Delete pop-ups

Delete pop-ups is a fairly typical scam website pushing a social engineering scam that tries to trick users into subscribing to advertisements that would appear on the desktop. The site will show a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you press “Allow” on the alert, you will start seeing advertisements on your desktop.


There are certain sites that have a “show notifications” feature enabled, which is why you get the alert saying a site wants to show notifications. If you give a site permission to show notifications, they will appear on the desktop, on the right side. The contents of those notifications will depend on what the site with permission usually posts. For example, allowing a news website to show notifications means you would see news alerts on your desktop. Clicking on those alerts would take you directly to the content. When you no longer want to see the notifications, you can easily revoke the permission.

While the feature has legitimate uses, the issue is with sites like If you give it permission to show you notifications, you will start seeing ads on your desktop. The site itself is of questionable nature, it’s not hard to imagine that its shown notifications will be the same, if not worse. You may be shown ads that prompt you to install questionable programs or ask for your personal information. We do not recommend interacting with any of them. And the sooner you revoke that permission if you have given it, the better.

To find out why you’re being redirected to sites like, we suggest scanning your computer with anti-virus software, such as WiperSoft. If the program does not detect adware, then you know that the sites you visit are the issue.

Adware distribution methods

Random redirects to sites like are usually one of the first signs of adware being present. However, they can also be triggered by certain sites. High-risk sites, such as the ones hosting pornography and/or pirated content, have plenty of questionable ads. Clicking on anything on those sites could trigger a redirect, so either avoid visiting high-risk websites or install adblocker. Adblocker would stop the redirects altogether, or close the windows as they pop up at the very least.

In case the redirects happen when you browse safe sites, more than likely you’re dealing with adware. It’s not a serious infection so there is no need to worry about it causing damage. It will merely try to expose you to as much advertisement content as possible. If you’re wondering how adware could have installed on your computer, it likely came attached to a free program you installed. This method of installation is called software bundling, and it’s usually how unwanted programs like adware and browser hijackers install. When these infections come attached to free software as extra offers, they are permitted to install alongside the free program automatically, without your explicit permission. If you want to prevent these unwanted installations in the future, you need to pay attention to how you install free programs. When given the option during installation, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings. Those settings will make all added offers visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them. All it takes is unchecking the boxes of those offers. Once you have done that, you can continue installing the program. removal

When it comes to redirects to random websites, it’s usually adware that’s causing them. The easiest way to determine whether it is indeed adware is to scan the computer with anti-virus software such as WiperSoft. The program would detect and remove adware, thus stopping the redirects. You can also try to get rid of the adware manually, as it’s not a particularly serious infection.

If adware is not detected on your computer, the sites you visit may be to blame. In the future, either avoid visiting questionable websites or have adblocker installed. Adblocker will save you from being exposed to all kinds of potentially dangerous ads.

Lastly, if you have given the site permission to show advertisements, you need to revoke that permission. We doubt you enjoy ads on your desktop, so the sooner you delete from the list of sites that have permission, the better.

  • 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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