What is newschecktoday[.]com?
Newschecktoday[.]com is a rogue website that displays dubious content, pushes its browser notifications, and/or redirects visitors to other (likely unreliable and malicious) sites. The Internet is rife with such pages; hukelpfulin.xyz, earnmoneycrypt.com, and businesspayments.org are just some examples.
Visitors to newschecktoday[.]com and similar websites typically access them via redirects caused by other suspect webpages, intrusive ads, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
The behavior of rogue websites is determined by visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. Therefore, this information dictates whether users are presented with questionable material and/or redirected elsewhere.
Additionally, newschecktoday[.]com attempts to trick visitors into allowing its browser notifications by claiming that clicking "Allow" will initiate some kind of update. The site will start running intrusive ad campaigns if the notifications are enabled.
The displayed advertisements promote a wide variety of sale-based, untrustworthy, deceptive/scam, compromised, and malicious webpages. Furthermore, some intrusive adverts can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) stealthily - once clicked.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||pixel.newschecktoday[.]com; liv.newschecktoday[.]com; noti.newschecktoday[.]com; mg.newschecktoday[.]com; fx.newschecktoday[.]com; pwr.newschecktoday[.]com; flex.newschecktoday[.]com; yg.newschecktoday[.]com; p2.newschecktoday[.]com; p3.newschecktoday[.]com; rev.newschecktoday[.]com; out.newschecktoday[.]com; roi.newschecktoday[.]com; landing.newschecktoday[.]com; etc.|
|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 application overview
Despite their harmless appearance, PUAs can cause redirects, deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns (adware), modify browsers/ promote fake search engines (browser hijackers), and collect private information. To summarize, the presence of unwanted apps on devices can lead to 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 programs. This marketing tactic of packing regular software with unwanted/malicious additions - is named "bundling". Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well. Upon being clicked, the adverts can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission. Some PUAs also have "official" promotional/download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to research software and only download from official and verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-parties downloaders - commonly offer bundled/harmful content.
Download/Installation processes must be approached with care, including - reading terms, studying available, using the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opting-out of all supplements. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate; however, they redirect to various questionable sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).
If ads and/or redirects of this kind are encountered, the system must be checked and all suspicious applications 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.
Screenshots of adverts displayed by the newschecktoday[.]com website:
Appearance of the newschecktoday[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is newschecktoday.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 newschecktoday[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites deliver browser notifications with user permission. Therefore, you've likely visited newschecktoday[.]com and allowed it to do so. Note that sites of this type are usually accessed inadvertently, and they employ clickbait or other deceptive content - to trick visitors into enabling their notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a notification will not trigger malware download/installation processes. However, these advertisements can promote malicious websites and apps, which can cause system infections.
Is newschecktoday[.]com a virus?
No, newschecktoday[.]com is not deemed to be a virus, yet it can endorse virulent content. Such sites are often used to push online scams, unreliable and harmful applications, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove newschecktoday[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning devices and reverting permissions granted to rogue, deceptive, and malicious websites. Additionally, it can block further access to these dangerous sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be required.