Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a very generic scam website that tries to trick users into agreeing to ads on the desktop. It misuses a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show users push notifications on their desktops. This is why you will get a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications” when you end up on the site. But instead of interesting notifications, your desktop would be spammed with ads.



The feature that allows sites to show push notifications on the desktop is legitimate and safe to use, provided the site asking for permission is not a scam. For example, if there is a safe website you frequent, you can safely allow it to show notifications. The contents of those notifications depend on what the site normally posts. The notifications would appear on your desktop’s right corner. If you don’t like the contents or simply no longer wish to see them, you can stop the notifications at any time. Directions to help you will be provided at the end of the report.

Unsurprisingly, sites like are misusing this feature to spam users with advertisements. It’s a very poor attempt to trick users as the site itself does not look even remotely like a sports news website like it’s claiming to be. It only displays a picture and instructs users to allow notifications. As soon as you enter the site, your browser will show a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”, and if you click “Allow”, you will start seeing intrusive ads on your desktop. The notifications will appear at a similar place to where legitimate notifications appear so you need to be careful to not confuse them if you have given permission. The ads may trick you into downloading some kind of malicious content or show you various scams. The sooner you revoke the site’s permission to show notifications, the better.

Your first course of action if you’re redirected to random sites should be to scan the computer with anti-virus software. It’s possible that adware is why you’re redirected to these sites, in which case an anti-virus program would take care of everything. When the adware is no longer present, the redirects will stop. We also recommend installing an adblocker program because the redirects could also be triggered by the sites you visit.

Adware often triggers redirects to random websites

You need to determine why you are being redirected to sites like to come up with a solution. It’s possible that you get redirected to questionable sites when you visit other questionable sites. For example, if you visit sites that have pirated or pornography content and click on an ad, you could trigger a redirect. So if you were redirected when visiting a particular website, you need to install an adblocker and have it enabled at all times.

However, if you are redirected on a regular basis, you need to check your computer for adware. Adware, while a relatively minor infection, is quite annoying, as you’ve likely already noticed. These kinds of infections are usually installed via free software bundling, meaning they come attached to free software as extra offers. When a program has offers added to it, those offers are permitted to install alongside automatically without requiring any additional permission. Thus, users are often taken by surprise when they notice that an infection like adware is present on their computers. Generally, software bundling is considered to be quite a problematic installation method, and programs that use it are often detected as potential threats by anti-virus programs.

The majority of free programs, particularly the ones you download from unofficial websites, will come with added offers. However, the offers are optional so you can prevent their installation as long as you pay attention when installing free programs. The most important thing you need to do is choose Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. Even if the installation window recommends using Default settings, choose Advanced. Default settings will conceal all offers and permit their automatic installation. However, Advanced settings will make all added offers visible, and you will have the option to deselect all of them. If Advanced settings show that something has been added to the program you’re installing, all you need to do is uncheck the boxes of those offers. While some of those offers may seem useful at first, no legitimate program will ever use it to install because of how sneaky the method is. removal

Your browsing habits will need to change if you are constantly redirected to sites like Either stop visiting questionable high-risk websites or install an adblocker program. However, we still recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft because it’s possible that adware is behind all your issues with redirects. Adware can be pretty sneaky and difficult to remove so we always recommend using anti-virus programs.

If is spamming your desktop with ads because you gave it permission, the sooner you revoke the permission, the better. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to do if you know your way around your browser’s settings. Directions are provided right below if you need assistance. In the Notifications section, delete and every other questionable website from the list of sites that have permission.

  • 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”.

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