Stop unwanted redirects to newsmode.me

Also Known As: newsmode.me pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Newsmode[.]me redirect removal instructions

What is newsmode[.]me?

There are many rogue websites like newsmode[.]me, here are some more examples: naneso[.]com, vakogid[.]com and ciessimple[.]pro. Typically, these pages are designed to cause unwanted redirects to untrustworthy, potentially malicious sites or to display suspicious content. It is not common for people to visit pages like newsmode[.]me intentionally, most of the times they are forced to visit them by PUAs (potentially unwanted applications) that are installed on their browsers or operating systems. Most users download and install apps of this type unintentionally. In addition to causing undesired redirects most PUAs also display unwanted ads and gather information about user's browsing habits.

newsmode[.]me pop-up redirects

When a browser opens newsmode[.]me, this page either presents visitors with some questionable, deceptive content or redirects them to other (about 2-3) shady sites. Opened pages might be used to trick visitors into installing questionable applications or even malicious programs. Either way, it is not safe to visit pages opened through newsmode[.]me. Moreover, installed PUAs feed their users with a variety of ads like coupons, banners, pop-ups, surveys and so on. Most of the times people who click these ads get redirected to potentially malicious websites or allow them to run scripts that download (or even install) unwanted, potentially malicious software. Quite often developers design PUAs to function as information tracking tools. It means that as long as they are installed, they collect details about users/systems such as IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, addresses of visited websites and other, possibly sensitive information. One way or another, people behind PUAs (their developers) share collected data with other parties (potentially cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. These actions might lead users to having problems with privacy, browsing safety and so on. Some of the details may be used to steal user's identity too. For these reasons it is recommended to uninstall all installed PUAs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name newsmode.me pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names CLEAN MX (Malicious), Fortinet (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 178.62.225.201
Observed Domains 6.newsmode[.]me, 0.newsmode[.]me, 1.newsmode[.]me, 5.newsmode[.]me, 4.newsmode[.]me, 2.newsmode[.]me, 9.newsmode[.]me
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.
Removal

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There is an uncountable number of PUAs, most of them are very similar. The same can be said about pages like newsmode[.]me. Typically, unwanted apps are designed to generate revenue for their developers by collecting information, feeding users with intrusive ads and causing unwanted redirects to questionable, potentially malicious websites. Instead operating as their developers advertised them, PUAs cause various problems. Simply said, apps of this type (and pages like newsmode[.]me) should never be trusted.

How did adware install on my computer?

Sometimes these potentially unwanted apps can be downloaded from their supposedly official websites. nevertheless, more often than not users download and install them inadvertently: through clicked intrusive ads or together with some other, intentionally downloaded and/or installed software. To trick people into installing (or downloading) PUAs with other programs, developers add these apps into their download or installation setups. However, they do not disclose information about it properly and hide it in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings. Users who leave the aforementioned settings unchecked (and unchanged), unknowingly give unwanted apps a permission to be downloaded or/and installed by themselves.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To avoid unwanted installations (and downloads) we recommend to download all programs and files from official, trustworthy websites and using direct download links. Any other sources like Peer-to-peer networks (torrent clients, eMule and so on), third party downloaders, unofficial sites and other similar sources should not be trusted. The same applies to third party software installers. Furthermore, it is important to check all options/settings (like "Advanced", "Custom" and so on) that are (if are) available in any download or installation setup and opt-out offers to download or install additional, unwanted programs. It is worth mentioning that intrusive ads usually lead to questionable or even malicious websites. Ads that are displayed on pages related to gambling, adult dating, pornography, etc., should not be clicked. If a browser displays intrusive ads or/and causes unwanted redirects too often, then we advise to remove all unknown or suspicious apps (extensions, add-ons or plug-ins) that are installed on it and see if the problem persists. Additionally, uninstalling programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system could be helpful too. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of newsmode[.]me website (GIF):

newsmode[.]me website appearance (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)

Disable pop-up' notifications in Google Chrome web browser

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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Android Google Chrome web browser

Mozilla Firefox:

  • 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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser

Internet Explorer:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Internet Explorer web browser

Microsoft Edge:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser

Safari (Mac):

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Safari web browser

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

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

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

newsmode[.]me adware uninstall via Control Panel

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 newsmode[.]me 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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing newsmode[.]me ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing newsmode[.]me ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the newsmode.me 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing newsmode[.]me  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing newsmode[.]me ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the newsmode.me pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing newsmode[.]me ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing newsmode[.]me ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with newsmode.me 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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more 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".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
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Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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