Remove redirects

Remove redirects is yet another questionable website pushing a social-engineering scam that tries to trick users into subscribing to advertisements. There are countless websites like this one, all more or less identical, and they all show an alert saying the site wants to show notifications. If you agree to see notifications, you will be spammed with ads on your desktop.


This “show notifications” feature is legitimate and is often used by many sites. If you’ve only encountered the feature on sites like, it may not seem like something you could find useful but depending on the site, it certainly has its uses. For example, if you allow a news website to show you notifications, it will show you alerts about important news stories directly on your desktop. Essentially, the sites will show notifications about whatever the site’s content is.

Since is a scam website, its notifications will be scams as well. If you press “Allow” when you get redirected to and get the pop-up, you will start seeing advertisements on your desktop. It goes without saying that ads are annoying enough, no one wants to see them on the desktop. However, the ones shown by will not only be annoying, but also potentially dangerous. Some of them may be purposely made to look like legitimate system notifications in order to trick users into engaging with them. So you could accidentally end up downloading something malicious if you’re not careful. If you have given the site permission, we strongly recommend you revoke it as soon as possible. We will explain how to do that in the last section of this report.

We also suggest scanning your computer with anti-virus software to check whether adware is causing you to get redirected to in the first place. If it is adware, it would need to go to permanently stop redirects.

Adware is often to blame for redirects to sites like

While certainly not always the case, it’s not uncommon for adware installed on users’ computers to be the one causing random redirects. Adware is a pretty minor infection that mainly focuses on exposing you to as much sponsored content as possible, hence why it’s redirecting you to sites that want to spam you with ads. But otherwise, it should not try to directly harm your computer.

In many cases, users install adware because they do not pay attention when installing free programs. In what’s called software bundling, free programs (especially the ones you download from non-official websites) often have added offers, which while optional, are permitted to install alongside the program automatically. Users need to manually prevent the unwanted installations, but they’re not always aware of them.

During the freeware installation process, make sure to opt for Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. Advanced will display all added offers, and you will be able to deselect all of them. Once you have unchecked all offers, you can continue installing the program.

If you were redirected once or twice, especially when browsing high-risk websites, the site may be to blame. There are many sites that have questionable ads on them, and clicking on anything could trigger a redirect. If you install adblocker, it would stop the redirects altogether, or at the very least close the windows immediately after they pop up.

How to remove redirects

What you need to do to delete redirects permanently depends on whether your computer is infected with adware. If it’s a random redirect that was triggered by a site you were visiting, install adblocker and have it enabled when browsing high-risk websites. However, if you suspect that your computer may be infected with adware, you need to scan it with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. Once the adware is gone, the redirects should stop.

If you have permitted the site to show notifications, you will need to revoke that permission. It’s, fortunately, not difficult to do, and we will explain right below this report.

  • 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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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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