Delete Greatested.website ads
Greatested.website is a fake video game news website that tries to trick users into allowing advertisements on their desktops. It does so by misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows websites to show users notifications on their desktops. But instead of useful content, sites like Greatested.website simply spam desktops with advertisements.
When you get redirected to Greatested.website, you will see a notification appear saying “Greatested.website wants to show notifications”. The supposed reasoning for asking you to permit these notifications is so that you would get video game news directly on your desktop. However, Greatested.website is a scam website, which means that it will spam you with questionable ads instead of showing you useful notifications. Some of them may be purposely made to appear like legitimate system notifications, which is done to trick users into engaging with questionable content. Some of those ads may try to make you download malware or engage with a scam. If you have allowed the site to show notifications for whatever reason, we suggest you revoke that permission as soon as possible. If you don’t know how to do that, you can use the directions provided at the very end of the report.
But as we said above already, the feature to show notifications is completely legitimate. If there is a website you frequently visit and want to see more of its contents, you can safely allow it to show you notifications, provided the site is legitimate. For example, allowing a news website to show you notifications means you would get important news alerts directly on your desktop. When the notifications are no longer wanted, you can revoke that permission.
We suggest scanning the computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft to see whether adware is causing you to get redirected. If it is adware, removing it would stop the redirects. If it’s not adware, install adblocker and keep it enabled, especially when browsing high-risk websites.
What is causing you to get redirected to Greatested.website
If you get redirected randomly when browsing safe sites, you might have adware installed. Like most computer infections, adware sneaks in unnoticed. It uses software bundling to install, meaning it comes attached to free software as an extra offer. These extra offers are permitted to install alongside automatically, without requiring any additional permission from you. However, you can prevent these unwanted installations, as long as you pay attention to the installation process. Most importantly, you need to install free programs using Advanced (Custom) settings. Those settings, unlike Default, will make all added offers visible and you will have the option to review everything that has been added. All offers are deselectable, and all you need to do is uncheck the box(es). We recommend deselecting all offers because they’re usually useless.
Besides adware, it’s also possible that the redirects are triggered by the sites you visit. If you browse sites that are considered to be high-risk (pornography or pirated content sites, for example), it’s very possible that you trigger the redirects by simply interacting with them. Having an adblocker program installed would help because it would either stop the redirects altogether or at least close the new windows as soon as they open.
If the site has permission to show you notifications, we suggest you delete Greatested.website from the list. If you’re not sure of how to do that, use the below directions.
- 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 Greatested.website 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 Greatested.website 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 Greatested.website and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
Lastly, scan your computer with WiperSoft or another anti-virus program to check for adware. If it’s adware redirecting you, the redirects will only stop once you get rid of the adware.
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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