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How to stop a web browser from opening news-ciwuwi.cc?

Also Known As: Ads by news-ciwuwi.cc
Damage level: Medium

What is news-ciwuwi[.]cc?

News-ciwuwi[.]cc is designed promote questionable websites and to trick users into allowing it to show notifications. There is a countless number of websites like news-ciwuwi[.]cc. A couple of examples are allhotfeed[.]com, yourseismo[.]top, and check-this-video[.]com. As a rule, users do not visit them intentionally.

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News-ciwuwi[.]cc in detail

News-ciwuwi[.]cc displays a deceptive message encouraging visitors to click the "Allow" button so they could watch a video. News-ciwuwi[.]cc uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into allowing it to show notifications. If allowed, pages like news-ciwuwi[.]cc show notifications with shady ads and links to untrustworthy pages in them.

Another reason not to trust news-ciwuwi[.]cc is that it may open deceptive websites designed to trick visitors into downloading and installing advertising-supported software, browser hijackers, and other potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

Also, it might open pages designed to extract credit card details, usernames, passwords, email addresses or other sensitive details. A couple of examples of websites that pages like news-ciwuwi[.]cc might open are "Code 0x03A10 (0E10)", "You Are Our Winner Today!", "Access To This Pc Has Been Blocked For Security Reasons".

Sometimes, pages like news-ciwuwi[.]cc open legitimate websites. Their developers get paid a referral when users create new accounts, purchase products, services on them. In one way or another, it is strongly recomended not to trust the news-ciwuwi[.]cc website (and pages that news-ciwuwi[.]cc promotes).

It is worth mentioning that users do not visit websites like news-ciwuwi[.]cc intentionally. Usually, they get opened through shady advertisements, other untrustworthy websites, or installed potentially unwanted applications. Users rarely download and install the aforementioned applications as well. Apps of this kind should never be trusted (installed).

More about potentially unwanted applications

It is noteworthy that potentially unwanted applications usually are designed to collect browsing-related details and (or) generate advertisements. Typically, PUAs gather geolocations, entered search queries, visited websites, Internet Protocol addresses. In some cases, PUAs can read sensitive information, like credit card details, passwords as well.

It is also common that apps of this kind are designed to generate ads. For example, banners, coupons, surveys, various pop-up ads. Usually, their ads are used to promote shady pages. Their ads can cause unwanted, unexpected downloads or installations by running certain scripts as well. For these reasons, PUAs should never be installed.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by news-ciwuwi.cc
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names CRDF (Malicious), Dr.Web (Malicious), Fortinet (Phishing), Sophos (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
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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Pages like news-ciwuwi[.]cc in general

News-ciwuwi[.]cc and similar websites are not trustworthy. Most of them use one or another clickbait technique to trick users into agreeing to see their notifications. Moreover, they are designed to open a couple of other potentially malicious websites. Pretty often, websites like news-ciwuwi[.]cc are promoted via apps that most users install inadvertently.

How did adware install on my computer?

In most cases, users download or install potentially unwanted applications via downloaders and installers for free programs. In such cases, PUAs can be found in downloaders, installers as optional offers. Those offers can be declined in "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings (or by unticking checkboxes) before completing downloads, installations.

Sometimes, users download and install PUAs by clicking deceptive advertisements designed to run certain scripts or through fake installers. Usually, fake installers are disguised as the installers for legitimate programs (for example, Adobe Flash Player). It is important to remember that fake, third-party installers can be malicious.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to download apps (and files) from official, trustworthy websites and via direct download links. Files, programs downloaded (or installed) via third-party downloaders (or installers), Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites might be designed to install unwanted software.

Also, it is recommended not to finish downloading or installing free programs without checking downloaders or installers for "Advanced", "Custom" or other settings. Those settings can be used to deselect unwanted apps. Ads appearing on shady pages should not be clicked as well - they might open other sites of this kind or download or install PUAs.

Any unwanted extensions, add-ons, or plug-ins that are installed on a browser should be removed. Software of this kind that is 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-ciwuwi[.]cc website (GIF):

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Notifications from news-ciwuwi[.]cc:

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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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About the author:

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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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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