What is

Have you encountered a hijacker called If you have, it is most likely that you have downloaded an extension called “Instant News Now.” This extension was set up by Polarity Technologies Ltd. to introduce users to a hijacker. Our research team at informs that there are several different variants of the hijacker that can be introduced to users via this add-on, including the one we are discussing in this report, as well as and These hijackers are not trustworthy, and we advise deleting them from your browsers immediately. According to our research, they are most likely to affect those users who are using Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers. Whether or not you have encountered this threat already, we recommend reading this report to learn all about it. At the end of this report, you will also find a guide that shows how to remove from all browsers.

How does work?

The “Instant News Now” extension is officially represented at The installer on this site can be used by Firefox and Internet Explorer users. If they want to acquire the add-on, they are pushed to accept homepage and default search provider modifications. If you accept them, you will be introduced to Chrome users are introduced to the installer of this add-on via It does not push to make any changes to the search settings. That being said, the hijacker is represented via the New Tab page. Even if the hijacker is introduced to users without their permission, not all of them delete it because of its services. The interface of resembles a search engine. At the top, you are introduced to buttons that enable easy access to,,, and In the center, you are introduced to a search field. Right below it, you can see a list of links to other popular sites (e.g., and, as well as a YouTube playlist of Fox News videos. Of course, to some, this is enough to remove the hijacker.

The search service offered by is the main reason we recommend deleting this infection. Although it seems that the hijacker is meant to help you surf the web, in reality, it works as a redirector. It takes your search queries and it redirects you to Yahoo Search to introduce you to the results you need. Of course, because you are redirected to Yahoo Search, you are more likely to trust the results, and that is a mistake. can modify them and inject sponsored content, which, of course, can be dangerous. Unfortunately, the advertisers working with Polarity Technologies Ltd could have intentions that are not really friendly. They could use the hijacker for the sole purpose of introducing you to scams and unreliable content. These third-party advertisers could even use data-tracking tools to record information about you. Even if this information is not personally identifiable, you should be very cautious about the parties who can collect it.

How to remove

Are other threats active along with and the “Instant News Now” extension? If you are not sure about it, it is important that you examine your operating system, which we suggest doing with the assistance of a legitimate malware scanner. If you discover other threats, use our database of removal guides to figure out how to eliminate them all. Alternatively, employ anti-malware software to have all threats, including, deleted automatically. One of the biggest benefits of using this software is that your operating system will get the protection against all other infections that it might be susceptible to if it is not guarded. Hopefully, you already know what to do, and you can get your operating system cleaned completely in no time. If you are failing or struggling, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.

Removal Instructions

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch Windows Explorer by tapping Win+E.
  2. Enter Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features into the bar at the top.
  3. Uninstall the application representing the unwanted extension.
  4. The tap Win+R to launch RUN and enter regedit.exe into the field.
  5. Navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  6. Double-click the value named Start Page.
  7. Overwrite the hijacker’s URL and then click OK.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and tap keys Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager move to Extensions.
  3. Remove the add-on called Instant News Now.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and tap keys Alt+F.
  2. Expand the More tools menu and then click Extensions.
  3. Click the trash bin next to Instant News Now and select Remove. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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