Readmenewz[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is readmenewz[.]com?
Readmenewz[.]com one of those rogue websites that, if visited, redirect visitors to dubious websites or display some questionable content. It is very similar to other pages of this type, such as shireamentsp[.]info, notify-system[.]com, mediasvideo[.]live and many others. Typically, people get redirected to such 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 without knowing about it. Additionally, app of this type are usually designed to collect various data and deliver intrusive advertisements.
Once installed, unwanted apps regularly open pages like readmenewz[.]com in a new browser window or tab. When visited, this page (and other similar pages) redirects users to other (about 2 or 3) untrustworthy websites. It is very likely that opened pages may contain malicious content, advertise questionable software, etc. However, quite often instead of causing redirects these pages display some dubious content, their behaviour depends on a geolocation of their visitor. It is worth mentioning that readmenewz[.]com notifies its visitors about some file that is ready for download. However, to be able to download it visitors have to click the "Allow" button which, if clicked, will allow readmenewz[.]com to show notifications. It is just one of the clickbait techniques that are being used to trick people into giving shady pages a permission to show their notifications. If allowed, they start to display various ads and other notifications that usually lead to other untrustworthy websites. Furthermore, most PUAs are designed to deliver various intrusive ads like banners, pop-ups, coupons, surveys, and so on. If clicked, they either redirect users to untrustworthy websites or execute scripts designed to download and/or install unwanted, potentially malicious software. Moreover, these ads conceal underlying contents of visited websites. Furthermore, PUAs gather browsing-related as well. For example, IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, and so on. Their developers share gathered information with third parties, possibly cyber criminals, who misuse it to generate revenue. Such actions might cause users of PUAs various problems related to online privacy, browsing safety or even identity theft. We strongly recommended to remove (uninstall) such apps as soon as possible.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|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.|
To eliminate readmenewz.com pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Most potentially unwanted apps of this type are virtually identical. Their developers advertise them by offering potential users various useful tools, features, and so on. Nevertheless, once installed, most PUAs do not deliver any promised functionality and are designed only to generate revenue for their developers.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs usually they get downloaded and/or installed through intrusive ads that users intentionally (or accidentally) click, or when developers use the deceptive marketing method called "bundling". This method is being used to trick people into downloads and/or installations of potentially unwanted applications through setups of programs that they download intentionally. They hide offers to download and/or install unwanted apps in settings of various setups, for example, in "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" and other similar settings. There are many people who download and/or install software without checking any of those settings. When they leave them unchanged, they give PUAs permissions to be downloaded and/or installed together with a desired software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
In order to avoid unwanted downloads (and installations) we recommend not to use third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), etc., unofficial websites, and other similar tools as software or file download sources. It is recommended to use only official websites and direct download links for that. Furthermore, if download or installation setup contains settings like "Advanced", "Custom", then they should be checked and offers to download or install unwanted apps dismissed. It is worth mentioning that intrusive ads usually look legitimate, however, people who click them often get redirected to untrustworthy websites. Sometimes they cause unwanted downloads or even installations. Therefore, ads displayed on shady pages should never be trusted (clicked). And finally, it there is some unwanted, suspicious or unknown app (extension, plug-in, add-on) installed on a browser or program on the operating system, then it should be removed/uninstalled immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of readmenewz[.]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 readmenewz.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 readmenewz.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- 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 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 readmenewz.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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