How to delete redirects

How to delete redirects is a scam website that misuses a legitimate browser feature in order to spam users with advertisements on their desktop. It will display an alert saying “ wants to show notifications”, and pressing “Allow” will allow the site to show you ads.


Browsers have a feature that allows websites to show users notifications which would appear on the desktop. The notifications would be whatever content the site usually posts. For example, if you allow a news website to show notifications, they will be alerts about important news stories. If you click on the notification, you will be taken directly to the news story. If you frequent a particular website because of the content it posts, allowing it to show notifications may be useful. And when you no longer want to see the notifications, you can easily revoke that permission.

The issue with this feature is when sites like misuse it to spam users with ads. When you get redirected to the site, your browser will show a notification saying “ wants to show notifications”. The site itself is disguised to look like a sports news website, so pressing “Allow” would supposedly permit the site to show you sports-related notifications. However, instead of legitimate notifications, you would be spammed with ads, on your desktop of all places. Besides being annoying, the ads may also expose you to unreliable or even dangerous content. Thus, we recommend you do not interact with any notifications until you remove from the list of sites that have permission.

To determine why you are being redirect to, we suggest scanning your computer with anti-virus software. If adware is the issue, the security program would get rid of it, thus stopping the redirects.

Adware is often behind redirects to sites like

Users usually get redirected to sites like for one of two reasons, either they were browsing questionable websites or their computers are infected with adware.

There are certain high-risk websites that have more than questionable ads, and even interacting with the site could trigger a redirect. Sites that have pornography and pirated content are usually among those with the highest risks for visitors. Having adblocker installed would help when visiting such sites because it would prevent the redirects and unwanted ads.

If you have adware installed, you will be redirected over and over again, even when browsing safe websites. It’s usually quite obvious when such an infection is present, so you should know right away. As long as the adware remains installed, you will continue to be redirected. If you’re wondering how the adware managed to install, it likely came alongside a free program you installed. In what’s known as software bundling, infections like adware can come attached to free software as extra offers and install alongside without requiring additional permission. If you want to prevent these unwanted installations, you need to pay attention to how you install free programs. Most importantly, when given the option, choose Advanced (Custom) settings during freeware installation. Those settings will make all added offers visible, and you will be given the option to deselect all of them. Once you uncheck all added offers, you can continue installing the program. removal

The easiest way to check what’s causing you to get redirected is to scan your computer with an anti-virus program, such as WiperSoft. If adware is the issue, the anti-virus program would detect and remove it, thus stopping future redirects. Since adware isn’t a particularly complex infection, you should also be able to remove adware manually.

If it’s not adware, and you’re redirected randomly by the sites you visit, simply install adblocker. It will help prevent the redirects from popping up altogether, or at least close the windows when they pop up.

Lastly, if you have given the site permission to show notifications, it’s best to revoke that permission as soon as possible. If you don’t know how to do that, you can use the instructions provided below. Once you revoke that permission, you will no longer see ads on your desktop.

  • 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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