Abundled.club ads removal
Abundled.club is a fake video game news website that misuses a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show notifications. Allowing Abundled.club to show you notifications means you would be spammed with ads on your desktop. Some of those ads may expose you to potentially dangerous content, such as malware or scams.
Abundled.club is identical to many other websites in every way. It’s made to appear like a video game news website but that is just a ruse. The site asks that you first allow notifications before you can access its contents and shows an alert saying “Abundled.club wants to show notifications”. If you press “Allow”, you will start seeing ads on your desktop. Some of them may be dangerous, thus interacting with them is not recommended. You may be shown “notifications” that ask you to download something potentially malicious, as well as those that claim you have won something. If you have given the site permission, you can follow the instructions at the very end of the report to revoke it.
Despite Abundled.club and similar sites misusing it to spam users with ads, the feature does have legitimate uses. For example, if you frequent a particular news website, you can allow it to show notifications so that you get alerts about important events directly on your desktop. The same goes for all other legitimate websites.
Because random redirects can sometimes be triggered by adware, we suggest checking your computer with anti-virus software such as WiperSoft.
Why are you getting redirected?
There are usually a couple of reasons for redirects to random sites, either your computer is infected with an infection like adware or you browse high-risk websites. Certain sites, such as ones that have pornographic or pirated content, often trigger redirects and pop-ups, so you need to be careful. If you will continue visiting potentially dangerous sites, it’s a good idea to have adblocker and anti-virus programs installed.
If you have been redirected when browsing safe sites and it happened multiple times, you may likely be dealing with an adware infection. It’s quite harmless, provided you don’t interact with the content it shows you. You should be aware that adware installs via software bundling, meaning it usually comes attached to free software as an extra offer. These extra offers are allowed to install alongside the freeware automatically without needing any kind of permission from you. If you want to avoid these unwanted installations, you need to pay attention to how you install free programs. Most importantly, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option during freeware installation. Those settings will make otherwise hidden extra offers visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them. Simply uncheck the boxes of those offers and then continue the installation.
In case you’ve allowed Abundled.club to show you notifications, you need to revoke that permission, to sooner the better. It’s, fortunately, not a difficult process, and you can follow the below directions to help you. Once you delete Abundled.club from the list of sites with permission, the desktop ads should stop.
- For Mozilla Firefox: Open menu (the three bars top-right corner) -> Options -> Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press on Settings next to Notifications, and remove Abundled.club and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by checking the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box in the same Notifications settings.
- For Google Chrome: Open menu (the three dots top-right corner) -> Settings -> Privacy and security -> Site Settings. Click on Notifications under Permissions, and remove Abundled.club and any other questionable website. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
- For Microsoft Edge: Open menu (the three dots top-right corner) -> Settings -> Cookies and site permissions -> Notifications. Review which sites have permission and remove Abundled.club and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
If you’re dealing with adware, know that it’s a relatively harmless infection that is more of an annoyance than actually dangerous. Nonetheless, if it’s redirecting you, the only way to stop that from happening is to get rid of the adware. The easiest way to do that is to use an anti-virus program like WiperSoft. It would delete Abundled.club adware, thus returning your browsing to normal. If it’s not adware, you may want to install an adblocker program to prevent redirects when browsing high-risk websites.
WiperSoft.com is not sponsored, affiliated, linked to or owned by malware developers or distributors that are referred to in this article. The article does NOT endorse or promote malicious programs. The intention behind it is to present useful information that will help users to detect and eliminate malware from their computer by using WiperSoft and/or the manual removal guide.
The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.
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