How to remove Servicaetod.top redirects
Servicaetod.top is a fake video games news website that tries to trick users into allowing advertisements on the desktop. If you visit the website, you will get a browser alert saying “Servicaetod.top wants to show notifications”, and if you click “Allow”, your desktop will be spammed with ads. Not all of those ads will be safe, some may expose you to potentially dangerous content, such as scams and malware.
Servicaetod.top is identical to sites like Mportantly.online, Terestedine.online, Eveicanma.online, and Whenwem.online. They all appear to be low-effort entertainment news websites but they don’t actually post any kind of content. Servicaetod.top is made to appear like it’s a video game news website but it’s not very convincing, considering it has no content. It displays a message saying you need to allow notifications if you want to browse the website. A browser alert will also pop up claiming “Servicaetod.top wants to show notifications”.
Giving this site permission to show notifications would be a mistake. Servicaetod.top by itself is a questionable website, so its shown “notifications” will just be spammy ads. The site will essentially spam your desktop with ads. They will appear in a similar place to legitimate notifications so it is possible to confuse them. You may be tricked into downloading some kind of questionable or even malicious program disguised as something useful. Fortunately for you, this permission can be easily revocable, as long as you know how to do it. If you don’t know what to do, you can use the instructions provided at the very end of the report to help you.
It should be mentioned that even if the “show notifications” feature is misused by questionable sites, it is safe to use in many instances and can even come in handy. As long as the site you want to see notifications from is legitimate, allowing it to show them is safe. What those notifications show depends on what the site usually posts. As an example, you will see news alerts on your desktop if you allow a news website to show you notifications. When you no longer wish to see the notifications, you can simply revoke that permission in your browser’s settings.
It’s important that you identify the reason why you’re randomly redirected to questionable sites like Servicaetod.top. We recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus software just in case an adware infection is the issue. If adware is present, only its removal would stop the redirects permanently. Another reason for the redirects could be the sites you visit. If you regularly visit high-risk websites, installing an adblocker program is a good idea as it would block the redirects.
Random redirects can indicate adware’s presence
There are usually two explanations for random redirects. If you’re redirected when visiting high-risk websites or clicking on questionable ads, it’s likely the sites that are at fault. High-risk websites, usually ones that have adult or pirated content, have loads of questionable ads, which if clicked could trigger redirects. If you intend to regularly visit those kinds of websites, we strongly suggest installing an adblocker program.
However, if you are redirected regularly even when browsing safe sites, your computer may be infected with adware. As far as computer infections go, it’s not serious since it does not directly damage the computer. Infections like adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) install using the free software bundling method. The method allows those infections to come attached to freeware as extra offers, which are permitted to install alongside automatically without requiring explicit permission from you. For obvious reasons, software bundling is a questionable installation method, and anti-virus software usually detects programs that use it as potential threats.
It should be said that the added offers that come attached to freeware are optional, but because they’re initially hidden, many users simply don’t notice them and cannot prevent their installation. In order to correctly install free programs and prevent unwanted offers from installing, use Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. As you likely already noticed, the installation window suggests using Default settings but if you follow that advice, you will allow all added offers to install. Advanced settings will make all offers visible and you will be able to deselect all of them. And we suggest you do deselect all offers, even if some of them appear useful at first sight.
If the site has permission to show notifications and it’s now spamming your desktop with ads, revoke that permission immediately. It’s easily done in your browser’s settings. If you need assistance, use the instructions provided 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 Servicaetod.top 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 Servicaetod.top 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 Servicaetod.top and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
Because adware may be triggering the redirects, use WiperSoft or another anti-virus program to scan your computer. Using anti-virus software is the easiest option because infections like adware can be pretty persistent, despite not being dangerous. However, you can try to delete Servicaetod.top adware manually, it may simply take longer.
If no adware is detected, then you are likely redirected by the sites you visit. If you notice that a particular website that you visit often triggers redirects, either avoid visiting it or install an adblocker program. An adblocker would either completely block the redirects, or at the very least close the windows as soon as they appear.
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