Delete Bikequeen1.xyz ads
Bikequeen1.xyz is a generic scam website that tries to trick users into allowing ads on the desktop. The site is misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows websites with permission to show users notifications that appear on the desktop. Only instead of useful content, Bikequeen1.xyz would show ads, and not necessarily safe ones either.
These kinds of websites take advantage of a legitimate browser feature in order to spam users with ads. They are all more or less the same, and we have previously written about numerous ones, such as Manhattanstream1.xyz, Salewedding1.xyz, and Smoothmicro1.xyz. The sites display a buffering video and show a browser alert saying “Bikequeen1.xyz wants to show notifications”, implying that in order to watch the video, it’s necessary to allow the notifications. This kind of scam may work on users who were trying to watch a pirated copy of a movie or TV show and were redirected to this site when trying to play a video. In other cases, there’s no reason why anyone would allow Bikequeen1.xyz to show notifications.
If you have permitted it, ads are likely popping up on your desktop’s right side. We strongly recommend you avoid interacting with them because you could be exposed to potentially malicious content. Some of those ads may try to trick you into downloading some kind of program. Or you may be tricked into interacting with a scam. The sooner you delete Bikequeen1.xyz from the list of sites that have permission to show notifications, the better. You can use the directions provided at the end to help you.
Despite the common misuse, the feature that allows websites to show users notifications is perfectly legitimate. As long as the site is not dangerous, allowing it to show notifications is perfectly safe. The contents of those notifications depend on what a site usually posts. For example, a news website would show notifications about important news. A travel website would likely show notifications about discounts or new travel destinations. When you no longer wish to see the notifications, simply revoke the site’s permission.
There could be a couple of reasons for random redirects, though it’s likely either the sites you visit or adware that’s at fault. To identify whether it is adware, you should scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. Removing the adware would stop the Bikequeen1.xyz redirects. It’s also recommended that you read the next section carefully in order to learn how to install free programs correctly and prevent adware infections. Installing an adblocker program is also a good idea, in case the redirects are triggered by the sites you visit.
Avoiding an adware infection
Depending on how often you’re redirected and when it happens, either your computer is infected with adware or you browse high-risk websites. If the redirects only happen when you browse specific sites, such as those that have pornography or pirated content, the sites are likely at fault. Plenty of websites are considered to be high-risk, mainly due to the questionable ads they host. Installing an adblocker program would help block the redirects, or at least close them as soon as they pop up. In general, an adblocker is a must when using the Internet because it does block the majority of ads.
If you’re redirected regularly and it happens when browsing safe sites, your computer may be infected with adware. Adware is a relatively minor infection that mainly focuses on exposing users to as much advertisement content as possible. Users are usually taken by surprise when they notice adware’s presence even if they install it themselves, albeit unknowingly. This happens because infections like adware and browser hijackers come attached to free software as extra offers. This is known as software bundling, and the offers that come added to freeware are permitted to install alongside automatically. Users do not need to explicitly permit this, nor are they even informed of the offers. The offers are optional but unless users pay close attention when installing freeware, they won’t notice the offers.
To correctly install freeware, you need to opt for Advanced (Custom) during the process. If you choose Default, the added offers will remain hidden and be permitted to install alongside automatically. Advanced settings, on the other hand, will make all offers visible. You will be permitted to uncheck all added offers, allowing you to prevent their installation. Do not continue the installation unless you deselect the offers. Some of them may seem useful at first sight but allowing their installation is not a good idea. It’s mostly potentially unwanted programs that are distributed this way, and you have no use for them. So unless you want to spend time trying to remove persistent infections, always deselect the offers.
Evidently, not all websites should have permission to show notifications on your desktop. If you have, for whatever reason, given this site permission to show notifications, you need to delete Bikequeen1.xyz from that list. It’s not difficult to do but if you’re not sure about how to change your browser’s settings, use the below-provided directions to help you.
- 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 Bikequeen1.xyz 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 Bikequeen1.xyz 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 Bikequeen1.xyz and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
It’s also a good idea to scan your computer with anti-virus software, just in case you’re being redirected by adware. A program like WiperSoft would delete Bikequeen1.xyz adware with no problems. If no adware is detected, or if you’re only redirected when browsing certain high-risk websites, you should install an adblocker program. It would block the redirects altogether, or at the very least close the pop-ups as they appear.
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.