How to delete pop-ups

How to delete pop-ups is a very typical website that tries to trick users into subscribing to advertisements, which would appear on the desktop. If you get redirected to the site, a pop-up notification will appear saying “ wants to show notifications”. Pressing “Allow” essentially means you will be spammed with ads.


There are countless websites like, and we have reported on numerous ones in the past. They are all more or less the same, in the sense that they misuse a legitimate browser feature that allows websites to show users notifications on their desktop. They are also all spam websites, which means that allowing them to show notifications means ads will appear on your desktop.

This “show notifications” feature is legitimate and is used by many websites to keep users informed about new content on the sites. For example, if you allow a news website to show you notifications, it will show important news story alerts on your desktop. Clicking on the notification would take you directly to the content, so you would be up to date with what’s happening without needing to periodically check the site. But when it comes to sites like, allowing notifications means being spammed with ads.

The notifications will appear at a similar place to system alerts, which would not be a problem if sites like did not purposely make their notifications resemble legitimate ones in order to trick users. If you aren’t careful, you could end up interacting with a malicious ad, which could trick you into downloading something potentially malicious. Fortunately, you can easily revoke the site’s permission to show you ads if you have given it. If you are not familiar with how to do that, we will explain in the last section of the report.

To rule out the possibility that you are redirected to by adware, we strongly suggest you scan your computer with an anti-virus program like WiperSoft. The program would detect and remove adware if it’s present.

Redirects to websites like often happen because of adware

Depending on why you’re redirected to and similar sites, the solution is different. If adware is installed on your device, you will need to get rid of it to stop the redirects. If you were randomly redirected by some site you were visiting, you need to install adblocker.

If adware is present, it likely installed via free software bundling, a method that allows programs to install essentially without users noticing. Minor infections like adware and browser hijackers can come attached to free software as extra offers, which allows them to install alongside automatically. While the offers are optional, many users fail to deselect them mainly because they are not aware of them since they’re initially hidden. If you want to make them visible, you need to opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. Those settings will not only make the offers visible but also allow you to deselect all of them. All you really need to do is uncheck the boxes of those offers. Once that is done, you can continue installing the program. Keep in mind that most free programs will have added offers, so you always need to deselect them. pop-ups removal

Perform a scan of your computer with WiperSoft or another anti-virus program to determine whether adware is what’s redirecting you. The anti-virus program would delete adware if it’s present. However, if nothing is found, it’s possible that you are redirected by the sites you visit. Installing adblocker could prevent these redirects in the future.

If you have given or some other unwanted site permission to show you notifications, we suggest you revoke that permission as soon as possible. That can easily be done by following the below provided instructions.

  • 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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