How to Remove Inversenews.net

What Is Inversenews.net?

How to stop http://inversenews.net/[random_letters]/, http://inversenews.net/[random_letters]s/, http://inversenews.net/[random_letters]m/, http://inversenews.net/[random_letters]sm/ new tab pop-ups

This type of adware creates a scheduled task or several on the infected computer to periodically open some web page on the default browser that in turn redirects the browser to a random ad page, online casino site, software downloading page and so on. In this case the page that opens first is http://inversenews.net/[random_letters]/. If the browser was closed, it launches and loads that page; if it was open, then a new tab appears with inversenews.net site. You may get this adware installed on your PC after you download and install software from a questionable source. This removal guide will help you to get rid of the adware and stop inversenews.net/random_letters pop-ups.

How to Remove Inversenews.net

The easiest method to stop Inversenews.net pop-ups is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting adware in general and Inversenews.net in particular. Norton is a powerful antivirus that protects you against malware, spyware, ransomware and other types of Internet threats. Norton is available for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android devices.

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Other software that may be able to get rid of Inversenews.net:
WiperSoft (Windows)

You can also try to remove Inversenews.net by hand using the following instructions.

Delete the Scheduled Task Responsible for Inversenews.net/[random_letters]s Pop-ups:

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Select All Programs => Accessories => System Tools => Scheduled Tasks.
  3. Find and delete the task called “inversenewsnet[random_letters]sm” or the one that has “inversenews.net/[random_letters]sm” URL somewhere in the Run column.

Win Vista Windows Vista, Win 7 Windows 7, Win 8 Windows 8, Win 8.1 Windows 8.1, Win 10 Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows key + R key.
  2. Type taskschd.msc and press Enter.
  3. Click on Task Scheduler Library on the left panel.
  4. Select Actions tab on the lower center panel.
  5. Find and delete the task called “inversenewsnet[random_letters]sm” or the one that has “inversenews.net/[random_letters]sm” URL somewhere in the Details column.

Note: If you cannot open Task Scheduler, open Windows Explorer instead and go to C:\Windows\System32\Tasks. Find and delete the file called “inversenewsnet[random_letters]sm” (the ending might differ).

Remove Inversenews.net From Programs and Features:

Go to Programs and Features, uninstall any suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, or programs you installed just before Inversenews.net/[random_letters]m pop-ups started to appear on your browser. When you are not sure if a program is safe, look for the answer on the Internet.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Highlight the program.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Highlight the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Highlight the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Highlight the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Highlight the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

How to Protect Your PC From Inversenews.net and Other Adware:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

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