Remove redirects

Remove redirects is a highly questionable website that pushes a social engineering scam aiming to trick users into agreeing to be spammed with ads. When you get redirected to the site, a browser pop-up will inform you that “ wants to show notifications”. Pressing “Allow” on this pop-up alert is essentially agreeing to see ads.


Not all sites that ask for permission to show notifications will spam you with ads. In fact, this legitimate browser feature is often used by news websites for legitimate purposes, such as keeping users informed about important events. If you allow a news website to show you notifications, you will see breaking news story alerts on the right side of your screen (even on your desktop) on a regular basis. So the feature has its uses. However, sites like are essentially misusing it to spam users with advertisements. If you allow such a site to show notifications, you will see ads instead of useful notifications, even if pretends to be a sports new website.

Sites like and their ads are harmless enough as long as you don’t engage with them. Clicking on them, on the other hand, can be dangerous because you could be tricked into downloading something malicious. The notifications shown by the site may also purposely be made to appear like they’re system notifications, which is how some users may be tricked into downloading malware. And even if the notifications were harmless, they’re still annoying and there’s no reason to allow them to appear as you get nothing from it.

If you want to delete redirects, you need to determine why you’re redirected. The redirects could be caused by adware, in which case you would need to get rid of it to stop them. And if the site has permission to show you notifications, you need to revoke that permission.

Adware may be installed on your computer

To determine whether you need to do anything about the redirects, you need to find out why you’re being redirected in the first place. It’s likely either adware installed on your computer that’s causing them, or you browse unsafe websites on which clicking on anything could trigger a redirect.

Certain websites, usually ones that have pornography or pirated content, are considered to high-risk due to the questionable ads they have. It’s not uncommon to get a redirect for even visiting those sites. To prevent redirects to sites like, either don’t visit questionable sites or install adblocker. An adblocker program doesn’t completely eliminate the risk, but the ads and redirects you may be shown will be reduced greatly.

However, if you are redirected constantly, you may be dealing with adware. Fortunately, it’s not a particularly dangerous infection and you can usually get rid of it fairly easily. It install via freeware bundling, which means it comes attached to free programs as an extra offer. Those extra offers are permitted to install alongside the freeware without requiring additional permission from users, which is why this method is so problematic. To prevent these unwanted installations, you need to pay attention to how you install free programs. That mainly means opting for Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. Those settings will make all offers visible, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. Only when you have unchecked all of the boxes should you continue installing the program. redirect removal

Whether you think you’re dealing with adware or not, we strongly suggest scanning your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft, just in case. If it is adware, you’ll need to get rid of it to remove redirects permanently. If it’s not adware, just install adblocker and/or avoid visiting high-risk websites. And if you have allowed the site to show notifications, you need to revoke that permission, and here’s how to do that:

  • 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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