Easy tips to delete Mycoolnewz.com
Mycoolnewz.com is a website that tries to deceive its visitors into subscribing to its push notification by showing misleading prompts. This depends on the geo-location what the users see as the pop-up message content. They might be asked to click on Allow button to enter the site, to continue downloading, to confirm that you are not a robot and etc.
When you enable the Mycoolnewz.com notifications, the site starts bombarding ads in the form of notifications directly to the desktop. The pop-ups appear unexpectedly and you will have no answer to them. They can’t be closed as clicking X button launch a new tab with affiliated sites as if you click on the presented ads.
There are many sites similar to Mycoolnewz.com in behavior and function. Examples of few are download-app.net, Newslive35 and Hisurnhuh.com. If the treacherous site opened up of the blue, this means your system has been infected with adware, potentially unwanted application. In this article, you will find the detailed guide how the PAUs are spread, what are their symptoms and risks and how to get rid of them.
Threat type: Adware/rogue website
Symptoms: The initial symptom of the adware is the pop-up appearance having a text within that states the Mycoolnewz.com wants to show notifications. It emerges on random websites. In addition, multiple suspicious looking ads emerge on the desktop. Web browsing redirects start taking place
Distribution: The adware is typically distributed via using software bundling. However, it may infiltrate in through pirated software, rogue websites and ads
Danger: The ads that the adware displays are more intrusive than dangerous. Such ads cover the websites’ content that poses a risk of redirects to potentially dangerous domains or phishing websites
Removal options: To remove Mycoolnewz.com, use some reputable antivirus tool for follow step-by-step manual instruction provided below the post
Push notification viruses are designed with the purpose to increase the traffic to various questionable pages. You should never visit any such pages that pay the Mycoolnewz.com authors for the advertising purpose. You never see a legit website using a shady technique to attract its visitors.
As per researchers, when you accept the notifications from any dubious website, you will see its ads in the form of notifications and see it on each opened tab. The push notification virus might force you visit any of the sponsored and affiliates pages without you click on any of its ads.
Usually, the promotional pages include the sites with PUAs, tech support scam, porn, malware, gambling and etc. In other word, only those sites that you visit not on purpose. So, you should accept the notifications from only official, legitimate sources only.
As stated, the redirection to the pages like Mycoolnewz.com is caused due to adware infection. You can remove this type of PUA and stop all those redirections all suspicious functions very easily using some professional antivirus tool or by following our manual guide provided below the post.
Stay away from fake flash updates as they carry infections
Crooks are always looking various ways to spread their cyber-infection to infect their systems. Software bundling, deceptive ads and file-sharing platforms are among them. There is a method that the threat actors actively exploit. They display a prompt on various shady sites suggesting the users that they need to update/ install Adobe Flash Player.
When you receive such a prompt, please close them, clear the web browsing history and never visit the site again. Adobe has discontinued their Flash Player support at the end of the last year. So, any prompts suggesting that you need a update or install it is not more than a scam. If you fall for the scam, you might get all kinds PUAs or even malicious malware like Trojans or Ransomware and so on.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Mycoolnewz.com:
Remove the related items of Mycoolnewz.com using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Mycoolnewz.com issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Mycoolnewz.com) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Mycoolnewz.com removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Mycoolnewz.com still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Mycoolnewz.com plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Mycoolnewz.com removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Mycoolnewz.com (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.