What is Rookinews.com?
Rookinews.com popups are a social engineering attack which tricks users into accepting push notifications via the browser. The push notifications will essentially be ads for ‘free’ online games, fake prizes scams, dubious browser extensions, adult web-pages, and adware bundles.
When you visit the Rookinews.com website which wants to send you notifications, you’ll be greeted with a fake message which asks whether you want to agree to them or not. Your options will be ‘Block’ and ‘Allow’. If you click ALLOW, then your web-browser will be configured to display pop-up adverts in the lower right corner of your screen.
|Type||browser notification spam, spam push notifications, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||adware software, potentially unwanted programs, social engineering attack, dubious popup advertisements|
|Removal||Rookinews.com removal guide|
Where the Rookinews.com popups comes from
Some research has shown that users can be redirected to Rookinews.com from malicious ads or by PUPs and adware. Adware is type of malware that can cause problems for your PC. It can generate numerous additional popup, banner, pop-under and in-text link advertisements flooding on your browser; gather your confidential data like login details, online searches, etc; run in the background and drag down your personal computer running speed; give more chances for other adware, PUPs even malware to get on your device.
These days some free programs developers bundle PUPs or adware with a view to making some money. So whenever you install a new free programs that downloaded from the Internet, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual install type, disable all additional software.
Remove Rookinews.com notifications from internet browsers
If you have clicked the “Allow” button in the Rookinews.com popup and gave a notification permission, you should remove this notification permission first from your web browser settings. To delete the Rookinews.com permission to send push notifications to your device, complete the following steps. These steps are for MS Windows, Mac OS and Android.
How to remove Rookinews.com popups (removal instructions)
If you have constant pop-ups or undesired ads, slow personal computer, freezing device issues, you are in need of adware software removal assistance. The few simple steps below will guide you forward to get Rookinews.com popup ads removed and will allow you get your computer operating at peak capacity again.
To remove Rookinews.com pop ups, complete the following steps:
- Remove Rookinews.com notifications from internet browsers
- Manual Rookinews.com advertisements removal
- Automatic Removal of Rookinews.com advertisements
- Stop Rookinews.com popups
Manual Rookinews.com advertisements removal
This part of the post is a step-by-step guide that will help you to delete Rookinews.com pop up ads manually. You just need to follow every step. In this case, you do not need to download any additional utilities.
Delete potentially unwanted programs through the MS Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed applications on your computer and remove all unknown and newly installed apps. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malware removal utility like Zemana.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all apps installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any questionable and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Remove Rookinews.com popups from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer browser settings such as search provider, newtab page and start page had been replaced by adware responsible for Rookinews.com ads, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button similar to the one below.
Once the process is done, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your device for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s new tab page, search engine by default and start page to default state.
Delete Rookinews.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to Rookinews.com website. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Rookinews.com pop ups from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings can help you solve some problems caused by adware software and remove Rookinews.com ads from internet browser. This will also disable harmful extensions as well as clear cookies and site data. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed or cleared.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed on the screen below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Automatic Removal of Rookinews.com advertisements
If you are an unskilled computer user, then we suggest to run free removal utilities listed below to get rid of Rookinews.com popup advertisements for good. The automatic method is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual solution. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic Rookinews.com removal is a better option.
Remove Rookinews.com popup ads with Zemana Anti Malware
Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is a complete package of antimalware utilities. Despite so many features, it does not reduce the performance of your computer. Zemana Free can be used to remove almost all the types of adware including Rookinews.com advertisements, hijackers, potentially unwanted software and harmful web-browser extensions. Zemana Anti Malware has real-time protection that can defeat most malware. You can use Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) with any other antivirus without any conflicts.
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the download is done, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, launch the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana Free on the device. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana Free will automatically launch and you can see its main window similar to the one below.
Next, click the “Scan” button for checking your PC system for the adware software that causes Rookinews.com popups. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When the scan get finished, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will display you the results. When you’re ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will delete adware that causes Rookinews.com ads in your web-browser and move the selected items to the program’s quarantine. After the process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your device.
Use Hitman Pro to remove Rookinews.com pop-up advertisements
HitmanPro is a free application which created to remove malware, potentially unwanted software, hijackers and adware from your computer running Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It will help to locate and get rid of adware responsible for Rookinews.com popup ads, including its files, folders and registry keys.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. When the tool is started, you will see a screen as displayed below.
Further, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware related to the Rookinews.com pop up advertisements. After the scan is complete, a list of all items found is prepared as displayed in the following example.
Review the report and then click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button.
Remove Rookinews.com pop up ads with MalwareBytes
Trying to delete Rookinews.com advertisements can become a battle of wills between the adware infection and you. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) can be a powerful ally, deleting most of today’s adware, malware and PUPs with ease. Here’s how to use MalwareBytes will help you win.
- Installing the MalwareBytes Free is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- Once the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named MBsetup.
- Select “Personal computer” option and click Install button. Follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, click the “Scan” button to locate adware that causes Rookinews.com pop-up advertisements in your web-browser. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the utility is checking, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- When the scan get finished, you may check all items detected on your computer. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine”. Once disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your device.
The following video offers a guidance on how to remove browser hijackers, adware software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
Stop Rookinews.com popups
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocker program for the Google Chrome, MS Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of intrusive advertisements, popunders, pop ups, unwanted newtabs, and even full page ads and webpage overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can stop the Rookinews.com advertisements automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Please go to the link below to download AdGuard. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired ads, block Rookinews.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Once you’ve complete the tutorial shown above, your computer should be clean from this adware and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, IE, MS Edge and Mozilla Firefox will no longer display unwanted Rookinews.com web page when you browse the Internet. Unfortunately, if the tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying Rookinews.com advertisements.