How to stop redirects?

How to stop redirects? is a questionable website that attempts to trick users into allowing ads on their screens. When users first get redirected to, they will see a browser notification saying “ wants to show notifications”. If users click “Allow”, the site will start spamming ads.



Commonly, users get redirected to sites like when browsing certain high-risk sites. In rare cases, adware can also be the trigger. The site doesn’t have any content on it, it only displays a video player. When users get redirected to it, the video player will start loading and suddenly stop. A browser alert will appear saying “ wants to show notifications”, implying that to continue watching the video, users need to allow notifications. If users click “Allow”, the video will not start playing, instead they will start seeing intrusive ads on their screens. These ads may resemble legitimate system notifications and will appear similarly to where legitimate ones appear. This is done to trick users into interacting with them. Interacting with the notifications could result in redirects to sites that host malware or promote scams. If users have given permission, they need to revoke it right away.

The “show notifications” feature is often misused by questionable sites like but it does have legitimate uses. If users frequently visit a particular website and want to see more of its content without needing to visit the site, they can allow it to show notifications. The permission to show notifications can easily be revoked if users get tired of the notifications. Instructions will be provided at the very end of this report.

If users have given permission to show notifications, they need to revoke that permission sooner rather than later. It’s not difficult to do if users know how to navigate their browser’s settings. It’s also a good idea to scan the computer with an anti-virus program to check for an adware infection.

What triggers redirects to sites like

In most cases, users are redirected when browsing certain high-risk websites. Some websites host very questionable ads and expose users to a lot of advertisement content. Sites that have pornography and/or pirated content are particularly guilty of this. Clicking on anything on those sites can trigger a redirect to a random website. Both the redirects and intrusive ads are easily preventable with an adblocker program.

If users are redirected to sites like regularly, it’s likely an adware infection that triggers the redirects. Infections like adware and browser hijackers are not serious infections but they are very annoying. They are usually installed via the software bundling method. They can be added to free programs as extra offers. These extra offers are authorized to be installed alongside the programs automatically without requiring explicit permission from users. The offers are optional and can be deselected by users. However, they are hidden in settings users don’t normally use. This makes software bundling a frowned-upon installation method. It’s common for programs that use it to be detected as potential threats by anti-virus programs.

These unwanted installations are easily preventable if users pay close attention when installing free programs. During the installation process, users will be asked to choose settings. The installation window will recommend using Default but these settings will permit all added offers to install. If users opt for Advanced (Custom) settings, all added offers will be clearly displayed, and users will be given the option to deselect all offers. It’s recommended to not allow any added offers to be installed because otherwise, the computer will be filled with junk programs. These junk programs can be quite persistent and difficult to get rid of so preventing their installations from the very beginning is a good idea.

How to stop redirects

We recommend scanning the computer with an anti-virus program like WiperSoft to check for an adware infection. Adware can be a very persistent infection that’s difficult to get rid of manually. Thus, using an anti-virus is much faster and requires less effort. An adblocker program should also be installed to block all intrusive ads and redirects.

Users who were tricked into allowing to show notifications should revoke the permission right away. This can be done in the browser’s settings. Users should remove and all other unfamiliar sites from the list of sites that have permission. Instructions are provided below.

  • 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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