How to remove redirects

How to remove redirects is a scam website, one of many that misuse a legitimate browser feature to spam users with ads that appear on the desktop. When you get redirected to the site, there will be a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications” and if you press “Allow”, ads will start appearing on your desktop’s right side. We don’t recommend interacting with any of those “notifications” because you could be exposed to malicious or scam content. is essentially identical to sites like,, and They are made to appear like they are sports, video games, or movie news websites but ask that you allow them to show notifications before you can actually browse them. An alert will appear when you visit and it will say “ wants to show notifications”. Supposedly, if you allow the notifications, you will get movie updates directly on your desktop. However, in reality, ads will start spamming your desktop. Since the site itself is questionable at best, we don’t recommend allowing it to show notifications. If you have given it permission, avoid interacting with any notifications that appear on the desktop until you revoke that permission. Some of the notifications may be purposely made to resemble legitimate system alerts to trick users into downloading malware or falling for a scam.

Despite the fact that the “show notifications” feature is often misused, it has legitimate uses. If you visit a particular website often and wish to see more of what it posts, you can allow it to show notifications. As long as a site is legitimate, you can safely allow it to show you notifications. The contents of those notifications depend on what the site usually posts. For example, if you allow a news website to show notifications, you would see news alerts. If you give permission to a travel website, notifications will be about new travel destinations or discounts. When you no longer want to see the notifications, you can easily block them from appearing again. We have provided directions at the very end of the report to help if you do not know how to revoke a site’s permission to show notifications.

Redirects to sites like can be triggered by adware or by high-risk websites. If you were redirected when browsing a certain website, either avoid going to it again or install an adblocker program. However, you should also scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft in order to check whether your computer is infected with adware.

Adware is often responsible for redirects to questionable websites

There are a couple of reasons why you are redirected to sites like, either your computer is infected with adware or you visit high-risk websites. Certain websites are considered to be high-risk due to the ads they have. For example, clicking on anything on pornography or pirated content websites could trigger a redirect. To avoid being redirected, either avoid visiting these kinds of websites or install an adblocker program to block the pop-ups.

If you are redirected regularly even when browsing safe websites, your computer is likely infected with adware. Fortunately, it’s not a serious infection and mostly focuses on exposing you to as much sponsored content as possible. Adware installs via a method known as software bundling which is why many users do not notice it installing. What likely happened is adware was attached to a free program you installed as an extra offer and you did not notice. The extra offers are optional but they are set to install alongside automatically unless users manually deselect them. Keep in mind that most free programs, especially if they’re downloaded from unofficial websites will have added offers. You need to deselect these offers manually every time you install a free program.

To prevent unwanted installations, you need to pay attention during freeware installation. In particular, you need to opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when the choice is given during installation. Default settings will hide all added offers and they will be permitted to install alongside the program automatically. But if you opt for Advanced settings, all offers will be made visible, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. Simply uncheck the boxes of those offers. We should warn you that some offers may seem useful, though allowing any of them to install is not a good idea. Software bundling is a sneaky installation method so programs that use it should not be permitted to install. removal

Scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft to determine whether adware is present. Getting rid of adware is easiest with anti-virus software because it can be tricky to do it manually, particularly if you don’t have a lot of experience with uninstalling programs. If the anti-virus software doesn’t detect any adware, install an adblocker program to block pop-up windows when visiting high-risk websites.

If ads are appearing on your desktop, you need to delete from the list of sites with permission to show notifications. You can find directions right below if you don’t know how to revoke a site’s permission. It’s also a good idea to remove any other unknown website from the list.

  • 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 and any other questionable website. 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 and any other questionable website. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
  • For Microsoft Edge: Open menu (the three dots top-right corner) -> Settings -> Cookies and site permissions -> Notifications. Review which sites have permission and remove and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.

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