Remove Crypto News Space “Virus” Popup


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This page aims to help you remove Crypto News Space “Virus” Popup. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Safari, as well as every version of Windows and Mac.

Advert-related browser issues are really common nowadays – most sites have ads that some users may find intrusive and it is also really easy to accidentally download and install a potentially unwanted piece of software that can latch onto your browser and start to flood it with adverts and other irritating commercial materials such as pop-ups, blinking banners, box messages and so on. It is also likely that if such an ad-generating app is present in your browsers you will start experiencing sudden redirects to all sorts of sites and pages since the unwanted software would by trying to increase the traffic to them. In addition to all that, your main browser’s search engine, toolbar buttons, homepage and new-tab page could get modified without your approval. This could happen on any browser that you may be using but more popular ones like Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge are the most frequently targeted browsing programs. There is actually a term used to describe this sort of applications that are capable of affecting the users’ browsers in such irritating ways and that term is browser hijackers. Here, are going to give you information about this particular software family and also provide you with instructions that will help you eradicate one recently released hijacker representative named Crypto News Space. Just like the rest of its kind, Crypto News Space is mostly regarded as unwanted and invasive software component and it is therefore understandable if you’d like to have it removed in case is currently inside your computer system. The task of removing a hijacker, however, may turn out to be a bit tricky since most such applications tend to be more difficult to uninstall than regular programs. This is why the guide below has been added to this article, to show you exactly what you’d need to do in order to make sure Crypto News Space is indeed fully removed from your system.

Remove Crypto News Space “Virus” Popup

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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


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).

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Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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.

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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).

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

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Crypto News Space 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 Crypto News Space from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Crypto News Space 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

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

Be careful with the advertisements – they may not always be safe!

The main task of Crypto News Space is to show you ads since this is what earns income for the creators of this app. Typically, though it could be irritating for the users, this isn’t really a harmful activity and hijackers can’t be compared to Ransomware, Spyware, Trojans and other threats since apps like Crypto News Space aren’t really illegal and malicious malware tools. The problem, however, is that the stream of ads, redirects to all kinds of pages and the changes to your browser may potentially land you on some obscure and hazardous page with unreliable contents. In the worst case scenario, your machine might get attacked by some nefarious Trojan Horse program or by a Ransomware cryptovirus infection. Although this doesn’t happen often, hijackers the likes of Crypto News Space should still not be welcome in your computer – they are both irritating and could potentially expose your system to danger and this should be more than enough of a reason for you to consider removing any such software from your computer the moment you detect its presence.

SUMMARY:

Name Crypto News Space
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Unwanted modifications to different elements of your browser that you haven’t permitted are a very typical hijacker symptom.
Distribution Method Anything from spam messages to misleading web ads and software bundles can be used for hijacker distribution.
Detection Tool

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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