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Should I remove BreakingNews?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,430
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.44 days
750.46 days >
Average installed length: 394.31 days


1.0.12 95.00%
1.0.10 5.00%


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What is BreakingNews?

This is a web browser extension and Browser helper Object (for Internet Explorer) that delivers contextual based advertising to the web browser. In addition it will modify the user's browser home and search pages as well as 'New Tab' pages to push advertising and search. The software acts as an adware type application and is typically defined as a unwanted application by various malware vendors.


The most common release is 1.0.12, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named npapi.dll. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 3.75 MB (3,937,231 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.news.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\breakingnews
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BreakingNews\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 3.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BreakingNews

Program module:npapi.dll
Name:npNewsNet plugin
news.net NPAPI
Signed by:International News Network Limited
Path:C:\Program Files\breakingnews\npapi.dll
  • uninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npapi.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npapi.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npapi.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@news.net/npapi' with a plugin key of '@news.net/npapi' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove BreakingNews?

Quickly and completely remove BreakingNews from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove BreakingNews from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall BreakingNews from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BreakingNews, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BreakingNews.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BreakingNews you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 5%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 10 35.00%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.18% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 87.18%
  United States 12.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.71%
Toshiba 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
ASUS 11.43%
American Megatrends 5.71%
Dell 2.86%
Apple 2.86%
Common models
ASUSTeK K54C 6.06%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1425a 6.06%
Hewlett-Packard 23-d010a 6.06%
HP G62 Notebook PC 6.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850 6.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L85... 3.03%


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