readmenewz[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is readmenewz[.]com?
readmenewz[.]com is a rogue websites that redirects visitors to other dubious websites or displays dubious content. It is similar to other sites of this type, such as shireamentsp[.]info, notify-system[.]com, mediasvideo[.]live and many others. Typically, people are redirected to these websites by potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) that are installed on browsers and/or operating systems, or through clicked intrusive, deceptive ads. In most cases, people download and/or install PUAs inadvertently. Additionally, PUAs are usually designed to collect data and deliver intrusive advertisements.
Once installed, unwanted apps regularly open sites such as readmenewz[.]com in a new browser window or tab. When opened, this web page (and other similar pages) redirects users to other (about 2 or 3) untrustworthy sites that might contain malicious content, advertise dubious software, etc. Rather than causing redirects, however, these sites might display dubious content. Their behaviour depends on users' geolocations. Note that readmenewz[.]com notifies visitors of a file, which is supposedly ready for download, however, to download it, visitors are urged to click the "Allow" button. If clicked, this will allow readmenewz[.]com to show notifications. This is one of many 'clickbait' techniques used to trick people into giving dubious sites permission to show their notifications. If granted, they start to display ads and other notifications, which usually lead to other untrustworthy websites. Furthermore, most PUAs deliver intrusive ads such as banners, pop-ups, coupons, surveys, and so on. If clicked, these redirect users to untrustworthy websites or execute scripts designed to download or install unwanted, potentially malicious software. Furthermore, these ads conceal underlying content of visited websites. PUAs also gather browsing-related. For example, IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, and so on. Developers share the information with third parties, possibly cyber criminals, who misuse it to generate revenue. These actions might cause problems relating to online privacy, browsing safety or even identity theft. We strongly recommended that you remove (uninstall) such apps immediately.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|Observed Domains||8.readmenewz[.]com, 4.readmenewz[.]com, 3.readmenewz[.]com, 5.readmenewz[.]com, 6.readmenewz[.]com, 0.readmenewz[.]com, 1.readmenewz[.]com.|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
Most PUAs are virtually identical. Their developers advertise them by offering potential users useful tools, features, and so on. Once installed, however, PUAs deliver none of functionality promised and are designed only to generate revenue for the developers.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are often downloaded and/or installed through intrusive ads that users intentionally (or accidentally) click, or when developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". This method is used to trick people into download/installation of potentially unwanted applications through the set-ups of regular programs. They hide offers to download/install unwanted apps in settings of the set-ups. For example, "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" and other similar settings. Furthermore, many people download/install software without checking these settings and leave them unchanged - this gives PUAs permission to be downloaded and installed with regular software by default.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
To avoid unwanted downloads and installations, do not use third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule), etc., unofficial websites, or other such tools and file download sources. You are advised to use only official websites and direct download links. If a download or installation setup contains settings such as "Advanced" or "Custom", check them carefully and dismiss offers to download or install unwanted apps. Intrusive ads often seem legitimate, however, people who click them can be redirected to untrustworthy websites. Sometimes they cause unwanted downloads or even installations. Therefore, never trust ads displayed on dubious sites and do not click them. Remove all unwanted, suspicious or unknown apps (extensions, plug-ins, add-ons) installed on the browser, and programs of this type from the operating system immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of readmenewz[.]com (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
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- What is readmenewz[.]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 readmenewz[.]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 readmenewz.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 readmenewz.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 readmenewz.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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the readmenewz.com pop-up, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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 readmenewz.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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