What is Newsbreak.com

Newsbreak.com is a questionable news website that claims to provide users with their local news more easily. The site hosts news articles from other news websites, and it’s supposed to make it easier for users to access their local news. The site does not appear to be malicious or particularly dangerous but users have reported that they see highly questionable ads on it. Such ads may have clickbait titles to trick users into visiting questionable sites to generate revenue. Ads on Newsbreak.com may expose users to highly questionable content, including scams. So if you use this site, you should be very careful about what content you click on to avoid being redirected to questionable sites.


Newsbreak.com may also request permission to show notifications. When you visit the site, you may get a browser alert saying “Newsbreak.com wants to show notifications”. If you click “Allow”, the site will be able to show you alerts that would pop up on the right side of the screen. Since Newsbreak.com isn’t exactly the most reliable website, it may show you a mixture of ads and legitimate content. While this “show notifications” feature is legitimate, a lot of questionable sites misuse it to spam users with ads. There’s no reason to put up with ads being displayed on your screen in such a manner so if you have given a questionable site permission, you can revoke it pretty easily via your browser’s settings.

If you install the Newsbreak.com app on your smartphone, it may start spamming you with spammy content instead of only occasionally showing notifications. This can get annoying very quickly, particularly for users who were somehow tricked into installing the Newsbreak.com app. Many users have reported having no recollection of installing the app, which means it may be using deceptive tactics to install. Either way, if you have the app installed on your smartphone and it’s spamming you with notifications, you may want to remove Newsbreak.com app.

How to stop Newsbreak.com ads

If you have given Newsbreak.com permission to show notifications, you can easily revoke it via your browser’s settings. In addition to Newsbreak.com, if you see any other questionable site on the list, you should remove it as well. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Mozilla Firefox: Open the menu (the three bars at the top-right corner), click Options, then Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press Settings next to Notifications, and remove Newsbreak.com and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by checking the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box in the same Notifications settings.
  • Google Chrome: Open the menu (the three dots top-right corner), then Settings, then Privacy and security, then Site Settings. Click on Notifications under Permissions, and remove Newsbreak.com and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
  • Microsoft Edge: Open the menu (the three dots top-right corner), then Settings, then Cookies and site permissions, then Notifications. Review which sites have permission and remove Newsbreak.com and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.

In the future, be very careful about which sites you give permission to because giving it to the wrong site could expose you to potentially malicious content. Furthermore, you should also install an adblocker program to block ads and random redirects.


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Step 1. Uninstall Newsbreak.com and related programs.

Remove Newsbreak.com from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete Newsbreak.com from Windows 8

Uninstall Newsbreak.com from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall Newsbreak.com from Windows 7

Delete Newsbreak.com from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove Newsbreak.com from Windows XP

Remove Newsbreak.com from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for Newsbreak.com or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Newsbreak.com removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete Newsbreak.com from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. Newsbreak.com IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) Newsbreak.com IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. Newsbreak.com IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. Newsbreak.com IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. Newsbreak.com IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. Newsbreak.com IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. Newsbreak.com IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. Newsbreak.com IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase Newsbreak.com from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. Newsbreak.com Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. Newsbreak.com Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. Newsbreak.com Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. Newsbreak.com Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. Newsbreak.com Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. Newsbreak.com Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Newsbreak.com Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. Newsbreak.com Chrome extensions disable
    Newsbreak.com Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. Newsbreak.com Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. Newsbreak.com Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. Newsbreak.com Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove Newsbreak.com from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). Newsbreak.com Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. Newsbreak.com Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. Newsbreak.com Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. Newsbreak.com Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. Newsbreak.com Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. Newsbreak.com Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. Newsbreak.com Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. Newsbreak.com Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall Newsbreak.com from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. Newsbreak.com Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. Newsbreak.com Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable Newsbreak.com and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. Newsbreak.com Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. Newsbreak.com Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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