Delete redirects

Delete redirects is one of many scam websites that push a social engineering scam to trick users into agreeing to see ads on their desktop. Such sites misuse a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show users notifications but instead of useful content, they show advertisements. When you get redirected to the site, you’ll get a browser notification that says “ wants to show notifications”, and clicking the “Allow” button would trigger the ads on your desktop.


The site should display different content but the same scam every time you get redirected to it. For example, the above-displayed image shows a message saying “Click Allow to start downloading”. The only time we see this particular scam working is when users, unfamiliar with how notifications work, try to download something (probably illegally) and get redirected to this site. For users who weren’t trying to download anything, this wouldn’t make much sense. However, in case you have allowed the site to show notifications, you should know what to expect. The site will essentially spam your desktop with advertisements, not necessarily safe ones either. You could be shown ads that encourage you to download dangerous content, such as malware. Since the notifications will be ads, there’s no reason to continue allowing to show them. If you need help to revoke the permission, use the directions provided in the very last paragraph.

It should be mentioned, however, that allowing a legitimate site to show notifications is safe. “Show notifications” is a legitimate feature and can actually be useful in certain cases. For example, if you frequent a particular news website, you could allow it to show notifications. It would display important news alerts directly on your desktop. When you no longer wish to see those notifications, you can revoke the permission without much trouble.

Random redirects can indicate an adware infection

In most cases, users are redirected because of their bad habits which include visiting high-risk websites. Certain sites, particularly ones that have pornography or pirated content, often have questionable ads, interacting with which could lead to sites like When visiting such websites it’s a good idea to have adblocker installed.

In rarer cases, redirects to random sites can be a sign of an adware infection. If it is adware, it likely installed via software bundling without you noticing and is now exposing you to advertisement content. The good news is that adware is relatively harmless as its main goal is not to harm your computer. However, it can be very annoying. Because these kinds of infections tend to sneak in attached to free programs, you need to pay closer attention to installation processes.

Infections like adware and browser hijackers usually come attached to free programs as extra offers, which are permitted to install alongside without requiring your permission. This allows these infections to essentially sneak in, which makes the method quite frowned upon. If you want to avoid these unnecessary installations opt for Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. Advanced settings will make all offers visible, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes of those offers. Once you have done that you can continue installing the program. removal

If has permission to show you notifications, you can easily revoke it. It’s important that you do because the notifications are not necessarily safe to interact with. Furthermore, it’s very doubtful that you enjoy seeing ads on your desktop. You can find instructions to help you delete notifications right below.

  • 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 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 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 and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.

Because it’s possible for you to have been redirected to sites like by adware, we recommend scanning the computer with anti-virus software such as WiperSoft. If no adware is detected, you should review your browsing habits and install an adblocker program.

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