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How to uninstall apps used to promote ourbestnews.com?

Also Known As: Ad by ourbestnews.com
Damage level: Medium

What is ourbestnews[.]com?

Ourbestnews[.]com is one of the many pages designed to promote untrustworthy websites and load questionable content. A couple of examples of other sites like ourbestnews[.]com are essingto[.]online, mycoolnewz[.]com, and download-app[.]net.

Typically, users do not visit them intentionally. It is common that such pages get opened by potentially unwanted applications installed on browsers or computers, after clicking on deceptive ads, or while visiting other unreliable sites.

ourbestnews[.]com pop-up redirects

Usually, a page like ourbestnews[.]com loads its content, or it opens a couple of other questionable websites. It depends on the geolocation of its visitors. It is very common that websites of this type display deceptive messages (use clickbait techniques), encouraging users to click the "Allow" button.

Ourbestnews[.]com shows a message saying to click the aforementioned button to continue watching a video. By clicking that button, users allow a visited website to show its notifications.

As a rule, notifications from sites like ourbestnews[.]com contain deceptive advertisements, links to potentially malicious pages, and so on. Therefore, it is strongly recommended not to agree to see notifications from ourbestnews[.]com or any other questionable website.

As mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph, ourbestnews[.]com is used to promote other untrustworthy pages.

Typically, such pages open deceptive websites that are used to trick visitors into downloading and installing browser hijackers, adware, or other PUAs, scam websites like "Google Membership Rewards", "Error Code: #0x564897", and so on.

It is common that various untrustworthy websites (including pages like ourbestnews[.]com) are promoted via PUAs. It is common that apps of this type gather Internet Protocol addresses, entered search queries, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, and other browsing-related details as well.

Moreover, sometimes apps of this type collect personal, sensitive data. Moreover, their developers could sell collected data to third parties (potentially cybercriminals), use it for marketing (or other) purposes, and so on.

Additionally, PUAs can be designed to display coupons, pop-up ads, surveys, banners, and other ads. Usually, those ads are used to promote shady, potentially malicious pages. Although, sometimes PUAs display ads designed to execute certain scripts and download or even install unwanted software.

Therefore, any installed PUAs should be uninstalled as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Ad by ourbestnews.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 139.45.197.142
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.
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It is noteworthy that PUAs tend to be advertised as useful, legitimate. For example, they are supposed have features, improve browsing experience, or be useful in some another way.

Although, most of them are not only useless to their users (designed only to generate revenue for their developers) but also can be the reason behind issues with browsing safety, online privacy, or other problems.

In one way or another, apps of this type should never be downloaded and installed on a web browser (or the operating system).

How did adware install on my computer?

Most users download and install potentially unwanted apps unintentionally by clicking on deceptive advertisements or when those apps are distributed using a marketing method called "bundling". In the first case, unwanted downloads, installations occur after clicking on ads designed to execute certain scripts.

In the second case, users cause unwanted downloads or installations when PUAs are bundled with software that they download or install willingly. More precisely, when PUAs are included in downloaders or installers as additional offers.

Usually, unwanted offers are mentioned in their settings like "Custom", "Advanced", or alongside checkboxes. Users allow for potentially unwanted apps to be downloaded or installed with software when they leave those settings unchecked and unchanged.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

All software should be downloaded only from trustworthy, official pages and through direct links. Other sources, tools like third-party downloaders, installers, unofficial sites, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), free file hosting pages, etc., are unreliable sources for downloading files or programs.

It is common that their users download and then install unwanted, sometimes malicious apps. Furthermore, downloads and installations should be finished only after checking if there are any settings like "Custom", "Advanced" that could be used to opt out additionally included (unwanted) apps.

One more way to avoid unwanted downloads, installations is not to click on ads that appear on questionable pages. Usually, those ads open other untrustworthy pages. Some of them can cause unwanted downloads, installations.

Unwanted, unknown, or suspicious extensions, add-ons, or plug-ins installed on a browser or programs of this kind installed on the operating system should be uninstalled as soon as possible. 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 ourbestnews[.]com website (GIF):

ourbestnews[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Notification from ourbestnews[.]com:

ourbestnews.com ads notification

Another notification from ourbestnews[.]com:

ourbestnews.com ads notification 2

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Quick menu:

Disable unwanted browser notifications:

Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:

Google Chrome logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 2)

Android logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 2)

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 2)

Microsoft Edge logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 2)

Safari logoRemove 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.

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 1)

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)

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 2)

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.

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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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