Topnewsfresh[.]xyz pop-up ads removal instructions
What is topnewsfresh[.]xyz?
Topnewsfresh[.]xyz is a questionable website displaying deceptive content and promoting other pages of this kind. It is uncommon for pages like topnewsfresh[.]xyz to be visited by users intentionally. Usually, they get opened by installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), through deceptive advertisements, or untrustworthy websites. Apps designed to promote sites like topnewsfresh[.]xy tend to be designed to gather various data and display advertisements as well. More examples of pages similar to topnewsfresh[.]xy are ddyuei[.]com, captcharesolver[.]com, and captchareverse[.]com.
Once topnewsfresh[.]xyz is visited, it checks the IP address and then it either opens two, three other untrustworthy websites or loads its content. It is very common that pages like topnewsfresh[.]xyz open download websites for browser hijackers, advertising-supported software (adware), scam sites designed to trick visitors into providing personal information, installing unwanted software (e.g., "Chance To Win The New iPad Pro", "Your System Detected Some Unusual Activity"), and other potentially malicious pages. Also, topnewsfresh[.]xyz (and other pages like it) is designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications from it (into clicking the "Allow" button). Typically, these pages use one or another clickbait technique for that. Topnewsfresh[.]xyz displays a message encouraging to click the "Allow" button to continue loading the page. In most cases, notifications from pages like topnewsfresh[.]xyz advertise unwanted, potentially malicious applications, deceptive websites, etc. Therefore, it is recommended not to agree to receive notifications from topnewsfresh[.]xyz or any other dubious site.
As mentioned in the introduction paragraph, it is common that pages like topnewsfresh[.]xyz are promoted through PUAs. It is noteworthy that apps of this kind can be designed to display coupons, surveys, banners, pop-ups, and other ads. Those ads can be used to advertise untrustworthy web pages. Moreover, some of those ads can execute certain scripts designed to download or even install unwanted software. Another detail about PUAs is that they can be designed to collect Internet Protocol addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, etc. It is known that some PUAs target sensitive details (e.g., login credentials, credit card details) as well. Collected information may be misused for marketing purposes, steal identities, personal accounts, or other malicious purposes. Therefore, it is strongly recommended not to have any PUA installed on the operating system or a browser.
|Name||Ads by topnewsfresh.xyz|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||alphaMountain.ai (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Observed Domains||1.topnewsfresh[.]xyz, 1.topnewsfresh[.]xyz, 2.topnewsfresh[.]xyz, 2.topnewsfresh[.]xyz, 4.topnewsfresh[.]xyz, 5.topnewsfresh[.]xyz, 6.topnewsfresh[.]xyz, 7.topnewsfresh[.]xyz, 9.topnewsfresh[.]xyz, eu.topnewsfresh[.]xyz|
|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 Combo Cleaner.
It is worthwhile to mention that PUAs can be and often are advertised as legitimate and useful applications. For example, their developers claim that those apps have certain features that can improve the web browsing experience, etc. Although most PUAs are useless and can be the reason behind issues related to online privacy, browsing safety, or other problems. If a page like topnewsfresh[.]xyz gets opened by a browser often, then it is recommended to check a browser and the operating system for installed unwanted, suspicious apps and remove them.
How did adware install on my computer?
One of the most commonly used ways to distribute potentially unwanted applications is to bundle them with other programs. In other words, to include PUAs in downloaders and installers for other programs as additional offers. As a rule, those offers can be declined using "Advanced", "Custom" or other settings, or by unticking checkboxes that those downloaders, installers have. Users agree to download or install both desired programs and additionally offered PUAs when they leave the settings mentioned above unchanged. Another deceptive way to distribute unwanted apps is to design deceptive advertisements to execute certain scripts. Those ads cause unwanted downloads, installations when users click on them.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is important to analyze downloaders and installers that have any settings or checkboxes and see if those settings can be used to decline offers to download or install included applications. Also, it is recommended not to use third-party downloaders, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule), and other similar channels as sources to download files or programs. Third-party installers should not be used to install software too. Files and programs should come from official pages and via direct download links. Additionally, it is worth remembering that ads appearing on untrustworthy websites (e.g., on pages relating to pornography, adult dating, gambling, etc.) can open deceptive websites, or cause unwanted downloads, installations. Therefore, they should not be clicked. Any suspicious or unknown extensions, add-ons, or plug-ins installed on a browser and programs of this kind installed on the operating system should be removed. 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 topnewsfresh[.]xyz website (GIF):
Notification from topnewsfresh[.]xyz
Another notification from topnewsfresh[.]xyz:
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 topnewsfresh[.]xyz?
- 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 topnewsfresh[.]xyz 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 topnewsfresh.xyz, 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 topnewsfresh.xyz 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 topnewsfresh.xyz, 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 topnewsfresh.xyz, 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 topnewsfresh.xyz from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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