Remove redirects

Remove redirects is a fake sports news website that pushes a social engineering scam in order to spam users with advertisements. It misuses a legitimate browser feature, which is why you will get a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you allow it to show you notifications, you will start seeing ads on your desktop. It’s not recommended to interact with them as you could be exposed to dangerous content.



Browsers have a feature that allows sites to show notifications that would appear on the desktop. In certain cases, it’s a convenient feature that helps users keep up with content posted on a certain site without needing to visit it. For example, if you read the news often, you can allow a news website to show notifications. Since they would appear on the desktop, it would be easy to keep up with the news. You can easily revoke a site’s permission to show these notifications when you no longer want to see them. If you don’t know how to do that, use the directions provided at the end.

Despite its legitimate uses, the feature is often misused by sites like At first glance, it appears to be a sports news website but it doesn’t have any content. It merely displays a picture of celebrities and a message saying you need to allow notifications to continue browsing the site. Immediately upon entering the site, a browser alert will also appear saying “ wants to show notifications”. While the site wants you to think that you’ll get notifications related to sports, you’ll actually be spammed with ads. It should be mentioned that the ads won’t only be annoying, they may also expose you to dangerous content. Especially because the notifications appear in a similar place to legitimate system notifications. You may be tricked into downloading questionable programs or even malware if you’re not careful. So if you have allowed the site to show notifications, we strongly recommend you revoke that permission as soon as possible.

There are a couple of reasons why you may be redirected to random sites like The most probable reason is high-risk websites. If you frequent certain sites that have questionable ads, interacting with anything on them could trigger a redirect. Installing an adblocker program would help with that. It’s also possible that your computer is infected with adware, in which case only getting rid of it would stop the redirects.

If you’re randomly redirected, your computer may be infected with adware

If you’re randomly redirected to sites like, it’s possible that your computer is infected with adware. Alternatively, redirects can also be pop up when you browse high-risk websites with questionable ads. In particular, sites that have pornography or pirated content often trigger random redirects. To prevent them, install an adblocker program and make sure it’s always enabled.

If adware is the issue, the redirects will continue to happen as long as the adware is installed. It’s not a serious infection but can cause a lot of issues because it interrupts regular browsing. Adware installs via software bundling, meaning it comes attached to free software as an extra offer. These extra offers are permitted to install alongside automatically unless users manually prevent them from doing so. But since they’re initially hidden, many end up allowing these unwanted installations simply because they’re unaware that something is attached. Evidently, this is a very sneaky installation method, which is why programs that use it are often classified as potential threats by anti-virus programs.

The majority of free programs, particularly if you download them from unofficial sources will have added offers. Thus, unless you want your computer to be filled with junk, it’s very important that you install freeware correctly. Pay attention to the process and most importantly, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. Unlike Default, Advanced settings will make all offers visible and give you the option to deselect all of them. Simply uncheck the boxes of all offers and continue the installation. It should be said that some of the offers may seem useful at first but allowing any of them to install is not a good idea. No legitimate program that tries to bypass your permission should be permitted to install. removal

Since the site is spamming your desktop with ads, the sooner you remove from the list of sites that have permission, the better. It’s not difficult to do and instructions are provided right below. You should also review all other sites that have permission and remove the ones you do not recognize or no longer wish to see notifications from.

  • 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 and any other questionable website. 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 website. 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 website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.

We strongly recommend scanning the computer with anti-virus software such as WiperSoft in order to check whether adware is the issue. It’s easiest to use anti-virus software to delete adware because these kinds of infections can be pretty persistent. If adware or similar infections are not detected, install an adblocker program as the redirects are likely triggered by the high-risk websites you visit.

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The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.

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