What is the news-befuka[.]cc site?
News-befuka[.]cc is an untrustworthy website designed to load questionable content and/or redirect visitors to other (likely unreliable or malicious) pages. The Internet is full of such rogue webpages; hrougthatsidh.club, businesspayments.org, captcharesolverhere.top, and totalnicefeed.com are just some examples.
Most visitors to these sites are redirected to them by suspect websites, intrusive ads, or PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) installed onto their systems.
How news-befuka[.]cc operates is determined by its visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. In other words, this data dictates whether users are presented with dubious material and/or redirected elsewhere.
Furthermore, like most rogue webpages, news-befuka[.]cc employs clickbait to lure visitors into enabling its browser notifications. Should they be allowed, the website will start running intrusive ad campaigns.
The delivered adverts can be misleading, deceptive, and even dangerous. They endorse various sale-based, deceptive/scam, and malicious sites. What is more, upon being clicked - some intrusive advertisements can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) without user consent.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Avira (Phishing), CRDF (Malicious), CyRadar (Malicious), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Sophos (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||1.news-befuka[.]cc; 2.news-befuka[.]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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Potentially unwanted application overview
PUAs look harmless and offer "handy" functionalities. The features seldom work as promised, and they do not work at all in most cases. Instead, unwanted apps can force-open pages, deliver intrusive advert campaigns (adware), modify browsers (browser hijackers), and gather sensitive information.
In summary, the presence of PUAs on devices can result in system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs can be downloaded/installed together with other software. This marketing tactic - packing regular programs with unwanted/malicious supplements - is called "bundling". Intrusive adverts proliferate PUAs as well. Once clicked on, the advertisements can execute scripts to make stealthy downloads/installations. Select PUAs also have "official" download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is important to research software and only download from official/trustworthy sources. Dubious download channels, e.g., Peer-to-Peer (P2P) sharing networks, unofficial and freeware websites, etc. - often offer bundled/harmful content.
When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study available options, and use the "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out of all additions. Intrusive ads appear ordinary yet redirect to highly questionable sites (e.g., pornography, adult-dating, gambling, etc.).
If advertisements and/or redirects of this kind are encountered, the device must be checked and all suspicious apps and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed. 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 advert delivered by the news-befuka[.]cc website:
Appearance of the news-befuka[.]cc website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is news-befuka.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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by news-befuka[.]cc in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites deliver browser notifications with user permission. Therefore, you have likely visited news-befuka[.]cc and allowed it to do so. Note that such webpages are typically entered inadvertently and use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling their notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, these ads are not employed in malvertising. Hence, clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any malware download/installation processes. However, such adverts are commonly used to endorse malicious apps/sites, which can cause system infections.
Is news-befuka[.]cc a virus?
While news-befuka[.]cc is not a virus, it can promote virulent content (e.g., malicious applications, websites, etc.).
Will Combo Cleaner remove news-befuka[.]cc ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and revert the permissions granted for rogue and malicious websites. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can restrict further access to news-befuka[.]cc and similar sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be required.