How to stop redirects

How to stop redirects is a deceptive website that misuses a legitimate browser feature to spam users’ desktops with ads. If you get redirected to, you will be shown a browser notification saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you click “Allow”, the site will start showing you ads as notifications. is a very generic website that does not have any content. When you get redirected to it, you will see a video player start loading and suddenly stop. A browser alert will then pop up saying “ wants to show notifications” and the site will display a notification saying you need to click “Allow” to continue watching the video. It’s likely that users get redirected to this site when they try to watch copyrighted content on illegal websites. Clicking “Allow” on the “ wants to show notifications” alert will not start the video but it will authorize the site to show ads. The ads will appear as notifications on the right side of your screen, even when you close the window. The notifications may be made to look like system alerts in order to trick users into engaging with them. If you have given the site permission to show notifications, do not interact with them. You could be led to potentially dangerous websites that conceal malware or promote scams. The permission to show notifications can be revoked in the browser’s settings. If you need assistance, you can find instructions in the last section of this report.

The feature to show notifications has legitimate uses. If there is a particular website that you often visit and want to see more of its contents, you can allow it to show you notifications. For example, a news site would show important news alerts. If a website is safe, you can allow it to show notifications.

Why are you redirected to sites like

In most cases, redirects to random sites like happen either because of an adware infection or because users browse high-risk websites without an adblocker. The latter is usually the case. Many websites host highly questionable ads, and browsing them can trigger a redirect. For example, sites that have pirated and/or pornographic content will often trigger a redirect when users click on anything. Fortunately, these redirects are easily preventable with an adblocker program.

It’s also possible for the redirects to be triggered by an adware infection. Adware is a pretty minor infection that aims to expose you to as much advertisement content as possible. These types of infections are usually installed via the software bundling method. They come attached to free programs as extra offers, which are authorized to be installed alongside. The offers are technically optional but they are preselected to install. Users need to manually deselect them from installing but this is made difficult by the fact that the offers are hidden in settings users don’t usually use. This makes software bundling a rather controversial installation method. It’s also common for anti-virus programs to detect programs that use software bundling as potential threats.

If you want to avoid installing junk, you need to pay attention when installing programs. When given the option during installation, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings. The installation window will recommend using Default but if you follow this advice, all added offers will be permitted to install. Advanced settings will show you all offers and give you the option to deselect them. We always recommend deselecting all offers because legitimate programs do not use this method of installation.

How to stop notifications

We strongly recommend scanning your computer with an anti-virus program like WiperSoft to check for an adware infection. Adware can be tricky to deal with manually so using an anti-virus program is suggested. If nothing is detected, the sites you visit are likely the trigger for the redirects. To fix that, install an adblocker.

If you have given the site permission to show you notification, follow the instructions below to revoke the permission.

  • 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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