Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a deceptive website that users often get redirected to when browsing questionable sites. When users get redirected to it, a browser notification will pop up and claim that “ wants to show notifications”. If users click “Allow”, the site will spam ads onto users’ screens. The site is misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows sites to show users’ notifications.



In most cases, users are redirected to sites like when browsing high-risk sites. It’s also possible to be redirected by an adware infection. The site is identical to hundreds of other sites. It has no content, besides an image of a robot check and a message saying users need to click “Allow” to confirm they are not a robot. The message refers to the browser alert that pops up immediately after users get redirected to the site. The alert says that “ wants to show notifications”. If users click “Allow”, they will immediately start seeing ads disguised as notifications. These ads will appear on the screen’s right side. Clicking on them is not a good idea because users could be redirected to questionable websites that conceal malware or promote scams. Users should keep in mind that these ads may purposely be made to resemble legitimate system notifications to trick users into clicking on them.

Sites like misuse this “show notifications” feature but it can be useful in some cases. Users can give any safe site permission to show notifications if they want to see more of its contents without having to visit the website. This permission is easily revokable in the browser’s settings. For users who don’t know how to do this, instructions will be provided at the end of this report.

Users who have given permission to show notifications should revoke it right away. Furthermore, we recommend scanning the computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft for an adware infection because that could be what triggers the redirects.

What triggers redirects to sites like

There can be several reasons why users get redirected to sites like It’s possible that an adware infection is installed on the computer and it triggers the redirects. However, in most cases, the sites users browse are at fault. A lot of websites expose users to highly questionable ads and redirects. For example, sites that have pirated and/or pornographic content often trigger redirects when users interact with anything on those sites. Installing an adblocker program is usually enough to stop these redirects.

Adware is a pretty minor but very annoying infection that aims to expose users to sponsored content. It gets installed via the software bundling method. Infections like adware and browser hijackers are added to popular free programs as extra offers, which essentially authorizes them to be installed automatically. The offers are technically optional but users have to manually deselect them to prevent their installation. Because the offers are hidden in settings users don’t normally use, most users are not able to deselect the offers. This is why software bundling is a controversial installation method. It’s common for anti-virus programs to detect programs that use software bundling as potential threats.

Users can prevent unwanted installations fairly easily as long as they pay attention when installing programs. When given the option during installation, Advanced (Custom) settings should be chosen instead of Default. The installation window may recommend using Default settings but these settings conceal all offers and allow them to be installed. Advanced settings will not only display the offers clearly but also allow users to deselect them. It’s recommended to deselect all offers, no matter how useful they may seem. By allowing these installations, users will only fill their computers with junk programs that can be very persistent once fully installed.

How to stop redirects

It’s recommended to scan the computer with the WiperSoft anti-virus program to check for an adware infection. Adware can be pretty persistent and difficult to get rid of manually, so using anti-virus is recommended. Users should also install an adblocker program to block intrusive ads and redirects.

If users have given permission to show notifications, the permission needs to be revoked as soon as possible. It’s not difficult to do via the browser’s settings. Here are instructions to help users:

  • For Mozilla Firefox: Open Menu (the three bars top-right corner) -> Options -> Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press Settings next to Notifications, and remove and any other questionable websites. 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 websites. 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 websites. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.

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