How to stop news-hexuma.com from displaying notifications/advertisements
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What kind of page is news-hexuma[.]com?
News-hexuma[.]com is a rogue webpage that we discovered while inspecting rogue sites. It is designed to endorse browser notification spam and redirect visitors to other (likely unreliable/harmful) websites. Users typically enter pages like news-hexuma[.]com through redirects caused by sites using rogue advertising networks.
The content promoted on and via rogue sites may vary depending on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation. When we visited the news-hexuma[.]com webpage, it presented us with a fake video player. On top of the player was a red bar with instructions to click "ALLOW TO WATCH".
This clickbait is intended to trick visitors into enabling news-hexuma[.]com to deliver browser notifications. Rogue webpages use them to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The displayed advertisements endorse online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.
To summarize, through sites like news-hexuma[.]com – users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by news-hexuma.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||CRDF (Malicious), CyRadar (Malicious), Fortinet (Phishing), Heimdal Security (Malicious), Seclookup (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|Observed Domains||2.news-hexuma[.]com; 1.news-hexuma[.]com|
|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
We have analyzed thousands of rogue webpages; advaguru[.]com, legivenestatery[.]com, and topadvshop[.]com are just a few of our newest finds.
These sites display browser notifications that endorse deceptive and malicious content. It is noteworthy that any legitimate content encountered through these advertisements is most likely promoted by scammers who abuse its affiliate programs in order to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did news-hexuma[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user permission. Therefore, if you are receiving these ads from news-hexuma[.]com – it means you've likely accessed this page and selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications – do not enable suspicious websites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore or deny notification requests from such webpages (i.e., select "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should your browser continuously force-open questionable sites unprompted, 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.
Screenshot of a notification/advert delivered by the news-hexuma[.]com website:
Appearance of the news-hexuma[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by news-hexuma.com?
- 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-hexuma[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites need user permission to display browser notifications. Hence, you've likely accessed news-hexuma[.]com and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this page.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection chains. However, these advertisements promote deceptive/malicious content that can cause severe problems (including malware infections).
Is news-hexuma[.]com a virus?
No, websites like news-hexuma[.]com are not classified as viruses, but they can endorse virulent content (e.g., scams, untrustworthy/dangerous software, malware, etc.).
Will Combo Cleaner remove news-hexuma[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and revoke the permissions given to the news-hexuma[.]com webpage. It can also restrict all further access to this and other rogue/malicious websites. Therefore, no additional steps will be required.
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