What Is Positive-news.org?
Positive-news.org is a suspicious domain and a browser redirect, associated with the generation of push notifications and unwanted pop-up messages. If you come across this page while browsing, we advise you to navigate away from it and not interact with anything the page displays. Even though domains such as Positive-news.org are not classified as computer viruses, they could redirect you to dangerous pages, such as tech-support scams.
You should also keep in mind that the appearance of Positive-news.org may be an indication of adware that sneaked into your system. It is possible that you have an unwanted app installed on your system or a browser hijacker added to your browser. Unwanted apps may have altered your browser’s settings in a way that you see Positive-news.org each time you open it.
The web is loaded with such intrusive pages prompting you to subscribe to push notifications. Beware that doing so may cause more trouble for you. Other examples of suspicious sites you should not interact with include Oataltaul.com and Getdiscnow.com.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUA|
|Short Description||A suspicious site that tries to trick you into subscribing to its push notifications.|
|Symptoms||Unwanted pop-ups may start appearing while you are browsing the web. A browser hijacker may be downloaded without your knowledge.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Positive-news.org.|
Positive-news.org More Details
As a result of interacting with Positive-news.org, you can start experiencing intrusive pop-up ads, which are often entirely unrelated to your browsing. These ads could contain information about other questionable applications and detected system issues, or push notifications. Keep in mind that your searches could also be redirected to unwanted and suspicious pages.
Pages such as Positive-news.org are often associated with adware and browser hijacking apps, known to collect various details about your browsing:
- Visited URLs and websites
- Browser’s home page
- Search queries
- Search queries on the visited web pages
- Type of used browser
- Operating system type
- Internet protocol (IP) address
- Geographic location
- The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
- Diagnostic information which describes how their Services are operating on the system
NOTE. To avoid the installation of unwanted programs that may cause the appearance of Positive-news.org in your browser, you should play close attention during the installation of freeware apps. Freeware you recently downloaded from software download pages could have been bundled with a potentially unwanted program. Third-party developers may support shady practices for monetization purposes, and may offer you to change your homepage or search provider. You can decline any of these additional offers only if you are careful enough to spot them during installation. In other words, paying attention to the installation setups of freeware could spare you from having to deal with various unwanted downloads.
How to Remove Positive-news.org
To get rid of the Positive-news.org and all its associated files, you should complete several removal steps. The instructions below provide both manual and automatic removal methods. To completely remove the files installed by unwanted applications, we recommend that you combine the steps.
NOTE. The manual removal may be quite a complicated process that requires tech-savvy skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, you can rely on automatic removal.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Positive-news.org from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Positive-news.org on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Positive-news.org in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Positive-news.org from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Positive-news.org from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Positive-news.org from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Positive-news.org from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Positive-news.org Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Positive-news.org from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Positive-news.org
Step 2: Uninstall Positive-news.org and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Positive-news.org on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Positive-news.org there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Positive-news.org from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Positive-news.org and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Positive-news.org via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Positive-news.org files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Positive-news.org, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Positive-news.org from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Positive-news.org from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Positive-news.org from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Positive-news.org from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Positive-news.org will be removed.
Eliminate Positive-news.org from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Positive-news.org from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".