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Remove TrendingUpNow(.)com From Your Browsers and PC

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TrendingUpNow(.)com is a website that is heavily advertised. On top of that, the site itself offers an adware of the same name. The adware will display advertisements, like pop-ups, and you will get redirected when browsing. A program and a browser extension can be downloaded directly from the site. To remove the unwanted application, you should read the article to the end.

Threat Summary

NameTrendingUpNow(.)com
TypeAdware, Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionThe adware shows advertisements in your browsers, but can also hijack your New Tab page.
SymptomsYou will see ads in your browsers – pop-ups, pop-unders and others. You could be redirected.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundle Packages
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TrendingUpNow(.)com – Delivery Methods

TrendingUpNow(.)com is delivered generally with the aid of third-party installations. Without your knowledge, the program can enter your PC. The adware application can be inside bundled packages and freeware installers. By default, along with the main program, there are additional components selected for installation. These components remain hidden. Preventing unwanted installs can be accomplished by checking for a Custom or an Advanced menu inside the installation setup.

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An adware application related to TrendingUpNow(.)com can also be installed from the main page of the site. An example ad is shown in the above image. The adware could also be delivered by clicking on advertisements or visiting untrusted and not well-known sites, like:

  • kt9267(.)com
  • vq91811(.)com
  • xb11766(.)com

Browsers that can be affected are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

TrendingUpNow(.)com – Description

TrendingUpNow(.)com is the official website for an adware program of the same name. The site presents the application as a useful feed for celebrity news. But it also changes your New Tab page. Only one site is advertised for celebrity news; advertisements appear all over your browser. You get redirected when trying to do a search.

TrendingUpNow(.)com offers an application of the same name for download on the main page of the website. You could get redirects from it, even if you haven’t installed it, but use that page. The page is home(.)trendingupnow(.)com:

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If you have one of the applications related to the adware installed, you will instantly see the changed New Tab and adverts showing in your browsers. An extension or add-on associated with the TrendingUpNow platform might be added to your browsers. More advertisements and redirects will be present if you have such an app installed. The app can change the following settings:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Communicate with cooperating websites
  • Change your home page to home.trendingupnow(.)com
  • Change your search settings to: search.trendingupnow(.)com

The redirects to www.accesshollywood(.)com/ and other sites produced from the adware will generate more traffic to those sites. The redirects might be connected to a pay-per-click campaign and make money to the adware owners. Advertising in all forms might appear from the redirects to boost partner sites of TrendingUpNow(.)com. The advertising content may be of pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, transitional ads or text links. Full page advertisements are shown in an image above, present on the home.trendingupnow(.)com site page.

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The Privacy Policy of TrendingUpNow(.)com, as seen in the image above, states that the website collects information about you that is personally identifying and such that is none-personally identifying. You will be shown targeted advertisements. The data will be shared to third parties.

Here is an exact quotation about the third-party sharing:

Collected data may be used, supplemented, and shared with other parties for business, commercial, or marketing purposes.

Information is to be obtained by the website and services of this adware program:

  • Your IP address
  • Your full name
  • Your Email address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your unique identifier number
  • Device type and country code
  • Hardware and software
  • Configuration, OS information
  • Capability and performance
  • The content of any cookies
  • Session duration and referrer URL
  • Date and time of your visits and number of clicks
  • Browser software and language

If you provided any information of your own, it would be collected and used by third-parties as well.

Cookies, JavaScript, web and DOM storage data and tracking technologies can be used to collect information about you. If you used anything related to TrendingUpNow, you should remove it this instant if you do not want ads and do not like your information being used like that.

Remove TrendingUpNow(.)com Completely

To remove TrendingUpNow(.)com manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of all ads and redirects effectively, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program will keep your computer secure.

Manually delete TrendingUpNow(.)com from Windows and your browser

Note! Substantial notification about the TrendingUpNow(.)com threat: Manual removal of TrendingUpNow(.)com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Remove or Uninstall TrendingUpNow(.)com in Windows
2. Remove TrendingUpNow(.)com from Your Browser
3. Fix registry entries created by TrendingUpNow(.)com on your PC

Automatically remove TrendingUpNow(.)com by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove TrendingUpNow(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to TrendingUpNow(.)com in the future
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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