Hehighlyrec.biz pop-ups removal
Hehighlyrec.biz is a questionable website that tries to trick you into agreeing to see ads on the desktop. It’s essentially pushing a social-engineering scam by showing an alert saying “Hehighlyrec.biz wants to show notifications”. If you press “Allow”, you will start seeing loads of advertisements, even on the desktop.
Browsers have a legitimate feature that allows various websites to show users notifications, if users allow it. It can come in useful in certain situations. For example, if you allow a news website to show notifications, you will see alerts about important news stories on your desktop and won’t need to check the site as regularly. Another example, you can allow some kind of travel website to show notifications, and it would inform you about new travel destinations or discounts. However, the issue with this feature comes when questionable sites like Hehighlyrec.biz ask to show notifications. Instead of actually useful notifications, the alerts shown by Hehighlyrec.biz would be spammy ads that are nothing but annoying.
If you permit a site to show notifications, they will start appearing on your right side of the screen, even on the desktop. When you grant the right website this permission, this can be convenient. However, if sites like Hehighlyrec.biz are able to show you notifications, you could be tricked into downloading something malicious. Some Hehighlyrec.biz ad may be disguised to look like legitimate notifications, so if you don’t pay close attention, you could end up downloading a fake update that turns out to be malware.
To remove Hehighlyrec.biz redirects permanently, you need to find out why you’re redirected in the first place. If it’s a random redirect caused by the site you were visiting, just avoid those kinds of websites or enable adblocker when browsing them. However, if you’re constantly redirected, you could be dealing with adware, in which case stopping the redirects means getting rid of the adware. And if you allowed the site to show notifications, you will need to revoke the site’s permission. We will explain how to do that at the very end of the report.
If you’re randomly redirected, you may have adware installed
Depending on how frequently and when the redirects happen, there could be a couple of reasons why you could be redirected. It’s possible that you were browsing a high-risk website and clicked on something that triggered a redirect. Sites that this often happens on include those that have pornography and pirated content. If you regularly browse them, have adblocker installed, as it would either prevent the redirect altogether or at least close the window as it pops up.
If you’re constantly redirected, even when on safe sites, it’s possible that your computer is infected with adware. While not a particularly dangerous infection, it’s an annoying one. It usually installs via software bundling, meaning it comes attached to freeware as an extra offer. If you fail to deselect it during installation, it will install alongside the program without requiring any additional permission from you. It’s a rather deceptive method of installation and is quite common. To prevent the unwanted offers from installing alongside the freeware you install, you need to use Advanced (Custom) settings. While the installation window will say that Default settings are the recommended option, that’s not actually the case. All added offers will be made visible in Advanced, and you will have the option to deselect all of them.
If your computer does not have adware installed and the redirect was random, you don’t need to do anything, besides installing adblocker. However, if adware is present, you will need to get rid of it to remove Hehighlyrec.biz redirects permanently. This would be easiest by using an anti-virus programs like WiperSoft. Once you delete Hehighlyrec.biz adware, your browsing will go back to normal. However, if you have allowed the site to show you notifications, you need to revoke that permission.
- 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 Hehighlyrec.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 Hehighlyrec.biz. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
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