What is new-updates-service[.]com?
New-updates-service[.]com is a rogue site designed to load dubious content, push its browser notifications, and/or redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy or malicious) webpages.
The Internet is rife with such websites; totalnicefeed.com, yoursurveyprogram.com, and loopanews.com are but some examples. Rogue sites are typically accessed via redirects caused by suspect pages, intrusive adverts, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Whether visitors are presented with questionable material and/or redirected elsewhere - depends on their IP addresses/ geolocations.
Additionally, these sites tend to use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA, etc.) to trick users into allowing their browser notifications. This also applies to new-updates-service[.]com; the website will begin running intrusive advertisement campaigns if they are enabled.
The delivered ads are more than a nuisance, they also pose a threat to device/user safety. These adverts endorse various sale-oriented, untrustworthy, deceptive/scam, compromised, and malicious sites. What is more, some intrusive advertisements can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) stealthily - when they are clicked on.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|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 legitimate appearance, PUAs seldom operate as promised. Instead, these apps can cause redirects, run intrusive advertisement campaigns (adware), modify browsers (browser hijackers), and collect private information. 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 proliferated using the "bundling" marketing technique - pre-packing regular programs with unwanted/malicious additions. By rushing through downloads/installations - users risk allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive adverts spread PUAs as well. Upon being clicked, the ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission. Select PUAs also have "official" download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is highly recommended to research software and download it from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, unofficial and freeware websites, etc. - often offer bundled and harmful content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, explore available options, use the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all supplements. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate, yet they redirect to various questionable sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).
Should users encounter adverts and/or redirects of this kind, they must inspect their devices and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected. 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 the new-updates-service[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is new-updates-service.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 new-updates-service[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Browser notifications are displayed with user permission. Therefore, you have likely visited new-updates-service[.]com and allowed it to deliver notifications. It is noteworthy that sites of this type are usually accessed inadvertently and attempt to trick visitors into enabling their browser notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification is harmless. However, the content (e.g., apps, sites, etc.) endorsed via these advertisements - can be malicious and cause system infections.
Is new-updates-service[.]com a virus?
New-updates-service[.]com is not deemed to be a virus, yet it can promote virulent content. Websites of this kind are commonly used to push various scams, promote untrustworthy/harmful apps, and even proliferate malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove new-updates-service[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning devices and reverting all the permissions granted for this website. It will also block further access to new-updates-service[.]com and other rogue/malicious sites. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.