How to stop redirects

How to stop redirects is a highly questionable website that tries to trick users into allowing ads on the desktop. It misuses a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show users notifications. When you get redirected to the site, you will immediately get a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. Allowing these notifications would authorize the site to spam ads on the desktop.



When you get redirected to, you will see a black screen with a message saying you need to click “Allow” to confirm that you are not a robot. The message is referring to a browser alert (“ wants to show notifications”) that will appear as soon as you enter the site. If you click “Allow”, the site will start showing ads on your desktop. The biggest issue with these ads is that they appear similarly to where legitimate system notifications are usually displayed. This can confuse users and trick them into interacting with them. If you click on the notifications, you could be taken to highly questionable websites that promote scams or conceal malware.

This “show notifications” feature is regularly misused by questionable sites like but it can be used legitimately. Provided a site is safe and will not spam ads, it can be authorized to show notifications. If you frequent a specific website, allowing it to show you notifications could even be useful. For example, giving a news site permission would allow it to show you important news. Clicking on the notification would take you directly to the content. This permission is easily revokable if you get tired of seeing notifications.

We strongly recommend scanning your computer with WiperSoft to check for an adware infection. If adware is the culprit, it’s easiest to get rid of it using an anti-virus program. In case you have given the site permission to show you push notifications, revoke the permission in the browser’s settings. Instructions will be provided at the end of this report.

What triggers redirects to sites like

Sometimes redirects to questionable sites like are triggered by adware infections. However, in most cases, the culprit is the questionable websites users browse without an adblocker program. Sites with pornographic and/or pirated content are the most problematic because interacting with anything on those sites will trigger a redirect. However, a good adblocker program will block both redirects and other intrusive ads.

If the redirects are triggered by an adware infection, you will be redirected much more frequently. There should also be a noticeable increase in ads. While infections like adware are not serious, they can become annoying very quickly. Adware, browser hijackers, and similar infections are usually installed via a method known as software bundling. The way it works is these infections are added to popular free programs as extra offers. The offers are authorized to be installed automatically alongside the programs they’re attached to. These added offers are always optional but they need to be manually deselected during installation if you want to prevent them from installing. The issue is that the offers are hidden in settings users don’t normally use, which means many users miss them. This makes software bundling a rather controversial installation method.

If you choose the correct settings, it’s not difficult to prevent unwanted installations. The installation window always recommends using Default settings but if you do that, all added offers will be authorized to install. If you opt for Advanced settings, all offers will be made visible, and you will be given the option to deselect the ones you do not want. Keep in mind that legitimate programs do not use this installation method so allowing any offers to install would be a mistake. Programs that do use software bundling are usually detected as potential threats by anti-virus programs. By allowing these questionable items to be installed, you will end up filling your computer with junk programs that can be difficult to get rid of once fully installed.

How to stop notifications?

We strongly recommend scanning your computer with an anti-virus program WiperSoft to check for an adware infection because it could be triggering the redirects. Adware infections can be tricky to get rid of manually so using an anti-virus program is recommended. Installing a good adblocker program is also a good idea.

If you have given authorization to show you notifications, revoke the permission in your browser’s settings. If you need assistance with navigating your browser’s settings, use the instructions provided below. Review all sites that have permission and remove all sites you do not recognize. You can also turn off the notification requests altogether.

  • 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”.

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