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How to remove unwanted apps promoting news-rewuje.cc?

Also Known As: Ads by news-rewuje.cc
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

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.

news-rewuje[.]cc pop-up redirects

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.

Threat Summary:
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 172.99.190.24
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.
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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):

news-rewuje[.]cc website appearance (GIF)

Notification from news-rewuje[.]cc:

news-rewuje.cc displays notification

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 10 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.

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.

macOS (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.

news-rewuje[.]cc 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 news-rewuje[.]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 eliminate ads delivered by news-rewuje[.]com using Combo Cleaner:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing news-rewuje[.]cc  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 news-rewuje[.]cc ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by news-rewuje.cc, 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 news-rewuje[.]cc 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 news-rewuje[.]cc ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by news-rewuje.cc 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 news-rewuje.cc, 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 news-rewuje[.]cc 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 news-rewuje[.]cc ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by news-rewuje.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.

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:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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