Recentnewsnow.xyz pop-up (spam) - Free Instructions

Recentnewsnow.xyz pop-up Removal Guide

What is Recentnewsnow.xyz pop-up?

Recentnewsnow.xyz is a rogue website created to show push notifications

Recentnewsnow.xyzA fake website disguising as a news outlet

Fake websites like Recentnewsnow.xyz are created to trick users into clicking on the ads displayed by them. They also abuse the push notification function, which is mainly used for receiving the most recent news. When you allow Recentnewsnow.xyz to show you push notifications, it changes the landing page, search engine, and new tab URL. This website is fake and presents as a news website using aggressive tactics to promote itself and get as much reach as possible.

People usually do not find websites like this on their own. Most often, they get redirected from other unreputable sites that use pay-per-view or pay-per-click[1] advertising. Websites like this promote legitimate websites alongside the scammy ones, so it can be quite difficult to tell the difference.

Creators do not care to check the background of the advertisers that are promoting on their website so you can see ads, which lead to dangerous sites and trick you into providing your personal information and downloading malware or potentially unwanted programs[2].

NAME Recentnewsnow.xyz
TYPE Push notification spam, scammy ads, annoying pop-up windows
DISTRIBUTION Free software, videos, or music; Tricking users into allowing push notifications
SYMPTOMS Receiving fake messages on desktop, increased amount of advertising banners, pop-up ads
DANGERS Pop-up ads leading to dubious websites, installing malware, leaking private information
ELIMINATION Access the site permission section via your web browser settings to prevent the site from displaying notifications to you. Look for more details below
FURTHER STEPS Adware might be in your system if you notice an increased amount of pop-up ads. You should scan your device, clean your browsers with a repair tool ReimageIntego. You can also try and fix any virus damage

When you come across this website, it seems like an ordinary news website, but actually, its main concern is money from advertisers, so when you open it, it asks you for permission to show push notifications. This is how people start receiving pop-up ads even when the browser is closed. Some of the messages to get you to press “Allow” to show notifications may also include:

Click to “confirm” that you are not a robot

Confirm age: click if you are 18+

Press the “Allow” button to close this window

Click to get access to the video

Recentnewsnow.xyz push notificationsClicking "Allow" will result in pop-up spam

Allowing notifications on Recentnewsnow.xyz website will result in notification spam and browser behavior changes. If you just clicked on this website, exit it without interacting with it, and you should be fine. But if you want to make sure that your computer system and personal data are safe, you can perform a system scan with ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner.

Some of the other ways users get infected with notification spam are by installing potentially unwanted programs. These applications come in different forms. It can be software that seems to provide a lot of value for the user, but it actually does not perform as promised, or by bundled software.

Bundled software dangers

Software bundling can be a great way of promoting their products, but sometimes this feature gets taken advantage of by cybercriminals. Most often this is used on third-party websites when users want to download “free” or “cracked” versions of some kind of software. This could be photo and video editing programs, games, antivirus software, and so on.

Potentially unwanted programs end up on users' devices when they rush through the installation process without reading the Term of Use section and skipping all the steps.

To avoid installing adware or other malicious programs that work in the background collecting user data and changing system and browser settings be attentive during the installation process. Read through all the steps, see if there are any additional programs included that you do not need.

If you see any unrelated files, make sure to uncheck the boxes next to them so you do not download anything that is unnecessary or unneeded because most likely it is a PUP.

Manually removing notifications is not complicated so you can follow this guide below to do it yourself. If the steps provided did not eliminate the problem you might have adware installed on your system and you should perform a system scan.

Remove Recentnewsnow.xyz notifications from Chrome:

  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.

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

Mozilla Firefox

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

MS Edge (Chromium)

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

Protect yourself from potentially unwanted programs

There are steps you can take to protect your privacy and avoid headaches about your browser behaving on its own. If you see a website that looks suspicious, exit it immediately and do not interact with it. If you notice increased commercial content like banners and pop-ups while browsing the internet, check your browser settings and look for unfamiliar extensions or website permissions granted.

Avoid clicking on random ads, try and figure out if the ads you are seeing are legitimate. Look for grammar and spelling mistakes, determine if the artwork looks professional. If the ad is supposedly provided by a popular company, find the original branding and compare logos, style, and theme.

Be careful of downloading software from third-party websites as PUPs can come together as a package. They can attack your computer by downloading other programs in the background without your knowledge and track your browsing behavior, collect data and use it as they see fit.

Keep your browsers updated and clear cookies and cache[3] from time to time to delete information websites have collected about you. Get a trustworthy security software to perform regular system scans.

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Getting rid of Recentnewsnow.xyz pop-up. 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

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.

 

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