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.
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.
|Name||Ads by newlistiong.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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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):
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 newlistiong[.]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 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:
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 newlistiong.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 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, 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 newlistiong.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 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.
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 newlistiong.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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