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News-cokica.cc ads Removal Guide

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The suspicious News-cokica.cc notifications might show on your desktop randomly while using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, or any other web browser. The phenomenon is questioned by many people as they struggle to understand what is happening; they are also unable to remove these prompts as their origin is unknown to them. The reason for this is that push notification scams have not been around for that long, and users tend to encounter them rarely, hence they are unfamiliar with how they work.

Without a doubt, people don't visit News-cokica.cc, or similar malicious websites on purpose. Instead, the yare redirected there by a malicious link or an automatic script – this behavior is typical for high-risk websites (torrents, software cracks, etc.). Scam authors rely on these redirects quite often, so the activity is commonly related to adware infection, which should be taken care of immediately after identification.

Once users land on the page, they are commonly surprised by a strange request – to press the “Allow” button within the notification prompt. The alleged reasons can be many, for example, that there is a video to be played by the browser that doesn't allow it or that the button should be clicked in order to bypass a simple bot check.

These messages are crafted in a way that less experienced users would not recognize the News-cokica.cc scam and would do what they are told to. Unfortunately, as soon as they listen and press the “Allow” button, they allow this website to send any kind of information within these pop-ups that might show up at any time, even when you are watching videos or browsing your favorite websites. In fact, this is the main reason why these ads are so annoying – they are not triggered by any particular event and can show up at random time intervals.

Push notifications, while not malicious as a feature can be used by crooks to fulfill their malicious schemes, and users should familiarize themselves with them in order to avoid this outcome in the future. Likewise, shady websites can always lead to other shady websites, hence all sorts of damages can be a real possibility.

Name News-cokica.cc
Type Push notifications, ads, pop-ups
Distribution The unwanted ad activity starts at some point after the “Allow” button is pressed in the notification prompt on the page
Symptoms Intrusive pop-ups from the site will be shown directly on users' desktops
Risks Installation of potentially unwanted programs or malware, data loss, information leak, financial losses due to encountered scams
Removal You can disable notifications via browser settings; in case you experience more ads and redirects to suspicious sites, you should check your system with software like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner for adware infection
Additional steps Use ReimageIntego to remediate the system after adware infection. The tool can also be used to clean web browsers automatically

News-cokica.cc removal explained

As already mentioned, many users are caught by surprise when they start seeing suspicious pop-ups that show up directly on their screens, regardless of what they doing at the time. Since people get scammed into subscribing to these notifications and the activity does not start straight away, it might be difficult to pinpoint what the problem is, especially if one never added or removed a website from showing notifications.

Many people try scanning their systems with security software but to no avail. This is because the suspicious links and messages are delivered via a legitimate feature, hence anti-malware can't stop it, and you need to do it yourself. If you need help, check out the instructions below:

Google Chrome (desktop):

  1. Open Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Locate Privacy and security section and pick Site Settings > Notifications.
  4. Look at the Allow section and look for a suspicious URL.
  5. Click the three vertical dots next to it and pick Block. This should remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 2

Google Chrome (Android):

  • Open Google Chrome and tap on Settings (three vertical dots).
  • Select Notifications.
  • Scroll down to the Sites section.
  • Locate the unwanted URL and toggle the button to the left (Off setting).Stop notifications on Chrome Android

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Menu > Options.
  2. Click on Privacy & Security section.
  3. Under Permissions, you should be able to see Notifications. Click the Settings button next to it.
  4. In the SettingsNotification Permissions window, click on the drop-down menu by the URL in question.
  5. Select Block and then click on Save Changes. This should remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 2

Safari:

  1. Click on Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to the Websites tab and, under General, select Notifications.
  3. Select the web address in question, click the drop-down menu and select Deny.Stop notifications on Safari

MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and go to Settings.
  2. Select Site permissions.
  3. Go to Notifications on the right.
  4. Under Allow, you will find the unwanted entry.
  5. Click on More actions and select Block.Stop notifications on Edge Chromium

MS Edge (legacy)

  • Open Microsoft Edge, and click the Settings and more button (three horizontal dots) at the top-right of the window.
  • Select Settings and then go to Advanced.
  • Under Website permissions, pick Manage permissions and select the URL in question.Stop notifications on Edge 1
  • Toggle the switch to the left to turn notifications off on Microsoft Edge.

Note that these instructions can be used to add or remove any website from showing you notifications. You can also type in the web address manually into the required files, whether you want to block or allow access.

How to avoid being scammed in the future

As a feature, push notifications are not malicious in any way. They first were “invented” by Apple back in 2009, although they were used only by the operating system to provide users with relevant events and occurrences. For example, when you use a phone, you can set up which apps can show you notifications – this function can be particularly useful. You can use it to always see when new emails arrive or when will your package is going to be delivered.

However, push notifications on web browsers took a while to come by – it happened in 2015, which is not that large of a gap in time, all things considered – this is why to this day, users are not that familiar with the future. However, users can see the push notification prompts almost on every website that holds some type of informative content.

According to Mozilla's findings back in 2019, most users simply don't interact with requests to enable notifications, with 49% actively denying them as soon as they enter a site.[1] For this reason, Mozilla decided to ship its browser with pre-set notification settings, where users don't see the prompt right away (they need to click on a small box within the address bar to activate it).

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Likewise, Firefox and many other browsers are much more clear in what the push notification prompt means and does, while Chrome can be relatively vague; hence scam victims are usually those who use Chrome browser. This is precisely the thing that scammers use to trick people with messages as follows:

  • Click Allow to verify, that you are not a robot
  • If you are 18+, tap Allow
  • Can't play this video! Perhaps your browser doesn't allow video playback. Please click the Allow button to watch the video
  • Click “Allow” to continue streaming, etc.

Remember that no reputable website would lock its content behind a request to enable notifications. In fact, News-cokica.cc and similar sites do not have any content in them, and as soon as users interact with the notification prompt, they are simply forwarded to some other malicious site.

Another thing you should take into consideration is adware, as it is a very prevalent computer infection that affects both Windows and Mac users. People are commonly not even aware that they have it installed due to its deceptive distribution techniques (bundling,[2] fake ads). Adware can result in unwanted redirects and ads, although the activity might be more stealthy and not intrusive at all.

Therefore, you could either try to remove adware manually by following the instructions below or by scanning your device with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner. The latter option is recommended for less experienced users. Besides, security software can also check the system for malware. After you're done, clean your browsers accordingly to prevent data tracking and privacy risks. You'll also find the instructions for that below, although you can instead opt for a quicker solution and remove browser cookies[3] and other data with ReimageIntego maintenance and repair tool.

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Getting rid of News-cokica.cc ads. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

How to prevent from getting adware

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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