Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a generic website whose sole purpose is to push a scam and trick users into allowing ads on the desktop. As soon as you enter the site, you will get a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. While legitimate sites would show useful notifications, sites like merely spam users with ads. There is no reason to allow to show notifications but if you have given it permission, you can easily revoke it in your browser’s settings. Instructions to help you will be provided in the last section of this report.



When you get redirected to the site, you will be greeted with an image of 6 celebrities, as well as a message saying the site provides sports news. However, this is a very generic design used by many other scam websites. The site doesn’t actually have any content, it merely wants to trick users into allowing desktop ads by pretending to be a sports website. Immediately upon entering the site, your browser will display a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications”. Do not allow the site to show notifications because doing so will result in the site spamming your desktop with intrusive ads. Some of those ads could be dangerous to interact with because you could be exposed to malware and scams.

Despite the fact that it’s often misused, the feature does have legitimate uses. If you frequent a particular website, allowing it to show you notifications can be useful. Clicking on the push notification would take you to the content directly. The content of those notifications depends on what the site usually posts. For example, if you give permission to a news website, it would show important news alerts directly on the desktop.

If you are randomly redirected to questionable websites, you need to determine why it happens. In most cases, installing an adblocker program can help stop the random redirects when you’re visiting high-risk websites. We also recommend scanning your computer with anti-malware software like WiperSoft to check whether an adware infection is not present.

Adware may trigger redirects to random websites

The most likely reason for random redirects is you visiting high-risk sites. Certain sites are considered to be high risk because of the ads they expose users to. Clicking on anything on such sites could trigger random redirects. Sites that have pornographic or pirated content, in particular, are often considered to be high-risk because they always trigger random ads and redirects. You can easily block intrusive ads and redirects using an adblocker program.

In rarer cases, adware may be what triggers your random redirects to sites like Fortunately, adware is a pretty minor infection that does not do direct damage. Infections like that are usually installed by users accidentally via the software bundling method. The way the method works is certain infections can be attached to free software as extra offers. These extra offers are authorized to install alongside the program automatically unless this is manually prevented by users. The offers are technically optional, but users often have a hard time preventing their installations because the offers are hidden. Fortunately, as long as users pay attention when installing free programs, they should be able to prevent unwanted installations.

During program installation, pay attention to the whole process. But most importantly, choose Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. You may notice that the installation window recommends using Default but that’s not a good option. If you use Default settings, all added offers will remain hidden and install automatically, without you even noticing. Advanced settings, on the other hand, will make all offers visible and you will be given the option to deselect all of them. We recommend deselecting all offers because otherwise, your computer will quickly be filled with junk programs that can be difficult to get rid of once installed. removal

If you have given the site permission to show you push notifications, you can easily revoke that permission in your browser’s settings. Directions to help you can be found right below. Carefully review which sites have permission and remove as well as other sites you do not recognize.

  • 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 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”.

It may also be a good idea to scan your computer with anti-virus software in case an adware infection is triggering the redirects. Getting rid of adware is easiest by using anti-virus software like WiperSoft. Adware can be rather sneaky, thus difficult to get rid of manually. You should also consider installing an adblocker program to block all intrusive ads, especially when visiting high-risk websites.

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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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