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News-ganusa.cc ads Removal Guide

What is News-ganusa.cc ads?

News-ganusa.cc can cause annoying push notification spam if users click on the “Allow” button

News-ganusa.ccPush notifications can generate passive income for crooks

News-ganusa.cc is a bogus website created by crooks to generate revenue from user activity. It uses social engineering[1] techniques to trick people into subscribing to push notifications. The site asks to press the “Allow” button to confirm that they are not robots. However, there is no other content to explore on the page besides the deceptive message and image.

Instead, users start getting spammed with annoying pop-up ads that can appear even when the browser is closed. Crooks make money through pay-per-click advertising every time people click on links embedded in the ads. Unfortunately, they may use rogue advertising networks.

People can end up on shady pages that try to lure out personal information or trick them into downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs),[2] and even malware. Users can start seeing advertisements for fake antiviruses, software deals, giveaways, and surveys.

NAME News-ganusa.cc
TYPE Push notification spam; adware
SYMPTOMS Various pop-ups start appearing on the screen unexpectedly even when the browser is closed
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites; deceptive ads; freeware installations
DANGERS Links embedded in the pop-ups can lead to dangerous websites since crooks may use rogue advertising networks
ELIMINATION Disable push notifications by going to your browser settings; scan your system with professional security tools
FURTHER STEPS Use a repair tool like ReimageIntego to fix any remaining damage and optimize the machine

Safe browsing practices

Pages, like News-ganusa.cc, rarely appear in the search results. Usually, they hide on other shady sites. That is why it is important to implement safe browsing practices. We recommend only visiting pages that you know and trust. Do not click on random links and ads even if they seem to be promoting legitimate products and services.

Avoid pages that engage in illegal activities because they are unregulated. For example, illegal streaming sites are full of deceptive ads and sneaky redirects. They may also display fake “Download” and “Play” buttons[3] that open new tabs with sites from rogue ad networks.

Adware infections

News-ganusa.cc AdsAdware can operate in the background and cause spam

Another reason why you may be seeing News-ganusa.cc is that you are infected with adware.[4] It is advertising-supported software that can cause an increased amount of commercial content, like pop-ups, banners, and redirects. Most of the time it hides in the background and operates without the users' knowledge.

Usually, people get infected with adware through freeware distribution platforms. They include additional programs in the installers without disclosing it clearly. You should pay close attention during the installation process:

  • Always choose the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods
  • Read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
  • Check the file list and untick the boxes next to any unrelated applications

Disable browser pop-ups

If you allowed the website to show you push notifications, all you have to do is go to your browser settings and block News-ganusa.cc permissions:

Google Chrome (desktop):

  1. Open Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Locate the Privacy and security section and pick Site Settings > Notifications.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 1
  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):

  1. Open Google Chrome and tap on Settings (three vertical dots).
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Scroll down to Sites section.
  4. 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 Settings button next to it.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 1
  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 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:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click the Settings and more button (three horizontal dots) at the top-right of the window.
  2. Select Settings and then go to Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions, pick Manage permissions and select the URL in question.
  4. Toggle the switch to the left to turn notifications off on Microsoft Edge.Stop notifications on Edge 2

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

Clear your browsers

Security experts recommend clearing cookies and cache regularly, especially after encounters with shady websites. Cookies are small data files that can store information such as the websites you visit, links you click on, and things you purchase online. This is not necessarily bad as most websites use this data to personalize the user experience.

However, crooks can sell cookies for profit to advertising networks or other third parties. You can solve this problem easily with a maintenance tool like ReimageIntego. It can clear your browsers automatically. Additionally, this software is capable of fixing most system errors, corrupted files, and registry issues.

Scan your system with professional security tools

Manual removal of PUPs can be quite tricky. Crooks often disguise PUPs as “handy” tools to avoid causing suspicion. We recommended using an anti-malware tool like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes to eliminate the infection together with all the related files and entries.

There are endless possibilities of what the program could be called. Manual removal can also sometimes result in the renewal of the infection as users fail to remove everything. You can follow the instructions below for guidance:

Windows

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

macOS

  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
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How to prevent from getting adware

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.

 

Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 

 

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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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