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Remove ads is one of many questionable websites that try to push a social engineering “show notifications” scam. The website misuses a legitimate browser feature that allows certain websites to show users notifications on the desktop if permission is granted. When you get redirected to the site, you will see an alert saying “ wants to show notifications”, and if you press “Allow” potentially dangerous ads will start appearing on your desktop.


There are many websites like,,, and that take advantage of a legitimate browser feature to spam users with advertisements. When users are redirected to these kinds of sites, they are tricked into allowing the sites to show notifications. It’s not uncommon for questionable sites to be presented as seemingly legitimate to make tricking users easier. For example, is made to look like a sports news website, and supposedly, allowing the notifications would mean users see sport news updates. However, this is merely a ruse to trick users. If you allow the site to show those notifications, you will be spammed with ads on your desktop. And not just regular ads, some of them may be potentially dangerous and offer you to install malware disguised as a legitimate program. Those ads may also be made to resemble legitimate system notifications so it’s not impossible to confuse the two, especially for users who know very little about computers.

Despite the fact that many sites misuse this feature, it does have legitimate users. It is perfectly safe to allow a legitimate website to show users notifications if you want to see more of its contents. For example, if you allow a news website to show notifications, you will see important news alerts on your desktop. Clicking on those alerts would take you directly to the website. When you no longer want to see them, you can revoke that permission any time. If you do not know how to do that, you can use the instructions provided at the very end.

We highly recommend scanning the computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft to check whether adware is installed. It’s common for adware to be the cause behind redirects to sites like

Adware is often the cause of redirects to sites like

If you find yourself being redirected to sites like over and over again, it is possible that you are dealing with adware. Adware is a relatively minor infection that primarily installs via software bundling. Software bundling allows infections like adware and browser hijackers to come attached to free programs as extra offers and install alongside. Unless you pay close attention, you may not even notice the offers or their installation when installing free programs. The offers are optional but they need to be manually deselected, and many users aren’t even aware of them. If you want to make them visible when installing free programs, use Advanced (Custom) settings. Those settings will make all offers visible, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. All you really need to do is uncheck their boxes.

If adware is not the issue, then the sites you visit may be. There are many questionable websites that have ads and can trigger redirects, which is why you need to be careful when visiting them. Having adblocker installed is recommended. ads removal

If you see ads on your desktop, it’s likely because you allowed a questionable site to show notifications. If it’s, the ads will not stop until you delete from the list of sites that have permission. If you do not know how to do that, use the below-provided 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”.

To check whether redirects to are caused by adware, scan your computer with anti-virus software such as WiperSoft. If nothing is detected, you may need to review your browsing habits and avoid visiting high-risk websites. Or at least install adblocker.

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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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