Do you know what MyNewsWire Extension is?
MyNewsWire Extension may appear in your browsers either when you install this browser extension on purpose or when you install a free program bundle. The latter case is obviously the more questionable one because you may not even recall agreeing to the installation of this tool. This application has been labeled as a browser hijacker by our researchers after testing it in our internal lab. Although this extension may seem to be useful for you if you are a news fan, let us remind you that you can easily use the built-in bookmark function of your browsers if you need easy access to preferred sites. This is obviously safer than using a questionable tool that may show you unreliable third-party ads and possibly modified search results. Finding this hijacker on board could also mean that there are other malware infections on your system as well. Therefore, we recommend that you act now and remove MyNewsWire Extension from your browsers as a first step.
Obviously, a browser hijacker needs to spread in questionable ways so that it can possibly slither onto your system without your noticing it. This is why schemers tend to spread this threat bundled. When you are an unsuspecting computer user, it is more likely that you allow the whole content of a bundle onto your PC because these installers can be either confusing or not clear enough and you may overlook certain important details. In other words, whenever you are installing a software bundle, you should select the custom option if there is any because this is when the real content of the package may be revealed. For example, there could be a checkbox selected by default that informs you about the browser setting changes made by the installer. However, you may not even see this bit in your installation wizard because you are concentrating on clicking “Install” or just to get it over with as soon as possible. Unfortunately, most users infect their computer this way because such a bundle can contain all kinds of threat sources starting with the least dangerous potentially unwanted programs and ending with different malware infections, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, and more. When you let such a lot onto your system, these threats may cause multiple system security threats. Therefore, it should be logical that after you delete MyNewsWire Extension from your browsers, you also need to scan your system for other possible threat sources if you want to make sure that your computer is all safe.
In all fairness, we also need to talk a bit about the possibility that you install this browser hijacker knowingly from official sources. This browser extension is promoted as an easy access to news-related sites with a search engine, and can be installed from its official webpage, mynewswire.co. This is a very basic webpage, very similar to that of other browser hijackers and questionable browser extensions. Another place where you can install this tool directly is the Chrome web store page at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-news-wire-v20/aaicickfbpkjaalkblgbblalhmbpppip. We do not believe that a lot of users would find these pages though. In fact, you should be careful with this store and double-check first about any tool you want to install by running a web search because you may find out that your target has been found to be a browser hijacker and a number of malware hunters already warn you to remove it.
It is possible that you are the type of person who likes to be up-to-date regarding national, sports, and global news. This browser extension offers you quick links to major news sites (e.g., CNN and Fox News) as well as a questionable search engine, Search.mynewswire.co. When it comes to tools that offer you such easy access on a fake toolbar, you should be aware that it is way more safe to use the bookmark feature of your browsers, which can do exactly the same. You can have your bookmarks bar displayed and have all your preferred sites at the ready, one click away. So why would you need such a questionable extension at all? Another important thing to know about this browser hijacker is that it may collect information about your online activities and surprise you with customized content, such as third-party ads and sponsored links seemingly related to you. This hijacker can also modify the search results and redirect you to a reputable Yahoo search results page that may be misleading. Imagine what might happen if this tool injects its own potentially unreliable third-party ads and links into the Yahoo search results. One click on the wrong content could take you to malicious websites run by cyber criminals and you might be tricked into sharing your banking details. But you may also infect your system with additional threats. All in all, we suggest that you remove MyNewsWire Extension right now.
There are basically two ways for you to handle this browser hijacker situation. If you want to be more effective and eliminate all other possible browser-related threats in one go, you could reset your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. But, if you only want to take care of this infection, you can also simply remove MyNewsWire Extension from the extension list in your browser settings. You can use our guide below if you go for the latter option. Keep in mind that your virtual security should be your priority if you want to be sure that your stored data, your files, and your personal information are all safe. Therefore, we recommend that you use a professional malware removal security tool, such as SpyHunter to keep you secure from all known malicious attacks.
Remove MyNewsWire Extension from browsers
- Press Alt+F to launch the menu.
- Select Settings and choose Extensions on the left.
- Click on the trash can icon next to the unwanted extension.
- Press Remove on the pop-up.
- Press Alt+T and select Add-ons.
- Select Extensions on the left.
- Press Remove next to the unwanted extension.
- Press Alt+T and select Manage add-ons.
- Choose Toolbars and Extensions.
- Locate the unwanted extension and Remove it.
In non-techie terms:
MyNewsWire Extension is a questionable browser extension that can affect your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. This tool offers you easy access to news-related websites (CNN and Fox News) as well as a potentially risky search engine, not to mention the third-party advertisements it may introduce you to on its main page. This application is in fact a browser hijacker that can alter certain browser settings to promote itself. Our researchers have found that this hijacker may put your system security at risk and it may also bring several other threats on board. We suggest that you remove MyNewsWire Extension right now if you do not want to end up on malicious websites and being scammed by crooks or simply infect your PC with more threats. If manual removal is not your kind of thing, we recommend that you use a professional anti-malware program.