Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a generic scam website, one of the thousands that misuse a legitimate browser feature in order to spam users with ads. Browsers have a feature that allows websites with users’ permission to show push notifications on the desktop. However, scam websites like misuse this feature to show users questionable, even potentially dangerous ads, on the desktop. If you get the “ wants to show notifications” alert when you’re redirected to the site, do not press “Allow”. If you have already given it permission, use the directions at the very end of this report to revoke it.



The “show push notifications” feature is legitimate and does have its uses. However, sites like often misuse them. Provided a site is safe and has useful content, you can safely give it permission to show you notifications. Notification contents will differ depending on what the site usually posts. For example, if you allow a news website to show push notifications, important news alerts will start appearing on your desktop. If you permit a travel site to show notifications, notifications would be about new travel destinations or available discounts. If you click on those notifications, you would be taken directly to the content. If you no longer want to see the notifications, the permission is easily revokable via your browser’s settings. You can find directions in the very last section of this report.

While the show notifications feature is legitimate, a lot of websites like misuse it to spam users with questionable ads. These sites usually have no content on them and claim that to browse the sites, it’s necessary to allow push notifications. As soon as you enter, your browser will immediately show a notification saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you click “Allow”, you will immediately be bombarded with ads on your desktop. We strongly advise against interacting with those ads because you could be exposed to a lot of potentially dangerous content. Those ads may purposely be made to appear like legitimate system notifications to trick users into interacting with them. The quicker you revoke that permission, the sooner your browsing will go back to normal.

If you are being randomly redirected to questionable websites, an infection known as adware may be on your computer. The easiest way to determine what’s causing the redirects is to scan your computer with anti-spyware software like WiperSoft. Removing the adware would also be much easier using an anti-virus program. Once the adware is no longer present on your computer, the redirects will stop. You should also install an adblocker program in case redirects are triggered by the sites you visit.

What could be triggering the redirects to

There are a couple of reasons why you may be randomly redirected to sites like Most likely, the redirects happen when you visit high-risk websites. A lot of websites (e.g. sites with pornographic or pirated content) are considered to be high-risk because of the ads they host. Visiting those sites without an adblocker is not a good idea. So if you intend to visit high-risk sites, you need to install an adblocker program.

If you’re redirected regularly, your computer may be infected with adware. Adware is a pretty minor, albeit obviously an annoying infection. These kinds of infections (adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs) are often installed via the software bundling method. To put it simply, these potential threats are attached to free software as extra offers and permitted to install alongside automatically. While these offers are optional, they are hidden. Preventing these unwanted installations is very easy but a lot of users simply do not notice them because they’re hidden. Evidently, this is a very questionable installation method, which is why programs that use it are usually detected as potential threats by anti-virus programs.

To be able to prevent these unwanted installations, you need to pay attention when installing free programs. Most importantly, you need to choose Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. The installation window will recommend using Default settings but they will hide all offers and allow their automatic installations. Advanced settings, on the other hand, will make all offers visible, and you will be given the option to deselect everything. We always recommend deselecting all offers because otherwise, you will fill in your computer with all kinds of junk that can be quite difficult to get rid of once installed. It’s much easier to uncheck a couple of boxes than it is to have to uninstall persistent programs later on. removal

Remember that you should only allow legitimate/safe sites to show you push notifications. Since is a scam website, it should not have permission. Fortunately, you can easily revoke this permission in your browser’s settings. If you don’t know what to do, you can use the directions provided right below. In addition to, you should remove all other questionable websites from the list.

  • 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”.

We recommend scanning your computer with anti-spyware software to check for adware. If WiperSoft or another anti-spyware program detects adware, removing it would stop the redirects. However, whether or not adware is found on your computer, you should install an adblocker program. The program would block intrusive ads and random redirects, especially when browsing high-risk websites.

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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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