News-vukaje.com ads (spam) - Free Guide

News-vukaje.com ads Removal Guide

What is News-vukaje.com ads?

News-vukaje.com is a fake website meant to manipulate users into clicking “Allow”

News-vukaje.comPush notifications from rogue networks can lead to dangerous sites

News-vukaje.com is a bogus site that was created by crooks for the purpose of making money from pay-per-click ads. The page employs social engineering[1] tactics to lure people into subscribing to push notifications. Users are requested to press the “Allow” button so they can download a file.

Instead, this site then spams users with annoying pop-up ads, which can appear even when the browser is closed. Furthermore, crooks may use rogue advertising networks[2] that place links to harmful websites in their ads. If somebody clicks on one of these links, they could end up on another scam page.

Fraudsters will often try to trick people into downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs),[3] or malware. Some people have reported seeing ads for adult sites, fake antiviruses, software deals, surveys, and giveaways. Read our guide fully to learn how to get rid of them.

NAME News-vukaje.com
TYPE Push notification spam; adware
SYMPTOMS Annoying pop-up ads start appearing in the corner of the screen, sometimes even when the browser is closed
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites, deceptive ads, freeware bundling
DANGERS Links embedded in the pop-ups may lead to dangerous pages where people can get tricked into providing their personal information or downloading PUPs and malware
ELIMINATION Disable push notifications via browser settings
FURTHER STEPS Use a maintenance tool like ReimageIntego to clear your browsers from cookies and cache

Distribution methods

Pages, such as News-vukaje.com are not commonly found through search engines. More often than not, they exist on other untrustworthy pages that lack any real regulation. For example, illegal streaming sites typically include numerous false ads and redirect users without their knowledge. Additionally, these streaming services will generally have fake “Download” or “Play” buttons masquerading as the real thing in an effort to get users to click them and open new tabs unknowingly.

To stay safe online, only visit websites that you are familiar with and trust. Do not click on random links or ads- even if they look like they're for real products or services. Instead, use reliable streaming platforms such as Netflix or Hulu. They may require a small monthly subscription fee but users can watch as much content as they want.

News-vukaje.com adsUse only official sources for software installations to avoid scams

Clear your browsers

Whenever you browse the internet, chances are high that you will be asked to accept cookies. Cookies are tiny data files that store information such as your IP address, geolocation, visited websites, and clicked links. Even though this might sound bad at first, it actually helps website owners to personalize the user experience.

However, if this information falls into the wrong hands, fraudsters can make a quick buck. Cookies can be sold to advertising networks or other third parties. They can also be hijacked and used for malicious purposes if the pages you visit do not have strong security measures in place. For these reasons, it's important that you regularly clear your browser's cookies.

You can use a maintenance tool like ReimageIntego to do this automatically. It can delete all cookies and cache with a click of a button. Additionally, it can fix system damage, like errors, BSODs, corrupted files, and registry issues which is especially helpful after a virus infection.

How to disable pop-ups?

The first thing you should do is go to your browser settings and see if you can disable the push notifications from there:

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.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 the 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 the 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 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:

  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.

Adware removal

Once you block the notifications, there is still a chance that there is adware hiding in your system. You might be experiencing an increased amount of commercial content like surveys, banners, pop-ups, and redirects. We strongly suggest deploying professional security tools like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes to scan your machine if you have any of these symptoms.

Antivirus software can detect suspicious processes running on your machine and eliminate all the related files. What is more, it can prevent such infections in the future by warning you about a suspicious download. You can also remove programs manually, but it can be difficult to identify PUPs as they are often disguised as “handy” tools that you use every day. It may look like antivirus software, system optimizer, media player, etc.

Besides, manual removal can sometimes result in a renewal of the infection, as people fail to eliminate all the related files and entries. Otherwise, if you want to perform manual removal, you can follow the instructions posted below for Windows and Mac systems:

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 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

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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