From the startup page to the homepage and even the search engine, Search.newscrawler.com has definitely got control over our browsers. Users ask experts all the time about how to fix this issue and what they suppose to do about the hijack out there which only wants to deliver commercial contents in its profiles. Some of us may remember seeing it too but we never let it stop us from surfing and it should not stop any of us either. But the question has always intrigued us so we should learn a little bit about why this is happening and whether or not it is true.
Basic Information about Search.newscrawler.com
We start with the basic information about this program. It is believed that the purpose of the development of this program is about getting commercial gains. Ans while that can and also often does include a unwilling and annoying trouble, such program does one thing – one crucial thing – differently: it puts advertising first but demands us to get the related results. We are allowed to use this search engine, but we are not allowed to set the default search provider back we want just as much. This is not completely, singularly devoted to advertisement. It does not value our surfing experience and sometimes it even takes the advantages of our browsing for commercial profits. And that is usually the reason why it is classified to be a browser hijacker for it make us have trouble with searching. We all know the browser hijacker archetype as it is traditionally presented : a annoying, aggressive search page. We assume it is a regular search engine that functions like other famous search providers like Google search, but more often, it is that it has much differences for it make us have a really hard time when we are browsing the internet. The only problem with that is a lack of security: it changed our homepage and search engine to another site, but we can not get any reliable search results that are provided to be what we expect. And as long as it has changed the default search, it will focus on showing commercial contents.
To the developers of this program, the profits will come first at times. It depends on our surfing by using this program and it also depends on how we use it for searching. The truth is that it does not put our surfing convenience first consistently. If at any point we feel like someone is spying on our activities, or as though we continually get some attractive ads on the pages we are scanning, we are probably be spied by hackers through this browser hijacker. Even if our suspicion flares up at the beginning, we cannot quickly find out the original cause. We may find that the ads on the visiting page will change at any given moment. These unexpected shifts will not startle and frighten us, which in turns make us feel annoying and negative. There mush be some personal data are collected from us, it could be some search queries, cookies and other related details. We can find the answer from the homepage of Search.newscrawler.com.
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Delivery of Advertising.
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Installation of Search.newscrawler.com
Easy Removal Guides to Remove Search.newscrawler.com from Computer Completely
Top removal tools for browser hijacker:
Spyhunter Malwarebytes Spyware Detector
Main manual removal steps:
*Uninstall program from system
*Clear infected web browsers and reset settings (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome)
Step one. Uninstall program from system
To remove a program from system, we need to reach to the control panel.
Click on the Windows button in the bottom-left corner of your screen, click on Settings in the Start Menu, click on System and click on the Apps & Features menu item. Find and click on the adware program and click Uninstall button. Then click on Uninstall in the pop-up if you are sure you want to remove it from the PC.
Press Windows key + X key and click on Programs and Features in the pop-up menu. In the programs and Features window, search for CouponDropDown and click on Uninstall button.
Click on the Start button and select Control Panel. Click on Uninstall a program link under Programs category. Search for the adware and click on Uninstall button. Follow the prompts to complete the removal.
Click on Start button and go to Control Panel. Double click on Add/Remove Programs and select the adware program then click on Remove button to remove it.
The program we need to remove:
Step two. Clear web browsers and reset settings
* Clear Google Chrome properties
right click Chrome shortcut and select “properties” to open properties tab
There is a new address entered after “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” and this is one of the main reason why the homepage is set to Search.newscrawler.com.
Remove this address from filed target
Click “apply” to save the change
Once there is a window popping up to warn us, click “continue” to confirm
Once the address is deleted, click “OK” to confirm the changes
* Reset homepage and startup page of Google Chrome
Click main icon at the right-top corner of homepage, select “settings”
Go to “Chrome settings” tab, here, we can reset startup page and homepage
To reset startup page, click “set pages” from “on startup” section
If the startup page is set to Search.newscrawler.com, remove it
To remove it, move the mouse to the end of this address, click “X” mark
Then,under “add a new page” option, enter a new startup page, such as Google.com and Bing.com.
Or, we can put “about:blank” into the box, making a blank page to be our welcoming page when we open Google Chrome
To save the new settings, click “OK” and exist the tab
As long as the startup page is rest, go to “appearance” section
Tick “show home button” option
It is clear that the homepage is changed to Search.newscrawler.com, to remove it, click “change”
If the homepage is set to “open a new page” and this page is changed to Search.newscrawler.com, we should change it back
First, remove Search.newscrawler.com address from this option
Then, enter a new one like Google.com
Or we can put “about:blank” into this option, as a result, when we click the homepage icon of Chrome, we will be redirected to a blank page with no specific address
Do not forgive to click “OK” to save the new settings
Close all tabs.
Optional: Reset Google Chrome settings to default
Open Chrome and click main menu mark at the tight-top corner, select “settings” on the drop-down list
Go to “settings” tab, click “show advanced settings” option at the bottom
On “reset settings” section, click “reset settings”
On the opening window, click “reset”
After the resetting process is done, close all tabs
Open the startup page or homepage of Firefox, we should remove Search.newscrawler.com if it automatically pops up
Move the mouse to the right-top corner of the page, select “options”
Go to “general” tab
Move to homepage section, it is clear that the homepage address is changed to Search.newscrawler.com, we need to delete this address from this box
Then, to change the homepage, we can enter a new address to replace it, such as Google.com.
Also, we can enter “about:blank” to make the homepage be a blank page.
Finally, click “OK” to save the changes
* Reset the new tab which has been changed to Search.newscrawler.com
Click to open Firefox, put “about:config” into the address bar, press “enter” key
Type “newscrawler” on the search bar
Then all related data will be displayed, find the strings that are set to Search.newscrawler.com
Right-click on the new tab string, select “reset”
* Clear Firefox properties
Right-click on the Firefox shortcut on the desktop, select “properties”
Go to target bar, if there is an unwanted address is added after “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”, it should be deleted
Remove the address entered after “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” and then click “apply”
Finally, click “OK” to save the modification
If getting a “access denied” window, click “continue” to complete the operation
Optional: reset settings to default
Open Firefox, click “help” at the top of tools bar, select “troubleshooting information”
Go to the troubleshooting window
Click “reset Firefox” option on the right side
click “reset Firefox” to confirm
On the “import wizard” window, click “finish”
Follow the reset process and wait until all settings are reset
Click IE shortcut to open startup page
Move to the right-top corner of startup page, select “internet options”
Go to homepage field, remove Search.newscrawler.com address
Instead, enter a new address to be default homepage
Or, we can enter “about:blank”, making a blank page to be default homepage
Do not forgive clicking “OK” to save
* Clear internet explorer properties
Right-click IE shortcut on the desktop, select “properties”
Go to target field, remove the malicious address added after “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”
As long as the malicious address is removed, click “OK”
Optional: Reset Internet Explorer settings to default
Open IE,click gear mark at the right-top corner of startup page, move to “internet options”
Go to “advanced” tab
Tick “delete personal settings”
Then click “reset”
As long as the process is finished, click “close”
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