Remove pop-ups

Remove pop-ups

Sites like are pushing a social engineering scam that tries to trick users into allowing ads on the desktop. When you get redirected to this site, a pop-up will appear saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you press Allow, you will start seeing ads on the desktop. is essentially misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows sites who get permission to show users notifications, even on the desktop. While a lot of sites misuse it to spam users with ads, there are legitimate uses for it. For example, it could be a convenient feature to use for those who want to get important news stories without having to visit a news site. Another example may be you allowing a travel website to send you notifications about discounts or new travel destinations. The notifications would appear even on the desktop, at the right corner of the screen.

But while this is a legitimate feature, it’s often misused by scam websites like Users are redirected to these sites either by adware or by high-risk sites they visit, and they display a message saying that users need to press “Allow” on the browser alert that pop-ups. If you do press “Allow” on the “ wants to show notifications”, you will start being spammed with ads. Since the ads may be purposely made to appear like legitimate system notifications and they would appear at a similar place, it’s not impossible to confuse the two. The ads shown by are harmless as long as you don’t interact with them. However, downloading something they offer could lead to a serious malware infection.

It’s important to determine whether you’re redirected by adware or just some random site you visited. If it’s the latter, you don’t need to do anything, besides installing adblocker to stop future ads. But if it’s adware that’s causing the issues, you will need to get rid of it to remove permanently.

Multiple redirects to could indicate an adware infection

When it comes to redirects to sites like, either the computer is infected with adware or you were browsing a high-risk website that has questionable ads. If it’s the latter, you need to avoid high-risk websites, or at least have adblocker installed. It’s usually sites that have pornography or pirated content that can trigger redirects to questionable sites. But as long as you have adblocker installed, the redirects would be prevented, or at least the window would immediately be closed.

But if it’s adware that you’re dealing with, there’s an actual infection on your computer that you need to get rid of to stop the redirects. Adware isn’t a serious infection because it doesn’t try to directly harm your computer. It comes alongside free software bundles, and essentially installs without permission, or you even noticing. This method of installation is called software bundling, and it’s popular among unwanted program developers. Most free programs will have some offer attached to them, and you can prevent their installation, as long as you know how. When installing free software, always use Advanced (Custom) settings, as they will make all offers visible, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. While some of the extra offers may seem useful at first, allowing any of them to install is not recommended. removal

Whether you think you’re dealing with adware or not, we strongly recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus software, such as WiperSoft. If it is adware, you will only be able to remove redirects by getting rid of it. It’s also necessary to revoke the site’s permission to show notifications, if you have given it. It’s not difficult to do, and we will explain below.

  • 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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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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