Delete Smoothmicro1.xyz ads
Smoothmicro1.xyz is a very typical scam website that tries to trick users into allowing advertisements on their desktops. If you get redirected to it, the site will show either a movie playing or a game, and then display an alert saying “Smoothmicro1.xyz wants to show notifications”. If you click “Allow”, you will start getting ads on your desktop.
The reason Smoothmicro1.xyz would show you ads if you give it permission to show notifications is because the site itself is a scam. When you get redirected to it, you may see the beginning of a Disney or Marvel movie, only for the video to stop after around 10 seconds. A message would then appear and say that you need to click “Allow” in the “Smoothmicro1.xyz wants to show notifications” alert in order to continue playing the video. For users familiar with what browser notifications are, this will make very little sense. If you allow these notifications, potentially dangerous ads will start appearing on your desktop. Interacting with them is not a good idea because you may be exposed to scams and malware.
However, a legitimate site showing notifications is safe. If there’s a site you frequent and wish to see its contents you can safely allow it. The permission is easily revokable for when you no longer want to see them. The contents of the notifications depend on what the site usually posts. A news website would show news alerts, for example.
If redirects to Smoothmicro1.xyz and other similar sites are a regular thing, we recommend scanning your computer with WiperSoft or another anti-virus program because adware may be present on your computer.
Why are you being redirected to questionable sites
While random redirects to questionable websites are often a sign of an adware infection, it’s not always the case. If you were redirected when browsing a questionable website when you got redirected, the site may be to blame. Installing an adblocker program would help with this, as would being more careful with what sites you browse.
However, if it is indeed adware, you’ll be redirected even when browsing safe sites. Adware is a pretty minor infection, mainly because its primary goal is to expose you to as much advertisement content as possible instead of harming your computer. Infections like adware and browser hijackers install via free software. They basically come attached to freeware as extra offers, which are permitted to install alongside without requiring additional permission. They’re also initially hidden to prevent users from deselecting them. However, if you use Advanced (Custom) settings when installing programs, you will be able to see whatever has been added. Those settings will also give you the option to deselect everything. You should deselect all offers, even if some of them seem useful at first sight. Any program that uses software bundling to install should not be allowed on your computer, as it’s a sneaky installation method that tries to bypass your permission.
How to remove Smoothmicro1.xyz notifications
In case you allowed the site to show you notifications, you can find directions to help revoke that permission right below. It’s unlikely that you want to see ads on your desktop so the sooner you delete Smoothmicro1.xyz from the list of sites with permission, the better. In the future, only allow trustworthy websites to show you notifications.
- 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 Smoothmicro1.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 Smoothmicro1.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 Smoothmicro1.xyz and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
To determine whether adware is redirecting you to sponsored websites, we recommend you scan your computer with WiperSoft or another anti-virus program. It would remove the adware, thus stopping the redirects. And if it isn’t adware, you should be more careful about what sites you visit and/or install an adblocker program.
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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