How to Remove Content Push News

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This page aims to help you remove Content Push News. These Content Push News removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

What Content Push News does to your PC and how you can have it removed

If you’re reading this article, then you’ve probably had Content Push News installed on your PC without your knowledge or consent. Content Push News is a browser extension of the browser hijacker type. It is responsible for the generation of various types of browser ads that get displayed on your screen as soon as you open your browser. Those pop-ups, box messages and banners have the tendency to heavily obstruct your normal online experience, sometimes making it nearly impossible to effectively use your browsing program. In this article we will give you detailed information on how browser hijacker add-ons such as Content Push News operate and what potential risks such software may contain.

What’s browser hijacker’s purpose?

The main reason for the existence of browser hijacker programs is a specific method for gaining revenue using the internet. This method is called pay-per-click and is widely exploited by browser hijacker developers – they integrate it in virtually all of their products. Content Push News is no exception. The whole idea behind this method is that the more clicks a certain ad receives, the greater the revenue gained by its developer. That is why the ads you see are so intrusive – so that they force you to click on them (even if it is to have them closed). There’s usually no other way to get rid of those rage-inducing adverts, apart from having the program that’s causing them uninstalled and all traces of it – removed from your machine. That is also our first advice for you, if you currently have Content Push News on your PC – get rid of the intrusive browser add-on as soon as you can. Under this article we have a detailed guide on how to do that, so check it out once you’ve finished reading.

PUP and viruses

browser hijacker programs such as Content Push News fall under the category of PUP (potentially unwanted program). Many people confuse PUP with virus software, thinking that an browser hijacker program is as malicious as ransomware or a Trojan Horse virus. In fact, browser hijacker browser extensions are quite harmful and usually do not pose any danger to your computer’s system. However, it should be mentioned that even though the unwanted program itself does not aim to damage your computer, it may still trick you into exposing your machine to potential harm via its adverts. Occasionally, clicking on any of those adverts may redirect your browser to some kind of a malicious, virus-infested page. This happens rarely – the majority of browser hijacker ads do not have any hidden dangers. Still, our advice for you here is to avoid interacting with them – there’s usually nothing useful about them anyway. Keep in mind that sometimes, some of the ads may seemingly have an X button that, instead of closing the ad when clicked upon, would actually serve as a hyperlink to some other page. Therefore, just don’t click on any part of those ads. Instead – remove the intrusive add-on and get rid of all intrusive pop-ups at once.

browser hijacker installation

Since we’ve already established that browser hijacker programs are not viruses, the appropriate term for it getting on your PC would be browser hijacker installation and not browser hijacker infection. It should still be noted though that, since those are all unwanted programs, their methods of getting installed onto people’s computers are usually via some kind of stealth installation.

Some of the more common methods include torrent sitesfile-sharing sites and the obligatory spam e-mails – a favorite method for distributing all sorts of unwanted and sometimes even malicious software. All of the aforementioned, though, are quite often ineffective, especially if people use their common sense when browsing the internet.

However, there’s one method that seems to be pretty successful due to the fact that most users don’t like customizing the installation settings when installing new software on their computers. The method in question is called program-bundling and it basically comes down to Content Push News being bundled with another third-party program (usually a cheap or a free one). Once this program gets installed on your PC, you get the intrusive browser hijacker as well. The way to prevent this from happening is to always go for the advanced installation settings. There, you can see what added content there is and leave out of the installation anything that you think may prove to be unwanted. Remember that Content Push News might go under a different name there, so look carefully through the list of added installs. If you’re not sure, you might as well uncheck everything before proceeding with the actual installation.

SUMMARY:

NameContent Push News
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Apart from the intrusive ads, your browser front page might get changed and there might also be a (slight) slow-down of your computer’s productivity.
Distribution MethodTorrent/file sharing sites and program-bundling along with spam e-mails are the most commonly utilized methods.
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Content Push News Removal


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove Content Push News successfully!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

DNS

Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

browser-hijacker-taskbar-properties

Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Content Push News from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Content Push News from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Content Push News from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi, Erados, was there a suspicious program in the Control Panel that you uninstalled as instructed in Step 2? If you haven’t uninstalled the hijacker, then none of the following steps would be effective. Go back to the Control Panel and take a second look at the list of programs. Let us know if the issue continues to recur.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi, Eric, from your comment it did not become clear on which browser you can access the internet and on which you cannot. Could you please write another comment explaining your issue again and we will see what we can do to help you. Which browser is connecting to the internet and which is not?

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    There are instructions on how to boot into Safe Mode (Step 1) for Windows 10 within our separate Safe Mode guide that is linked in Step 1 of our guide.