News-Payogu.cc is a very generic scam website. In addition to hosting scams, it also pushes a social engineering scam to trick users into allowing desktop ads. When you get redirected to the site, you will immediately get a browser alert saying “News-Payogu.cc wants to show notifications”. The site is misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show users desktop notifications. You would make a mistake if you allowed News-Payogu.cc to show notifications because your desktop would be spammed with advertisements. Furthermore, some of those advertisements can even expose you to all kinds of scams and other potentially harmful content.
The “show notifications” feature is legitimate and allows sites to display notifications to users on their desktops. Unsurprisingly, sites like News-Payogu.cc abuse this feature to generate revenue. News-Payogu.cc and all similar deceptive sites will only display questionable advertisements instead of content that users would want to interact with. News-Payogu.cc itself does not have any content, it only displays an image and a message saying you need to allow notifications to confirm you’re not a robot and presumably continue to the website. If you click “Allow” on the browser alert saying “News-Payogu.cc wants to show notifications”, nothing will happen on the site but you will start getting annoying ads on your desktop. Considering that the site itself is quite questionable, its ads would likely be even worse.
When given permission to display notifications, dubious websites like News-Payogu.cc simply spam users with advertisements. Therefore, do not engage with the notifications if you have granted questionable sites permission to show them. You could be exposed to malicious content (e.g. malware) or scams. A misleading advertisement could also convince you to download malware that is disguised as a useful tool. Or you may be tricked by the various scams shown to you.
You can use the “display notifications” feature as long as a site with permission is secure because it is a genuine feature. Allowing a website you frequently visit to display notifications could even prove to be helpful. If you click on a desktop notification, you would be sent directly to the content. If you allow, for example, a news website to show notifications, you’d get important news directly on your desktop.
You need to immediately revoke the permissions you may have given News-Payogu.cc to display notifications on your desktop. Although it’s a very simple process, you can use the directions provided at the end of this article if you’re having problems with your browser’s settings.
What triggers redirects to scam websites
Unexpected redirects to websites like News-Payogu.cc could be triggered by a number of different factors. However, the most likely cause is you visiting questionable websites. There are numerous websites that subject users to countless ads. For instance, clicking anywhere on a website hosting pirated or pornographic content will most likely trigger a redirect. However, a competent adblocker program would successfully block these redirects. The adblocker program would also prevent other annoying ads.
Your computer could be infected with adware if you frequently find yourself being redirected to websites like News-Payogu.cc even when visiting safe websites. Adware is a pretty obvious infection because of the never-ending flood of ads. Adware and browser hijackers usually install using a method known as “software bundling”. Users must manually deselect the additional offers in order to prevent their installation, even if the offers are technically optional. The problem is that users frequently install programs using Default settings while the offers are hidden in Advanced settings. Software bundling is a highly dubious installation method, which is one of the reasons why anti-virus programs frequently flag programs that use it as potential threats.
If you correctly install programs, you can easily avoid these unwanted installations. Default settings should never be used when installing programs; always use Advanced (Custom) settings. The installation window always recommends selecting Default settings, but these settings will hide all extra offers and allow them to install. If you select Advanced settings, you can review every offer and deselect it. Whenever you notice an offer attached to a program you are installing, you should always deselect it.
Offers could appear useful at first, but it would be a mistake to let them install. By permitting these useless installations, you will just fill your computer with junk programs that will eventually cause issues. Adware infections, for example, may be quite troublesome to deal with once fully installed and challenging to remove. Unchecking a few boxes during program installation is considerably easier than trying to remove infections like adware.
How to stop News-Payogu.cc ads
If you were duped into allowing News-Payogu.cc to display push notifications, you can easily cancel the permission. You should remove News-Payogu.cc from the list of sites with permission along with any other questionable websites. If you need assistance navigating your browser’s settings, use the instructions below.
Here’s how to stop News-Payogu.cc ads from appearing on your desktop:
- Mozilla Firefox: Open the menu (the three bars at the top-right corner), click Options, then Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press Settings next to Notifications, and remove News-Payogu.cc and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by checking the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box in the same Notifications settings.
- Google Chrome: Open the menu (the three dots top-right corner), then Settings, then Privacy and security, then Site Settings. Click on Notifications under Permissions, and remove News-Payogu.cc and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
- Microsoft Edge: Open the menu (the three dots top-right corner), then Settings, then Cookies and site permissions, then Notifications. Review which sites have permission and remove News-Payogu.cc and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
Finally, scan your computer with anti-malware software to look for an adware infection. The simplest way to remove adware is by using anti-virus software. If the random redirects are not triggered by adware, you should also install a trustworthy adblocker program. Random redirects would be stopped, and bothersome pop-up advertisements would also be blocked.
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