Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a deceptive entertainment news website that pushes a social engineering scam to trick you into allowing push notifications. When you get redirected to this site, a browser alert will appear saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you press “Allow”, you will start seeing intrusive advertisements on your desktop. The site is essentially misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show push notifications on the desktop. is identical to sites like,,, and in every way. They are supposed to be entertainment sites focused on music, celebrities, sports, and movies, but they don’t have any content. only has an image and shows a message saying you need to permit push notifications. Your browser will display a pop-up alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. Only instead of useful notifications, the site will display ads on the desktop. We don’t recommend interacting with them because you could be tricked into downloading some kind of malicious program. If you have allowed the site to show notifications, we suggest you remove from the list of sites that have permission. If you need help, instructions will be provided at the very end of the report.

Even if sites like misuse this feature, it is generally safe to use and might be useful to you. If there is a particular site you frequent, you can allow it to show notifications as long as the site is safe to use. The contents of those notifications will depend on what the site usually posts. If, for example, you allow a news site to show notifications, you will get alerts with news in them. When you no longer want to see the notifications, you can easily revoke that permission.

To determine what’s causing the redirects, we strongly recommend you scan the computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. If adware is present, it would be removed, which would then stop the redirects. If adware is not the issue, you should be more careful about what sites you visit. Certain high-risk sites often trigger redirects when you interact with content, so if you intend to continue visiting them, make sure to install an adblocker program.

Adware can often trigger redirects

If you’re redirected to sites like, there are two possible reasons. Either you’re redirected by the high-risk sites you visit, or your computer has an adware infection. If you visit high-risk websites, make sure to have an adblocker program installed to prevent redirects and intrusive pop-ups. It’s especially common to get redirected when visiting sites that have adult or pirated content as they have plenty of questionable ads. Because they can sometimes be dangerous as well, having an anti-virus program installed is also a good idea.

If the redirects happen even when you’re visiting safe sites, you likely have an adware infection installed on your computer. Fortunately, it’s not a serious infection so it will not harm your computer. It will mainly try to redirect you to sponsored content. In case you’re wondering, adware usually installs via free software bundling, which means that it comes attached to free software as an extra offer. When something (usually adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs) is attached to freeware, that something is set to install alongside automatically without requiring additional permission. However, the offers are optional so it is possible to stop their installation. But because they are hidden, users often do not notice them, thus allowing them to install.

To correctly install a free program, especially if you download it from an unofficial website, you have to pay attention to the process. Most importantly, when you’re given the option, opt for Advanced or Custom settings. The installation window will claim that you need to use Default settings but if you do that, everything that’s added to the program will be permitted to install. On the other hand, if you use Advanced settings, all offers will be made visible. You will also have the option to deselect whatever has been added. It’s strongly recommended that you deselect all offers no matter how useful they may appear. Software bundling is a highly questionable installation method and no program that uses it should be allowed to install. Otherwise, you will fill your computer with all kinds of junk programs that can be difficult to get rid of once installed. removal

In case you have given the site permission and it’s now spamming your desktop with ads, you need to revoke it. This can easily be done in your browser’s settings. If you don’t know what to do, use the directions provided below. In the notifications section, delete and any other questionable website from the list to stop their notifications.

  • 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”.

It’s a good idea to scan the computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft to check for an adware infection. If adware is installed on your computer, the redirects will not stop until you remove it. And removing adware is easiest using anti-virus software because the program takes care of everything. If anti-virus does not detect any adware, the sites you visit are probably to blame for the redirects. To prevent them, as well as block intrusive pop-up ads, install an adblocker program.

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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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