What is loopanews[.]com?
Loopanews[.]com is a rogue website designed to load questionable content and/or redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy or malicious) pages. There are countless sites of this type on the Web; akaiksots.com, rplnd1.com, sweepstakessurvey.org, and fresh-content.biz are but a few examples.
These pages are usually accessed via redirects caused by suspect websites, intrusive advertisements, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
The behavior of loopanews[.]com is determined by its visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations, i.e., this information dictates whether they are presented with dubious material and/or redirected elsewhere.
Additionally, rogue sites tend to use clickbait, fake CAPTCHA, or other deceptive content - to lure visitors into enabling their browser notifications. Loopanews[.]com is not an exception, and should its notifications be allowed - it will begin delivering intrusive ad campaigns.
The displayed ads can be malicious, untrustworthy, and even dangerous. Once clicked on, intrusive adverts can redirect to deceptive/malicious sites, and some can even stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||1.loopanews[.]com; 134.loopanews[.]com; 5843.loopanews[.]com; 3902.loopanews[.]com; 9420.loopanews[.]com|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Potentially unwanted application overview
Despite their innocuous appearance, PUAs rarely work as promised. Instead, these apps can force-open webpages, run intrusive advert campaigns, hijack browsers, and gather sensitive data. To summarize, PUAs can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs are spread using the "bundling" method - packing regular software with various supplements. Rushed download/installation processes increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the device. Intrusive adverts distribute PUAs as well. When clicked on, the advertisements can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user consent. Some PUAs may also have "official" download pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is highly recommended to research software and only download from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, unofficial and free file-hosting websites, etc. - often offer bundled content.
Download/Installation processes must be treated with caution; that includes - reading terms, studying available options, using "Custom" or "Advanced" settings, and opting-out from all supplements. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate, yet they redirect to questionable sites (e.g., pornography, adult-dating, gambling, etc.).
In case of encounters with such ads and/or redirects, the system must be inspected and all suspicious 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.
Screenshots of ads displayed by the loopanews[.]com website:
Appearance of the loopanews[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by loopanews[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
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- What is loopanews.com 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by loopanews[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites deliver browser notifications with user permission. Hence, you've likely visited loopanews[.]com and allowed it to do so. It is noteworthy that such rogue sites are usually accessed inadvertently, and they use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) - to trick visitors into enabling their browser notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any malware download/installation processes. However, these advertisements can promote virulent websites/apps that can cause system infections.
Is loopanews[.]com a virus?
Loopanews[.]com is not deemed to be a virus, yet it can endorse malicious content. Websites of this type are commonly used to promote various scams, unreliable and harmful applications, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove loopanews[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and revert the permissions granted for the loopanews[.]com site; hence, additional manual steps will not be necessary. Combo Cleaner will block all further access to this and other rogue/malicious websites as well.