Remove pop-ups

Remove pop-ups is a deceptive website that tries to trick you into subscribing to advertisements. It misuses a legitimate browser feature and displays an alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. Pressing “Allow” is essentially agreeing to see ads on the desktop.


You likely have noticed this but certain websites sometimes display alerts saying that a site wants to show notifications. There are quite a few legitimate sites that display these alerts, and what they’re essentially asking is if you want to see alerts about content on your desktop. For example, if you allow a traveling website to show you notifications, you would get alerts about new travel destinations or discounts. These notifications would appear on your desktop, and clicking on them would lead to the content directly. So in some cases, this can be a convenient feature.

The issue with this feature becomes apparent when sites like use it. If you allow to show you notifications, it will show you ads, potentially malicious ones at that. The site itself is highly questionable, its ads are probably even worse. Since the ads could be made to resemble legitimate system notifications, in addition to them appearing in a similar place, it’s not impossible for users to mix up the two and accidentally engage with the ads. Depending on what the ads are, this could lead to malware.

There’s really no reason to allow a site like to show notifications, as they will all be ads. Fortunately, you can easily revoke the permission if you have given it. We will explain at the very end of the report. You also need to determine whether you’re dealing with adware. If adware is causing you to get redirected, you would need to get rid of it to remove redirects permanently. Using anti-virus software would be easiest because the program would take care of everything.

Redirects to questionable websites can be caused by adware

When you notice that you are redirected to weird sites out of the blue, the first thing to check for is adware. Adware is a relatively minor infection that mainly focuses on exposing you to advertisement content. It installs unnoticed, using a frowned upon method known as software bundling. Essentially, adware (in addition to other infections like browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs) can come attached to free programs as an extra offer. Unless it’s manually deselected by you, it can install alongside automatically. The reason these infections are so widespread is that they are initially hidden during freeware installation, meaning most users aren’t even aware of them installing. If you want to prevent unwanted installations, you need to pay attention when installing free programs. That mainly means opting for Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. Those settings will make all extra offers visible, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. It’s enough to just uncheck the boxes, and you can continue installing the program

If you were redirected when visiting certain sites, those sites could be to blame. Due to the ads they display, loads of websites are considered to be high-risk. Visiting them and clicking on anything could trigger a redirect, which is why having an adblocker installed is so important. At the very least, the adblocker would close the redirect window immediately. removal

Depending on what’s causing the redirects, the solution may be different. We strongly recommend that you first scan your computer with an anti-virus program like WiperSoft in order to determine whether the issue is adware or some similar infection. If the program does detect something, deleting it would remove redirects permanently.

If it’s not adware, the sites you visit may be to blame. It’s suggested to have adblocker installed, to prevent redirects in the future. And if you have allowed the site to show you notifications, you can easily revoke that permission by following the below provided instructions.

  • For Mozilla Firefox: Open menu (the three bars top-right corner) -> Options -> Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press on Settings next to Notifications, and remove 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 You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.

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