How to stop redirects

How to stop redirects is a deceptive website that misuses a legitimate browser feature to spam users’ screens with ads. Users who get redirected to will see a browser notification saying “ wants to show notifications”. By notifications, means ads. This is disguised as a robot check. If users click “Allow”, their screens will be spammed with ads, not all of which will be safe. is an empty site with no content. Its sole purpose is to trick users into allowing notifications, which would allow the site to spam ads. The whole thing is supposedly a robot check so users can access the site. But accepting notifications would do nothing besides allow the site to show ads on the screen. These notifications appear on the right side of the screen even when users are not on the site. In addition to being annoying, the ads can also be somewhat dangerous. Some of them could be made to resemble legitimate system notifications. For example, users could be shown fake virus alerts or anti-virus subscription expiration notifications. Interacting with those ads could lead users to scams or malicious sites. Thus, if users have permitted these notifications, they need to revoke the permission right away. Fortunately, this is easily done via the browser’s settings.

The feature that sites like misuse has its legitimate uses. For example, users can allow a news site to show notifications in order to see important news without having to check the news site. As long as a site is safe, users can allow it to show notifications.

Most users are redirected to sites like when browsing high-risk sites but adware could also be the trigger. If adware is what’s causing the redirects, it’s recommended to use an anti-virus program to deal with it.

What causes random redirects to sites like

There are several reasons why you could be redirected to and similar sites. Either your computer has adware installed on it or you visit high-risk websites without an adblocker. Sites with certain content are often considered to be high-risk because of the ads they host. In particular, sites that have pornographic and/or pirated content have loads of ads. Clicking on anything on those sites often triggers a redirect to some questionable site. Fortunately, these redirects are easily preventable with an adblocker program.

Random redirects could also be a sign of an adware infection. If the redirects are occurring regularly, seemingly out of the blue when browsing previously ad-free websites, it’s most likely adware. These types of infections are often installed via the software bundling method. They can be attached to free programs as extra offers and authorized to install alongside automatically. The offers are optional but they need to be manually deselected to stop them from installing. This is made difficult by the fact that they’re hidden in settings users don’t normally use. This makes software bundling a rather controversial installation method.

As already mentioned, the added offers are optional so you can prevent infections like adware from installing. When given the option during installation, choose Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. The installation window will recommend using Default settings but if you do that, all added offers will be automatically installed without your explicit permission. However, Advanced settings will make all offers visible and give you the option to deselect all offers. All you need to do is deselect the boxes of those offers.

Deselecting all offers, no matter how useful they may seem, is recommended unless you want to fill your computer with junk programs that cause issues and can be difficult to get rid of. Anti-virus programs also detect programs that use software bundling to install as potential threats.

How to stop notifications

In case you have given permission to show you notifications, you can easily revoke it via your browser’s settings. The quicker you do that, the better. If you do not know how to do it, use the below instructions.

  • For Mozilla Firefox: Open Menu (the three bars top-right corner) -> Options -> Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press Settings next to Notifications, and remove and any other questionable websites. 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 websites. 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 websites. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.

We also recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus software to check for an adware infection. Adware could be why you get redirected to sites like seemingly randomly. Adware can be tricky to detect and get rid of manually, so using an anti-virus program like WiperSoft is recommended.

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