Pushmenews[.].com redirect removal instructions
What is pushmenews[.].com?
Once visited, pushmenews[.]com causes redirects to various untrustworthy websites or displays shady content. It is a rogue page which is very similar to other pages of this type such as evengsitolightont[.]info, orboreshitert[.]info, paymentnotifyfriends[.]info and many others. In most cases these pages are being opened by potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) that people have installed on their web browsers. In other words, their visitors do not open them intentionally. Additionally, many PUAs deliver intrusive advertisements and monitor browsing activity.
When the installed PUA opens pushmenews[.]com, then it opens other (about 2-3) questionable websites. However, instead of opening them it might be showing some deceptive, untrustworthy content. It depends on its visitor's location. Note, pushmenews[.]com might lead to malicious websites. Furthermore, there are many unwanted apps of this type that feed their users with coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads and other intrusive ads. Typically, they conceal underlying contents of visited websites, people who click usually get redirected to potentially malicious pages. Or sometimes they cause downloads and installation of other PUAs (if these ads run scripts that are designed to cause it). It is known that there are many potentially unwanted apps that, once installed, regularly collect various information. They gather browsing-related information such as IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites etc. Their developers send it to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Note, some of these apps might be designed to gather sensitive details too. In order to avoid problems with privacy, browsing safety and so on, we recommend to uninstall all installed PUAs as soon as possible.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate pushmenews.com pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Typically, all these potentially unwanted apps are virtually identical. Their developers promote them as tools that will provide some useful, handy features and so on. However, the majority of these apps do not deliver any real value and are designed only to generate revenue for their developers/other parties. Simply said, instead of being useful PUAs cause only problems.
How did adware install on my computer?
There are some potentially unwanted apps that can be downloaded from their websites, however, most often they get installed without user's knowledge. Typically, it happens through the earlier mentioned intrusive ads or when PUAs are bundled into other download/installation setups. Developers bundle apps into setups with a purpose to trick people into downloading/installing potentially unwanted apps together with software that they want to download/install. Developers do not disclose information about bundled/included apps properly, they hide information about them in "Custom", "Advanced" and other options or settings the setups. To sum up, unwanted downloads and installations happen when user's do not check the aforementioned parts of software's setups and/or click unreliable ads.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To avoid unwanted downloads/installations, download all software from official websites (and use direct download links). Sources like Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule etc.), untrustworthy, unofficial websites, third party downloaders and so on, should not be trusted. It is important to always check all available settings and options like "Custom", "Advanced" of any software setup. To look for checkboxes that are ticked by default and to dismiss/deselect offers to download or install unwanted apps. Furthermore, intrusive ads should not be trusted too. Once clicked, they often redirect users to untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites such as gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other shady pages of this kind. If redirects to questionable pages happen often or/and unwanted ads appear regularly, then we recommend to check what are the installed extensions, plug-ins or add-ons on a browser and to remove/uninstall any suspicious entries (if found). The same should be applied to programs of this kind installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of pushmenews[.].com website (GIF):
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
Instant automatic removal of pushmenews.com pop-up:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of pushmenews.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is pushmenews[.].com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes pushmenews[.].com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pushmenews.com pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pushmenews.com pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with pushmenews.com pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove pushmenews.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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