Remove Interactivetop2.xyz pop-up ads
Interactivetop2.xyz is one of those scam websites that try to trick users into allowing ads on their desktops. When you get redirected to the site, a video will start playing and suddenly stop, with a message appearing soon after asking you to allow Interactivetop2.xyz to show notifications. Allowing these notifications would result in potentially dangerous ads on your desktop.
Interactivetop2.xyz is essentially a scam website that misuses a legitimate browser feature to spam users with ads on their desktops. The site starts playing a supposed movie immediately upon visiting it but stops after about 20 seconds and displays a message saying “Click Allow to play the video”. A browser notification then pops up saying “Interactivetop2.xyz wants to show notifications”. There’s no real reason to allow the site to show notifications, though some users who were trying to pirate a movie may be tricked into clicking “Allow” when they see a movie intro playing. Instead of legitimate notifications, you would be seeing ads on your desktop. And not necessarily safe ones. It’s not a good idea to interact with them because you may be shown ads promoting malware or scams. If you’re not careful, you could end up with a serious malware infection on your computer.
However, it’s perfectly safe to allow legitimate sites to show notifications. What kind of content the notifications will show depends on what the site with permission usually posts. For example, if you allow a news website to show notifications, you will be shown important news alerts. If you click on the notification, you would be taken directly to the content. The feature certainly has its uses, provided only legitimate sites get permission.
We suggest scanning your computer with WiperSoft or some other anti-virus program to determine if adware is present. If such an infection is indeed on the computer, the anti-virus would detect and delete Interactivetop2.xyz adware.
Redirects to random sites can indicate an adware infection
If you notice that you are randomly redirected, it’s important that you determine why it happened. If you were browsing a high-risk website and clicked on something questionable when you got redirected, more than likely it’s the site at fault. Interacting with sites that have pornographic and pirated content can often lead to redirects to potentially dangerous websites. It’s important that you have an adblocker program installed to prevent these redirects.
However, if they happened when you were browsing a legitimate website or without you interacting with anything suspicious, it’s possible that your computer is infected with adware. Adware is a relatively minor infection that mainly focuses on exposing users to as much advertisement content as possible. One likely way adware could have infected your computer is software bundling. It could have come attached to a free program you installed, which allowed it to install alongside without requiring explicit permission from you. Because it can allow programs to install quite sneakily, it’s a rather frowned upon method.
Infections like adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted applications (PUA) come attached to free software as optional extra offers that are set to install alongside automatically. To prevent their installation, you need to manually deselect the offers. When given the option during freeware installation, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. Advanced settings will make all extra offers visible and allow you to deselect them. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes.
Because redirects to questionable websites can be caused by an adware infection, we strongly suggest scanning the computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft before doing anything else. If adware is indeed installed, the program would get rid of it, thus stopping the redirects.
But if it’s not adware, you may need to review your browsing habits and avoid visiting high-risk websites. It’s also a good idea to install an adblocker program to prevent future redirects.
Lastly, if you have allowed the site to show notifications, you need to revoke that permission. And the sooner you do that, the better.
- 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 Interactivetop2.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 Interactivetop2.xyz. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
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