Todays News Reporter

What is Todays News Reporter?

If a browser extension named Todays News Reporter somehow ended up on your browser, then we want to inform you that it falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and should be removed. This program is not malicious per se, but we think you would be better off without it because it is set to replace your browser’s homepage address with a browser hijacker-like search engine that features shady links in its search results. Also, that search engine can collect information about you, use it for advertising purposes, and even share the collected information with third parties.testtesttest

What does Todays News Reporter do?

Officially, Todays News Reporter is an application dedicated to providing you with the latest news stories. It sets out to ensure that you never miss important events as it offers one-click access to news from around the world. This program may sound too good to be true because it is. In reality, this application is dedicated to replacing your browser’s homepage address with that has a bookmarks bar that features links to Yahoo News, Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. Indeed, that is all that you get from having this application. Moreover, you can click these links only if you are on, so all that “one click away” nonsense does not really play out.

It is evident that the main purpose of this program is to hijack the homepage address of your browser to make you use its featured search engine. redirects all entered search queries to Yahoo which presents you with search results. However, we are wary of the fact that the search results can feature promotional links of unverified legitimacy, so this search engine can subject you to potentially malicious content and, therefore, you should refrain from using it.

Another reason to avoid using for searching the web is the fact that its developers have set it to keep tabs on you. It can collect anonymous information about you that includes your IP address, ISP domain name, approximate geographical location, browser type, operating system type, browsing history, and entered search queries, to provide you with region-specific, customized promotional links to make more money. Also, the developers can share this information with their advertising partners and other third parties.

Where does Todays News Reporter come from?

Now let us take a look at who created this program and its accompanying search engine. Our researchers say that the information on Todays News Reporter’s main website claims that it was created by a company called Eightpoint Technologies based in Cyprus which is a non-existent company, apparently, as no information is available about it. As far as the origins of are concerned, researchers say that it was created by Polarity Technologies, a bogus company that specializes in making browser hijackers that hijack the homepage addresses of popular browsers. As you can see, both this search engine and this browser extension come from shady sources.

Researchers have discovered that you can get Todays News Reporter for Google Chrome at the Chrome Web Store. Furthermore, you can get this extension for its dedicated distribution website at that features a version for Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. On top of that, researchers say that Todays News Reporter can also come in software bundles featured on freeware hosting sites that can sometimes install this application without your knowledge or consent if you do not go to the advanced menu and deselect its installation. As you can see, this program has no shortage of distribution channels from which you can get it on your own accord, but it can also end up on your PC without your knowledge, and, if that is the case, then you might want to get rid of it.

How do I remove Todays News Reporter?

If you got Todays News Reporter on your browser accidentally, then you may want to delete it. However, even if you installed it willingly, then you should consider getting rid of it as well because it is not useful at all and can even subject you to malicious content via its malicious search engine. Please see the instructions below on how to remove this extension.

Remove the the extension

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Find Todays News Reporter
  5. Click the Remove button.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Go to More tools.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Find Todays News Reporter.
  6. Click the Remove button. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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