Newsfeedhome Virus

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Newsfeedhome is a browser-redirect that tries to cause your browser to open certain sites without your permission. Unwanted browser components like Newsfeedhome might initially look like regular browser add-ons but it soon becomes obvious that all they do is spam the screen with promotional content.

Newsfeedhome change the browser settings, the homepage, the search engine and more

You are most probably on this page because of a recent case of an infection with Newsfeedhome on your computer. Ads including pop-up ads, banners and browser redirects are considered the obvious indicators of the installation of Newsfeedhome and Captcha Wizard. Maybe you have come across the term Browser Hijacker before – this is the type of software you are presently faced with. Browser Hijacker tools are known to change the browser settings, the homepage, the search engine and more. Other than giving you information regarding Browser Hijacker applications, we have also supplied you with a guide to help you delete such undesirable software from your PC. The guide is underneath the article.

Browser Hijacker software, such as can easily modify users’ browser opening page or searches and redirect them to many other unknown sites with discount messages and commercials. We should also point out that all those ads you see presented on your browser might sometimes open your PC to possible threats when you click them (don’t do that).

What’s more, as an end result from the steady commercials display, a significant slowdown of the machine may get triggered. You also ought to know that many applications of the Browser Hijacker class are capable to tracking your browser’s history and searches – not to worry though, Browser Hijackers hardly ever have authority to access any important details.


Type Browser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Pesky ads and banners covering your screen and random page-redirects landing you on unknown sites are commonly-encountered symptoms.
Distribution MethodThe ways these apps get distributed normally include the use of some sort of installation bundle or package as some other program as the main one in the setup.
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Newsfeedhome!

How to remove Newsfeedhome

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Newsfeedhome in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Newsfeedhome from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Newsfeedhome.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Newsfeedhome.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Newsfeedhome from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Newsfeedhome extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to the malware and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Newsfeedhome on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Newsfeedhome extension
  4. Get rid of Newsfeedhome by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by the malicious program or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Newsfeedhome

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Newsfeedhome process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Newsfeedhome
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a malicious process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Newsfeedhome

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Newsfeedhome in there
    4. Uninstall Newsfeedhome from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Newsfeedhome-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Newsfeedhome in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is Newsfeedhome?

    Aside from guiding the users towards removing Newsfeedhome, the function of this write-up is to help them learn how to fend off identical hazards in the long term future. As a matter of fact, Browser Hijacker applications are not that dissimilar from one another – you have a software that wants to generate Ads and wants to get installed, all else is usually added so the user doesn’t right away recognize it for the useless program it actually is.
    For the Browser Hijacker developers, it pays off to make sure that their software is legal. Not only will their software not be taken down by anti-virus software, but it can also utilize legal channels of distribution. Whenever you run into website that’s proudly declaring to be virus free, remember that this doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get something unwanted from it. It’s entirely possible (and in fact it happens quite often) to download and install a Browser Hijacker program from a website that has previously promised to be virus-free. Always keep in mind that there are numerous poor quality pieces of programming throughout the internet and every single one of them would try to somehow get your money and/or attention if it can. Never trust obscure online Adverts.

    Is Newsfeedhome dangerous?

    A program bundle is the name given to a software installer that is able to install more than one piece of software once it is ran. Understandably, software bundles can be a really unpleasant surprise for the inexperienced user if there’s a hijacker added to them. Quite often, Browser Hijacker programs get into the computer’s system in this way. One easy way to prevent your Computer from getting invaded would be to simply pay attention throughout the installation process. Probably, the most likely place to hide the auto-agree setting for the hijacker would be the Custom setup options of the setup wizard. Anybody going for the the Default alternative will also get all the added components, including the Browser Hijacker. Going for the the Custom setup will allow you to stop any undesirable program from the setup from entering your computer.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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