How to remove (uninstall) Special-news.online

Do you notice annoying advertising links in the browser that are created by the Special-news.online search engine? Do you see the presence of Special-news.online somewhere else in your system? If something similar occurred lately – the device is infested by adware, and this article will assist you to remove it.

Special-news.online

What is Special-news.online

Special-news.online, as you can guess is adware. It’s a kind of tool that can't do anything useful, as it was created to do one thing: to irritate you. Surely, your irritation is not its direct goal, but it’s delivered when Special-news.online is doing its job – shows advertising pop-ups. When the penetration is complete, it changes the browser controls and displays you a heap of banners, ensuring that you click at least on some of them. Scammers receive a little money for each click you're making, and now you see why the links keep appearing: it’s just a business. In the coming parts of our entry, we will tell you how the virus got onto the computer and how you can protect it against such viruses. If you are not interested and just want to delete adware one way or another – ignore the other sections and look at the removal guide.

After the infection takes place, Special-news.online starts to change the settings of your browsers. That's its only aim, because the core role in this play is left for the “super search” which appears in your browser as soon as you was infected by Special-news.online. Adware clears the default start page and your favorite search engine and places the scammer’s search instead of them. After that you cannot use the reliable Google, Yahoo, Bing or any other search provider you're used to – you will browse the web with the help of the poor fake website. It give you advertising banners, suspicious results, pop-up windows and other stuff like that. Adware also corrupts the properties of the shortcuts of your browsers in a way that even if you recover the good controls, you will see the untrusted search as a first tab.

If you've already try to uninstall Special-news.online, you might have realized that it recovers, no matter how many times you erased it. It happens thanks to the Special-news.online's defensive systems. They can function by these ways:

  • A scheduled task is the most popular manner to start the recovery of Special-news.online after its elimination. Scheduled tasks aren’t frequently utilized by usual computer owners, so the virus simply sets a task to see if it is installed, and if it’s not – to get and set it again. The task is being executed after each restart, and that’s why malware keeps reinstalling.
  • Another method has the similar aim, but it employs the system registry instead of the system tasks. You need to inspect the registry to prevent this technique, but it’s a rather difficult thing for a newbie. The registry entries are needed for the device work, and by erasing one of them, you can cause significant harm to the system.

 

How Special-news.online was installed in the system

To simplify everything, we will picture the entire process from the start. 99% of the advertisement-oriented utilities are replicas of each other, duplicated millions of times and passed to various web-criminals with lesser changes made. Some bad guys purchased this one on an illegal website, set it up and uploaded it to file-exchanging sites all over the Web. It also can look like an another tool that is really good. Or a kind of a gratis software created by a not-so-famous company, or a cracked copy of a paid tool you just don't want to purchase.

We know this manner as the “bundled installation”, and it's based on that hackers merge the installers of 2-3 viruses and one good utility to create one installer. The core feature of the installer is that it’s called by the name of a good utility, and a user doesn't know its content until it's too late. On some of the steps, you see a proposal to install additional programs, with all fields checked and the mouse cursor is already hovering over “OK”. We suppose that you did so, as you're on this page today. It might have been slightly different: there could be the “installation methods”. It's pretty simple: the expert installation way is simply a manual pick of a directory for a program to be installed, and how many additional tools do you want. In Special-news.online's case, if you clicked the easy installation, you allow all the adware from the bundle installs into your computer.

Methods to remove Special-news.online

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Special-news.online manually

Step 1. Uninstall Special-news.online from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Special-news.online from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

At this moment you realize what Special-news.online is, and you are aware of its basic methods of infection. We’ve explained nearly everything, except the highly significant thing: the methods to get rid of this adware. Here we go. Special-news.online might be uninstalled with the help of these plain manners. One of them is what you have already attempted to execute – uninstalling from the system. We know how to do it right, and under this part, you will see the guide on manual deletion. Its only flaw is that you can’t eliminate several viruses with its help since it will require many hours to do. We offer you the more efficient technique: you may completely eliminate Special-news.online in 10 minutes through Spyhunter AntiMalware. This tool has many pros, including the compatibility with other anti-viruses, 24/7 customer support, decent signature database and fast scanning. Click the link below to scan the system via the toll-free version with limited capabilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select program and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Random_letters
  • C:\ProgramData\Random_letters
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Random_letters

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Special-news.online" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select program and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Special-news.online from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Special-news.online and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Special-news.online from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove unfamiliar add-ons

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove unfamiliar add-ons

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove unfamiliar add-ons

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose unfamiliar add-ons and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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