What is the news-mosuka[.]cc site?
News-mosuka[.]cc is a rogue website sharing many similar traits with Serch, fewergkit.com, loloclicks.biz, substandid.space, and countless others. This page operates by loading questionable content and/or redirecting visitors to various sites (likely unreliable or malicious ones).
Rogue websites are rarely entered intentionally. Most users get redirected to them by untrustworthy webpages, intrusive advertisements, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). These apps can infiltrate systems without explicit user permission.
News-mosuka[.]cc in detail
Rogue sites first check their visitor's IP (Internet Protocol) address to learn their geolocation. This information determines the page's further course of action. In other words, whether visitors are presented with dubious material and/or redirected elsewhere - depends on their geolocations.
Furthermore, websites of this type use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, etc.) to trick users into allowing their browser notifications. This is true of news-mosuka[.]cc as well; should its notifications be enabled - it will start running intrusive advert campaigns.
The displayed advertisements are more than just a minor nuisance, they also pose a threat to device/user safety. Once clicked on, intrusive ads redirect to questionable/malicious sites, and some can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) without user consent.
How do potentially unwanted applications operate?
Potentially unwanted applications can have different functionalities, aside from force-opening webpages. What is more, these functions can be in varied combinations. PUAs can also deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns (adware) and modify browsers (browser hijackers).
Unwanted apps usually have data tracking abilities. Targeted information includes: URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, IP addresses/ geolocations, personally identifiable details, etc. PUA developers monetize the data by sharing it with and/or sold to third-parties.
To summarize, the presence of unwanted software on devices can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Avira (no cloud) (Phishing), CRDF (Malicious), ESET (Phishing), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Fortinet (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||2.news-mosuka[.]cc; 1.news-mosuka[.]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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Potentially unwanted applications in general
PUAs appear legitimate and offer a broad range of "handy" functions. However, the features are seldom operational. The sole aim of unwanted software is to generate profit for the developers; therefore, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs can cause redirects, run intrusive ad campaigns, hijack browsers, and collect private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs can be downloaded/installed together with other programs. This deceptive marketing technique of packing regular products with unwanted/malicious additions - is termed "bundling". Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., ignored terms, skipped steps, etc.) increase the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content into the device.
Intrusive advertisements are also used to proliferate PUAs as well. When clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations stealthily. PUAs may have "official" promotional webpages from which they can be downloaded and/or purchased.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is advised to research software prior to download/installation and/or purchase. Additionally, only official and verified download channels must be used. Dubious sources, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - often offer bundled and/or hazardous content.
Download/Installation processes must be treated with caution; that includes - reading terms, studying possible options, using "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opting-out from all additions. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate; however, they redirect to various questionable sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).
In case of encounters with such ads and/or redirects, the device must be checked and all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshot of an advertisement delivered by the news-mosuka[.]cc website:
Appearance of the news-mosuka[.]cc website (GIF):
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- What is news-mosuka.cc pop-up?
- 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.