How to stop redirects?

How to stop redirects? is a dubious website that misuses a legitimate browser feature to spam users’ screens with ads. When redirected to this site, the browser will display a notification saying “ wants to show notifications”. If users click “Allow”, the site will be given the authorization to show ads.



The site does not have any content besides a video player that starts playing when you get redirected to the site and suddenly stops. When the video player stops, a browser notification will pop up saying “ wants to show notifications”. The site will also display a message saying you need to click “Allow” to watch the video. It’s likely that users get redirected to this site when trying to watch copyrighted content illegally online.

Clicking “Allow” will essentially allow the site to start spamming ads on your screen. These ads will start popping up on the right side of the screen. Their placement may be similar to where legitimate notifications appear. Clicking on those notifications will likely lead to potentially dangerous websites that conceal malware or promote scams. If you have given permission to show notifications, you can revoke it in the browser’s settings.

Despite being misused by many questionable websites, the feature is legitimate. As long as a site is legitimate, you can allow it to show notifications. For example, if you frequent a particular news website and it shows you a prompt to show you notifications, you can give it permission if you want to see important news reports on your screen. Clicking on the notification would take you directly to the article. Again, this permission can easily be revoked in the browser’s settings.

What triggers random redirects to

In most cases, users are redirected to and similar sites when browsing high-risk sites that have questionable ads. Many websites host highly questionable ads, and clicking on anything in them can often trigger a redirect. Sites that have pornography or pirated content are guilty of this. Fortunately, this is easily fixable with a good adblocker program.

The trigger behind random redirects could also be adware. Adware is a minor infection that focuses on exposing users to as many ads as possible. These types of infections are installed via the software bundling method. The way it works the infections are added to free software as extra offers. These offers are set to install alongside automatically unless they are deselected. They are technically optional but need to be deselected by users to prevent their installations. However, the offers often go unnoticed because they’re hidden in settings users don’t normally use. This makes software bundling a somewhat problematic installation method. It’s common for anti-virus programs to detect programs that use it as potential threats.

If you pay attention when installing programs, it’s not difficult to prevent these unwanted installations. During installation, you will be prompted to choose either Default or Advanced (Custom) settings. The installation window always recommends using Default settings but if you use them, all added offers will be authorized to install automatically. Advanced settings, on the other hand, will make all offers visible. You will also be given the option to deselect the offers you do not want. Simply uncheck the boxes. It’s strongly recommended to deselect all offers to avoid filling your computer with junk that can be difficult to get rid of once fully installed.

How to stop notifications?

Adware installed on your computer could be why you get randomly redirected. To check for adware, it’s a good idea to scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. If adware is detected, the program will get rid of it without you needing to do anything. You should also install an adblocker program if you don’t already have it. It will block ads and redirects, particularly when you visit high-risk websites.

If you have given authorization to show notifications on your screen, you will need to revoke the permission in your browser’s settings. Instructions can be found right below if you need help with navigating your browser’s settings. In addition to, you should also remove any other unfamiliar site from the list.

  • 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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