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Hello, our Malwarecomplaints team has prepared the following article to help you remove “Content Push News” from your system. It should work for Chrome,...

Hello, our Malwarecomplaints team has prepared the following article to help you remove “Content Push News” from your system. It should work for Chrome, Firefox, IE and other popular browsers as well as all Windows OS versions.

Numerous ads in the form of popups, banners and box messages are most likely the reason why you have come across our article on “Content Push News”. This is an Adware-based program that is responsible for the production of those various ads. It is quite logical as all Adware-like products are programmed to display numerous ads. The information below will give you a clearer idea of what you are dealing with, its typical features, spreading methods and removal possibilities.

An Adware-type program normally:

– gets distributed inside a free software bundle, mixed with different free programs. Such a distribution method allows “Content Push News” to get installed stealthily by the naive user. Typically such a turn of events is made possible by the Typical {Default/ Automatic/ Quick/ Easy} feature of the installation wizard. However, in case you select the other option: the Advanced {Custom} one, no Adware can infiltrate your PC from inside any bundle;

– works in a way that will produce the biggest possible number of pop-ups, banners, browser tabs and other types of ads.  This aspect of “Content Push News” works according to the PPC scheme (pay per click) and every single generated and clicked on ad really contributes to the total income;

– represents no actual threat. It indeed possesses some considerably shady characteristics like keeping track of your browsing history. Such intrusive research into your habits while surfing helps “Content Push News” enhance its ad campaigns and show only pop-ups and banners representing products or services you are interested in. Sometimes the ads that get displayed might be so many that your computer might slow down noticeably, however, that still happens rarely. Maybe the biggest apparent threat that could result from the “Content Push News”‘s ads is that you might get redirected to potentially dangerous places on the Internet, where you can get infected with something far more serious than Adware (Ransomware – for instance);

– might be mistaken for a virus due to the typically stealthy installation and the research into your personal tastes. In spite of them, “Content Push News” is NOT able to do anything harmful to your system like stealing banking or account credentials, blackmailing you for ransom as Ransomware does, spying on you or exploiting any of the your programs’ weaknesses, as is the practice of Trojan Horse viruses. Don’t worry and focus on removing this Adware because its ads might still be incredibly irritating.

Avoiding “Content Push News” in the future

Once you have solved your current Adware issue, you will definitely be interested in some advice on how to avoid this program for as long as possible. We have prepared some general tips for you that we sincerely hope will come in handy to you.

  1. Although no option of the installation wizard of any existing program is known as “Smart”, there is such a feature. In the different installers it may be called Advanced or Custom, but this is the only clever choice you have when it comes to installing new software. Learn to use only that one!
  2. As regular check-ups are essential for your health, regular scans are vital for your system. Use all the features of your anti-virus program – there may be a speedup function, as well as a cleanup, also complete full scans of your machine. Doing that and keeping your anti-malware tool up-to-date will be of great help no matter what infection you have to face.
  3. Remember that Adware could be incorporated into all the popular browsers – Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Explorer. That’s why you should regularly check the list of the plug-ins of your browsers for unfamiliar or strange programs that may cause the appearance of different ads.
  4. A functional Firewall and a reliable pop-up blocker won’t prevent all ads from popping up, but they are able to manage at least the ones hosted on websites.
  5. It is especially important to be very careful with the bundles you download from the web. Make an effort to do that only from at least seemingly harmless sources.
  6. Avoid opening any spam emails from the Spam folder or odd letters from your Inbox as they might contain “Content Push News” or even worse software.

Our removal guide

Of course, we have a solution for you if your PC is still infected and you need to get rid of “Content Push News”. The removal guide below is designed to assist you in the successful uninstallation of that program.

How To Remove “Content Push News”

Step 1

Start by revealing Hidden Files. Ask for detailed instructions in our comments section if you don’t know how to do this.

Step 2

Home-Start button -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program.

Uninstall a program

Look for the Adware and uninstall it.

Click on Installed On.

Installed On

Delete anything installed recently that you deem to be suspicious.

In Search type -> msconfig -> press Enter.

MSConfig

Now, Startup -> disable entries listed with Unknown Manufacturer.

Unknown Manufacturer

Step 3

Home-Start button -> Search-> type “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” -> hit Enter.

Open hostsfile

Anything different from the picture below – you might be in danger!

LocalHost

Contact us for more information!

Step 4

Chrome Icon “Content Push News” Removal from Chrome

Chrome Bars -> More Tools -> Extensions.

Chrome Extensions

Look for the Adware and remove it.

Firefox Icon “Content Push News” Removal from Firefox

Firefox bars-> Add-ons -> Extensions.

Firefox Add-ons

Locate the Adware and delete it.

IE Icon “Content Push News” Removal from Internet Explorer

IE-GEAR -> Add-ons -> Toolbars and Extensions.

IE Add-Ons

Find the Adware and remove it.

Step 5

Start the task manager by right clicking on the taskbar.

Start Task Manager

 Processes

Processes

Review processes -> check for anything suspicious. Right click on each questionable process -> Open File Location -> End the process -> delete the directories where the files have been located.

Step 6

Home-Start button -> Search -> Type subsequently:

  • %AppData%
  • %LocalAppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %WinDir%
  • %Temp%

Temp Folder

Press Enter after each search. Review each Folder -> delete recent entries.

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DanielS

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