Stop Hisqueost.xyz redirects
Hisqueost.xyz is a very generic scam website that poses as an entertainment page for movie news. However, in reality, it’s an empty website pushing a social engineering scam to trick users into allowing advertisements on the desktop. When you get redirected to the site, you will see a browser notification saying “Hisqueost.xyz wants to show notifications”. If you click “Allow”, the site will start spamming your desktop with intrusive, even potentially malicious advertisements.
Hisqueost.xyz is identical to Sclotheswe.xyz, Eaconeno.xyz, Oveosgrupont.xyz, and Nyseafaring.xyz. They’re all more or less the same website. They are supposed to be entertainment news websites with a focus on movies, video games, sports, etc. However, the sites don’t actually have any content. Their sole purpose is to push a scam. So when you get redirected to Hisqueost.xyz, a browser alert will appear saying “Hisqueost.xyz wants to show notifications”. The site itself will also recommend that you allow the notifications. However, if you click “Allow” on the alert, the site will be able to show notifications on your desktop. Only instead of useful notifications, it will spam you with ads. And not necessarily safe ads. Some of those ads may advertise questionable or even malicious programs or promote scams. We don’t recommend interacting with any of those notifications to avoid being exposed to dangerous content. The sooner you revoke that permission, the better.
Even if sites like Hisqueost.xyz misuse this feature, it has legitimate uses. As long as a website is safe, you can allow it to show notifications. The content of those notifications depends on what the site usually posts. For example, you would get alerts with important news if you allow a news website to show notifications. This permission is not difficult to revoke if you don’t want to see the notifications anymore.
The easiest way to check why you’re being redirected is to scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. If the anti-virus detects adware, there’s your reason for the random redirects. Once you get rid of it, the redirects will stop. If no adware is detected, the sites you visit are probably the issue. There are certain high-risk websites on which interacting with anything can trigger a redirect to a site like Hisqueost.xyz. A reliable adblocker program would block the redirects, as well as intrusive pop-up ads.
Redirects to random sites can often be triggered by adware
If you’re redirected to random sites like Hisqueost.xyz, either your computer has adware installed, or you visit high-risk websites and interact with their questionable ads. There are certain sites considered to be high-risk due to the ads they host, and they’re usually sites that have pornographic or pirated content. If you visit those sites without an adblocker program installed, you are bound to get redirected when you click on anything.
If you are redirected regularly, even when visiting safe sites, you are likely dealing with an adware infection. Adware is not particularly serious but because it will try to expose you to as much sponsored content as possible, it can be very annoying. Adware installs via free software bundling, which essentially means that it comes attached to free software and is permitted to install alongside without requiring any additional permission. This method is often used by infections like browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) in addition to adware. It should be said that the offers are optional and can be deselected. However, most users aren’t able to do it because the offers are hidden.
To avoid installing unwanted programs, you need to pay attention when installing freeware. This is especially important when you install programs you download from unofficial websites. During the installation process, opt for Advanced (Custom) instead of Default settings. While the installation window will say that you should use Default, all added offers will install alongside the program if you follow this advice. However, Advanced settings will make all offers visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them. All you really need to do is uncheck the boxes. Keep in mind that some of those offers may appear useful at first sight but allowing their installation would be a mistake. Software bundling is quite a sneaky installation method, and programs that use it are often questionable. If you allow these kinds of installations, your computer will quickly fill up with junk that can be difficult to get rid of once installed.
It’s recommended to use anti-virus software to scan the computer for an adware infection that could be triggering the redirects. If it is indeed adware, the redirects will not stop until you delete Hisqueost.xyz adware from the computer. If the anti-virus program does not detect adware or similar infection, the sites you visit may be the issue. If you are planning on visiting high-risk websites, install an adblocker program to block the redirects.
If the site is now spamming your desktop with advertisements, you need to revoke its permission. It’s fortunately not difficult to do if you know your way around your browser’s settings. If you don’t know what to do, use the instructions provided right below. You should review all sites that have this permission and delete Hisqueost.xyz in addition to all other suspicious sites.
- 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 Hisqueost.xyz 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 Hisqueost.xyz 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 Hisqueost.xyz and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
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