News-mifet[.]cc pop-up ads removal instructions
What is news-mifet[.]cc?
News-mifet[.]cc is not a trustworthy page: it is designed to promote (open) other pages of this kind and load questionable, deceptive content (what this page does after visiting it depends on its visitor's IP address). The Internet is full of websites like news-mifet[.]cc, here are some examples: news-iqebyz[.]cc, profitsurvey365[.]org, and youractualfeed[.]com. As a rule, users do not visit them intentionally. It is known that pages like news-mifet[.]cc are promoted/get opened through untrustworthy websites, deceptive advertisements, and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). It is worth mentioning that most users download and install PUAs unknowingly.
At the time of the research news-mifet[.]cc loaded a message saying that browser check is in progress, and a page can be accessed by clicking the "Allow" button. In other words, news-mifet[.]cc uses a clickbait technique to trick its visitors into agreeing to receive notifications from it. In most cases, websites like news-mifet[.]cc show notifications containing deceptive advertisements, untrustworthy websites, etc. Therefore, untrustworthy websites should never be allowed to show notifications. As mentioned in the first paragraph, news-mifet[.]cc is designed to promote other unreliable pages as well. It is likely that promotes various scams (e.g., "Norton Antivirus 2021 Update", "Code #007d3Cx0d", "Google Membership Rewards") used to extract personal information, money, download pages for browser hijackers, adware and other unwanted software, etc. In one way or another, news-mifet[.]cc and websites promoted through it should not be trusted/visited. As mentioned in the first paragraph, it is common for pages like news-mifet[.]cc to be promoted through potentially unwanted applications.
PUAs can be designed to generate coupons, surveys, banners, pop-ups, or other advertisements. More often than not, those ads are used to promote untrustworthy pages. Sometimes they can cause unwanted downloads or even installations by executing certain scripts. For these reasons, it is not safe to click ads that PUAs serve. Also, PUAs can be designed to gather browsing-related and other data. For example, IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries. There are many PUAs that collect passwords or other sensitive details as well. It is common that their developers sell collected information to third parties (potentially cybercriminals), use it for marketing purposes, or monetize that data in other ways. It means that users who have apps of this kind installed on browsers or computers may encounter problems related to online privacy, browsing safety, become victims of identity theft, lose access to personal accounts.
|Name||Ads by news-mifet.cc|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||CyRadar (Malicious), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Fortinet (Phishing), Sophos (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|Related Domains||29.news-mifet[.]cc, 31.news-mifet[.]cc, 34.news-mifet[.]cc, 43.news-mifet[.]cc, 45.news-mifet[.]cc, 53.news-mifet[.]cc, 177.news-mifet[.]cc|
|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 conclusion, it is common that websites like news-mifet[.]cc are promoted through potentially unwanted applications (and other shady websites or advertisements). Two other reasons not to have any PUAs installed are that they can gather various data and (or) display unwanted advertisements. It is common that apps of this kind are advertised as useful. However, most of them do not improve the browsing experience and can cause users various problems. In other words, the main purpose of such apps is to generate revenue for their developers.
How did adware install on my computer?
Unexpected, undesired downloads and installations often are caused through downloaders and installers for other programs. More precisely, users often download or install PAUs when they are bundled with other programs. Typically, users can find and decline unwanted offers in "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual", or other settings or checkboxes and do it before finishing downloads, installations. When users leave the aforementioned settings unchanged, they agree to download or install included PUAs together with wanted programs. Sometimes users cause such downloads or installations by clicking on deceptive advertisements that are capable of running certain scripts. In most cases, ads that are designed to trigger downloads, installations appear on untrustworthy pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Downloaders and installers that have settings like "Advanced" "Custom", "Manual", etc., or checkboxes often are used to distribute PUAs - they include additional offers. Therefore, downloads and installations should not be finished without checking if there are any unwanted offers that could be declined using the aforementioned settings, chekckboxes. Files and software should be downloaded from official sites via direct links. It is common that files downloaded from unofficial pages, via third-party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, or other channels of this kind are designed to install unwanted software. Third-party installers can be used to distribute PUAs or even malicious apps too. Advertisements on questionable pages should not be clicked as well. Those ads can be designed to open other pages of this kind. Sometimes, those ads can execute certain scripts and cause unwanted downloads, installation. Unwanted, unknown, or suspicious apps (extensions, plug-ins, add-ons) installed on a browser should be removed from it as soon as possible. The same should be applied to the software of this kind installed on the operating system. 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 news-mifet[.]cc 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
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- What is news-mifet[.]cc?
- 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 news-mifet[.]cc 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 news-mifet.cc, 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 news-mifet.cc 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 news-mifet.cc, 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 news-mifet.cc, 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 news-mifet.cc from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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