Newsfeedscroller[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is newsfeedscroller[.]com?
Newsfeedscroller[.]com is not a trustworthy website: it promotes other dubious pages and contains deceptive, shady content. It is noteworthy that pages like this one are not being visited by users intentionally. In most cases, sites like newsfeedscroller[.]com get opened after clicking some deceptive ads, through other untrustworthy pages or by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that users have installed on their browsers or computers. There are many pages like newsfeedscroller[.]com on the Internet, a couple of examples are thehypenewz[.]com, lcutterlyba[.]top, and goodmode[.]biz.
Depending on the geolocation of its visitors, newsfeedscroller[.]com opens a couple of other shady sites, or it loads some dubious content. It is important to mention that pages like newsfeedscroller[.]com can be used to promote various scam websites (e.g., scams like "WARNING CRITICAL MESSAGE", "$500 Amazon Gift Card!"), download pages for adware, browser hijackers, or other untrustworthy pages. Also, it is very common for sites like newsfeedscroller[.]com to use a certain clickbait technique to trick its users into clicking the "Allow" button that allows a visited website to show its notifications. Newsfeedscroller[.]com shows a message saying that visitors need to click "Allow" to continue watching (supposedly a video). Neither newsfeedscroller[.]com or any other dubious website should be allowed o show notifications. Usually, such pages show notifications with deceptive ads, links to untrustworthy pages, etc., in them.
It is common for websites like newsfeedscroller[.]com to be promoted through potentially unwanted apps. Apps of this type often are designed not only to promote dubious sites but also to gather Internet Protocol addresses, pages of visited pages, entered search queries, geolocations, or other browsing data. In some cases, they can access sensitive personal details too. PUAs gather that data to generate revenue for their developers: it is common that developers use collected data for marketing purposes or monetize it in some another way, e.g., they sell to third parties (potentially cybercriminals). Also, PUAs can be designed to serve coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups or other ads. Typically, ads that PUAs generate are used to promote questionable websites or even to distribute (download, install) unwanted applications.
|Name||Ads by newsfeedscroller.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||CRDF (Malicious), CyRadar (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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To summarize, newsfeedscroller[.]com promotes shady websites and attempts to trick its visitors into giving it a permission to show its notifications. Browsers that open such pages by themselves are likely to have one or another potentially unwanted application installed on them. It is strongly advisable not to have any PUAs installed neither on a browser or the operating system. It is noteworthy that they are called potentially unwanted because users do not download or install them intentionally.
How did adware install on my computer?
In some cases, users download or even install potentially unwanted applications after clicking deceptive advertisements that are designed to distribute such apps by running certain scripts. Usually, such ads appear on dubious, untrustworthy websites. However, most of the times users download, install PUAs together with other programs - when PUAs are bundled with those programs. More precisely, when users do not check downloaders, installers for "Advanced", "Custom (or other settings), or checkboxes and finish downloads, installations without changing default settings. Typically, those settings (or checkboxes) can be used to opt out/decline unwanted offers. It is worthwhile to mention that in most cases, PUAs come bundled with free programs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (like eMule, torrent clients), third party downloaders, installers should not be used as sources for downloading or tools for installing any software. It is strongly recommended to download files and programs from official pages and via direct links only. Also, it is advisable not to finish downloads, installations without checking if downloaders, installers contain any "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings, or some checkboxes that could be used to opt out unwanted applications (decline unwanted offers). Additionally, it is recommended not to click on advertisements that appear on shady, questionable websites. Those ads can be used to promote other pages of this kind or to distribute unwanted applications. Lastly, a browser should not have any unwanted, suspicious extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins installed on it. The operating system should not have software of this kind installed on it as well. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of newsfeedscroller[.]com website (GIF):
Notification from newsfeedscroller[.]com:
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 newsfeedscroller[.]com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
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 newsfeedscroller[.]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 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 ads by newsfeedscroller.com, 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 ads by newsfeedscroller.com 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 ads by newsfeedscroller.com, 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.
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 ads by newsfeedscroller.com, 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.
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 ads by newsfeedscroller.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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