Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a very generic scam website that pretends to be a sports news website to trick users into allowing advertisements on the desktop. It misuses a legitimate browser feature to do this, hence why you will see a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications” when you end up on the site. Pressing “Allow” would permit the site to show advertisements directly on your desktop.



The push notifications feature is completely legitimate, and as long as a site is safe, you can allow it to show notifications. The push notifications would appear on the desktop’s right side. Notification contents depend on what the site usually posts. For example, if you allow a news site to show notifications, you will see important news alerts on your desktop. This permission is not difficult to revoke if you no longer wish to see the notifications. You can find directions at the end of the report.

While the feature is legitimate, many sites like misuse it in order to spam users with ads. As you’ve probably already noticed, the site doesn’t have any content. It only displays an image and instructions on how to allow push notifications. As soon as you enter the site, a browser alert will pop up saying “ wants to show notifications”. If you click “Allow”, you will start seeing advertisements on your desktop. Because these ads will appear at a similar place to legitimate system notifications, it’s not impossible to confuse the two, especially because the ads may be purposely made to look like real notifications. This could lead to serious issues, such as malware infections. If the site has permission, you need to revoke that permission as soon as possible. You also need to be more careful about the sites you give permission to show notifications.

It’s highly recommended to scan the computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft to check for an adware infection. Adware can be pretty sneaky, though the neverending advertisements and redirects give it away. If it is adware, removing it would stop the redirects. If no adware is detected, you need to be more careful about the sites you visit. If you intend to visit high-risk websites, we suggest installing an adblocker program to stop the redirects and intrusive pop-ups.

Why are you redirected?

It’s important that you determine why you are being redirected to sites like in the first place. If it’s because you visit high-risk websites, simply install an adblocker program. There are many sites that are considered to be high-risk due to the ads they host. Among them are sites that have pornography or pirated content. Visiting them without at least an adblocker program is dangerous.

Random redirects can also be triggered by an adware infection. If that is the case, in addition to the redirects, you’re also likely experiencing other inconveniences, such as intrusive pop-ups. Adware is a relatively harmless infection that mainly enters via software bundling. To put it simply, infections like adware come attached to free software as extra offers and are permitted to install alongside without requiring explicit permission from you. Browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs are also distributed this way. Because of the way it works, software bundling is considered to be quite a problematic installation method, and programs that use it are generally detected as potential threats by anti-virus programs.

Because the added offers are hidden during installation, many users accidentally allow infections like adware to install. However, the offers are optional so it is possible to prevent their installation. To do that, you need to pay attention when installing programs. Most importantly, when given the option, choose Advanced or Custom settings. While the installation window will recommend using Default settings, opting for those settings is not a good idea. While Default settings will conceal all added offers, Advanced will not only make them visible but also allow you to deselect all of them. Whatever comes added to a free program, we recommend you deselect it. Software bundling is a sneaky installation method and programs that use it should not be permitted to install. Otherwise, your computer will be filled with junk programs that take up space on your computer. These kinds of infections can be difficult to remove, especially considering how easy it is to deselect them in the very beginning. removal

If you are randomly redirected to sites like, you likely need to change your browsing habits. In particular, you should be more careful about the sites you visit. If you intend to browse high-risk sites, make sure an adblocker program is installed. It would block intrusive pop-ups and redirects, allowing you to browse safely. It’s also possible that your computer has adware installed, which is why you should scan your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. Adware can be difficult to remove manually, hence why the usage of anti-virus is recommended, particularly for users who have very little experience with persistent programs.

If you have granted permission to show you push notifications, you likely want to revoke that permission. Otherwise, you would not be reading this. It’s, fortunately, not difficult to do if you know your way around your browser’s settings. If you’re not sure of what to do, use the directions provided below. Not only should you delete from the list of sites with permission, but you should also remove every other questionable website.

  • 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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