Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a generic fake entertainment news website that pushes a social engineering scam to trick users into allowing advertisements on the desktop. When you get redirected to it, you will get an alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you click “Allow”, you will start seeing advertisements disguised as push notifications on your desktop. We don’t recommend engaging with those notifications because you could be exposed to dangerous content, such as scams or malware. is mostly identical to sites like, and They are all made to appear like they’re entertainment websites focused on movies, sports, celebrities, etc., but they don’t actually have any kind of content. There is only an image and a message saying you should allow the notifications to continue browsing the website. A browser notification will also appear and claim that “ wants to show notifications”. If you have allowed it to show notifications, you likely already noticed that they appear at a similar place to where legitimate system notifications are displayed. This makes it easy to mistake the fake ones with legitimate ones. Considering that is a very questionable website, its advertisements will be much worse. Avoid interacting with them because you could be exposed to dubious or even malicious content.

Despite many sites misusing this feature, it does have its uses. If there is a site whose content you want to see more of, you can allow it to show you notifications. As long as a site is safe, you can allow it to show notifications. When you don’t want to see any more notifications, you can revoke the permission at any time.

We strongly recommend scanning the computer with an anti-virus program like WiperSoft to check for an infection like adware. Adware’s main purpose is to expose you to as much advertisement content as possible so it frequently redirects to questionable sites like If not adware, then the sites you visit may be the issue. Many sites with certain content often are considered to be high-risk, and visiting them without an adblocker program is not a good idea.

Adware may be the reason for random redirects

If you are being randomly redirected to questionable sites, it’s likely because you visit high-risk websites. Certain sites are considered to be high-risk due to the ads they host. Sites that have adult or pirated content are usually considered to be high-risk. If you regularly visit those kinds of websites, install an adblocker program to block the redirects.

In some cases, however, redirects can be caused by an adware infection. Adware is considered to be a pretty minor infection because it doesn’t do direct harm to the computer. However, it will try to expose you to as many advertisements as possible, hence why it will always try to redirect you. Less serious infections like adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) install without users’ consent or knowledge via the software bundling method. To put it simply those infections come attached to free software as extra offers. When you install a program that has something attached to it, that something will be permitted to install alongside unless you manually prevent it from doing that. While they are optional, many users fail to deselect the offers simply because they are hidden initially. Evidently, this is a highly questionable installation method, and programs that use it should not be permitted to install. In fact, programs using software bundling to install are often detected as potential threats by anti-virus software.

Since the offers added to freeware as optional, you can prevent their installation. It’s pretty easy to do, though users often pay too little attention to even notice the offers. When you install freeware, choose Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. Those settings will make whatever has been added visible, and you will be given the option to deselect it/them. Keep in mind that some of those offers may be made to appear like they could be useful but allowing any of them to install would be a mistake. It’s much easier to uncheck a couple of boxes than it is later to have to uninstall them. removal

It’s easiest to determine what’s causing the redirects by scanning the computer with anti-virus software WiperSoft. If adware is present, WiperSoft would remove it, thus stopping the redirects. You can also uninstall adware manually, though that may take longer because you’d have to do everything yourself. If no adware is detected, you should be more careful about the sites you visit. If you frequent high-risk websites, install an adblocker program to prevent redirects and block intrusive pop-ups.

If your desktop is being spammed with ads, you need to remove from the list of sites that have permission. This is easily done in your browser’s settings, as long as you know your way around them. If you don’t know what to do, you can use the directions provided below. You should also review all other sites that have permission to show notifications and remove the ones you do not want or those that you now realize are scam 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 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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