How to remove News Precinct New Tab

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What is News Precinct

News Precinct is a browser-hijacking application that has been spread in a form of the browser toolbar. Once inside, it changes the homepage, main search provider, and new tab URL of a browser. Even though it looks like an ordinary search engine like Google, Yahoo, or Bing, but it’s not. The main aim of browser hijacker is to make users visit partner websites – the more clicks on sponsored links the more money the virus developers get paid. This is why it can show inaccurate search results that are typically filled with ads and in-text links. Also, the user might notice advertisements in places they shouldn’t be. By the way, it is worth noting that manual removal is not sufficient for this type of infection since it intends to leave some files behind so that it can be re-launched anytime. This is why in this case it is better to use automated removal tools that will make it much faster.

How to remove News Precinct hijacker from your computer?

The easiest and modern way of removing pop-ups, trojans, ransomware, or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

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Also, you can try to remove News Precinct hijacker manually.

Step 1: Remove News Precinct hijacker from Control Panel/Applications

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find News Precinct hijacker.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find News Precinct and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find News Precinct, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate News Precinct and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall News Precinct or News Precinct Uninstaller (or other suspicious apps that you’ve never installed), double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application News Precinct from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

After that remove News Precinct from your browser.

Step 2: Remove News Precinct from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on 3-dots icon in the upper right corner and select Tools.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find News Precinct.
  5. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  6. Click on 3-dots icon in the upper right corner.
  7. Select Settings.
  8. Type notifications into the search bar.
  9. Select Content settings.
  10. Select Notifications.
  11. Find News Precinct in the Allow list.
  12. Click on three dots next to News Precinct and select Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find News Precinct or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose News Precinct.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Press Settings and more button
  2. Choose and Click on Extensions
  3. Find Olpair extension and click settings
  4. Press Uninstall button
  5. Start Edge again

Learn more about removing extensions from Edge.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable News Precinct.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Remove News Precinct from Android Smartphones:

Alternative solution for Android phone/tablet:

Google Chrome:

  1. open the Chrome app.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More.
  3. Choose and open Settings
  4. Tap Site settings and then find News Precinct Pop-ups.
  5. Turn of News Precinct from Allowed to Block.

Written by Ilyas J

Author: Ilias

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