About Yourtopnews.com

Yourtopnews.com redirect virus, or you might know it as a browser hijacker, will make unwanted modifications to your browser’s settings. The threat changes your homepage, new tabs and search engine, and then attempts to redirect you to sponsored web pages. The hijacker will not ask for authorization to authorize these changes, which is why it wouldn’t be surprising if you were taken aback. Hijackers annoy users in particular because of the unnecessary modifications and the random redirects. But the infections are pretty obvious because of what they do. It’s instantly obvious that something is amiss if your browser is randomly redirecting you. However, users might not think of the behaviour as alarming and keep the hijacker installed if they aren’t familiar with what hijackers are.

You end up on those sponsored websites because generating traffic and profit is the intention of hijackers. Be careful of being redirected because you may be redirected to pages of suspicious nature, which could adversely affect your device. The page the hijacker redirects you to could easily expose you to malware or may scam you.

The hijacker will not ask for your explicit permission to install, as it’s rather sneaky. Software bundling is what this is called. Software bundling is essentially adding hijackers, adware, etc, to freeware as added offers. The thing about these offers is that they’re set to install alongside the free software, unless users manually stop them. The items are hidden from users, so they don’t even know about them in the first place. If you continue reading, it’ll be explained how to avoid these unwanted installations.

Hijacker distribution methods

A browser hijacker cannot install by itself since it is not malware. Usually, users are essentially tricked into permitting the hijacker’s installation. The hijackers are able to install alongside free programs because they’re attached as extra items. Users need to opt for specific settings when installing free software in order to even view the items. Every single application available on those free download web pages will probably have something attached to it. It is essential to learn how to stop these unwanted installations for users who download free programs on a regular basis.

The most important part when installing freeware is opting for Advanced (Custom) settings. All items will be made visible and deselectable in Advanced. While the software setup will claim that the “recommended” options are Default, using them will actually make the items invisible. If you notice anything added, it’ll be enough to just uncheck the item’s box.

Paying attention is important, no matter what kind of application you are installing. It is also suggested to avoid downloading from sites that are hosting questionable applications. Pay attention to what kind of applications you are installing, if you don’t wish your device to be filled with junk. And compared to having junk programs deleted, it is much easier to just prevent them from installing.

Could Yourtopnews.com cause damage

The hijacker’s installation is unnoticeable but it becomes obvious once it’s installed. Mainly since it changes Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox settings. Your homepage and new tabs will be set to the hijacker’s sponsored page, so the page will load every time you open your browser. It is very doubtful that such obvious modifications would not be noticed. In addition to this, your set search engine will also be changed. Changed search results will be displayed to you if you search via the browser address bar. It may be hard to undo the modifications if you don’t delete the hijacker first.

You will notice sponsored sites included among the results, and some could be malicious. These altered results are included because a hijacker’s prime purpose is to redirect users to sponsored sites to generate revenue. Clicking on the wrong website could redirect to a page advertising scams or malware. Commonly, it is easy to separate real results from sponsored ones, as they will be unrelated to your searches.

The modifications done to your browser and the redirects are why users ought to waste no time and delete hijackers. Though users normally don’t rush to remove it because it does not show obvious malware-like behaviour. Some users do not delete the hijackers at all. Keeping a hijacker installed isn’t suggested since they could expose you to more severe infections without you even realizing it.

We ought to also let you know that hijackers spy on you and gather information related to your browsing. Information like what you search for, what web pages you visit, what content you engage with will be collected. The collected information might be shared with or sold to unfamiliar third-parties.

Yourtopnews.com removal

Employing spyware removal software to remove Yourtopnews.com is recommended. The hijacker could be able to recover if you try to remove it manually but not notice some files. Spyware removal software would remove Yourtopnews.com completely and not leave any files behind.

Once you remove the hijacker you you should be able to change your browser’s settings without issues. Pay attention to where you get your applications from and how you install them to avoid picking up a hijacker.Download Removal Toolto remove Yourtopnews.com

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Learn how to remove Yourtopnews.com from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Yourtopnews.com

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Remove Yourtopnews.com
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Remove Yourtopnews.com

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Remove Yourtopnews.com
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Remove Yourtopnews.com
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Remove Yourtopnews.com
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Remove Yourtopnews.com
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Remove Yourtopnews.com
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Yourtopnews.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Remove Yourtopnews.com
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Remove Yourtopnews.com
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Remove Yourtopnews.com
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Remove Yourtopnews.com
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Yourtopnews.com from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Remove Yourtopnews.com
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Remove Yourtopnews.com
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Remove Yourtopnews.com
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Remove Yourtopnews.com
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Yourtopnews.com from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Remove Yourtopnews.com

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Remove Yourtopnews.com
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Remove Yourtopnews.com
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Remove Yourtopnews.com
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Remove Yourtopnews.com
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Remove Yourtopnews.com
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Remove Yourtopnews.com

Step 5. Remove Yourtopnews.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Remove Yourtopnews.com
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Remove Yourtopnews.com
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Remove Yourtopnews.com

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Remove Yourtopnews.com

Step 6. Remove Yourtopnews.com from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Remove Yourtopnews.com
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Remove Yourtopnews.com
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Remove Yourtopnews.com
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Remove Yourtopnews.com
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Remove Yourtopnews.com
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Remove Yourtopnews.com
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Remove Yourtopnews.com
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Yourtopnews.com removal.

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