Stop redirects

Stop redirects is a questionable website that pushes a scam to trick users into allowing advertisements on the desktop. It misuses a legitimate browser feature that allows websites to show push notifications on users’ desktops. This is why you will see a browser alert saying “ wants to show notifications” as soon as you enter the site. If you allow it to show notifications, advertisements will start appearing on the desktop. It’s not recommended to interact with those ads because you could be exposed to malicious content or scams.



It should be mentioned that the feature that allows sites to show notifications is completely legitimate. As long as the site that wants permission is safe, you can allow it to show notifications. What the notifications show depends on what the site usually posts. For example, if you allow a travel website to show notifications, it may show alerts about new travel destinations, blog posts, discounts, etc. A news website would show alerts with important news in them. You can revoke a site’s permission to show notifications quite easily, but if you do not know what to do, we have provided instructions at the very end of the report.

Unsurprisingly, sites like misuse this feature to spam users with advertisements. To trick users, pretends to be a video game news website. Presumably, the site wants users to believe that if they allow notifications, they would get notifications about new game releases, trailers, etc. However, the site has no content, it only displays an image and instructions on how to allow notifications. The site itself is quite questionable, its so-called notifications would likely be much worse. The site will expose you to quite questionable content. In some cases, you could be exposed to malicious programs or scams. And because the notifications appear at a similar place to legitimate system notifications, you could be tricked into interacting with malicious content if you’re not careful. The sooner you remove from the list of sites that have push notification permissions, the better.

We recommend you scan your computer with anti-virus software to determine why you are redirected. If the redirects are caused by adware, the infection would be detected immediately. If no adware is detected, install an adblocker program to block the redirects for when you visit high-risk websites.

Adware often triggers redirects to questionable websites

In most cases, random redirects to sites like are triggered by the sites you visit. If you frequent sites that would be considered high-risk due to the ads they host, it’s no wonder that you are redirected. Sites that have pornography or pirated content in particular often have questionable ads. To block intrusive pop-up ads and redirects, install an adblocker program.

In rarer cases, redirects can be triggered by an adware infection on the computer. If it is adware, you are likely redirected on a regular basis no matter what site you visit. Fortunately, it’s a pretty minor infection that focuses on exposing users to ads rather than causing damage to computers. Adware and similar infections install via software bundling, a method that allows such infections to come attached to free software and install alongside automatically. This method allows the infections to enter without users noticing because explicit permission is not necessary. However, the offers are optional. Users simply need to deselect them to prevent them from installing. But because the offers are hidden, many users simply do not notice them, thus cannot deselect them.

If you want to prevent unwanted installation, you need to pay attention to the process. When given the option, you need to opt for Advanced (Custom) settings instead of Default. The installation window will say you should use Default settings but that is not recommended because these settings will hide the added offers and allow their installation. If you opt for Advanced settings, the offers will be made visible and you will be able to deselect what you do not want. We always recommend deselecting all offers because none of them will be of any use to you. They’re also quite difficult to get rid of, it’s much easier to uncheck a couple of boxes in the beginning. removal

To find out why you’re redirected to sites like, we recommend scanning your computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft. If adware is detected, the program would remove it, thus stopping the redirects. If there is no adware to remove, install an adblocker program to block redirects and intrusive pop-ups.

Finally, if you have given the site permission to show notifications, you need to revoke it as soon as possible. If you know how to use your browser’s settings, you can easily revoke the permission in your browser’s Notifications settings. If you do not know what to do, use the directions provided below. Simple delete and any other questionable website from the list.

  • 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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