How to stop notifications

How to stop notifications is a highly questionable website that misuses a legitimate browser feature to spam users with ads. When users get redirected to, they will immediately get a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. Clicking “Allow” will authorize the site to show ads on users’ desktops.



When you get redirected to, you will see a video player starting to play and suddenly stop. Immediately, your browser will show an alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you click “Allow”, the site will start spamming ads on your desktop. Those ads will appear similarly to where legitimate system notifications are usually displayed, which can confuse users and trick them into interacting with them. Clicking on those notifications is not a good idea because you could be exposed to potentially malicious content and scams.

While this “show notifications” feature is often misused by questionable sites like, it can be used legitimately. As long as a site is safe and does not spam ads, you can allow it to show notifications. If you frequently visit a specific website, you can permit it to show you notifications. For example, if you allow a news site to show you notifications, the site will show push notifications with important news. Clicking on them would take you directly to the content. When you no longer want to see the notifications, you can revoke them in your browser’s settings.

We recommend scanning your computer with WiperSoft just in case an adware infection is what’s triggering redirects. It’s the easiest to get rid of adware using an anti-virus program. If you have given the site permission to show notifications, you need to revoke the permissions. If you do not know what to do, you can use the instructions provided at the very end of the report.

What triggers redirects to sites like

Redirects to questionable sites like can be triggered by adware infections. However, in most cases, the redirects are triggered when users browse questionable websites without an adblocker program. Sites that have pornographic and pirated content are the most problematic because clicking on anything on those sites will trigger a redirect. Fortunately, a good adblocker program will block both redirects and regular ads.

If the redirects are triggered by an adware infection, the redirects will happen frequently. You should also notice an increase in regular ads. Infections like adware are not serious, though they do get annoying very quickly. Adware, browser hijackers, and similar infections usually get installed via the software bundling method. These infections are added to popular free programs as extra offers, which are authorized to be installed automatically alongside the programs they’re attached to.

These offers are optional but to stop them from installing, you need to manually deselect them. However, because the offers are hidden in settings users don’t normally use, users often miss them. This is why software bundling is a controversial installation method.

It’s not difficult to prevent unwanted installations if you choose the correct settings. During installation, you will be recommended by the installation window to use Default settings but if you do that, all added offers will be authorized to install. To have the option of stopping unwanted installations, use Advanced (Custom) settings. These settings will make all offers visible, and you will be given the option to deselect the offers.  No legitimate program will use this installation method so it’s recommended to always deselect all offers. Programs that do use software bundling are often detected as potential threats by anti-virus programs. If you allow these questionable items to be installed, you will fill your computer with junk programs. Once fully installed, these infections can be somewhat difficult to get rid of.

How to stop notifications?

It’s a good idea to scan your computer with an anti-virus program WiperSoft to check for an adware infection. While adware is not difficult to identify, it can be tricky to get rid of manually. Thus, using an anti-virus program is recommended. You should also install a good adblocker program.

If you were tricked into allowing to show you notifications, you can easily revoke the permission in your browser’s settings. If you need help navigating your browser’s settings, use the instructions below. In addition to, you should also remove all unknown websites. 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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