What is play-new-vids[.]com?
Play-new-vids[.]com is a website designed to display deceptive content and open untrustworthy websites (it depends on the geolocation of its visitors). More examples of websites like play-new-vids[.]com are byluxrayor[.]com, deeepmedia[.]biz, and trking[.]xyz.
Play-new-vids[.]com in detail
As mentioned in the introduction paragraph, play-new-vids[.]com is designed to display deceptive content. It loads a media player image with the message encouraging visitors to click the "Allow" button to watch the video.
Like most websites of this type, play-new-vids[.]com uses a clickbait technique to trick its visitors into allowing it to show notifications. It is highly advisable to avoid agreeing to receive notifications from pages like play-new-vids[.]com because their notifications usually contain links to untrustworthy pages, shady ads, etc.
Also, play-new-vids[.]com can open questionable websites, for example, pages designed to extract personal information, promote adware, browser hijackers, and other unwanted software. Typically, pages like play-new-vids[.]com open about two, three questionable pages.
A couple of examples of pages that play-new-vids[.]com could open are "Access To This Pc Has Been Blocked For Security Reasons", "SPIN FOR REWARD", and "Your Device Might Have Security Issues". Therefore, it is recommended to avoid visiting websites like play-new-vids[.]com and not to have apps (PUAs) designed to promote them installed on browsers or computers.
More about PUAs
It is worth mentioning that PUAs can be designed to generate advertisements (for example, coupons, banners, surveys, etc.). Usually, those advertisements cover website contents and promote questionable websites.
Also, those ads can be designed to download or even install unwanted software by executing certain scripts. Therefore, it is recommended not to click ads generated by PUAs.
Another problem with most PUAs is that they can read various data. For instance, Internet Protocol addresses, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, and other information.
In some cases, PUAs can be designed to collect personal details like credit card details, names, surnames, passwords, etc., and other information that could be used to steal identities, make unauthorized purchases, hijack personal accounts.
|Name||Ads by play-new-vids.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Fortinet (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
PUAs in general
In conclusion, users rarely visit websites like play-new-vids[.]com on purpose. Quite often, browsers open those pages because they have potentially unwanted applications installed on them.
It is common that PUAs are advertised as legitimate apps that are supposed to improve the browsing experience. However, most PUAs are designed only to generate revenue for their developers by displaying ads, promoting pages like play-new-vids[.]com (or other shady sites), collecting various data.
How did adware install on my computer?
One of the most effective ways to distribute potentially unwanted applications is to include them in downloaders, installers for other programs as additional offers. This method is called "bundling".
Usually, offers to download or install PUAs can be found and declined via "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual", or other settings, and (or) checkboxes. When users download or install programs without changing those settings, they agree to download or install optional applications.
In some cases, users cause unexpected downloads or installations through deceptive advertisements - by clicking ads that are designed to run certain scripts. Typically, legitimate websites do not have ads of this type displayed on them.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Downloaders and installers with settings like "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual", or checkboxes often include offers to download or install potentially unwanted apps. Therefore, downloads and installations should be finished without deselecting optional apps.
Files and apps should be downloaded from official pages and via direct download links. It is not recommended to use Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial pages, free file hosting sites, third-party downloaders, installers, other sources, and tools of this kind to download or install software.
Advertisements on unofficial, shady websites should not be clicked. It is common that by clicking those ads, users open untrustworthy websites or even download or install unwanted apps.
Unwanted, suspicious plug-ins, add-ons, or extensions installed on a browser should be removed. Programs of this kind 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 play-new-vids[.]com website (GIF):
Notification from play-new-vids[.]com:
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
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is play-new-vids[.]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 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 play-new-vids[.]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 eliminate ads delivered by play-new-vids[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
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 play-new-vids.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 play-new-vids.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 play-new-vids.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 play-new-vids.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.
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