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Malware researchers are signaling that Zoomnewsupdate.info is an adware-related page that has no place on your browser. The website is courtesy to a parasite that lurks on your device. A parasite from the adware category. It’s mission? To generate as many ads as possible, so it can profit from each click that you make on them. The ads may have a caption like ‘Powered by Zoomnewsupdate’, ‘Ads by Zoomnewsupdate’, etc. If you spot such adverts, do not click on them.

The thing is, users will be very attracted to such sponsored content, since the parasite will use web data like browsing history and search queries, to customize them and raise their chance of getting clicked. Adware is not only responsible for the numerous advertisements shown on your screen. The parasite will corrupt your browser and prevent you from using it normally.

The most common places that adware hides behind include, but are not limited to spam emails and attachments, shady links, software bundling, torrent files, fake updates, etc. But, it needs your permission to infect your device. If you go not give it access, it won’t be able to invade. It is as simple. Crooks rely on your negligence and haste, to trick you into unknowingly install such malicious software. This often happens when you carelessly click on the ‘Next’ button, before reading the full text. Users are known to skip the terms and conditions part too.

Another mistake is to select Quick mode in the Setup Wizard. By doing so, any hidden malware will get automatically installed on your device without you even realizing it. What you need to do instead, is to opt for a Custom or Advanced installation, to make such content visible to you. Then, all you have to do is simply deselect the additional software, so it does not get access to your PC.

Adware often gets underestimated by users. Many people think that an ad attack is harmless. In reality, such a large quantity of advertisements can cause the web browser to crash, freeze and lag on a daily basis. At some point, the load will get too great, causing the app to stop working altogether. Your only option is to get rid of this annoying adware as soon as possible. When you detect its presence, waste no time and remove it from your computer. Keeping it unattended will put personal information like passwords, credit card numbers, Login ID, IP addresses, etc. in risk.

Hackers will try to obtain this data for their own benefit. If you want to return to a normal and secure browsing experience with no intrusive ads, you need to immediately proceed with the removal of this dangerous adware.

Zoomnewsupdate.info Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove Zoomnewsupdate.info from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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