News-kayaja.cc Ads Removal. How to stop pop-up?

Written by Valdis Koks

News-kayaja.cc search hijacker is a type of malware that squeezes into your computer system, and then alters the search engine settings in your browser to one which it is paid for. It likewise makes different unpleasant changes that can trigger personal information leaks, as well as to various other malware penetration. In this article, you will read the tutorial of News-kayaja.cc hijacker removal in a couple of methods, and also the technique of making your web browser like new.

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News-kayaja.cc Info

Name News-kayaja.cc extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The News-kayaja.cc hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the News-kayaja.cc hijacker.

The ways of injection of News-kayaja.cc search hijackers are diverse. The majority of them come from the malware dispersing with the malvertising or evil-minded web links of various sites. In some cases, your system may be infected with this malware with the trojan-downloader, which is put to use to disperse various other malware. There is a single kind of this undesirable program – web browser plugin that can build into any type of browser which supports the add-on installation2.

You will not likely install this plugin on your own, because their names are pretty suspicious, and the usefulness is extremely questionable. The “creators” of News-kayaja.cc hijacker normally state that it can save the .doc/.docx documents from the web pages already to .pdf format, or to save the whole site on your disk. It is quite difficult to imagine if somebody may be needed in such functions in 2022, when the Internet access is not time-limited as well as every PC has the ability to start the needed .docx files at Google Docs.

Nevertheless, besides their uselessness, they can simply be found in the Chrome Web Store. Obviously, virus experts sound the alarm regarding such spam into the legit source of web browser extensions, asking for the Google reaction – removing these extensions from their site. However, they are still not hurrying to deal with that protection issue.

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Is the News-kayaja.cc virus?

At the first blush, you may think that these redirects are just frustrating, but not hazardous. Because of this reason a number of users are simply playing for time as opposed to eliminating this malware, obtaining much more chances of being contaminated with numerous other infections, which are much more harmful than News-kayaja.cc is.

Besides the altered search engine or search results, you may also see various advertisements even on those internet sites that do not have any kind of ads on it by default. And you can easily misclick while shutting off the ad, and begin the downloading of an unknown file, which can be a virus, or a potentially unwanted program, and even ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker desire.

If your web browser is damaged as a result of the Azorult trojan task, the system can begin malfunctioning in a short time – this symptome is one of the most usual in case of trojan injection.

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How to remove News-kayaja.cc?

First, let me say several words about prevention the News-kayaja.cc virus injection. It is extremely simple to speak about the options of protecting your computer from such annoying things as browser hijackers, but it is quite easy to be caught on this bait even being a qualified user. As it was stated above, this unwanted program may hide after the attractive (at the first sight) promotion, or in packs with other adware you may get in dozens of methods. But despite the common difficulty of the injection methods, it is extremely simple to stay away from the News-kayaja.cc hijacker appearing in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing News-kayaja.cc.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • Make certain you have this hand-operated tutorial always prepared to utilize.
  • Do a back-up of every one of your information, including the stored logins, passwords and other qualifications. You need to back up your info with a cloud back-up solution and see to it your documents are shielded from any type of type of loss, also from one of the most serious infections.
  • Wait up until the resilient backup procedure mores than.

Step 1: Uninstall News-kayaja.cc and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few simple stages that should be able to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl

 

3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of News-kayaja.cc from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’

Manage-add-ons

3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by News-kayaja.cc on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by News-kayaja.cc. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for News-kayaja.cc with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.

 

3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

 

  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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