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How to uninstall applications related to allhugenewz.com?

Also Known As: Ads by allhugenewz.com
Type: Adware
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

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

Microsoft Edge:

  • Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings"
  • Click on "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)

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 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.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.

Mac 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.

allhugenewz[.]com 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 allhugenewz[.]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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing allhugenewz[.]com  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 allhugenewz[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by allhugenewz.com, 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 allhugenewz[.]com 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 allhugenewz[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by allhugenewz.com 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 allhugenewz.com, 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.

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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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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