Stop redirects to and from lurunews.biz

Also Known As: lurunews.biz pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Lurunews[.]biz redirect removal instructions

What is lurunews[.]biz?

Lurunews[.]biz is a rogue website, it operates by generating redirects to untrustworthy/malicious sites and presents users with dubious content. Tripflag.infohighertpushs.comweads32.com are a few examples of pages similar to lurunews[.]biz. Few visitors enter such sites intentionally, most get redirected by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already on the device. These apps do not require explicit user consent to infiltrate systems. PUAs are designed to cause redirects, deliver ad campaigns and spy on users' browsing habits.

lurunews[.]biz pop-up redirects

When clicked, intrusive ads redirect to lurunews[.]biz. PUAs promote lurunews[.]biz by force-opening new browser tabs/window and causing a similar redirect. The first action this rogue site takes is check visitors' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to learn their geolocations. According to user's geolocation, it then either redirects them elsewhere and/or begins delivering unreliable content. The lurunews[.]biz website also uses browser notifications, the consent option to which it hides beneath clickbait ("Press 'Allow' to verify, that you are not [a] robot"). If consented to the notifications, it begins running intrusive advertisement campaigns. Ads of this type redirect to harmful webpages and can execute scripts, designed to stealthily download/install PUAs. These applications are also capable of generating redirects and running advert campaigns. By implementing a variety of tools, they enable third party graphical content. Thereby, delivering intrusive advertisements (pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, etc.), which diminish browsing quality. They overlay page content and limit browsing speed, as well as pose all the previously mentioned threats. Furthermore, PUAs possess data tracking abilities. They record users' browsing habits (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and collect personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and personal details). This private data is then sold to third parties and can end up being used for criminal purposes. In summary, PUAs can cause various browser and system infiltrations/infections, and lead to severe privacy issues (even identity theft). Therefore, users are strongly advised to remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins to ensure device and personal safety.

Threat Summary:
Name lurunews.biz pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names CRDF (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 188.166.133.163
Observed Domains 0.lurunews[.]biz, 1.lurunews[.]biz, 10.lurunews[.]biz, 2.lurunews[.]biz, 3.lurunews[.]biz, 4.lurunews[.]biz, 5.lurunews[.]biz, 6.lurunews[.]biz, 7.lurunews[.]biz, 8.lurunews[.]biz, 9.lurunews[.]biz
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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Most PUAs share certain similarities, some are even identical. They often appear legitimate and entice users into installation by offering various "useful" and "advantageous" features. However, these features rarely work as advertised and in most cases are entirely nonoperational. The only purpose of all undesirable content is to generate revenue for its developers; therefore, to users it has no genuine value. Instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs cause redirects to compromised and malicious websites, run intrusive ad campaigns and track sensitive data.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some PUAs have "official" download webpages, where they are typically endorsed as "free" and "handy" software. However, unwanted apps can also be inadvertently installed together with other programs. This deceptive marketing method of pre-packing regular software with undesirable or malicious content is called "bundling". It is popular amongst PUA developers and is often successful in spreading their malignant product. Rushed download/installation processes (e.g. ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, used pre-set options, etc.) - increase the risk of potential system infiltrations and infections. Intrusive adverts are also known to spread PUAs. Once clicked, they can execute scripts to download/install these applications, without user consent.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is highly recommended to research wanted content to verify its legitimacy, before downloading/installing it. Only trustworthy and verified download sources should be used. Untrustworthy channels like Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), unofficial and free file-hosting websites, third party downloaders and similar - are advised against use, as they are far more likely to offer deceptive or bundled software. Download and installation processes should be treated with care. That entails reading terms, studying possible options, using the "Custom/Advanced" options and declining to download/install supplementary apps, tools, features, etc. Intrusive advertisements typically look ordinary and harmless, however they redirect to various unreliable webpages (e.g. pornography, adult-dating, gambling and so on). Should users encounter such ads/redirects, they are to inspect the device and immediately remove all suspect applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of lurunews[.]biz website (GIF):

lurunews[.]biz 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.

lurunews[.]biz 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 lurunews[.]biz 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 lurunews[.]biz 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 lurunews[.]biz ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the lurunews.biz 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 lurunews[.]biz  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 lurunews[.]biz ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the lurunews.biz 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 lurunews[.]biz 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 lurunews[.]biz ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with lurunews.biz 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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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

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

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