Tips for Thehypenewz.com removal
Thehypenewz.com is a website that urges user to subscribe to its push notifications so that it can send unwanted applications straightly to the computer screen even if the browser is closed. However, this feature of push notification is now used by many sites and the feature is legitimate as well. But the main problem with this site is that it is promoted by various potentially unwanted programs/applications.
Moreover, users install PUPs in their system unintentionally. Following is the message that the site display:
Thehypenewz.com wants to Show notifications
Click the «Allow» button to subscribe to the push notifications and continue watching
Enabling the site to send the push notifications will make you encounter coupons, deals, discounts and other similar that are meant for adult sites, online games, unwanted applications and malicious programs. If this is not enough, such adverts even appear directly on the screen even if the browser is not visible.
Aside this, the redirection to Thehypenewz.com site when opening new browsing tabs and Windows is another thing user will experience during browsing sessions. The user could be landed on page where pay per click scheme is active some malware laden pages spreading malware. Moreover, the PUPs are also used to track users browsing activities.
The collected details include search queries, IP addresses, URLs visited, geo-locations and other similar details. The developers can share such details to potent cyber criminals who misuse the data to generate illicit revenue. Thus, data tracking can result into huge risk of privacy, browsing safety, financial losses and even lead to identity theft.
How did Thehypenewz.com intrude?
As mentioned above in the introduction that Thehypenewz.com is promoted by potentially unwanted programs. These applications are distributed together with other software, typically some freeware. In most cases, it has been noticed that users download or install those apps when they finish download or installation processes without checking the available settings or checkboxes and opting out unwanted offers. Bundled applications are allowed to be downloaded when users do not change settings that certain downloader’s or installers have. Other ways through which PUAs is distributed is to design deceptive ads that is capable of executing malicious scripts. Installation of PUAs happen only when those ads are clicked by the users.
In order to remove Thehypenewz.com ads along with all associated files from the browser, you must follow several removal steps. Here, we make the process simple and precise order. Follow the below mentioned manual guide or use Spyhunter or other reliable antivirus suite to automatically delete Thehypenewz.com from the machine.
Type: Adware, PUP, Redirect, Malicious domain
Description: Each browser application on your PC could get affected as they can redirect you to untrustworthy sites constantly.
Distribution methods: bundled freeware or shareware, deceptive pop-up ads, porn or torrent sites, pirated software, file sharing networks, infected media drives and so on.
Damage: cause permanent data loss, browser tracking (possibly privacy issues), infiltrate other additional malware infections.
Removal: Both manual as well as automatic guide have been prescribed below under this article.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Thehypenewz.com:
Remove the related items of Thehypenewz.com using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Thehypenewz.com issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Thehypenewz.com) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Thehypenewz.com removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Thehypenewz.com still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Thehypenewz.com plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Thehypenewz.com removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Thehypenewz.com (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.