How to stop redirects

How to stop redirects is a generic website that tries to deceive you into allowing its advertisements to appear on your desktop. Deceptive websites like this one misuse a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show users notifications on the desktop. Thus, when you get redirected to the site, you will see a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. While legitimate sites would show useful content, would just spam you with ads. Furthermore, those ads could expose you to questionable, even malicious content.



While this feature is often misused, it does have legitimate uses. If you have a favored website and wish to see more of its content, you can allow it to show notifications. The contents of those notifications depend on what the site usually posts. For example, if you allow a news website to show notifications, it would show important news alerts directly on your desktop. If you no longer wish to see any notifications on the desktop, you can easily revoke that permission. If you do not know what to do, we have provided instructions at the very end of the report. and plenty of other websites misuse this feature to spam users with advertisements. The site is supposed to be a news website but it doesn’t actually have any content. It only displays a message explaining how to enable notifications. Immediately upon entering the website, you will see a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. Considering that the site itself is quite questionable, the notifications, if you allow them, would likely be much worse.  The ads will appear at a similar place to legitimate system notifications, which is how users may get confused. The ads could also be purposely made to appear like legitimate notifications. So if you have given it permission, do not interact with any of the ads because you could be exposed to malicious content.

We strongly recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus software to determine whether adware is at fault. If it is adware, the redirects will stop only when you remove the adware. However, it’s also possible that you could be redirected by the sites you visit. If that is the case, install an adblocker program.

Random redirects can be triggered by adware

In most cases, if you’re redirected to sites like, it’s because you visit high-risk websites. Sites that are considered to be high-risk are usually ones that have pornography or pirated content. These sites usually have questionable ads, and clicking on anything on them could trigger a redirect. You can prevent these redirects, as well as intrusive advertisements by installing an adblocker.

In rarer cases, redirects could be caused by an adware infection. If adware is indeed present, the redirects would happen regularly, even if the sites you visit are perfectly safe. Infections like adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are quite minor in comparison and install via the software bundling method. The method essentially allows them to sneak in without explicit permission. The software bundling method allows infections like adware to come attached to free software as extra offers and install alongside automatically. The offers are technically optional but they need to be manually deselected if you do not want them to install. To make matters worse, the offers are also hidden initially.

If you want to avoid installing unwanted offers alongside your free software, you will need to pay attention during installation. Most importantly, you need to opt for Advanced or Custom settings when given the option. You may notice that the installation window recommends using Default settings. However, if you follow this advice, the offers will not only be hidden but also permitted to install alongside without your explicit permission. However, Advanced settings will make all added offers visible. You will also be given the option to deselect all of them. Simply uncheck the boxes. Once you have done that, you can continue installing the program.

Some of the offers can seem quite useful at first sight but it’s never recommended to allow their installations. They are quite persistent once installed so it’s much easier to prevent their installations in the very beginning because you just need to uncheck a couple of boxes. removal

When you get redirected to a random website, your first course of action should be to determine why the redirect happened. If you were redirected while browsing a particular high-risk website, it’s likely the site that’s at fault. You can prevent this from happening in the future by installing an adblocker program. We also suggest scanning the computer with anti-virus software to check for adware. If adware is the problem, only removing it would stop the redirects.

If you have given the site permission to show notifications on your desktop, you will also need to revoke that permission. Fortunately, this is easily done. If you’re not very familiar with your browser’s settings, you can use the directions provided right below. You should not only delete but also any other questionable site from the list of sites that have permission.

  • 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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