, but to change a few system options, change browser controls, remove a few registry values and replace some shortcuts. This can be performed with help of these elementary manners: by and software-based. We can help you with any of them. Look at the advantages and drawbacks of each method, for you to decide which one is better.

 

  • Software technique is more plain to complete, and it’s way more effective in the event of a major infestation. It might be unsuitable for the ones who aren't going to buy any additional software, but still – it’s specifically a thing you require to clean the device up and ensure its security.
  • The manual method is extremely efficient against a lonely virus, but its efficiency dwindles as the quantity of adware grows. User needs not to install anything, as you will need to erase some viruses manually. We've developed the instructions for manual removal, but we cannot ensure the correctness of your deeds, so you need to save the copy of your data before you start.

 

For the ones, who prefer the hand manner there are in-depth instructions. You can also watch a video guide to make it all clearer. For an automatic uninstalling – we have an antivirus to suggest. It is called Spyhunter AntiMalware, and it’s a well-known tool from a reliable software developer. It has been around for more than a decade, and already has a wide audience of glad users. Among its strong spots, we can mark a moderate cost, high efficiency, responsible and effective 24/7 customer support and daily refreshed virus database. To try a trial version with a scanner – you can click the button under this paragraph.

 

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Protected.news removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.

If you are Android user, follow this guide: Android virus removal.

 

 

Step 1. Remove Protected.news from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Protected.news, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

 

Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Protected.news and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser's shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Protected.news from browser's settings

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Microsoft Edge

1. Launch Microsoft Edge

2. Click on Settings in menu bar

3. Choose Open Microsoft Edge with A specific page or pages

4. In the field Enter a URL put your favourite search engine

 

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari

 

 

Video instruction how to clean browsers

 

 

 

Step 4. Delete elements that would stay after Protected.news deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Protected.news in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Protected.news'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 5 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button

 

AdwCleaner start window

 

  • Press Clean button

 

AdwCleaner scan the system

 

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