How to remove News-taguja pop-ups? — Fix Guide

Written by Wilbur Woodham
News-taguja pop-up notifications appear when you do not expect, distracting and irritating you. Nonetheless, that is much more than simple pop-up ads – their nature is purely malicious, and they can introduce other malicious stuff to your PC. In this article, I will show you how to remove News-taguja pop-up notifications and explain how to avoid them in the future.

Any time you interact with News-taguja pop-ups will be ineffective at best. In worst case scenario, the sites it can throw you to can introduce malware to your system. These pop-ups can also advertise fake 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-taguja push notifications?

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 ads and News-taguja pop-ups is the malicious origins of the latter. Normal push notifications are offered for you to enable on different sites with a understandable purpose – notify you about the latest publications, discounts and so on. It is a useful thing to help your site to keep visitors and help the interested visitors to have the best deal.

Brief summary of the pop-ups:
HostingAS63023 GTHost
Germany, Frankfurt am Main
IP Address193.108.117.220
Malware typeAdware1
EffectUnwanted pop-up advertisements
Hazard levelMedium
Malware sourceApps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites
Similar behaviorIngsponding, Onopolicycreat, Searchmenow
Removal method
To remove possible virus infections, try to scan your PC

News-taguja pop-up notifications, in contrast, are related to unlegit web pages. You will commonly see the offer to enable them after a redirection from another site. There’s nothing bad in redirecting unless they throw you into such a questionable place. In this case, enabling pop-up ads is served under the guise of the anti-bot check. Alternatively, the web pages can refuse to show you the content unless you apply these push notifications. These demands should already be the red flag, as sites usually feature a more convenient anti-bot mechanism. Spectating this requirement should be the reason to close the website right away. In some cases, even when you click “Allow”, you will not see the web page – the sole page it has is a landing page with the offer to turn on the pop-up advertisements.

News-taguja push notification

News-taguja push notification.

How does this work?

Most of browsers support turning on pop-ups from sites. Sites, on the other hand, may send notifications with the content they want. It may be a promotion of the product or a page listed on this website, or an ad of the page of their partner. As a result, you can see the push notification from site X, but clicking it will direct you to site Y – because a referral link to the latter was built in.

Cybercriminals rely on this ability in their approach to gain money using illegal advertising. They trick users into allowing them to show the banners, and after that just spread numerous ads of anyone they contract with. As you can suppose, no benevolent organisations will contract with fraudsters. All the News-taguja popups you can see lead to other fraudulent sites. At some point, the same user may be trapped by several pop-up spamming websites, and its web browser will turn into a complete mess.

The banners these rascals show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It usually provides a negligible commission for one person, but when you can send ads to a huge number of victims and show them hundreds of ads each day – that is a much bigger sum. Even though most of these banners giving no result at all, it can still give all the participants a lot of money.

Are News-taguja pop-up advertisements dangerous?

Yes, they are. Initially, they may look harmless – just a colourful pop-up that appears a couple times in an hour. However, the things this window promotes differ sharply from what you generally see in pop-up advertisements. website is ruled by crooks, who intendedly spread tons of malicious ads in pop-ups. They also don’t follow any common sense and can make sporadic pop-ups into a storm of ads. For weak systems, that may be enough to cause performance issues. But troubles are not over at this point.

Why people dislike popups

As any other thing related to illegal ads, News-taguja pop-up advertisements do not contain any legit deals to offer. Even when crooks make the banners looking similar to ones from Amazon, Walmart or Ebay, the website these ads will throw you to are completely different. And these pages may 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-up advertisements 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-taguja pop-up advertisements are not recommended to click on either, and the best solution is to disable them as soon as possible.

How to remove News-taguja pop-ups?

Fortunately, News-taguja pop-up notifications removal is not very complicated. They parasite in the browser and can’t hide themselves on a disk. Nonetheless, as I stated above, some pop-up advertisements can introduce malware to your computer. It is hard to describe all cases, and manual malware removal is a bad idea. For that reason, after removing the source of the pop-up advertisements it is recommended to use anti-malware software. I’d especially recommend that in the case when you have never clicked “Allow” to push notifications, and they still appeared. That may be a sign of malicious software activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will be the best both system recovery and malware scanning purposes, thanks to its system recovery functionality and superb detection system.

Initially, you should reset your browser settings. You can do that in both manual and automatic manner. The former, obviously, requires more time to complete and can 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.

Tools tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware

You may 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.

Reset Browser Settings tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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:
  1. Open “Settings and more” tab in upper right corner, then find here “Settings” button. In the appeared menu, choose “Reset settings” option:
  2. Reseting the Edge browser

  3. 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:
  1. Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the “Help” button. In the appeared menu choose “troubleshooting information”:
  2. The first step to revert Mozilla Firefox

  3. In the next screen, find the “Refresh Firefox” option:
  4. The second step of Firefox restoration
    After choosing this option, you will see the next message:
    The last step for Firefox
If you use Google Chrome
  1. Open Settings tab, find the “Advanced” button. In the extended tab choose the “Reset and clean up” button:
  2. In the appeared list, click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults”:
  3. 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
  1. 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:

  2. 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 web page 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
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# 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-taguja 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.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware during the scan 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).

GridinSoft scan finished

How to Remove News-taguja Pop-ups?

Name: News-taguja

Description: News-taguja - 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 push notifications?” or “why do pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with News-taguja 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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  1. More about this malware type on GridinSoft Encyclopedia.
  2. Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.

About the author

Wilbur Woodham

I was a technical writer from early in my career, and consider IT Security one of my foundational skills. I’m sharing my experience here, and I hope you find it useful.

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