Delete Wedmetofu.biz redirects
Wedmetofu.biz is yet another questionable website pushing a social engineering scam that tries to trick users into subscribing to ads. If you get redirected to this site, a browser pop-up will appear saying “Wedmetofu.biz wants to show notifications”. If you press “Allow”, you will start seeing ads on your desktop.
Sites like Wedmetofu.biz are taking advantage of a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show users notifications. The feature can be useful in some cases, such as when you want to be updated on important news stories without needing to visit a news site. A lot of legitimate sites have this feature turned on, and while sites like Wedmetofu.biz give it a bad reputation, it has its uses. However, allowing Wedmetofu.biz to show you notifications means you would be seeing ads, even on your desktop. There’s really no reason to press “Allow” when questionable sites ask for permission, but users are often tricked when sites display messages that say you need to press “Allow” to continue to the site.
The thing about Wedmetofu.biz ads is that besides being annoying, they could also be harmful. If you grant it permission to show notifications, its ads will appear on your desktop, similarly to where legitimate system notifications appear. This is where it gets problematic. An ad may purposely be made to appear like it’s an update notification, and if you engage with it, you could end up downloading something that’s malicious. So if you have permitted Wedmetofu.biz to show you notifications, avoid interacting with any alerts until you revoke that permission.
If you’re redirected randomly out of the blue, you may have adware installed. If that’s the case, you’d need to get rid of it to remove Wedmetofu.biz redirects. You can also get redirected randomly when visiting high-risk websites. And if you have allowed the site to show you notifications, we will explain how you can revoke it in the last section of the report.
Adware may be installed on your computer if you’re getting redirected to Wedmetofu.biz
Determining why you’re getting redirected to sites like Wedmetofu.biz is very important. If you’re redirected by the site you visit, you should be okay as long as you avoid visiting high-risk websites or at least have adblocker installed. Sites that have pornography or pirated content are usually unsafe to visit without at least an adblocker, so keep that in mind if you intend to use them.
However, if you’re constantly redirected, you could be dealing with adware. Adware is a relatively harmless infection that mainly focuses on exposing users to as much advertisement content as possible. It can install without you even noticing, via software bundling. Infections like adware come attached to freeware as extra offers, and they’re permitted to install alongside without requiring any additional permission. They are optional, however. All you need to do to prevent their installation is opt for Advanced (Custom) settings and deselect the offers. Once you have done that, you can continue installing the freeware.
Programs that you download from non-official websites will usually have something attached to them, so keep that in mind.
You don’t end up on sites like Wedmetofu.biz randomly, you are redirected to them. However, it’s important to determine why you’re getting redirected, is it adware or was it triggered by the site you were visiting. If it is adware, you need to get rid of it to remove Wedmetofu.biz redirects permanently. Using anti-virus software would be easiest because the program would find and remove the adware for you. And if you have permitted the notifications, you need to revoke that permission. It’s fortunately not difficult to do that. You can find an explanation on how to do that 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 Wedmetofu.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 Wedmetofu.biz. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
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