News-hegeri.cc pop-up advertisements appear when you do not expect, distracting and annoying you. Nonetheless, that is much more than simple pop-ups – their essence is cleanly malignant, and they may introduce other malicious stuff to your system. In this post, I will guide you on how to remove News-hegeri.cc pop-ups and explain how to avoid them in the future.
Any interaction with News-hegeri.cc pop-up notifications will be ineffective at best. In worst case scenario, the pages it can open can introduce malware to your system. These pop-up advertisements can also promote fake online shopping sites which will take your money and payment info. The latter generally ends up with losing all the money you have on the exposed card.
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What are News-hegeri.cc pop-ups?
As the pop-up definition goes, these are short and small advertisements that attract your attention to a product they promote. But the difference between regular pop-up advertisements and News-hegeri.cc pop-ups is the malicious origins of the latter. Common pop-up advertisements are offered for you to enable with a benevolent purpose – notify you about the fresh publications, discounts and so on. It is a useful tool to help your site to keep visitor’s attention and help the interested visitors to have the best deal.
Short summary of the News-hegeri.cc pop-up ads:
Germany, Frankfurt am Main
|Effect||Unwanted pop-up advertisements|
|Malware source||Apps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites|
|Similar behavior||Betterwebb, News, Newsfeedhome|
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News-hegeri.cc pop-up ads, as opposed, have a deal with unlegit web pages. You will commonly witness the offer to enable them after a redirection from another site. Redirects are OK unless it throws you to such a dubious place. In this case, turning on pop-up ads is served under the guise of the anti-bot check. Alternatively, the sites may deny showing you the content unless you apply these push notifications. These demands should already be the red flag, as sites generally have a different anti-bot mechanism. Witnessing this requirement should be the reason to skip the website doubtlessly. Sometimes, even after clicking “Allow”, you will not get to the website – the only page it has is a landing page with the offer to turn on the pop-up notifications.
How does it work?
The majority of browsers support turning on push notifications from sites. Sites, on the other hand, may send notifications with the content they like. It may be an advertisement of the page posted on this particular site, or a promotion of their partner page. As a result, you can see the pop-up from site X, but interacting with it will throw you to website Y – because a referral link to the latter was embedded.
Scoundrels bear on this ability in their attempt to earn money through advertising. They trick users into turning on pop-ups, and then just spread numerous banners of other crooks they contract with. As you can suppose, no normal companies will contract with fraudsters. All the News-hegeri.cc popups you can see lead to other fraudulent sites. In some cases, the same user can get into a trap of multiple pop-up spamming web pages, and its web browser will turn into a complete mess.
The ads these criminals show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It generally provides a negligible payment for one view, but when you have a huge number of users and show them hundreds of ads each day – that is a way bigger sum. Despite the majority of such ads are ineffective, it can still give all the parties a lot of money.
Are News-hegeri.cc pop-up notifications dangerous?
Yes, they are. Initially, they may look non-threatening – just a blinking window that appears from time to time. However, the contents of this window differ sharply from what you generally see in pop-up notifications. News-hegeri.cc site is ruled by fraudsters, who intendedly spread tons of malicious ads in pop-ups. They also don’t follow any common sense and can launch sporadic pop-up notifications into a hurricane of banners. For weak computers, that may be enough to cause performance issues. But that is not all troubles these pop-ups carry.
As with any other thing related to illegal ads, News-hegeri.cc pop-up ads do not contain any legit deals to offer. Even when hackers make the banners looking similar to ones from Walmart or Amazon, the site these banners will throw you to are completely different. And these pages can offer you to turn on other pop-ups, install a “useful” program, or pay for a thing at a big discount and never receive it. Let’s leave aside the cases when pop-ups promote phishing pages or straightforward malware. There’s no way these pages will bring you any good, thus interacting with them is a very bad idea. For the same reason, News-hegeri.cc pop-up ads are not recommended to click on either, and the best solution is to disable them as soon as possible.
How to remove News-hegeri.cc pop-ups?
Fortunately, News-hegeri.cc pop-up notifications removal is not very complicated. They sit in the browser and cannot conceal themselves in the system. Nevertheless, as I pointed out above, some pop-up notifications may promote malicious programs to your system. It is nearly impossible to describe all cases, and manual malware removal is a poor idea. For that reason, after disabling the pop-up notifications it is recommended to use anti-malware software. This step is especially recommended if you have never allowed push notifications, but they still appeared. This situation can be a sign of adware activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will perfectly fit both system recovery and malware scanning purposes, because of its system recovery functionality and multi-component detection system.
Initially, you should reset your browser settings. You can do that in manual or automated way. The former, obviously, takes more time to complete and may be somewhat complicated if you have never done that. Automated supposes the use of anti-malware programs that can reset all browser settings at once.
Reset your browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware
To reset your browser with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, open the Tools tab, and click the “Reset browser settings” button.
You can see the list of options for each browser. By default, they are set up in a manner that fits the majority of users. Press the “Reset” button (lower right corner). In a minute your browser will be as good as new.
The browser reset is recommended to perform through the antivirus tool by GridinSoft, because the latter is also able to reset the HOSTS file without any additional commands.
Reset your browsers manually
Manual method of browser reset
To reset Edge, do the following steps:
- Open “Settings and more” tab in upper right corner, then find here “Settings” button. In the appeared menu, choose “Reset settings” option:
- After picking the Reset Settings option, you will see the following menu, stating about the settings which will be reverted to original:
For Mozilla Firefox, do the next actions:
- Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the “Help” button. In the appeared menu choose “troubleshooting information”:
- In the next screen, find the “Refresh Firefox” option:
After choosing this option, you will see the next message:
If you use Google Chrome
- Open Settings tab, find the “Advanced” button. In the extended tab choose the “Reset and clean up” button:
- In the appeared list, click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults”:
- Finally, you will see the window, where you can see all the settings which will be reset to default:
Opera can be reset in the next way
- Open Settings menu by pressing the gear icon in the toolbar (left side of the browser window), then click “Advanced” option, and choose “Browser” button in the drop-down list. Scroll down, to the bottom of the settings menu. Find there “Restore settings to their original defaults” option:
- After clicking the “Restore settings…” button, you will see the window, where all settings, which will be reset, are shown:
When the browsers are reset, you need to ensure that your browser will connect the right DNS while connecting to the site you need. Create a text file titled “hosts” on your pc’s desktop, then open it and fill it with the following lines2:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 184.108.40.206 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 220.127.116.11 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
Find the hosts.txt file in C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc directory. Rename this file to “hosts.old.txt” (to distinguish it from the new one), and then move the file you created on the desktop to this folder. Remove the hosts.old from this folder. Now you have your hosts file as good as new.
Scan your system for possible viruses
After removing the News-hegeri.cc push notifications, it’s time to see if these pop-ups brought any threat to your system. Launch GridinSoft Anti-Malware, and then click on Standard scan. It will be enough in most cases to find and remove malware. The scan will last 5-10 minutes; you are free to use your system during that process.
Once the scan is complete, you will see the detections or a notification about a clean system. Proceed with pressing the Clean Up button (or OK when nothing is detected).
How to Remove News-hegeri.cc Pop-ups?
Description: News-hegeri.cc - a lot of users became a target for the pop-up advertisements. I have a lot of friends who literally bombed me with the questions like “how to remove News-hegeri.cc push notifications?” or “why do News-hegeri.cc pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with News-hegeri.cc pop-ups, which may corrupt your browser’s correct performance, and create a lot of troubles while you are working.
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Adware
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- More about this malware type on GridinSoft Encyclopedia.
- Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.