Remove redirects

Remove redirects is a very generic scam website. If you get redirected to it, you will immediately get a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. The site essentially misuses a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to ask users for permission to show push notifications. However, if you grant a site like permission, your desktop will be spammed with advertisements. And interacting with them is not recommended because you could be exposed to potentially dangerous content. is essentially identical to,, and But while these sites are misusing this feature, it does have legitimate uses. As long as a site is safe, you can allow it to show you notifications. It can even be useful. If, for example, you frequent a particular news website, you can allow it to show you push notifications. You would be getting important news articles directly on the desktop. Clicking on the notification would take you directly to the news article. When you no longer wish to see the notifications, you can easily revoke the site’s permission using the directions provided at the very end of this report.

While this browser feature is legitimate, it’s not uncommon for sites to misuse it. is a great example. The site itself claims to be a sports news website but has zero content. The only thing the site has is an image and instructions on how to permit push notifications. As soon as you enter the site, you will get a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. Clicking “Allow” would allow the site to show ads on your desktop. In addition to being annoying, the ads will likely be unsafe as well. You could be tricked into downloading highly questionable programs or fall for a scam. It’s also highly doubtful that you enjoy ads on your desktop.

You won’t end up on a site like without help from adware or some questionable site. Thus, if there is no explanation for you getting randomly redirected, we suggest scanning the computer with anti-virus software such as WiperSoft. If adware is the issue, only removing it would stop the redirects. You should also install an adblocker program.

Random redirects can be a sign of adware

The most likely explanation for the random redirects is you visiting high-risk websites. Certain sites (e.g. sites with pornography or pirated content) are considered to be high-risk because of the ads they host. It’s not uncommon to get redirected when simply interacting with those sites. The solution to prevent these redirects is either stop visiting sites that trigger them or install an adblocker program. Adblockers, in general, are very useful programs to have because they block intrusive advertisements.

In less common cases, redirects can be triggered by an adware infection. Adware can install pretty sneakily so you will not necessarily be aware of its presence. They’re pretty harmless in comparison because they do not directly harm the computer.

Most commonly, infections like this are installed via free software bundling. The way software bundling works is adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs come attached to free software as extra offers. These offers are permitted to install alongside without requiring additional permission from you, which is why the method is rather problematic. Any offer that comes attached to a program you install is preselected to install alongside unless you manually stop it from doing so. However, many users fail to do this simply because the offers are hidden.

If you want to prevent these unwanted installations, you need to learn how to install free programs. The most important thing is choosing Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option during freeware installation. If you use Default settings as the installation window recommends, you will allow all offers to install. It’s essentially a quick way to fill your computer with junk programs that can be difficult to get rid of. If you install programs using Advanced settings, all offers will be made visible, and you will have the option to deselect everything. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes.

Some of the offers may seem useful at first sight but allowing their installations is not a good idea. Software bundling is not a reliable installation method and programs that use it should not be permitted on your computer. removal

When you notice that you’re getting randomly redirected and it happens regularly, your first course of action should be to scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. If adware is the issue, the program would detect and remove it. However, if the issue is the sites you visit, you will need to review your browsing habits. Or at least install an adblocker program to stop the redirects and intrusive pop-ups when you visit high-risk websites.

If or any other questionable website now has permission to show you notifications, we suggest you revoke the permission sooner rather than later. You can easily do that in your browser’s settings if you know where to look. If you don’t know what to do, you can use the directions provided below. Closely review every site that has permission, and remove the ones you do not recognize or no longer want.

  • 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”.

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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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