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Should I remove News.net?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,121
Reach 0.0092%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.89 days
232.74 days >
Average installed length: 122.29 days


1.0.15 7.75%


What is News.net?

news.net is a web browser extension and toolbar that delivers contextual based advertising as well as modify the user's web browser home and search pages to provide advertising and search.

What the browser extension does:
- Changes the default search engine for web browser's search functions.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search from the address bar.

About  (from INN Infrastructure Limited)

Install the toolbar to receive a premium news experience! A selection of the worlds largest news sources for FREE. You agree that INN may automatically download and install the latest version of INN Software without prior notification.


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named NewsNetService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 3.88 MB (4,069,222 bytes).
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: International News Network Limited
URL: www.news.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\news.net
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\News.net\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 3.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by News.net

Program executable:NewsNetService.exe
Name:NewsNet Service
Signed by:International News Network Limited
Path:C:\Program Files\news.net\NewsNetService.exe
Additional files:
  • npapi.dll (by International News Network Limited) - npNewsNet plugin (news.net NPAPI)
  • NewsNetService.exe (by International News Network Limited) - NewsNet Service (NewsNetService)
  • 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.
  • NewsNetService.exe runs as a service named 'NewsNetService' (NewsNetService).

How do I remove News.net?

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Or, you can uninstall News.net 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 News.net, 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 News.net.
  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 News.net you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.32%
Windows 8 20.93%
Windows XP 3.88%
Windows Vista 3.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.39%
Windows 8 10.85%
Windows 7 Professional 10.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.08%
Windows 8.1 3.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.73% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 95.73%
  United States 3.42%
  Russia 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.33%
Acer 22.33%
Dell 11.65%
ASUS 10.68%
Toshiba 10.68%
Alienware 4.85%
Samsung 2.91%
Lenovo 1.94%
Intel 1.94%
Apple 0.97%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.63%
ASUSTeK K55A 2.78%
LENOVO 0679 1.85%
Acer Aspire 5820TG 1.85%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.85%


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