Remove Newsfeedhome Pop-up Ads — How to Fix Gude

Written by Wilbur Woodham
Newsfeedhome pop-up advertisements appear out of the blue, distracting and irritating you. However, that is slightly more than annoying pop-ups – their essence is purely malignant, and they may install other malware to your computer. In this post, I will show you how to remove Newsfeedhome push notifications and explain how to avoid them in the future.

Any time you interact with Newsfeedhome pop-ups will be ineffective at best. In worst case scenario, the pages it can show you can introduce malware to your system. These push notifications 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 Newsfeedhome 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 advertisements and Newsfeedhome notifications is the malignant origins of the latter. Common pop-up ads are offered for you to enable on different sites with a legitimate purpose – notify you about the fresh posts, 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 price.

Short summary of the pop-ups:
HostingAS13335 Cloudflare, Inc.
United States, San Francisco
IP Address172.67.206.37
Malware typeAdware1
EffectUnwanted pop-up advertisements
Hazard levelMedium
Malware sourceApps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites
Similar behaviorNews, Dragonorders, Bestsearch
Removal method
To remove possible virus infections, try to scan your PC

Newsfeedhome pop-up advertisements, on the other hand, have a deal with unlegit sites. You will generally witness the offer to turn them on following the redirection from another site. There’s nothing bad in redirecting unless they throw you to such a dubious place. In this case, enabling pop-ups is served under the guise of the anti-bot check. In other cases, the websites can refuse to show you the contents unless you enable these pop-up ads. These requirements should be the red flag, as websites commonly feature a different anti-bot mechanism. Seeing this offer is a reason to skip the page right away. In some cases, even when you click “Allow”, you will not see the website – the only page it has is a landing page with the offer to turn on the pop-up notifications.

Newsfeedhome push notification

Newsfeedhome push notification.

How does it work?

The vast majority of web browsers support enabling pop-ups from websites. Websites, on the other hand, can send notifications with the content they like. It may be a promotion of the product listed on this particular site, as well as an ad of their partner page. As a result, you can see the push notification from site X, but opening it will redirect you to website Y – because a referral link to that website was embedded.

Crooks bear on this feature in their approach to gain money using illegal advertising. They trick victims into allowing the pop-ups, and then just spread hundreds of ads of anyone they have a deal with. As you can suppose, no legit organisations will contract with fraudsters. All the Newsfeedhome notifications you can see lead to other fraudulent sites. At some point, the same user may get into a trap of multiple pop-up spamming web pages, and its web browser will turn into a complete mess.

The ads these crooks show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It commonly provides a negligible commission for one viewer, but when you can send ads to hundreds of users and make it hundreds of times each day – that is a much bigger sum. Despite most of these banners giving no result at all, it may still bring all the participants a lot of profit.

Are Newsfeedhome pop-up ads dangerous?

Yes, they are. Initially, they can look safe – just a colourful window that appears from time to time. However, the contents of this window differ drastically from what you generally see in pop-up advertisements. website is ruled by crooks, who deliberately spread tons of irrelevant ads in pop-ups. They also don’t follow any manners of advertising and can make sporadic push notifications into a hurricane of ads. For weak systems, that may be enough to cause performance issues. But that is not all troubles these pop-up advertisements carry.

Why people dislike popups

As any other thing related to illegal advertising, Newsfeedhome pop-up advertisements don’t have legit offers. Even though hackers make the ads similar to ones from well-known retailers, 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-up ads 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, Newsfeedhome 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 Newsfeedhome pop-ups?

Fortunately, Newsfeedhome pop-up ads removal is pretty easy. They parasite in the browser and can’t conceal themselves on a disk. However, as I stated before, some pop-up advertisements may deliver malicious software to your computer. It is hard to predict all cases, and manual attempts to remove malware is a poor idea. Therefore, after removing the source of the pop-up notifications the best option is to use anti-malware software. I’d especially recommend that in the case when you have never allowed pop-ups, and they still appeared. This situation may be a sign of adware activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will be the best both recovery and malware scanning and removal purposes, thanks to its system recovery functionality and multi-component detection system.

First and foremost, you should reset your browser settings. It is possible to accomplish in manual or automated way. The former, obviously, requires 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.

Tools tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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.

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 Newsfeedhome 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 Newsfeedhome Pop-ups?

Name: Newsfeedhome

Description: Newsfeedhome - 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 Newsfeedhome 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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