Windows 10: Newstarad Keeps redirecting me

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  1.    30 May 2017 #1

    Newstarad Keeps redirecting me

    I keep getting redirected to Newstarad websites of advertisements, I have run bitdefender free and it removed 4 things that were redirecting me and stopped most of it, I have checked my "add/remove" programs and deleted everything weird. I have also went to my program files and checked every file name and deleted the same weird ones from the file list. I have checked google chromes settings and made sure its not set to redirect or something on the home websites and things, I have also reset my google chrome browser from the bottom of the page, (advanced settings...scroll to the bottom and pressing reset). it doesnt redirect every single time, just sometimes. I have now also added it to my "hosts" list in my system 32 folder to be redirected to but I want to get rid of it completely. does anyone know what I can do. I remember a 1 click thing I used to have that didnt have to be installed, it would remove some rootkits and redirecting things by scanning then restarting the pc and deleting them on next reboot, (anyone know what that one was?, I forgot). this is annoying, please help.
    Last edited by darkf0xx; 30 May 2017 at 13:18.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       30 May 2017 #2

    Hi darkf0xx

    You said you ad to host file. In a default host file every line is commented out. That is it starts with a # sign. Do you have any lines other than the one you entered that is not commented out?

    You said you found file in system32 folder. You may have just shorten for convenience but normally host file is in system32\drivers\etc folder.

    Malwarebytes, free trial, will scan for rootskits although you need to enable this option before scan. Also do a complete scan by select custom and check all drives. Another good good product is HitmanPro and or Adwcleaner from Malwarebytes.

    I would also issue these four commands to clear / reset them. Entered in Command Prompt(admin). Do not key in information in brackets within commands, it is there for your info.

    ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
    nbtstat -RR (release and refesh NetBIOS names)
    netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
    netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)

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  3.    30 May 2017 #3

    How long till my PC restarts? I did it and now it's just booting

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  4.    30 May 2017 #4

    nevermind, it finally started. took an hour lol
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       30 May 2017 #5

    An hour.

    When you say you did it I guess you mean ran Malwarebytes. Did it find anything?
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  6.    30 May 2017 #6

    Nah,I ran the command lines you posted. It took an hour to restart the PC
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       30 May 2017 #7

    Never saw that before. These just reset / clear items. I would recommend a scan.

    Were / are there any uncommented lines in host file?

    Is your host file in default location?
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  8.    30 May 2017 #8

    Yes it's in the normal spot. It probably took so long due to it being a 10 year old Dell laptop
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  9. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       31 May 2017 #9

    I have one of those, Latitude D630, built for XP. Bumped the memory, changed the wireless card and installed SSD. Great little knocking around laptop. The Intel 7260 wireless card gets cranky, a lot, but I just reload older drivers and all is forgiven.
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  10.    08 Jun 2017 #10

    You can refer to this post in which specific steps on how to remove newstarad are given,including manual method and automatic method.
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