Remove special-news.online POPUP – (TESTED) Removal Instruction




special-news.online pop-up is one of many fake redirects in the web browser. Special-news.online is identical to special-test.online popupspecial-offers.online popupspecial-alerts.com popupclick-now-extra-special.online popup, and many others. Special-news.online tries to convince the user into clicking the allow button in the browser.

Once the user would accept the notification in the browser, ads appear on the Windows desktop originating from special-news.online. Special-news.online is nothing more than a scam by cybercriminals to show ads to the user for revenue purposes.

However, when the user notices the special-news.online pop-up in the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge or Safari browser the computer is already infected with an adware application. 
Adware applications redirect the web browser through various domains, as you can see in the image screenshot I took from my infected computer.

Summary: special-news.online pop-up is fake, trying to deceive the user into show notification in the browser.

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Threat information:
special-news.online: Download Removal Tool
Distribution: Adware
Affected Browsers:
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge.
Security reports: Google Safe BrowsingNorton Safe Web, McAfee SiteAdvisor, Alexa Site info

Adware is responsible for the display of disturbing and recurring ads from special-news.online. The advertisements may consist of pop-ups, commercials in the content of the web page or random redirects in the web browser. Usually, the web browser is redirected by a random number of pop-ups in the web browser before landing on the eventual advertisement web page.

In this way, adware abuses advertising networks to determine which advertisement is most appropriate to the user. Adware publishers benefit from the most relevant ads in order to generate sales, leads, and money by overwhelming the user with PPC (pay per click). Generally, the more relevant the advertisement, the more the user would click on the ads.

The problem lies in the experience that adware unwittingly gathers all kinds of information from the web browser and the computer. The gathered information consists of, your online activity, your web browser history, your online searches, online interests, and your online purchases. This information is not something you unwittingly want to share with usually suspicious advertising networks, especially if the advertising network is associated with adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

It is important to identify the adware application on your PC that displays the special-news.online pop-up in your Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Edge web browser. After the adware application is removed from your computer, the pop-up to special-news.online will also no longer appear.

In this instruction, I explain step by step how to remove the adware that causes the special-news.online pop-up. Read on, I’ll guide you through the adware removal steps.




How to remove special-news.online?

Use the steps in the removal menu to remove special-news.online pop-up manually, or skip manual removal steps and go straight to the removal tool.


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Disable special-news.online push notifications

The special-news.online domain wants the user to accept/show notifications. If you have accepted these notifications in your web browser you should get rid of the special-news.online notifications first, follow the instructions below.

Click here to see the special-news.online push notification in Windows 10. After you have disabled the push notification from special-news.online continue with the adware removal instructions in the menu.

Remove special-news.online notifications from Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome, in the top-right corner, open the Chrome menu. In the menu open Settings, scroll down to Advanced settings. In the Privacy and Security section open Content settings. Open the Notifications settings. Find the special-news.online URL and remove the special-news.online domain by clicking the three vertical dots on the right to the URL and select Remove.

Remove special-news.online notifications from Firefox

Open Firefox, in the top-right corner, open the Firefox menu (three horizontal stripes). In the menu open Options, in the menu on the left go to Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions open Settings next to Notifications. Select the special-news.online domain from the list and change the status to Block, save changes.

Remove special-news.online notifications from Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer. In the top right corner, open the gear icon (menu button). Open Internet Options from the menu, go to the Privacy tab and select Settings in the pop-up blockers section. Find the special-news.online domain and click the Remove button to remove the URL.

Remove special-news.online notifications from Microsoft Edge

Open Microsoft Edge. In the top right corner, click on the three dots to open the Edge menu. Scroll down to Settings, scroll further down to Advanced Settings, in the Notification section click Manage. Disable the ON switch for the special-news.online URL.




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Uninstall adware from your computer

In this first step, we will attempt to identify and uninstall any adware software that might be installed on your computer.

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Uninstall software from Windows 7

Windows 7 users: Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs, and Features”.

Windows 8 or Windows 10 uninstall adware

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Windows 8 user: right-click the Windows logo in the lower left corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs, and Features”.

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Windows 10 user: right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, open Run, and type appwiz.cpl

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Review the software application list for recently installed adware applications and click “Uninstall“.
In the image, you see recently known adware applications.

Click the column “Installed On” to sort installed applications by date, this makes it easier to detect recently installed adware applications.

If you don’t know what to look for, go to the special-news.online pop-up (adware) removal tool.
No worries, the removal tool is free to detect and remove adware for 14 days.

How to remove special-news.online - Internet Explorer - Chrome - Firefox - Edge Manually remove special-news.online from Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge

2 In this second step,  you can remove special-news.online ads manually from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge web browser.

Remove special-news.online from Internet Explorer

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In this first step for Internet Explorer, I show you how to recognize if internet explorer is infected with a malicious add-on.

Add-ons could be responsible for the special-news.online pop-up ads in the Internet Explorer web browser. Some add-ons are ad-supported and installed without the user’s consent with adware.

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click the wrench button in the upper right corner, from the menu click Manage add-ons.

Internet Explorer Extension Removal

Check the add-on list for any suspicious add-on in Internet Explorer, click disable or remove to delete the add-on.
Continue to the next step, click here to remove to the adware from your PC.

Optional: Reset your default Homepage, New Tab and Search engine for Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer has a feature to reset Internet Explorer to default settings, an Internet Explorer reset will affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.

Internet Explorer reset is the easiest way to get rid of the unwanted configuration changes in the browser.

Reset Internet Explorer

pick the wrench button and from the menu click Internet Options.

Reset Internet Explorer

Choose the Advanced tab, click the Reset button.

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Check Delete personal settings and click the Reset button.
Restart Internet Explorer to complete the reset.

Good, Internet Explorer is reset to the default configuration, it is important to know there are adware – special-news.online pop-up remnants on your computer.

I recommend to scan and remove the virus files from your computer.
Make sure the special-news.online redirect doesn’t occur again and all adware remnants are removed from your PC.

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Remove special-news.online from Google Chrome

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In this first step for Google Chrome, I show you how to recognize and remove the browser extension responsible for the special-news.online pop-up ads. Some browser extensions are ad-supported, e.g. adware and might show intrusive ads from special-news.online.

If you never installed any browser extension in Google Chrome, remove all browser extensions from Chrome.

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Click the menu button in the upper right corner, in the Chrome menu click More tools and open Extensions.

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Identify any adware browser extension(s) in the list and click the Remove button to remove the extension.
If you are unsure if the extension is malicious, click the slider and disable the extension first.

The following browser extensions in Google Chrome are pre-installed by Google and are not associated with adware: Google Docs Offline, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, click here for an image.

All other browser extensions might be ad-supported. Continue to the next step, click here to remove the adware on your PC.

Optional: Reset the Google Chrome profile sync

Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with the Google Cloud services.

If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, and pop-up ads to special-news.online are synced with Google’s servers.

It is important to clean this synchronized cache. If the user doesn’t clear the synchronized settings, the special-news.online pop-up and malicious Chrome settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.

Open the Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window). Click the Reset sync button to clear all of your synced data on Google’s server, confirm with OK.

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If needed continue to the next step. Otherwise, remove the adware from your PC.

Optional: Reset the Google Chrome Homepage, New Tab and Search Engine settings

Google Chrome has a feature to reset to default settings, a Google Chrome browser reset will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords. Google Chrome reset is the easiest way to get rid of any unwanted configuration changes in the Chrome browser.

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Click the menu button, from the drop-down menu click Settings.

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Scroll down to Advanced and again scroll down to Reset settings.

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Click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.

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Confirm the reset of the Chrome web browser by clicking the Reset button.
Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.

Google Chrome is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of special-news.online redirect on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove special-news.online malware files from your computer to make sure the adware does not reinstall and the special-news.online redirect doesn’t occur again.

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Remove special-news.online from Firefox

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In this first step for Firefox, I show you how to recognize and remove any Firefox add-on that is unknown to you.
If you didn’t install any add-on at all, remove all add-ons from Firefox.

Add-ons in Firefox could be ad-supported which basically indicates an add-on unwillingly shows special-news.online pop-up ads in Firefox.

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Click the Firefox menu button in the upper right corner, from the drop-down menu open Add-ons.

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Open extensions from the left menu. Identify any unknown Firefox browser extension.
Click the Remove button to delete the extension and get rid of special-news.online ads.

Continue to the next step, click here to remove the adware from your PC.

Optional: Reset the Firefox Homepage, New Tab and Search Engine settings

Firefox has the feature to reset to default settings, this feature will reset Firefox completely. Reset Firefox is the easiest way to get rid of any unwanted configuration changes in Firefox.

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Click the menu button, from the menu, select Help ? (the question mark icon, at the end of the menu).

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Click on Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.

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select the Refresh Firefox button, confirm the reset and restart Firefox.

The Firefox browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove special-news.online malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the special-news.online redirect is entirely removed from the Firefox web browser.

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Remove special-news.online from Microsoft Edge

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If you encounter special-news.online pop-up redirects in Microsoft Edge, follow these instructions.

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Right-click the start button in Windows 10, from the start menu top click Apps and Features.

reset microsoft edge - advanced options

Scroll down through the right Apps and Features list till you see Microsoft Edge, click Advanced options.

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Click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings. Microsoft Edge reset will clear the browsing history, cookies, and settings. Not the Microsoft Edge favorites web pages.

The Microsoft Edge web-browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of the special-news.online redirect on your PC. I recommend to scan and remove special-news.online malware files from your computer .

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Remove special-news.online popup with Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes
Get rid of special-news.online with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove the special-news.online redirect from the web browser. special-news.online is a intrusive pop-up which is a type of malware. Malwarebytes will remove adware and the special-news.online pop-up redirect from the web browser.

 

Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start examining for the adware responsible for the special-news.online redirect in the web browser.

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Malwarebytes will start searching for malware, please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.

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Once the malware scan is performed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the special-news.online malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.

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Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.

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Malwarebytes needs to make a system reboot to finish the special-news.online redirect removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.

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After the system reboot, your web browser is free from the special-news.online pop-up redirect.

Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future browser hijacker and other types of malware. Malwarebytes stops adware, abusive pop-ups, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your web browser.

Video: adware removal with Malwarebytes.

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Get rid of special-news.online with Zemana

Zemana anti malware
Zemana Anti-Malware is an second opinion anti-malware scanner which uses Cloud technology with special-news.online pop-up detection. Removes annoying browser extensions, ad-supported add-on’s, unwanted applications and new tab/toolbars. It’s an efficient adware cleaner.

 

Open the Zemana anti-malware setup file.
Install Zemana anti-malware using the default settings, after successful installation Zemana anti-malware will update itself to the latest version.

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Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan to detect the malware responsible for the special-news.online redirect
Please wait for the scan to finish, the scan usually takes a few minutes.

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Click the Next button to remove the malware found by Zemana on your computer.

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Wait a couple of seconds for Zemana to clean up your device from malware.

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Your PC is successfully cleaned by Zemana. Zemana is an excellent protection for people searching for a lightweight malware detection and removal tool. Zemana is its best in addition to a more comprehensive antivirus or anti-malware security application such as Malwarebytes.

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Remove special-news.online redirect with AdwCleaner

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Download AdwCleaner

Adwcleaner is a free removal tool to detected and remove special-news.online from your web browser and computer. Adwcleaner is a portable adware removal tool, designed for lightweight adware removal. You can use Adwcleaner anywhere to remove adware from the web browser and PC. Download Adwcleaner to your PC, an external hard drive or USB stick and you are ready to start removing adware.

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  • Right-click the AdwCleaner executable you just downloaded and select “Run as Administratorthis is important.
  • Select the Scan Now button.

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  • Wait for the adware & malware scan to finish.
  • Click the Clean & Repair button to remove the adware and malware from your PC.

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  • Wait for AdwCleaner to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
  • Click the Clean & Restart Now button to finish the malware removal process.

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  • After the reboot, AdwCleaner shows a summary of the detected and removed malware files.

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