How to remove DESIGN2.NEWS-TAP.COM pop-up ads

I will tell you in this post how to fix the issue manually and how to clean it automatically using a special powerful removal tool. You can download the removal program for free here:

What is push notification virus is a web site, used social engineering tricks, to subscribe you to get its browser push notifications. After that you will get intrusive popup-ads on your desktop (even if your browser is closed). asks you to click Allow to get a watch a free TV and movies.

Also, uses another tricks to force you click Allow button

  • Click to install missed video codec.
  • Click to confirm that you are not robot.
  • Press Allow to close this window.
  • Confirm age: click if you are 18+.

Do not click Allow in the Show Notifications dialog if you are not fully sure that the web site is trustworthy! has antivirus alias ADWARE.News-tap. targets your installed web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

$key infects web browsers infects web browsers. is often found on Windows 10 systems, but it is also discovered on Windows 7,8, and XP. risk is considered as Medium.

The common symptoms for the
  • Annoyns pop-up ads
  • Ads messages are displayed directly on your desktop.
  • Advertisement with banners: Ads by

How did you get infected by virus?

You can easily get virus during searching for a free video, music, keygen, software or photos. These sites claims that you will get you a free access to the paid content. But they will use your PC for their needs. You will get a lot of ads in your browsers. They will offer you to download a free Adblocker (of course, fake software), but use your PC for coin mining, steal your personal information.

Users, who have the similar problem, complain about:
  • Trojans.
  • Hidden Coin-miners.
  • Ransomware.
  • Unwanted software, installed without user permission.

How to easily remove virus?

I have enough computer skill to remove virus manually using only my hands and internal Windows utilities.

But it takes a lot of time. It's not easy. Use the manual removal instruction it at your own risk.

Someone told me about UnHackMe.

UnHackMe follows the same remove steps, as I do manually.

But UnHackMe is better, because it:

Works very fast.

You can save about 2 hours of your life!

Knows about new virus tricks!

It has a large, constantly updated, virus database.

Includes powerful tools.

UnHackMe fixes access-denied files, cleans protected registry keys, scans in off-line Windows mode.

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Why I don't offer an antivirus for malware removal?

Antivirus is good in removing file viruses.

But the modern malware are fileless.
Virus simply adds its link to your browser and you will see a lot of pop-up ads, redirects, notifications, etc. Also, malware uses the legitimate programs to download and execute malicious code.

UnHackMe is good in removing Adware/Fileless malware/Unwanted programs/Spyware

UnHackMe was created in 2005 to remove rootkits - invisible/stealth viruses.
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Here’s how to remove virus:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute).

  1. Download UnHackMe from the official web site.
  2. Double click on
    Unzip all files from the zip to a new folder.
  3. Double click on the 'unhackme_setup.exe'.

  4. You will see a confirmation screen with verified publisher: Greatis Software.
    Choose 'Yes'.
  5. Then you have to accept the license agreement.

  6. After that choose a destination folder.

  7. Complete UnHackMe installation.

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute).

  1. First scan will start automatically.

STEP 3: Remove malware (3 minutes).

  1. Carefully inspect found items.
    Malicious items are marked by red shield.
    Suspicious items are yellow.

    UnHackMe automatically creates a System Restore point before fixing!
    It is important to have System Restore active in case of recovering deleted files.

    Next click the red button: Remove Checked!

  2. UnHackMe may ask your confirmation to close all browsers.

    Do it!

  3. If you want to quarantine files before deleting, check the box 'Use file safe deleting'.

  4. And after all you will see the results of your scanning and fixing process:

STEP 4: (optional) Clear your browser cache, delete temporary files, clean Recycle Bin.

  • If you use Mozilla Firefox as I do, just go to menu Tools and run Options. Open Privacy tab and check option 'Clear history when Firefox closes'
  • Then click Settings at this screen and check options 'Cookies' and 'Cache' as shown at picture.
  • After that click OK and close your browser's pages. All information in cache will be removed.
  • Switch to desktop, find a Recycle Bin icon. Right click on it and choose "Clear".
So after all these steps you will have absolutely clean system without any trace of virus. Start using UnHackMe right now to completely protect your PC from malware and unwanted programs!

How to remove virus manually?

  1. Disable Web Push Notifications in your browser.
  2. How to Manage Notifications in Your Browsers
    More info...
  3. After that, check settings of search and homepage of your browser. Reset them if needed.
  4. Set Chrome Search Engine and Homepage
  5. Check recently installed apps and uninstall unknown apps.
  6. Uninstall Unwanted Apps
    More info...
  7. Open Task Manager and close all unused programs.
    Use the Details tab in the Task amanager.
    Customize columns to display the "Command line".
    Virus programs often use random filenames.
  8. Close Malware Processes using Task Manager
    More info...
  9. Stop and disable unknown services. Be careful! Do it only if you are fully sure that you do!
  10. Stop and Disable Malware Services
    More info...
  11. Delete virus scheduled tasks.
  12. Remove malicious scheduled tasks
    More info...
  13. Find and delete all keys with virus name in it's content.
  14. run registry editor to find
    More info...
  15. After that, check shortcuts of your browsers if they have additional addresses at the end of command line. Check if shortcuts runs real browsers, not fakes. Remember: Chromium is fake browser, real name have to be Chrome.
  16. check shortcut's end for additional line
  17. Remove all unused extensions (or plug-ins) in your browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc., if they have our virus name in their names or directory. You may need to uninstall suspisious exgtensions or totally reset your browser.
  18. check plugins
    More info...
  19. Next, you have to check your DNS settings. Follow your provider's instructions, delete all unknown DNS addresses.
    More info...