Delete Hanksforyou.biz redirects
Hanksforyou.biz is one of many questionable websites that try to trick users into agreeing to see advertisements on their desktop. It essentially misuses a legitimate browser feature, which is why your browser will display a message saying “Hanksforyou.biz wants to show notifications” when you get redirected to the site. If you click “Allow”, you will start seeing ads on your desktop.
When you get redirected to Hanksforyou.biz, a browser alert will pop-up asking you to permit the site to show notifications. The site is misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show users notifications on their desktops, if granted permission. Depending on which site users grant permission to, the notifications will be different. If you allow a news site to show notifications, they will be about important news stories. If you allow a travel site to show notifications, they will be related to discounts, new travel destinations, blog posts, etc. Clicking on those notifications would lead directly to the content. So while the feature is often misused, it certainly has its uses.
The issue with this feature is that allowing sites like Hanksforyou.biz to show notifications means being spammed with ads. Hanksforyou.biz itself is a highly questionable website, its generated ads will probably be worse. If you press “Allow” when prompted by Hanksforyou.biz, be careful about what you click on. The notifications will appear on the desktop, right side. It’s a similar enough place to legitimate system notifications that users could end up confusing the two. So you could end up interacting with a malicious ad if you’re not careful.
We strongly recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus software in order to determine whether you’re redirected by adware. If it is adware, you would need to get rid of it to remove Hanksforyou.biz redirects for good.
What is causing redirects to Hanksforyou.biz
There’s usually two possible reasons for why users are redirected to sites like Hanksforyou.biz. It’s either adware, or users browse high-risk sites without adblocker. If you were redirected when browsing a site you know to be high-risk, it’s probably the site that’s the issue. An adblocker program would prevent these redirects, and browsing questionable sites without it is not recommended.
If you are redirected regularly and it’s happening when visiting safe sites, adware may be installed on your computer. Adware isn’t a serious issue but it’s not something you want installed on your computer either as it will constantly redirect you to questionable websites. Adware can install unnoticed via software bundling, which is why most users don’t even notice it. Software bundling is essentially adding additional offers to programs. The offers, in many cases, are adware, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs. They are added in a way that allows them to install alongside without requiring additional permission. But the offers are optional, which means you can prevent their installation. To do that, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when you install free software, especially the freeware you download from unofficial websites. Those settings will display everything that’s been added, and you will have the option to deselect all offers.
When it comes to any kind of infection on the computer, the easiest way to get rid of it is via anti-virus software. Whether or not you believe adware is installed on your computer, we still recommend you scan your computer with a program like WiperSoft. If it is adware, it would get rid of it, which would remove Hanksforyou.biz redirects.
If it’s not adware, and you’re just randomly redirected when visiting certain sites, make sure to install and have adblocker enabled. The adblocker would prevent the redirects altogether, or at least close the windows as they pop up. And if you allowed the site to show notifications, you need to revoke the permission. Below you can find instructions 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 Hanksforyou.biz. 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 Hanksforyou.biz. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
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