Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a very generic scam website, completely identical to sites like,, and Sites like this misuse a legitimate browser feature to trick users into allowing ads on the desktop. When you get redirected to the site, you will be shown a browser alert saying “ wants to show push notifications”. However, instead of useful content, the site will merely show ads, not all of which will be safe to interact with.



Provided a website is safe, you can allow it to show you notifications. The feature itself is completely legitimate, it’s merely misused by questionable sites. If you allow a site to show notifications, you can expect the content to be similar to what the site usually posts. For example, a news website would show notifications with important news. A travel website would show notifications with travel-related content. The permission to show notifications is easily revokable if you no longer wish to see them on your desktop. Instructions to help you will be provided at the end of the report.

Sites like often misuse the push notifications feature in order to spam users with advertisements. The site itself has no content on it. It claims to be a sports news website but only contains instructions on how to enable push notifications. If you allow it to show you notifications, be prepared for ads on the desktop. The so-called notifications (aka ads) will appear on the right side of the desktop. They may resemble legitimate notifications, which is why you need to be extra careful. The ads could expose you to dangerous content, including scams and malware. There really is no reason to allow these notifications, and if you have given permission, revoke it.

Your first course of action should be to determine why you’re redirected to random websites. The most likely culprits are either the sites you visit or adware. If it is adware, you would need anti-virus software to get rid of it. If it’s not adware, install an adblocker program to block redirects and pop-ups when you browse high-risk websites.

Why are you redirected to sites like

In most cases, when users are redirected, it’s because they visit high-risk websites. Certain websites, like ones that have pornography or pirated content, often are considered to be high-risk because of the ads they host. When visiting them, it’s important to have an adblocker program enabled. Otherwise, you will be constantly redirected to questionable sites. However, if you notice that the redirects happen when you browse safe sites, you may be dealing with an adware infection.

Adware is a minor computer infection that focuses on exposing users to as much advertisement content as possible. Infections like this get into computers using software bundling, a method that allows them to come attached to free programs as extra offers. These extra offers, while optional, are set to install alongside the program they’re attached to automatically. They don’t even need explicit permission for this, and many users do not even notice this happening. Because this is obviously a rather sneaky installation method, programs that install via software bundling are often classified as potential threats by anti-virus vendors. However, you can prevent these unwanted installations, as long as you pay attention when installing programs.

When installing free programs, it’s important to pay attention to the process to prevent any unwanted installations. The added offers that often come with freeware are hidden initially, and users who rush through the installation process do not notice them, accidentally allowing their installation. If you want to prevent unwanted installations, make sure to follow installation processes carefully. Most importantly, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. While the installation window will say that you should use Default settings, following this advice would lead to you allowing unwanted offers to install. If you opt for Advanced settings, all offers will be made visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them.

Keep in mind that the majority of free programs you download from non-official websites will have these offers added to them. And allowing these unwanted installations is a quick way to fill your computer with junk that can be difficult to get rid of later on. It’s much easier and less time-consuming to uncheck a couple of boxes than it is to have to uninstall persistent programs. removal

To find out what exactly is causing you to get redirected to sites like, we recommend you scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. If adware is the issue, only removing it would stop the redirects. And adware can be difficult to get rid of manually so using anti-virus is usually recommended to deal with such things. If adware isn’t detected, the issue is likely with the sites you visit. If you frequent high-risk websites, install an adblocker program to block these redirects and other intrusive advertisements.

Lastly, if you have allowed the site to show you notifications, you need to revoke that permission sooner rather than later. It’s not difficult to do if you know your way around your browser’s settings. In case you need help, you can find instructions right below. In your Notifications settings, you should not only delete from the list but all other questionable websites.

  • 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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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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