News-hetayi.cc ads (spam) - Free Guide

News-hetayi.cc ads Removal Guide

What is News-hetayi.cc ads?

News-hetayi.cc asks to press “Allow” to be able to spam users with push notifications

News-hetayi.ccNews-hetayi.cc may look like a CAPTCHA verification step to unsuspecting users

News-hetayi.cc is a bogus website meant to generate revenue from pay-per-click advertising. It uses social engineering methods to trick people into subscribing to push notifications. Users start getting spammed with annoying pop-up ads that can appear even when the browser is closed.

Crooks do not really care about user privacy or security so they may use rogue advertising networks that place ads leading to dangerous websites. People could end up on scam sites that try to trick them into providing personal information, downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs),[1] and even malware.

The website itself is designed to look like a CAPTCHA verification step, and it asks users to click the “Allow” button to confirm that they are not robots. In reality, by clicking “Allow” users grant the site permission to show push notifications. They can appear randomly, at different time intervals, which depends on how the fraudsters configurated the settings.

NAME News-hetayi.cc
TYPE Push notification spam; adware
SYMPTOMS Pop-up ads show up on the desktop at random intervals
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites, deceptive ads, sneaky redirects, freeware installations
DANGERS Ads and links to sites displayed by the website might be dangerous. Users might suffer from financial losses, disclose their sensitive information to unknown parties or install malware/PUPs on their systems
ELIMINATION Notifications can be disabled via the browser settings; in case you experience more ads and redirects to suspicious sites, you should also get rid of adware by using anti-malware tools
FURTHER STEPS ReimageIntego is a maintenance tool that should be used after the removal is complete to get rid of any remaining damage and optimize the system

Distribution methods

Push notification spam sites, such as News-hetayi.cc are rarely found through search results. Usually, they hide in other shady pages that are unregulated. For example, illegal streaming platforms are full of deceptive ads, and sneaky redirects. You should stay away from big “Download” and “Play” buttons as they are often fake.

Even if you do click on one, and a new tab opens with a suspicious site, that asks you to unblock access, do not interact with it and exit it immediately. However, pop-up spam can appear even without any user input. This could occur if there is a PUA hiding in your machine.

It could come in the form of a browser extension or adware.[2] Both of these applications can cause an increased amount of commercial content, like pop-ups, banners, and redirects. If you have downloaded any new extensions recently, you should definitely remove them to see if you notice any changes.

News-hetayi.cc adsNews-hetayi.cc could appear after browsing through sites that engage in illegal activities

Stop the intrusive pop-ups

Below you will find a manual guide on how to take care of your browser. Because push notifications are subscription-based, you will have to disable them yourself:

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.Stop notifications on Edge 1
  4. Toggle the switch to the left to turn notifications off on Microsoft Edge.

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

Cookies and cache

If blocking ads via browser settings worked for you, now you should take care of your browser by clearing cookies[3] and cache. They are used by almost every website to track your activity. They can store data like your IP address, geolocation, websites you visit, and things you purchase online.

Because you probably were browsing through shady sites, this step is essential. We also have an automatic solution for this if you want to avoid a lengthy manual process – ReimageIntego.

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

Remove adware from your system

If you notice an increased amount of commercial content like pop-ups, banners, surveys, and others, or you often get redirected to strange websites, you may have adware installed in your system. PUPs are most commonly spread on freeware[4] distribution platforms.

Because the owners of these pages provide programs for free, they need to make money in other ways, so they include additional programs in the installers that monetize user activity. People do not notice that other files were installed because they normally rush through the process.

If you want to avoid PUAs, you have to pay attention. Always choose “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods and go through all the steps. The most important part is checking the file list and seeing if there is anything that you do not need. If you see them, just untick the boxes next to the names.

Because it is unclear which app could be causing the problems, we suggest using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes anti-malware tools that can automatically scan your machine and eliminate it completely. If you know what you are doing and want to do it yourself, here are the directions for Windows and macOS:

Windows 10/8:

  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

Windows 7/XP:

  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.

Mac:

  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 entirely 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 suspicious 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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