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How to remove unwanted apps forcing browsers to open newlistiong.com?

Also Known As: Ads by newlistiong.com
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Newlistiong[.]com pop-up ads removal instructions

What is newlistiong[.]com?

Newlistiong[.]com is similar to news-mifet[.]cc, psaimoodriy[.]com, news-iqebyz[.]cc and hundreds of other websites. The main purpose of these pages is to open two, three other questionable, potentially malicious pages or to load deceptive content (usually, a message encouraging visitors to click the "Allow" button). What happens after visiting these pages depends on the IP address (geolocation) of their visitors. Quite often, users open them by clicking deceptive ads or visiting other shady pages. It is also common that websites like newlistiong[.]com get opened through potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) installed on browsers or computers. In other words, users rarely visit websites of this type intentionally.

newlistiong[.]com pop-up redirects

Research shows that newlistiong[.]com is designed to display a message saying to click "Allow" to download the file. It is unknown what file this page is supposed to download. However, it is possible that it downloads a malicious file or a file designed to install some potentially unwanted application. It is important to mention that pages like newlistiong[.]com use different clickbait techniques to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button (into agreeing to receive notifications). For example, other pages of this type suggest that visitors need to click the "Allow" button to prove that they are not robots. In one way or another, it is strongly recommended not to click that button while visiting untrustworthy pages (including newlistiong[.]com). As a rule, those pages display notifications with links to untrustworthy pages, deceptive ads, and so on. As mentioned in the introduction paragraph, newlistiong[.]com (and other pages of this type) can open questionable websites designed to trick visitors into installing browser hijackers, adware (or other PUAs), providing sensitive information, etc. For example, "Chance To Win The New iPad Pro", "Important Defender Update Available", "Instagram Copyright Infringement". For these reasons, it is highly advisable not to visit newlistiong[.]com or similar pages. If a browser opens unreliable pages by itself, it likely has some PUA installed on it (or one installed on the operating system).

It is noteworthy that many PUAs are designed to collect IP addresses, entered search queries, geolocations, visited pages (their addresses), and other data related to browsing habits. Moreover, there are PUAs that can access (and gather) sensitive information (e.g., saved passwords, credit card details). Another problem is that data collected by apps of this kind is likely to be sold to third parties (potentially cybercriminals), used for marketing purposes, or monetized in other ways. Furthermore, PUAs can be designed to generate coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads, and other advertisements as well. It is important to mention that those ads often are used to advertise various untrustworthy pages. In some cases, they are capable of causing unwanted downloads, installations of unwanted, potentially malicious applications by running certain scripts.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by newlistiong.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 142.93.226.180
Related Domains 1.newlistiong[.]com, 0.newlistiong[.]com
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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To summarize, it is common for pages like newlistiong[.]com to be visited by users who have one or another PUA installed on their browser or computer. As mentioned in the previous paragraphs, apps of this kind can be used to promote untrustworthy websites, collect various data and serve annoying advertisements. Most of these apps are completely useless to their users, even when they are advertised as legitimate applications that are supposed to have some features, etc. As a rule, PUAs are designed only to generate revenue for their developers. Either way, `apps of this kind should never be downloaded and installed.

How did adware install on my computer?

Most users download or install potentially unwanted applications together with other programs (mainly free ones). It happens when those programs are bundled together with PUAs and users do not decline offers to download or install undesired apps. Usually, downloaders and installers for programs bundled with PUAs have "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings, or ticked checkboxes. Users can use them to decline unwanted offers (opt out PUAs). When users download and install programs without checking and changing the aforementioned settings, they agree to download ad install both wanted and potentially unwanted applications. In some cases, users unknowingly cause unexpected downloads or installations by clicking deceptive ads designed to execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to use official and trustworthy websites (and direct links) to download applications and files. Third-party downloaders (and installers), unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), can be used to distribute potentially unwanted or even malicious applications. Also, it is advisable to check downloaders and installers for offers to download or install additionally included applications. Usually, PUAs are distributed via downloaders, installers that have "Advanced", "Custom" or other settings, or some checkboxes. Additionally, it is recommended not to click on ads if they appear on shady web pages. Usually, those ads promote untrustworthy websites. Although, sometimes, they can cause unwanted downloads, installations as well. All unwanted, suspicious extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons installed on a browser or 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 newlistiong[.]com website (GIF):

newlistiong[.]com website appearance (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)

Disable pop-up' notifications in Google Chrome web browser

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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Android Google Chrome web browser

Mozilla Firefox:

  • 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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser

Internet Explorer:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Internet Explorer web browser

Microsoft Edge:

  • 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

Disable pop-up notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser

Safari (Mac):

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Safari web browser

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

newlistiong[.]com adware uninstall via Control Panel

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 newlistiong[.]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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing newlistiong[.]com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing newlistiong[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by newlistiong.com, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing newlistiong[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing newlistiong[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by newlistiong.com removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by newlistiong.com, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing newlistiong[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing newlistiong[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by newlistiong.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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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Global malware activity level today:

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