Removing the notifications/ads delivered by the news-pijowo.cc site
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What kind of page is news-pijowo[.]cc?
News-pijowo[.]cc is a rogue webpage that our research team discovered while inspecting questionable websites. This page is designed to push spam browser notifications and redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy/dangerous) webpages.
Users typically access sites like news-pijowo[.]cc through redirects caused by pages that use rogue advertising networks.
The behavior of rogue websites might be determined by the visitor's IP address (geolocation). In other words, this information may dictate the content promoted on and through such pages.
When we entered the news-pijowo[.]cc webpage, it presented us with a fake video player and text instructing to – "Press 'Allow', to watch video". Instead of playing the video, pressing this button serves as the consent option to the news-pijowo[.]cc page's browser notification delivery.
Rogue sites use their notifications to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The displayed ads primarily endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware. Therefore, through pages like news-pijowo[.]cc – users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by news-pijowo.cc|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Avira (Phishing), Combo Cleaner (Phishing), CRDF (Malicious), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Fortinet (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Observed Domains||3.news-pijowo[.]cc; 4.news-pijowo[.]cc; 1.news-pijowo[.]cc; 2.news-pijowo[.]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
We have inspected countless rogue websites; read-the-article[.]com, downloaderfiles[.]cloud, and pharmaddscompany[.]com are merely a few examples.
These pages promote online scams and malicious content. Keep in mind that any legitimate services or products encountered via these adverts – are unlikely to be endorsed by their actual developers/creators. It is most probable that this promotion is undertaken by scammers abusing the content's affiliate programs in order to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did news-pijowo[.]cc gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Permission is given by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option displayed on a webpage. Therefore, you have likely accessed news-pijowo[.]cc and selected such an 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, we recommend ignoring or denying notification delivery requests from such webpages.
Should your browser continuously force-open dubious sites without prompt, it could be caused by 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 news-pijowo[.]cc website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by news-pijowo[.]cc using Combo Cleaner:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by news-pijowo.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-pijowo[.]cc in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites can only display browser notifications (ads) with user permission. Therefore, you've likely entered news-pijowo[.]cc and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this webpage.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, merely clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any malware download/installation processes. However, these adverts promote dangerous content capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is news-pijowo[.]cc a virus?
No, news-pijowo[.]cc is not classified as a virus, but it can endorse virulent content. Sites of this kind typically promote online scams, unreliable/hazardous software, and even identity theft.
Will Combo Cleaner remove news-pijowo[.]cc ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning computers and revoking the permissions granted to the news-pijowo[.]cc webpage. Additionally, it can restrict all further access to this and other rogue, deceptive/scam, and malicious sites. Therefore, extra steps will be unnecessary.
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