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Removing the notifications/adverts displayed by the somenewforyou.cc site

Also Known As: Ads by somenewforyou.cc
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is somenewforyou[.]cc?

During a routine inspection of dubious websites, our research team discovered the somenewforyou[.]cc rogue page. It promotes browser notification spam and causes redirects to various (likely untrustworthy or malicious) sites.

Users typically access websites like somenewforyou[.]cc through redirects caused by pages that use rogue advertising networks.

somenewforyou[.]cc pop-up redirects

Somenewforyou[.]cc overview

When we entered somenewforyou[.]cc, it displayed an image of a purple robot with the text - "Click Allow if you are not a robot" - beside it. This bogus CAPTCHA verification is intended to trick visitors into allowing somenewforyou[.]cc to display browser notifications.

However, it is noteworthy that the content promoted on rogue sites and through their ads (notifications) might vary depending on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.

The delivered advertisements typically endorse untrustworthy/harmful webpages and software, online scams, and even malware. In summary, via sites like somenewforyou[.]cc - users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by somenewforyou.cc
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Avira (Malware), CRDF (Malicious), CyRadar (Malicious), ESET (Malware), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 185.177.94.152
Observed Domains 1.somenewforyou[.]cc; 5.somenewforyou[.]cc; 8.somenewforyou[.]cc; 4.somenewforyou[.]cc; 2.somenewforyou[.]cc; 0.somenewforyou[.]cc; 9.somenewforyou[.]cc; 7.somenewforyou[.]cc; 6.somenewforyou[.]cc; 3.somenewforyou[.]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.
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Browser notification spam in general

We have analyzed thousands of rogue websites; webout[.]lifeguroshied[.]comvideo18on[.]commusicinmysoul[.]biz, and aigaithojo[.]com are merely some examples.

These pages display browser notifications that endorse deceptive/malicious content. It has to be mentioned that any legitimate products encountered through these advertisements are unlikely to be promoted by their actual developers. Instead, this promotion is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.

How did somenewforyou[.]cc gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user permission. Hence, you have likely visited somenewforyou[.]cc and consented to the ad delivery by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option. It is pertinent to mention that many rogue pages use fake CAPTCHA verification, clickbait, and other deception to trick visitors into allowing the browser notifications.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not permit questionable sites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we advise ignoring or denying notification delivery requests (i.e., clicking "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

Should your browser continuously force-open suspicious websites unprompted, it could be due to adware installed onto it or the system. 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 somenewforyou[.]cc website (GIF):

somenewforyou[.]cc website appearance (GIF)

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Quick menu:

Disable unwanted browser notifications:

Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:

Google Chrome logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 2)

Android logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 2)

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 2)

Microsoft Edge logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 2)

Safari logoRemove 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.

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 1)

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)

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 2)

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 somenewforyou[.]cc in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites require user consent to deliver browser notifications. Therefore, you have likely accessed somenewforyou[.]cc and pressed "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option on this webpage.

I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?

No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection processes. However, the websites and applications pushed through these advertisements can be dangerous and cause severe issues (including malware infections).

Is somenewforyou[.]cc a virus?

No, websites like somenewforyou[.]cc are not categorized as viruses, but they can promote virulent content. These webpages primarily endorse various scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and malware.

Will Combo Cleaner remove somenewforyou[.]cc ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your system and revert the permissions given to the somenewforyou[.]cc site. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner can block access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious websites. Hence, no additional steps will be necessary.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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