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

Written by Wilbur Woodham
News-zolehe pop-up advertisements appear out of the blue, detracting and annoying you. Still, they are slightly more than annoying notifications – their essence is clearly malignant, and they can bring other malicious stuff to your computer. In this post, I will guide you on how to remove News-zolehe push notifications and explain how to avoid them in the future.

Any interaction with News-zolehe pop-up notifications will be ineffective at best. At worst, the websites it can show you can introduce malware to your system. These push notifications may also promote 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-zolehe 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 push notifications and News-zolehe pop-ups is the malignant origins of the latter. Common pop-up advertisements are offered for you to enable with a benevolent purpose – keep you aware about the fresh posts, discounts and so on. It is a useful thing to help your website to keep visitor’s attention and help the interested users to have the best price.

Brief description of the pop-up ads:
HostingAS63023 GTHost
United Kingdom, London
IP Address149.7.16.236
Malware typeAdware1
EffectUnwanted pop-up advertisements
Hazard levelMedium
Malware sourceApps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites
Similar behaviorSagis, Topatincompany, Sades
Removal method
To remove possible virus infections, try to scan your PC

News-zolehe pop-up notifications, in contrast, are related to less legit web pages. You will generally witness the proposition to turn them on following the redirection from another site. There’s nothing bad in redirecting unless it throws you into such a questionable place. At that point, turning on pop-up ads is offered under the guise of the anti-bot check-up. In other cases, the websites may refuse to show you the contents unless you enable these pop-ups. These demands should raise suspicion, as websites commonly feature a less obscure anti-bot mechanism. Witnessing this demand should be the reason to skip the page doubtlessly. In some cases, even after clicking “Allow”, you will not get to the web page – it has only a landing page with the offer to turn on the pop-up ads.

News-zolehe push notification

News-zolehe push notification.

How does it work?

The vast majority of browsers support enabling pop-ups from sites. Sites, on the other hand, may send out notifications with the content they like. It can be a promotion of the product published on this particular website, as well as a promotion of the page of their partner. As a result, you may see the push notification from site X, but interacting with it will direct you to website Y – because a referral link to that website was added.

Crooks rely on this feature in their approach to gain money through advertising. They trick victims into turning on pop-ups, and after that just spread numerous promotions of anyone they contract with. As you can suppose, no normal companies will have a deal with fraudsters. All the News-zolehe notifications you may see lead to other fraudulent sites. In some cases, the same user may get into a trap of multiple pop-up spamming web pages, and its browser will turn into a complete mess.

The banners these rascals show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It usually provides a miserable pay for one view, but when you have hundreds of victims and show them hundreds of ads every day – that is a much bigger sum. Even though the majority of these ads are ineffective, it can still bring all the participants a lot of profit.

Are News-zolehe push notifications dangerous?

Yes, they are. Initially, they may look safe – just a blinking window that appears a couple times in an hour. However, the things this window promotes differ drastically from what you used to see in pop-up notifications. website is controlled by crooks, who intendedly show hundreds of malicious ads in pop-ups. They also never follow any manners of advertising and can launch sporadic pop-up ads into a storm of promotions. For weak computers, that may be enough to cause performance issues. But that is not all troubles these push notifications carry.

Why people dislike popups

As with any other thing related to illegal ads, News-zolehe pop-up advertisements do not contain any legit offers. Even though hackers make the banners similar to ones from Amazon, Walmart or Ebay, the website these ads 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-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-zolehe pop-ups are not recommended to click on either, and the best solution is to disable them as soon as possible.

How to remove News-zolehe pop-ups?

Fortunately, News-zolehe pop-up advertisements removal is pretty easy. They sit in the browser and cannot conceal themselves on a disk. Nevertheless, as I stated above, some pop-up notifications may promote malicious programs to your system. It is nearly impossible to predict all of the cases, and manual malware removal is inconvenient. Thus, after disabling the pop-up ads the best option is to use anti-malware software. That is especially recommended if you have never allowed pop-ups, but they still appeared. This situation may be a sign of malicious software activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will be the best both recovery and malware scanning purposes, thanks to its system recovery functionality and multi-component detection system.

First and foremost, 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 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
# 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-zolehe 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-zolehe Pop-ups?

Name: News-zolehe

Description: News-zolehe - 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-zolehe 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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