What is news-rewuje[.]cc?
There are hundreds of pages like news-rewuje[.]cc on the Internet. Some examples are flashymass[.]com, profitsurvey365[.]online, and ndconsiderat[.]biz. As a rule, these pages are designed to open other questionable sites or load dubious content (it depends on the geolocation of their visitors). In one way or another, these pages are not trustworthy and should not be visited.
More about news-rewuje[.]cc
Research shows that news-rewuje[.]cc pretends to load some video and suggests that it cannot be loaded unless visitors click the "Allow" button. Other pages like news-rewuje[.]cc can use different clickbait techniques to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications.
For example, they may display a fake CAPTCHA test saying that visitors need to click the "Allow" button to prove that they are not robots. It is not recommended to agree to receive notifications from websites like news-rewuje[.]cc because most of them display notifications containing links to potentially malicious sites, deceptive advertisements, etc.
In other cases, news-rewuje[.]cc can open about two or three untrustworthy websites designed to trick visitors into downloading, installing some browser hijacker, adware-type app, providing personal information like login credentials, credit card details, or other shady pages. A couple of examples of pages that websites like news-rewuje[.]cc are likely to open are "SPIN FOR REWARD", "Your Chrome Is Severely Damaged By 13 Malware!", and "Code 0x03A10 (0E10)".
It is important to mention that users rarely open sites like news-rewuje[.]cc intentionally. In most cases, these pages get opened through deceptive advertisements, questionable websites, or installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
More about potentially unwanted applications
It is worth mentioning that PUAs can be designed to gather browsing data like entered search queries, IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited sites and other information, or even sensitive data like passwords, credit card details. What is worse, the collected information could be used for marketing purposes, sold to third parties (potentially cybercriminals), used to steal accounts, identities, etc.
Also, PUAs can be designed to generate banners, coupons, surveys, pop-up ads, or other ads used to promote shady websites or distribute unwanted applications. It is highly advisable not to click ads that any PUAs generate.
|Name||Ads by news-rewuje.cc|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Fortinet (Phishing), Sophos (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|Related Domains||1.news-rewuje[.]cc, 2.news-rewuje[.]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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To sum up, it is common for websites like news-rewuje[.]cc to be promoted through potentially unwanted applications. Apps of this kind are called PUAs because users rarely download and install them on purpose. A couple of methods used to trick users into installing apps of this kind are described below.
It is worth mentioning that most PUAs are designed to gather various data, serve advertisements and (or) promote sites like news-rewuje[.]cc. In other words, most of them are useless and can be the reason behind various issues.
How did adware install on my computer?
Quite often, potentially unwanted applications are distributed by including them in downloaders or installers for other programs. This distribution method is known as "bundling". It is used to trick users into downloading or installing PUAs alongside other programs that they download or install intentionally.
This method works when users finish downloads, installations without changing "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings/options, or unticking checkboxes that can be used to decline unwanted offers.
In some cases, potentially unwanted applications are distributed through deceptive advertisements. More precisely, by designing advertisements to run certain scripts. Those ads cause unwanted downloads, installations when users click them. As a rule, ads of this type do not appear on legitimate pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Third-party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, unofficial web pages, and other similar sources should not be used to download or install any files or programs. Files downloaded from or through them could be designed to install unwanted, malicious software. Therefore, it is recommended to use official websites and direct links to download files or programs.
Furthermore, downloaders and installers that have "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings often contain offers to download or install unwanted apps. Those offers should be declined before finishing downloads or installations. It is worth mentioning that most PUAs are bundled with free programs.
Intrusive advertisements that are displayed on untrustworthy pages should not be clicked. It is common that they open other untrustworthy, potentially malicious pages or cause unwanted downloads, installations. All suspicious, unwanted, or unknown extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons that are installed on a browser should be removed. Programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system should be uninstalled too. 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-rewuje[.]cc website (GIF):
Notification from news-rewuje[.]cc:
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- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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.
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)
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.