What is Pro-news.net

Pro-news.net is compromised domain, that is used to serve ads, pop-ups, redirects and notifications in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Edge browsers on Windows, Mac or Android operating systems. First appearance of Pro-news.net may occur while visiting doubtful websites. It shows landing pages with following texts:

Loading...
You need to "Allow" in order to continue.

or

I am not a robot. Click Allow to confirm you are not a robot.
Press "Allow" to verify.

Such social engineering tricks are used to make unsuspecting users subscribe to push-notifications from Pro-news.net. This function can be handy on certain type of websites like online newspapers, blogs, YouTube, but becomes a disaster on spam storage like this. Pro-news.net actively promotes malicious pages, sponsored advertising and infected downloads. To avoid undesired consequences, you need to block Pro-news.net from being able to display notifications in browsers. Here we will explain how to remove Pro-news.net from all browsers and block notifications from shady sites.

Pro-news.net pop-ups and notifications

How Pro-news.net infected your PC

There can be several reasons of Pro-news.net ads, appearing on your PC. Firstly, your PC, Mac or Android are infected with adware (malicious browser add-on, potentially unwanted application installed). Secondly, it may just show notifications, after users accidentally allowed Pro-news.net to show them. Usually, it pops up when user visits sites with adult content, pirated software or other types of doubtful sites. Browser is redirected to the page with “Allow” button, that should show hidden content, but, in fact, subscribes user to push-notifications. It also displays standard browser dialog box to allow notifications from Pro-news.net. When users clicks “Block” button, it redirects browser to other random domain, then to another and it never stops, until user accepts it or closes the browser window. To avoid this, always use ad-blocking software, for example, AdGuard (AdGuard for Mac). To remove adware from your PC, use one of the best anti-malware applications: SpyHunter 5 for Windows or Combo Cleaner for Mac.

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To remove Pro-news.net completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Pro-news.net and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Pro-news.net manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Pro-news.net removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Pro-news.net installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Disable push notifications from Pro-news.net in browsers

Remove Pro-news.net from websites allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. Open advanced settings by clicking Advanced in the bottom.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Content settings.
  4. Click on Notifications menu (with the bell icon).
  5. Set up preferred overall settings for push notifications and click Manage exceptions… button.
  6. Find Pro-news.net in the list and click cross icon to remove it. Click Done button to confirm the action.

Remove Pro-news.net from websites allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Options.
  2. Choose Content tab on the left side.
  3. Under Notifications, set up preferred overall settings for push-notifications and click Choose… button.
  4. Find Pro-news.net in the list and click Remove site to remove it.
  5. Click Safe Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Pro-news.net from websites allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find Pro-news.net in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Pro-news.net from websites allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find Pro-news.net, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove Pro-news.net from Control Panel

To start removing Pro-news.net you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Pro-news.net”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Mac.

Remove Pro-news.net from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Pro-news.net might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Pro-news.net from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Pro-news.net from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Pro-news.net from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Pro-news.net from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Pro-news.net from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Pro-news.net from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Pro-news.net

In some cases Pro-news.net won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Pro-news.net. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Pro-news.net folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Pro-news.net in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Pro-news.net using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Pro-news.net. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Pro-news.net from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Pro-news.net.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Pro-news.net from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Pro-news.net related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Pro-news.net extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Pro-news.net related extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Pro-news.net related extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Pro-news.net from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Pro-news.net, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Pro-news.net related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Pro-news.net does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Pro-news.net extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Pro-news.net installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Pro-news.net

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Pro-news.net push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Pro-news.net” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Pro-news.net. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Pro-news.net may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Pro-news.net.

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