Delete Topnewsfresh.xyz redirects
Topnewsfresh.xyz is a very typical scam website that tries to trick users into allowing it to show notifications (aka ads) on the desktop. The site essentially misuses a legitimate browser feature to expose users to as much advertisement content as possible. Some of Topnewsfresh.xyz displayed ads could result in a serious malware infection.
When you get redirected to Topnewsfresh.xyz, you will be shown a message saying “Browser verification in progress”, as well as a browser alert saying “Topnewsfresh.xyz wants to show notifications”. If you press “Allow” on the alert, you will be agreeing to see notifications by Topnewsfresh.xyz on your desktop. Since the site itself is a scam website, its displayed notifications will be the same. It will likely start spamming you will all kinds of offers and prompts to install something. We highly recommend you ignore all notifications shown by the site and remove its permission to show them as soon as possible. If you do not know how to do that, you can use the instructions provided at the very end of the report.
Despite the fact that sites like Topnewsfresh.xyz misuse this feature, allowing certain sites to show notifications has its perks. If there is a site you frequent for one reason or another, you can allow it to show notifications. Clicking on them on your desktop would take you directly to the contents, so you will always be up to date with what’s posted on the site. For example, if you allow a news website to show you notifications, you will see news alerts on your desktop. Whenever you no longer wish to see the notifications, you can revoke the site’s permission.
We recommend you scan your computer with anti-virus software in case adware is present and it’s causing the redirects. Removing the adware would stop the redirects if that’s what’s causing them.
Adware distribution methods
There are two possible reasons why you may be redirected to sites like Topnewsfresh.xyz, your computer may be infected with adware, or you visit websites that have questionable ads on them. There are certain high-risk websites, usually ones that have pornography and/or pirated content, on which clicking on anything could trigger a redirect. It’s highly recommended to have adblocker installed when visiting such websites, as it would either prevent the redirects altogether or close the windows when they appear. Either way, you would avoid redirects to Topnewsfresh.xyz.
However, if you notice that the redirects are occurring on a regular basis, even when visiting safe sites, your computer may be infected with adware. If that’s the case, the redirects will not stop as long as adware remains installed. Adware and similar unwanted programs usually install alongside free programs, without requiring additional permission from users. They come attached to those free programs as extra offers, and this method is known as software bundling. Whatever comes attached to a program can install alongside automatically, unless users manually prevent them. Since the offers are initially hidden, many users are not even aware of them in the first place.
To correctly install free software, you need to pay attention to the process and opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. Those settings will make all added offers visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes of those offers. Once you have done that, you can continue installing the free program.
When you start getting redirected to weird websites, your first course of action should be to scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft to check whether an infection like adware is present. If there is such an infection, the anti-virus program would detect and remove Topnewsfresh.xyz adware, thus stopping the redirects. Because adware is not a particularly serious infection, you may also be able to get rid of it manually.
If the issue is not adware, and it’s instead the sites you visit that are problematic, either stop visiting those sites or install adblocker. The adblocker would either prevent the redirects altogether or at the very least, close the windows as they appear.
Lastly, if you have given the site permission to show notifications, you will need to revoke that permission in order to stop the ads from appearing on your desktop. You can follow the below provided instructions to help if you are unsure about how to do it yourself.
- For Mozilla Firefox: Open menu (the three bars top-right corner) -> Options -> Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press on Settings next to Notifications, and remove Topnewsfresh.xyz. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by checking the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box in the same Notifications settings.
- For Google Chrome: Open menu (the three dots top-right corner) -> Settings -> Privacy and security -> Site Settings. Click on Notifications under Permissions, and remove Topnewsfresh.xyz. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
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The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.