How to remove (uninstall) Genieonews.com

Did you encounter issues with irritating banners? Are you tired of your machine turning off or rebooting all the time? Is Genieonews.com advertising tool bugging you? If you're going to answer “yes” to all these questions – we're able to make your issues evaporate. In our entry, we've gathered detailed advice on Genieonews.com’s removal from your machine and from the most modern browsers.

Genieonews.com

Advertisement on the Net did go extremely irritating recent time, and we all are getting used to it. Pop-ups are all around – starting from popular social networks and ending with deserted pages. Once upon a time, you could see a few pop-ups each day, but today you see much more of them. Businessmen did, after all get that the Net is the rich place to find some new customers, and web-criminals thought likewise. They've created advertising tools to crawl into your computer so that it will display to you unreliable, fraud ads. One of those utilities just took over your OS, and it's called Genieonews.com. Ads by Genieonews.com aren’t meant to make your shopping easier – they’re just for clicking. If you're clicking on one of those banners, you’ll appear on a scammers' page, offering low-quality goods to you. Commonly, these pages have nothing to offer, apart from an offer to get a suspicious unpaid program, which will screw up your laptop and show more ads to you. If you're willing to put it to a stop – on our site you can find everything you need to eliminate it.

What is Genieonews.com

 

We're talking about an adware, designed for the only purpose: to show you ads. It can't even be called a program, as it is an elementary piece of code, able to modify your browser options and allowing people use it in swindlers favor. For you to understand its modus operandi, we’ll explain its doings bit by bit:

  • The basic adware’s mission is complete when it modifies the browser settings, and after that, it just needs to develop safety measures. It adds new strings into the registry and creates scheduled tasks to not let you reset browser settings.
  • If you have chosen the second method and ignored Genieonews.com – you wouldn’t read this entry. Based on that, we assume that you haven't seen that option. In your case, the installation proceeded and Genieonews.com began functioning.
  • If someone gets adware and tries to install it, a menu shows up, suggesting two options of installation. The first option is pre-selected, and in some cases you can’t even pick another one, since it’s inactive. By choosing the first method user allows to get each harmful program from adware bundle, and the "not recommended" technique lets you choose the needed utility and ignore the other ones.
  • The most crucial thing that Genieonews.com does after sneaking onto your PC is taking control over the browser. It places the swindlers' infected site on your default search's place, and does the same thing with your homepage. Then you won't get real results for your queries – Genieonews.com will show you only the results that fraudsters want to show you.
  • Next step is to place the advertising tool to a cheap website, in one package with several other unwanted utilities. Then it needs to wait for a right person to get it – a user who doesn't bother to inspect the info during the installation and wants to finish the installation ASAP. Naturally, the victim doesn't want to install Genieonews.com undesired utility – there's a useful utility in a file. It's the popular one, but installing it, they receive a bunch of trash too.

This is how adware penetration looks like. Following the last step, the adware is entirely needless, as all serious job, meaning the display of pop-ups, is performed by swindlers' website. Casually the site looks like Yahoo, Bing or Google, but the results you're getting there are very suspicious. Fraudsters use a gratis service, known as Google Custom Search Engine to put their fake search to work, and its main function is to limit the search field to a couple webpages. Scammers use this service to show the fake search results and make customers think that they are true.

How to protect the system

The protection of your device is such a thing that cannot be achieved with the help of single miraculous measure. Undoubtedly, the antiviral program will help a lot, but you still need to do, or even stop doing many things. We want to list these things below.

  • There is no real reason to deactivate the antivirus. Especially if a suspicious website wants you to do it.
  • Renew your software when the updates get released, in particular, your operating system and your antiviral utility. It will reduce the odds of adware infection.
  • Don’t click on aggressive banners, and don’t visit strange pages. By that we mean webpages that provide bootleg tools and audio content, 18+ content, and things like that.
  • You shouldn’t use gratis programs, and if you want to use it anyway – download it from reputable websites.

The list above might help you to ward off advertising tools and most of the other viruses. Regardless of that, certain examples of viruses may sneak onto the device through other manners, and you have to install a decent antiviral tool to fight them.

Methods to remove Genieonews.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Genieonews.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Genieonews.com 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

 

As with the elimination of any other adware, you have a choice between two proven variants. It can be the removal in manual mode, where you will have to do all actions on your own, or a software manner that might save your time. Both of them are totally safe and efficient, but they have some differences. In the first place, if you want to uninstall Genieonews.com manually – you won’t need to install any tools. The downside is that if there are some more suspicious programs to delete besides this one – it will be a problem. The software method includes the download of a good antivirus. It's called Spyhunter. We recommend you to buy it as it’s not simply lightweight, prompt, tested and trusted but has a lot of other benefits. Its viral signature database is updated daily so that even the latest viruses couldn't penetrate the device unnoticed. And it costs much less than its competitors' software! You don’t have to make your decision as you read this, and if there are any doubts about Spyhunter’s potential – you can download a gratis limited version.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

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

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Genieonews.com" 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 the 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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Genieonews.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Genieonews.com

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 unfamiliar add-on:

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

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 suspicious extensions:

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

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" 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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