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How to uninstall applications related to allhugenewz.com?

Also Known As: Ads by allhugenewz.com
Damage level: Medium

What is allhugenewz[.]com?

Allhugenewz[.]com is one of the pages designed to promote untrustworthy (in some cases, legitimate) websites or load questionable content - its functionality depends on the geolocation of the visitor. A couple of examples of other pages like allhugenewz[.]com are zpreland[.]com, reverscaptcha[.]com, and 1video-online[.]me.

It is worth mentioning that users do not visit pages like allhugenewz[.]com by themselves - they get opened through shady advertisements, pages, or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) installed on browsers or computers.

allhugenewz[.]com pop-up redirects

Allhugenewz[.]com in detail

It is known that allhugenewz[.]com can load a deceptive message encouraging visitors to click the "Allow" button to continue watching a video. It uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications.

In most cases, notifications coming from websites like allhugenewz[.]com contain links to shady websites, unreliable advertisements, etc. In one way or another, it is highly advisable not to allow allhugenewz[.]com or any other similar website to show its notifications.

In other cases, allhugenewz[.]com could open various pages used to trick visitors into providing personal information, downloading browser hijackers, adware or other unwanted software, and so on. At the time of the research allhugenewz[.]com opened a website designed to trick visitors into downloading and using a fake installer for Adobe Flash Player.

In some cases, a page like allhugenewz[.]com can open legitimate pages (e.g., online shops, gambling sites). If visitors register on the opened pages (create an account), then people behind sites like allhugenewz[.]com get paid a referral fee.

As mentioned in the introduction, one of the reasons why pages like allhugenewz[.]com get visited is that users have some potentially unwanted application installed on their browsers, computers. Apps of this kind often are designed to collect various data and generate advertisements as well.

It is common for PUAs to be designed to collect browsing-related data, for example, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, geolocations, Internet Protocol addresses. However, an app of this kind may be designed to collect sensitive data like credit card details, saved passwords, or other personal information as well.

Examples of advertisements that PUAs display are banners, coupons, pop-up ads, surveys. The bigger problem is that those ads can be designed to open questionable, potentially malicious websites or cause unexpected downloads or even installations by running certain scripts.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by allhugenewz.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 139.45.197.132 
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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Potentially unwanted applications in general

In conclusion, it is uncommon for allhugenewz[.]com and similar sites to be visited, or PUAs to be downloaded and installed intentionally. Both websites like allhugenewz[.]com and PUAs are promoted using questionable, deceptive methods.

It is noteworthy that PUAs can be advertised as completely legitimate and useful applications. Nevertheless, most of them are useless and can be harmful.

How did adware install on my computer?

In some cases, users cause unexpected downloads or installations by clicking advertisements designed to run certain scripts. Usually, ads of this type do not appear on legitimate websites.

In most cases, users download or install PUAs together with other programs. It is common for PUAs to be included in downloaders and installers as optional offers, but users do not notice them.

Usually, those downloaders and installers have "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings, or ticked checkboxes. Users can use those settings to decline unwanted offers before finishing downloads and installations.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is advisable to download apps and files from reliable, official websites and via direct download links. Torrent clients, eMule and other Peer-to-Peer networks), various third-party downloaders, installers, unofficial websites, etc., should not be used - it is common for them to be used to distribute PUAs and malicious apps.

Also, it is recommended to check downloaders and installers for settings like "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual", and ticked checkboxes. It is common that downloaders, installers with those settings are used to promote potentially unwanted applications.

Additionally, it is advisable to avoid clicking ads that dubious websites have on them. Quite often, those ads are designed to open other websites of this kind, or cause unexpected downloads, installations.

Unwanted or suspicious extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons installed on a web 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 allhugenewz[.]com website (GIF):

allhugenewz[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Notification from allhugenewz[.]com:

allhugenewz.com ads notification

Another notification from allhugenewz[.]com:

allhugenewz.com ads notification 2

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Quick menu:

Disable unwanted browser notifications:

Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:

Google Chrome logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 2)

Android logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 2)

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 2)

Microsoft Edge logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 2)

Safari logoRemove 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.

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 1)

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)

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 2)

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.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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