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How to eliminate press-news-for.me ads?

Also Known As: Ads by press-news-for.me
Damage level: Medium

What is press-news-for[.]me page?

Press-news-for[.]me promotes shady (potentially malicious) web pages and asks for permission to show notifications. There are lots of websites like press-news-for[.]me, some examples are theresults[.]net, robo-checker[.]top, and aidraiphejpb[.]com.

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Press-news-for[.]me site in detail

Once opened, press-news-for[.]me asks for permission to show notifications (and displays a "Skip Ad" button). If allowed, it shows notifications used to promote untrustworthy pages. Those pages can be used to trick visitors into providing personal information, downloading potentially unwanted apps (PUAs), or malicious programs.

Also, press-news-for[.]me can redirect visitors to shady websites. Users do not visit pages like press-news-for[.]me intentionally. They open them by clicking dubious ads, visiting other untrustworthy pages. In other cases, sites like press-news-for[.]me get opened by installed PUAs.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by press-news-for.me
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Fortinet (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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Press-news-for[.]me and similar websites in general

Press-news-for[.]me should not be visited or allowed to show notifications. Very often, pages of this type use clickbait techniques to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button/into allowing them to show notifications. For example, they display a fake CAPTCHA suggesting that users need to prove that they are not robots.

How did adware install on my computer?

Users often download or install unwanted apps through downloaders and installers for other programs - when they do not change "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" or other settings (or untick checkboxes) before downloading or installing programs. Sometimes unwanted downloads or installations are caused by clicking ads designed to execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Applications and files should be downloaded from official websites and via direct links. Downloaders and installers with settings like "Custom", "Manual", "Advanced" should be checked for optional downloads or installations. Advertisements appearing on dubious, questionable pages should not be clicked.

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 press-news-for[.]me website (GIF):

press-news-for[.]me website appearance (GIF)

Notifications from press-news-for[.]me:

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by press-news-for[.]me in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites deliver notifications when they have permission for that. If press-news-for[.]me shows notifications, it means that it has been already visited and allowed to show them.

I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?

Clicking on a notification is cannot cause harm. However, a website (or websites) opened through it could be malicious/used to distribute malware.

Is press-news-for[.]me a virus?

Websites like press-news-for[.]me are not considered to be viruses. They promote various scams, questionable applications, websites, and so on.

Will Combo Cleaner remove press-news-for[.]me ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner application will scan a computer and remove all the permissions granted for press-news-for[.]me (or similar pages). It will also block all further access to press-news-for[.]me. No additional steps will be required.

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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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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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