Remove redirects

Remove redirects is yet another scam website that tries to trick you into subscribing to ads. It misuses a legitimate browser feature, so a pop-up saying “ wants to show notifications” will appear when you get redirected to the site. Pressing “Allow” is essentially agreeing to be spammed with ads.


Show notifications is a convenient feature for websites to keep users informed about important news, events, updates, discounts, etc. The notifications appear even on the desktop, on the right side of the screen so it’s not necessary to visit the site itself. For example, if you allow a travel site to show notifications, you may get notifications about new travel destinations and discounts. Thus, for some users, this may be a useful feature. However, sites like are misusing it to spam users with ads.

As soon as you get redirected to, a browser pop-up will appear asking you to allow to show notifications. If you press “Allow”, the site will start spamming you with ads on your desktop. The ads will appear right side of the screen and could even be confused with legitimate system notifications. This is why ads shown by sites like can be dangerous. You could be tricked into downloading highly questionable programs and even malware, thus be very careful.

There’s no need to allow to show you notifications, as you get nothing but annoying ads from this. Fortunately, even if you have allowed it to show those notifications, you can easily revoke that permission. We will explain how to do that in the last section of this report.

What’s causing you to get redirected

You are redirected to likely for one of two reasons. Either you were browsing a questionable website and it triggered a redirect, or your computer is infected with adware. Both cases aren’t very serious so there is nothing to worry about.

If the redirect was caused by the site you were visiting, it will only happen once or twice and only when visiting particular sites. For example, sites that have pornography or pirated content more often than not redirect to highly questionable websites. If you want to browse in peace, install adblocker and keep it enabled when visiting high-risk pages.

However, if you have adware installed, you will need to get rid of it to stop the redirects permanently. It should be said that adware isn’t a serious infection, nor will it try to directly harm your computer. What it will do, however, is try to redirect you to all kinds of questionable websites. If you want to avoid installing adware in the future, you need to pay attention to how you install freeware. Keep in mind that most free programs will have extra offers attached to them, and those offers are usually adware and browser hijackers. They’re set to install alongside automatically, unless you know how to prevent that. When you install a free program, always opt for Advanced (Custom) settings. Those settings will make all added offers visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes of those offers.

How to remove pop-up and redirects

Whether you even need to do anything to stop redirects depends on whether your computer is infected with adware. If it’s not and the redirects are triggered by the sites you visit, install adblocker. But to make sure that it’s not adware, scan your computer with anti-virus software, such as WiperSoft. If adware is present, you will only be able to remove pop-ups permanently by deleting it. And if you have pressed “Allow” when asked to permit notifications, you need to revoke that permission. You can use the below instructions to help you.

  • 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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