What is the news-sepoki[.]cc website?
News-Sepoki[.]cc is a rogue site designed to load dubious content and/or redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy or malicious) webpages. The Internet is full of such websites; ndraisineff.online, coxziptwo.com, whenwem.online - are but a couple of examples.
Users seldom access these pages intentionally. Most enter them via redirects caused by questionable sites, intrusive adverts, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). These apps can be installed onto systems without explicit user consent.
News-sepoki[.]cc in detail
Once the news-sepoki[.]cc website is accessed, it first checks the visitor's IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to learn their geolocations. This information determines the page's further course of action. Therefore, whether visitors are presented with dubious material and/or get redirected elsewhere - depends on their geolocations.
Additionally, most rogue webpages use deceptive tactics (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to lure users into enabling their browser notifications. News-Sepoki[.]cc is not an exception to this; should its notifications be allowed - the website will start running intrusive advertisement campaigns.
The delivered ads are more than just a nuisance, they also pose a threat to device and user safety. Intrusive advertisements endorse a wide variety of untrustworthy and malicious sites. Furthermore, some of these adverts can be triggered (by being clicked) to download/install software (e.g., PUAs) stealthily.
How do potentially unwanted applications operate?
Potentially unwanted applications typically have harmful functionalities, and these functions can be in varied combinations. For example, these apps can force-open websites and/or deliver intrusive advert campaigns. What is more, PUAs usually have data tracking abilities.
They monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect sensitive information from it (IP addresses/ geolocations, personally identifiable details, etc.). The collected data is then monetized by being shared with and/or sold to third-parties, intent on misusing it for profit as well.
In summary, the presence of unwanted software on devices can lead to system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft. To protect device integrity and user privacy, it is crucial to remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins without delay.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||CyRadar (Malicious), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Fortinet (Phishing), Sophos (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||3.news-sepoki[.]cc; 4.news-sepoki[.]cc; 1.news-sepoki[.]cc; 2.news-sepoki[.]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 various "handy" features. However, the advertised functions are rarely operational. The only goal of unwanted software is to generate revenue for the developers; it has no genuine value to users. PUAs are designed to force-open sites, deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns, and collect private information.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs can be downloaded/installed together with other programs. This false marketing method of packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions - is called "bundling". Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., used pre-set options, etc.) increase the risk of inadvertently allowing bundled content into the system.
Intrusive adverts are used to spread PUAs as well. Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without user permission. Some PUAs may also have "official" promotional sites from which they can be downloaded and/or purchased.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is advised to research software before download/installation. Additionally, all downloads must be done from official and verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - commonly offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings, and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, etc. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate and innocuous; however, they redirect to questionable webpages (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, and so on).
In case of encounters with such ads and/or redirects, the system must be checked and all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed from it. 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-sepoki[.]cc website:
Appearance of the news-sepoki[.]cc website (GIF):
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- What is news-sepoki.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.