Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a generic scam website that pushes a social engineering scam to trick users into allowing ads on the desktop. When you get redirected to the site, you will get a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”, and if you click “Allow”, ads will start appearing on your desktop. If you have given it permission, revoke it as soon as possible. In the meantime, avoid interacting with those notifications because you could be exposed to unreliable content.



The “show push notifications” feature is actually legitimate, sometimes even useful. It’s merely misused by sites like But as long as a site is safe, you can allow it to show notifications. If there is a particular website that you visit frequently, allowing it to show you notifications on your desktop might even be useful. The content of those notifications depends on what the site posts. For example, if you frequent a particular news website, allow it to show notifications, and news alerts will appear directly on your desktop. A travel website may show notifications related to new travel destinations or available discounts. When you no longer want to see the notifications, you can easily revoke its permission. If you don’t know how to do that, you can use the directions provided at the very end of the report. and thousands of similar sites misuse this feature to spam users’ screens with ads. The site itself does not have any content, though it does pretend to be a news website. But in addition to one image, it only has a message saying you should allow notifications. As soon as you enter the site, your browser will show an alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you click “Allow”, the site will start showing advertisements on your desktop. The ads would appear on your desktop’s right side, similarly to where legitimate system notifications usually appear. Engaging with them is not a good idea because you could be exposed to dangerous content, including scams and malware. If you have given it permission, you need to revoke it immediately for your own sanity because we doubt you enjoy ads appearing on your desktop.

We would recommend doing a scan of your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. An adware infection on your computer may be responsible for the redirects to sites like If that is the case, only removing the adware will stop the redirects. And it’s easiest to do that using anti-virus software. We also recommend installing an adblocker program.

Why are you being redirected to

If you’re being redirected to random websites, either your computer has adware installed or you browse high-risk sites without an adblocker program. If it’s the latter, simply installing an adblocker program will stop the redirects. Certain sites are considered to be high-risk because of the ads they show, and browsing those sites without an adblocker can be dangerous. Sites that have pornographic or pirated content are usually considered to be high-risk.

If you’re redirected on a more regular basis, your computer may have adware installed. While a relatively harmless infection, it does trigger unwanted redirects and ads. The good news is that it won’t directly harm your computer. You probably didn’t even notice it installing because it used the software bundling method. The method essentially allows infections like adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs to come attached to free software and install without requiring explicit permission from you. Evidently, it’s a rather sneaky installation method, and programs that use it are often classified as potential threats by anti-virus vendors. Fortunately, you can prevent these unwanted installations and still install freeware.

The way these infections come attached to freeware allows them to install alongside automatically. They are optional but you’d need to manually deselect them to prevent them from installing. But because the offers are initially hidden, many users simply do not notice them, thus are unable to deselect them.

If you learn how to correctly install free software, you will have no issues with unwanted installations. The most important thing is to install programs using Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. The installation window will recommend Default settings but keep in mind that those settings will conceal all offers and allow them to install automatically. If you opt for Advanced settings, not only will all added offers be made visible, you will also be given the option to deselect all of them. We strongly recommend deselecting all offers because they will be of no use to you. No legitimate program will ever use this questionable method to install. And programs that do will only take up space on your device. removal

Remember, you should only allow legitimate sites to show you notifications, and is certainly not legitimate. In case you’ve given the site permission to show push notifications on your desktop, here are instructions for how to revoke that 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”.

Whether you have given the site permission or not, it’s a good idea to scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft in case an adware infection is what’s causing the redirects to If it is adware, removing it would stop the redirects. You should also install an adblocker program to block random redirects and intrusive ads, especially when you’re browsing unsafe sites.

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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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