What is thehypenewz[.]com?
thehypenewz[.]com is used to promote other dubious websites and deceive visitors into giving it permission to display notifications. Users do not often visit websites such as thehypenewz[.]com intentionally - typically, they arrive at them when they click deceptive ads, through other untrusted pages that they visit, or when potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are installed on their browsers.
Once visited, thehypenewz[.]com loads a message encouraging visitors to click the "Allow" button to continue watching a video. Note that other pages such as thehypenewz[.]com use 'clickbait' techniques to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications. For example, they claim that, by clicking the "Allow" button, visitors will prove that they are not robots. Neither thehypenewz[.]com nor other dubious websites should be allowed to show notifications, since these can promote dubious pages, contain deceptive ads, and so on. Note that thehypenewz[.]com can open a number of untrusted pages at once.
thehypenewz[.]com and similar sites usually open download pages for browser hijackers, adware, or other PUAs, various scam pages, etc. Whether thehypenewz[.]com loads dubious content or opens other bogus web pages depends on the geolocations of its visitors.
These sites are often promoted through potentially unwanted applications, which can gather Internet Protocol addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, geolocations (or other browsing data), and even sensitive information. The developers misuse collected information for malicious purposes. Developers monetize teh details by sell them to third parties (potentially cyber criminals).
PUAs also generate advertisements. For example, pop-up ads, surveys, coupons, and banners. If clicked, these can open dubious websites or run certain scripts that cause unwanted downloads and installations.
|Name||Ads by thehypenewz.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||CRDF (Malicious), Fortinet (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|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)||
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In summary, neither thehypenewz[.]com nor websites that it promotes are trustworthy. These pages should be avoided and never allowed to show notifications. If a browser opens thehypenewz[.]com or other websites automatically, there is a high probability that a PUA is installed on the browser or operating system.
Typically, users download and install these apps inadvertently. Some methods that are used to distribute PUAs are described below.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are often downloaded/installed together with other products. This deceptive marketing technique of pre-packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions is called "bundling".
By rushing through download/installation of software (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, using "Quick/Express" settings, etc.) many users risk unintentionally allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well. When clicked, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without users' permission.
Some PUAs have "official" download web pages from which they can be downloaded.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
Download software and files from official websites and via direct links. It is not safe to use torrent clients, eMule (or other Peer-to-Peer networks), third party downloaders, unofficial websites or other sources of this kind.
Avoid third party installers. Check "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings, and decline offers to download or install unwanted software. Do not click ads that are displayed on dubious websites, since they can open other untrusted websites or even cause unwanted downloads and installations.
Remove any unwanted, suspicious applications (extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins) that are installed on the browser. The same should be applied to programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system.
Regularly scan your computer with reputable antivirus or anti-spyware software and keep this software up to date.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of thehypenewz[.]com website (GIF):
Notification by thehypenewz[.]com:
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- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome:
Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". In the opened window select "Privacy and security", then click on "Site Settings" and choose "Notifications".
In the "Allowed to send notifications" list search for websites that you want to stop receiving notifications from. Click on the three dots icon near the website URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android):
Tap the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one. Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen. Select "Settings" 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 and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge:
Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings". Click on "Cookies and site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications".
Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS):
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 using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
How to avoid browser notification spam?
Internet users should be very skeptical when being asked to allow notifications. While this is a useful feature that allows you to receive timely news from websites you like, deceptive marketers frequently abuse it.
Only allow notifications from websites that you fully trust. For added security - use an anti-malware application with a real-time web browsing monitor to block shady websites that tries to trick you into allowing spam notifications. We recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.