Remove Gameswines1.xyz redirects
Gameswines1.xyz is a high-risk website that shows various scams that try to trick users into allowing ads on their desktops. When you get redirected to the site, your browser will show a notification that says “Gameswines1.xyz wants to show notifications”, and if you click “Allow”, your desktop will be spammed with ads. Some of those ads could expose you to malware or scams, so interacting with those notifications is not a good idea.
Gameswines1.xyz displays all kinds of scams so every time you are redirected to it, it will have different content. But they’re all misusing the same browser feature that allows sites with permission to show notifications on users’ desktops. The site may start playing a video immediately after you get redirected to it to give the impression that it’s loading a movie. But the video would stop after about 20 seconds and display a message saying you need to allow notifications to continue playing the video. Another scam shows a download file and says that enabling notifications is necessary to start the download. If you fall for these scams and allow the site to show notifications, ads will start appearing on your desktop. Considering that the site itself is quite questionable, its “notifications” will likely be worse. You may be prompted to install potentially malicious software or engage with scams. If you have allowed these notifications, we suggest you remove Gameswines1.xyz from the list of sites that have permission as soon as possible. If you don’t know how to do that, instructions will be provided in the very last section of the report.
Despite the fact that it’s often misused, the feature that allows sites to show notifications is completely legitimate. As long as the site is not high-risk, allowing it to show notifications is perfectly safe. What kind of notifications the site shows depends on what the site usually posts. For example, a news website would show alerts about important news.
Redirects to Gameswines1.xyz may be caused by adware
Because it’s possible that adware is redirecting you to these questionable websites, we recommend you scan your computer with anti-virus software. If adware is detected, you need to install free programs more carefully because that’s how adware infected your computer. Adware and browser hijackers come attached to free programs as extra offers, which are permitted to install alongside the freeware automatically. The offers are optional but you would need to manually prevent their installation. That’s, fortunately, simple to do. All you need to do is choose Advanced (Custom) settings when installing freeware and deselect any offers that become visible. After you uncheck the boxes, you can continue installing the program.
If adware isn’t the issue, your browsing habits may need to change. In particular, you need to be more careful about what sites you visit, as many high-risk sites (such as ones that have pornography or pirated content) can trigger redirects to questionable content. Installing an adblocker can help prevent these unwanted redirects.
If you have given the site permission to show notifications, you need to revoke it. It’s very easy to do but we will provide directions 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 Gameswines1.xyz. 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 Gameswines1.xyz. 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 Gameswines1.xyz. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
To determine what’s causing you to get redirected we suggest you scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. The program would detect and delete Gameswines1.xyz adware, thus stopping the redirects. It’s also a good idea to install an adblocker program to prevent any future redirects caused by high-risk websites.
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