Theglossonline.com ads (spam) - fake

Theglossonline.com ads Removal Guide

What is Theglossonline.com ads?

Theglossonline.com presents itself as a legitimate news source

Theglossonline.comTheglossonline.com is a fake website that steals content from others

Theglossonline.com presents itself as a legitimate news source, but that is certainly not true. While the articles the owners post are trustworthy because they are stolen from other popular news sites, the website itself – is not. It tricks users into allowing push notifications, which they think will let them know about new posts, but the page starts sending ads straight to users' screens.

The pop-up ads you receive may be deceptive and lead to dangerous sites where scammers can lure out your personal information and use scare tactics to make you download malicious software. This is because the developers of the web page do not care about user privacy and safety. They do not filter whose ads can be sent through them, and they do not blacklist shady ads. It is not safe to keep the notifications from this website turned on, as it can fool gullible people and make them suffer from monetary losses or identity theft.[1]

This shows that this bogus website was created for one reason only – to make money from pay-per-click advertising.[2] Every time you click on an ad displayed by it, the authors generate revenue. They act as middlemen between advertisers and users. It seems that this method is worth the time because there are thousands of other websites just like this. They do not serve any other purpose.

NAME Theglossonline.com
TYPE Push notification spam; adware
SYMPTOMS Pop-up ads appearing in the corner of the screen
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites; deceptive ads; freeware installations
DANGERS The ads users receive can be misleading and lead to dangerous sites where they can suffer from monetary losses and get manipulated into downloading PUPs, or even malware
ELIMINATION You can remove notifications via browser settings or by scanning your system with security software
FURTHER STEPS Use ReimageIntego repair tool for maintenance – fix any damage left after removal

These dubious sites do not seem to be going away any time soon. The problem is that they are very easily reproducible, so the developers can just copy everything, get a different domain, and do the same thing after one gets exposed. We write about these types of pages every day; some examples include – Recentnewsnow.xyz, Worldtimes.xyz, and Thejornal.xyz.

Users rarely stumble on websites like this by themselves on their search results. They are promoted on other suspicious pages that are full of ads and redirects. People probably think that they will start receiving notifications about the latest world news, but that is not true. You might start seeing messages appear suggesting you check your machine for viruses or attractive girls supposedly writing you because they want to meet you. These can also appear in your own language if the website uses your geolocation.

Theglossonline.com adsAds sent by Theglossonline.com can are annoying and untrustworthy

The ads should not be clicked on. We recommend removing them as soon as possible because if other individuals like your family members use the same device, they can be exposed to sexual content, which is unsafe for children.

Stop the intrusive ads

It would be best to avoid shady pages that engage in illegal activities because, most times, these websites are not regulated. For example, illegal streaming platforms are filled with deceptive ads and sneaky redirects that lead to pages like Theglossonline.com. They oftentimes also use cookies to track your IP and collect data about your browsing behavior like the websites you visit, searches you make, what you purchase, etc. This information is then later sold to third parties, which can further send you advertisements that are more curated to you.

Cookies and cache are stored on the client's device so that they can slow it down. After you successfully stop the ads from coming, we recommend taking care of your browsers by clearing them. You can do it automatically with ReimageIntego. It will delete the information websites have collected about you and will improve performance. You can also do this manually, but this might take a while to do if you have many different browsers. In any case, the guide for that is below the post.

To get rid of pop-up ads, you have to go to your browser settings and block the permission to show you them manually. The process is quite simple, as you can see below:

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.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

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, and click on the Gear icon at the top-right on the window.
  2. Select Internet options and go to Privacy tab.
  3. In the Pop-up Blocker section, click on Settings.
  4. Locate web address in question under Allowed sites and pick Remove.Stop notifications on Internet Explorer

Adware sneaks into your system without your knowledge

If the previous removal method did not work, it means you might have installed a PUA and you have to eliminate an app that is performing these tasks in the background. Using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes would make the process easier for you as they can automatically remove it by scanning your system. Doing it manually does not work for everyone, as it is unclear which application is at fault; often, you just have to take guesses, but if you still prefer doing it yourself, here are step-by-step instructions for Windows and macOS:

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.

For macOS users:

  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

Adware is categorized as a potentially unwanted program[3] because it usually disguises itself as a handy tool that users download themselves or gets delivered as bundled software. The way this works is by getting software from unofficial sources that distribute freeware. The distributors still need to make money, so they thought of other ways to monetize.

Many people ignore the installation process and rush through it because they want to try the new program as soon as possible. This is understandable, but you should be more careful – these pages are filled with PUPs or possibly even malware. Always choose the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods, this way, no steps will be skipped, and you will be able to read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

When you get to the files included in the installer, got through the list carefully and identify if there are files that are not needed. If yes, make sure to untick the boxes next to them and proceed further.

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Getting rid of Theglossonline.com ads. Follow these steps

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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