Delete pop-ups

Delete pop-ups is a scam website pishing a social-engineering scam that tries to trick users into allowing advertisements to appear on the desktop. It’s a very common scam misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows websites to show users notifications. Allowing to show notifications means you will start seeing potentially dangerous advertisements on your desktop.


Browsers have a feature that allows websites to show users notifications. The contents of the notifications depend on what the website posts. For example, notifications shown by a news website would either contain important news stories or link to them. Evidently, this is a legitimate feature that has many uses. When you no longer want to see notifications, you can easily revoke the permission.

The issue with this feature is when sites like misuse it to spam users with ads. If you allow to show notifications, you will see advertisements on your desktop. It’s highly recommended that you do not engage with them because some of them may be dangerous. The ads may be purposely made to look like legitimate system notifications in order to trick you into installing malware. So if you have allowed to show you notifications, you need to revoke that permission as soon as possible.

We recommend you scan your computer with anti-virus software, such as WiperSoft to determine why you’re being redirected to questionable websites in the first place. Random redirects often indicate adware’s presence. If it’s not adware, then the sites you visit are the issue.

Redirects to random websites often indicate adware’s presence

If you get randomly redirected to questionable websites, it may indicate adware being installed on your device. Either that or you may be visiting high-risk websites that have questionable ads. Websites that have a certain kind of content often have potentially dangerous ads as well as trigger redirects to certain websites. Thus, visiting those sites can often be dangerous. Having adblocker installed can help prevent the redirects and ads from appearing, making visiting potentially dangerous websites somewhat safer.

However, if you get redirected randomly when visiting safe sites and it has happened multiple times, your computer may have adware installed. Adware is not a particularly dangerous infection, and it usually installs alongside free software. This method of installation is often referred to as software bundling. It allows threats like adware and browser hijackers to come attached to free software as extra offers, which are permitted to install alongside automatically. Many users are not even aware of these offers when installing free programs because they are purposely hidden to prevent users from deselecting them. However, since the offers are optional, you can prevent their installation.

When installing free programs, it’s essential to opt for Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. Advanced settings will make the added offers visible, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. You should always choose Advanced settings when installing free programs, especially when you download them from non-official websites.

How to remove redirects

The quickest way to determine why you are redirected to questionable websites is to scan your computer with anti-virus software, such as WiperSoft. If adware is present, the program would remove it for you. Once you remove adware, the redirects should stop.

If no adware or a similar infection is present on the computer, the sites you visit may be what’s causing you to get redirected. If that is the case, we recommend installing adblocker, or not visiting high-risk websites altogether.

If you have given it permission, you need to delete from the list of sites that have it. It is, fortunately, not difficult to do, and we have provided instructions below to help you if you are unsure of how to do that.

  • 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 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 You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.

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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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