What kind of page is news-govuhu[.]cc?
News-govuhu[.]cc is a rogue site, which our researchers discovered while inspecting dubious webpages. It is designed to load questionable content, push browser notification spam, and redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy or malicious) websites.
News-govuhu[.]cc and similar pages are rarely accessed intentionally. Most enter them through sites that use rogue advertising networks; however, they can also be accessed via redirects caused by spam notifications, intrusive adverts, mistyped URLs, or installed adware.
When we entered news-govuhu[.]cc, we were presented with explicit adult-oriented content. The webpage also requested to enable its browser notifications. Rogue websites used their notifications to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The delivered notifications/advertisements typically promote unreliable/harmful sites and software, online scams (e.g., fake virus and outdated software alerts, bogus giveaways, phishing, etc.), and even malware.
It is noteworthy that what users encounter on and through rogue pages - can vary depending on their IP addresses/ geolocations.
To summarize, through websites like news-govuhu[.]cc, users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by news-govuhu.cc|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|Observed Domains||2.news-govuhu[.]cc; 1.news-govuhu[.]cc; 3.news-govuhu[.]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, false claims within visited websites, 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.
Browser notification spam in general
The browser notifications displayed by such pages primarily push deceptive/dangerous content. While legitimate products may be encountered through these ads, they are unlikely to be promoted in this manner by their actual developers. Instead, this endorsement is undertaken by scammers who abuse affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did news-govuhu[.]cc gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Browser notifications are only delivered with user permission. Therefore, you have likely accessed news-govuhu[.]cc at some point, and permitted it to display these adverts (i.e., pressed "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). It is pertinent to mention that rogue pages often use clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, or other deceptive content - to lure visitors into enabling their notifications.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
We strongly advise against permitting suspicious websites to deliver browser notifications (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or similar options displayed by such sites). Instead, ignore or deny notification delivery requests (i.e., press "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
If your browser keeps randomly force-opening questionable webpages without prompt, it could be due to the presence of advertising-supported software (adware). 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 the notifications/advertisements displayed by news-govuhu[.]cc website:
Appearance of the news-govuhu[.]cc website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by news-govuhu[.]cc using Combo Cleaner:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by news-govuhu.cc?
- 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-govuhu[.]cc in the right lower corner of my desktop?
You have likely visited news-govuhu[.]cc and pressed "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on it - thus permitting the page to deliver these advertisements.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, just clicking a browser notification will not jumpstart any system infection processes. However, these ads are not harmless; the content they promote can be deceptive/malicious and cause severe issues (including malware infections).
Is news-govuhu[.]cc a virus?
No, news-govuhu[.]cc is not classified as a virus, although it can promote virulent content. Websites of this kind commonly endorse scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove news-govuhu[.]cc ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your system and revoke all the permissions given to the news-govuhu[.]cc site. It will also restrict further access to this and other deceptive/malicious webpages. Hence, additional steps will be unnecessary.